Tour of Britain 2014 in pictures: Wiggins wins time trial in London as Cavendish narrowly misses out on final stage victory

 
Joe Hall
Follow Joe
Cyclists race through Whitehall, London (Source: Getty)

British cycling fans made the most of some sumptuous September weather to see a number of the sport's biggest names race through London on the final day of the Tour of Britain.

Bradley Wiggins won Sunday's individual time trial, however Mark Cavendish narrowly missed out on joining his compatriot as a stage winner in the final 88km criterium race in Westminster later on in the day.

In a sprint finish, Cavendish was pipped to the post by German Marcel Kittel. In the final standings of the race, Wiggins was ultimately unable to defend his title, but still notched a podium finish for Team Sky with a third placed finish. Dutchman Dylan van Baarle won with an overall time of 32 hours, 22 minutes and 50 seconds.

The drama of the time trial and criterium events were played out against a backdrop of some of London's most beautiful and recognised streets - stretching from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London. You can take a look at the full route here.

Naturally, there were some pretty good snaps that came out of the capital:


Brit Alex Peters races past the London Eye (Source: Getty)


Mark Cavendish leads the pack, with Big Ben taking up the rear (Source: Getty)


The Peloton whizzes through Whitehall (Source: Getty)


Spectators snatch a glimpse (Source: Getty)


Mayor Wiggins? Bradley celebrates his time trial victory (Source: Getty)


Christopher Latham leads the breakaway in the criterium race (Source: Getty)


Cavendish grits his teeth and...misses out to Kittel.... (Source: Getty)


...who duly celebrates (Source: Getty)


The winners' podium (Source: Getty)

Related articles