They may be the superstars of British cycling and tamed some of the toughest races in Europe but the flat lands of Norfolk proved too much for both Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish on the opening day of the Tour of Britain.
Both crashed within a few hundred yards of each other in a dramatic finale to the longest stage of the race from Ipswich to Norwich. On a blazing hot day, thousands lined the route to cheer the riders on.
Temperatures in the high twenties, hundreds of spectators and a surprise win during the East Anglian stage of the Tour of Britain.
Britain's largest professional cycling race - the Tour of Britain - began in Suffolk this morning.
Suffolk and Norfolk are hosting the prestigious opening stage of the Tour of Britain next month.