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Tour of Britain (HC)

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

The Tour of Britain is a week-long professional stage race held in mid-September. It is the modern successor to British stage races dating back to the end of the Second World War, notably the Victory Cycling Marathon (1945), Brighton-Glasgow (1946 - 1950, '52), Tour of Britain (1951, '52, '53, '54, '55), the Milk Race (1958-1992), The Kellog's Tour of Britain (1987 - 1994) and the Pru Tour (1988-1999).

Sponsorship difficulties, exacerbated by a couple of tragic accidents ended the running of a British national tour in 1999.

The current Tour of Britain started in 2004 and with its current 2.1 UCI ranking, it attracts a decent field of professional racers despite its usual conflict with the Vuelta a España.

For 2014, The Tour of Britain was promoted to HC status.

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1951 Ian Steel
63hr 9min 53sec
Alex Taylor Ian Greenfield 1,403 22.223
           
2004 Mauricio Ardila
18hr 58min 36sec
Julian Dean
@ 12sec
Nick Nuyens
@ 17sec
803.5 km 42.341
2005 Nick Nuyens
19hr 4min 32sec
Michael Blaudzun
@ 8sec
Javier Cherro Molina
@ 22sec
768 km 42.261
2006 Martin Pedersen
21hr 51min 24sec
Luis Passamontes
@ 51sec
Filippo Pozzato
@ 2min 11sec
870.5 km 39.828
2007 Romain Feillu
21hr 21min 33sec
Adrian Palomares
@ s.t.
Luke Roberts
@ 6sec
926.2 km 43.363
2008 Geoffroy Lequatre
27hr 21min 49sec
Steve Cummings
@ 5sec
Ian Stannard
@ 14sec
1159.5 km 42.373
2009 Edvald Boasson Hagen
28hr 6min 24sec
Chris Sutton
@ 23sec 
Martin Reimer
@ 25sec
1197.6 km 42.623
2010 Michael Albasini
29hr 23min 47sec
Borut Bozic
@ 1min 5sec
Greg Henderson
@ 1min 10sec
1228.4 km 41.774
2011 Lars Boom
26hr 57min 35sec
Stephen Cummings
@ 36sec
Jan Barta
@ 55sec
1110.0 km 41.173
2012 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
33hr 11min 22sec
Nathan Haas
@ 18sec
Damiano Caruso
@ 23sec
1,349.9 km 40.67
2013 Bradley Wiggins
29hr 45min 22sec
Martin Elmiger
@ 26sec
Simon Yates
@ 1min 3sec
1,188.4 km 39.94
2014 Dylan van Baarle
32hr 22min 50sec
Michal Kwiatkowski
@ 10sec
Bradley Wiggins
@ 22sec
1,376.7 km 42.52
2015 Edvald Boasson Hagen
34hr 52min 52sec
Wouter Poels
@ 13sec
Owain Doull
@ 42sec
1,443.3 km 41.378
2016 Steve Cummings
31hr 30min 45sec
Rohan Dennis
@ 26sec
Tom Dumoulin
@ 38sec
1,296.4 km 41.139 km/hr