Stage 1 Result - Abandoned Due to serious crash

Day one of the race finished in disappointment but complete understanding as the race was abandoned due to a crash which seriously injured one of the riders.

At the point a small break had formed a 20 sec gap on the bunch as the race was temporarily stopped whilst the condition of the rider further up the road was assessed. The riders passed the scene which didnít look good and it was no real decision to make as the race was stopped back on the finish line. The stage was therefore abandoned and as such all riders who completed the TT are eligible to start Sundays stage.

At 10pm this evening we have been informed that the rider has been discharged from hospital and back with his team this evening. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Earlier in the stage a number of attacks formed bt nothing was allowed more than a handful of seconds advantage as riders competed for the intermediate sprints which was taken out by Welsh team rider Sam Tillett who starts tomorrows stage as the winner of the Kalas Sprint competition.

In the morning the TT saw riders tackle a new challenge to the race over a short but demanding effort, the fine weather saw an increase in the traffic and with roadworks on part of the course the revised route saw a number of riders delayed with increased traffic. Itís something we need to consider for 2018 so would encourage riders to feedback on this in our feedback form online, found in the race programme.

One rider not affected and flying was Team Walesís Oscar Mingay who flew around the course in a little over 10mins to take the leader's jersey into the afternoon stage. Josh Copley ( Catford CC) wore the Sprint Jersey with Theo Hartley (Identity RT) starts in the Cranepart KOM jersey.

British Cycling Report

General Classification

KALAS Sprints Competition

Team Award