Pro cyclist Ian Stannard swapped two wheels for jet power at the start of the Tour de France, by flying with the Red Arrows.
Mark Cavendish's Tour de France is in the balance after the dramatic crash which ended the Manxman's dreams of wearing the yellow jersey.
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Cyclist Chris Froome has tweeted that it is "time for some R & R" after an MRI scan revealed he had fractured both his left wrist and his right hand.
Last year's Tour de France winner sustained the injury when he fell during this year's race.
MRIs done, confirmed fractures to the left wrist & right hand. Time for some R&R...
He decided to withdraw from this year's Tour after falling on three separate occasions.
Britain's summer of sport has suffered another big set back as former Tour de France champion Chris Froome crashed out of the competition.
Froome pulled out of the competition his third crash in two days on stage five of the race.
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports from northern France:
Former Olympic medalist and Tour de France cyclist Chris Boardman says the crashes that led Chris Froome to withdraw from this year's tour are "just part of cycling".
Boardman told ITV News:
"To be honest it's just part of cycling. Crashes happen and when we get weather conditions like that it happens a lot and it's just part of the cyclists pushing themselves to the absolute limit.
"Fortunately in cycling injuries are few and far between. For poor Chris Froome, three crashes in a row and it's just too much."
Defending champion Chris Froome said he is devastated he has had to withdraw from the 2014 Tour de France.
He crashed out on stage five today and told his Twitter followers that his wrist injury and tough conditions "made controlling my bike near to impossible".
Devastated to have to withdraw from this years TDF. Injured wrist and tough conditions made controlling my bike near to impossible.
Defending champion Chris Froome is out of the 2014 Tour de France after crashing on stage five today.
The Tour de France has bid au revoir to Britain with a grandstand finish in front of Buckingham Palace.
The last of the three English stages ended with the same winner as Saturday's opener in Yorkshire, with Giant-Shimano's German sprinter Marcel Kittel first to the line on the Mall.
ITV News Correspondent Damon Green reports:
The director of the Tour de France said that holding the race stages in Britain had been "beyond our wildest expectations."
Christian Prudhomme said: "It was perfect. It was unbelievable," adding that huge crowds had lined the streets on the 30 km (18 miles) of road that the race took through Greater London.
He added the Tour de France would definitely come back to Britain at some stage.
Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the third stage of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London.
After snaking their way through the Essex countryside, less than a second separated the riders as they finished on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace.
ITV News correspondent Damon Green reports:
Mark Cavendish will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday and faces around six weeks out following his Tour de France-ending crash on stage one in Harrogate last Saturday.
The 29-year-old from the Isle of Man ruptured all ligaments around his acromioclavicular joint and a separated shoulder as he sought a first yellow jersey of his career, his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team has confirmed.
"The surgery to stabilize the AC joint will take place on Wednesday, July 9," the Belgian squad said in a statement.
"The recovery time after the surgery will be around six weeks."
It means the Manxman will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Marcel Kittel celebrated outside Buckingham Palace after winning the final English stage of the 2014 Tour de France from Cambridge to London.
In a sprint to line the Giant Shimano rider just beat the Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan to win the stage.