Tour Of Britain

Tour de France and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins and former Green Jersey winner Mark Cavendish take part in the Tour of Britain, with a number of Midlands locations hosting.

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Tour of Britain gets underway

Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins is turning his attention to the Tour of Britain today.

The Olympic gold medalist is marking his return to competitive action with an appearance at the Nottingham leg of the Tour of Britain.

15 yr old Callum McPrearty from West Bridgford who had the honour of leading off the peloton at the start of the race with his dad Paul Credit: ITV Central
The 180.7 km race commences at Nottingham Castle, and will travel through Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire Credit: ITV Central

Teammate Mark Cavendish is also be at Nottingham Castle, as the route heads through the city centre via Castle Road.

The race tour commenced at 10.00am this morning.

Boxer Carl Froch at the Tour of Britain starting line Credit: ITV Central
Crowds are gathering in anticipation to cheer on the cyclists Credit: ITV Central

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