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Tour of Britain cycle race stage 4 Blackpool

September 16, 2009 1 comment

Bradley Wiggins just before the start.

Bradley Wiggins just before the start.

The riders do a lap of the Italian gardens before setting off.

The riders do a lap of the Italian gardens before setting off.

Only another 140 odd Kilometres to go.

Only another 140 odd Kilometres to go.

Ed Clancy wins Blackpool Nocturne

August 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Team Halfords Bikehut’s Ed Clancy took an impressive victory over rivals Dean Downing and Malcolm Elliott in the Elite Criterium at the Blackpool Nocturne. More than 4,000 spectators saw some of the UK’s premier riders take on the course, with the star riders introduced by Eurosport’s David Harmon before getting underway for the one hour of racing. Click here for more details.

Elite riders at the start

Elite riders at the start

The top riders are called up to the start line to bhe introduced to the crowds. The eventual winner Ed. Clancy (olympic gold medalist) is on the left.

The winners

The winners

The winners presentation with the Mayor. Ed Clancy took an impressive victory over rivals Dean Downing and Malcolm Elliott.

Hoteliers race winner.

Hoteliers race winner.

The young lad on the right won the Hoteliers race. he beat me by 0.6 of a second but he is nearly forty years younger than me. the lad on the left who does triathlons was beaten out of sight. It was just a bit of fun tho. really.

Edinburgh and Blackpool host Nocturne Cycle races in 2009 – Cycling Weekly, Britain’s biggest-selling cycling magazine, delivers an exciting mix of fitness advice, bike tests, product reviews, news and ride guides for every cyclist

February 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Edinburgh and Blackpool are the latest additions to the 2009 Nocturne Series, joining the established Smithfield event held in London.

Event director James Pope of FACE promises some top continental pros for the new races, with the Blackpool Nocturne on the north shore promenade on August 1 aiming to attract Tour de France stars from the post-Tour criterium circuit.

Tour of Britain Cycle Race – Blackpool 2008

September 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Massive police Escort. these are only a fraction of the number plus there were marshalls as well

Massive police Escort. these are only a fraction of the number plus there were marshalls as well

off the head towards Liverpool.

off the head towards Liverpool.

Followed by a convoy of support vehicles

Followed by a convoy of support vehicles