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    24.09.13

    Our Home Tour

    A look back at the 2013 Tour of Britain. 

    Words
    Andy McGrath
    Photographs
    David Blanks
Our Home Tour
Our Home Tour
Cumbrian lane, stage two
Our Home Tour
Bleak is beautiful. Hardy souls wait on Honister Pass for the Tour of Britain
Our Home Tour
Pain in the rain for Angel Madrazo (Movistar) at Knowsley Safari Park
Our Home Tour
Will Stephenson warms down on rollers in the Rapha-Condor-JLT van
Our Home Tour
Ian Wilkinson leads the doomed break down Pen-y-Pass towards Llanberis
Our Home Tour
Marco Coledan (l) and Alexandre Blain (r) sprint for the finish in Guildford
Our Home Tour
Photographers spy Cav in the capital
Our Home Tour
Angel Madrazo (Team Movistar)

We nearly burned the clutch out up Honister Pass. 

We sat two kilometres down the descent of Pen-y-Pass, with only scree and a stream for company.

We got food poisoning in Llanberis.

We rocked out to Rage Against The Machine heading into Sidmouth.

We gave a stranded photographer a lift from Dartmoor to Basingstoke.

We were kept entertained by our sat-nav's Jamaican voice for six days. It broke on the seventh and we spent an hour and a half looking for a hotel in West Drayton that wasn't actually in West Drayton.

We asked Angel Madrazo "where is the cheese?" in pidgin Spanish.

We talked to Wouter Sybrandy about his staggering recovery from a terrible crash.

We logged 1,500 miles in eight days around Britain. That's the equivalent of driving from London to Kiev.

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