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Surrey Classic Part 2

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Hello and welcome to our final show from this year's RideLondon. The

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amateur riders have been out on the road since five o'clock this

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morning. Still they are finishing on the Mall. Now it is the big one, the

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London-Surrey Classic. The first time a World Tour one-day race has

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been staged on British roads. This showpiece event has new state is

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this year, joining the big one-day races on the continent. We will see

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the final of the Classic on the Mall in just over 2.5 hours, but in the

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meantime, thousands of the sportive riders are coming in after

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completing the 46 and the 100 mile rides. Millions being raised and

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many memories being made. It has been quite an event in London, all

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in celebration of the humble bicycle.

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Yes, some fantastic sites around London over the course of

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RideLondon. We are looking forward to the Classic. I am joined by Chris

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Boardman and Mark Cavendish. Good to have you with us. Mark, you're

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recovering from the crash in the Tour de France. How are you feeling?

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I am OK. I have just hit myself in the mouth with the microphone. I am

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worse now. I am ageing to be on my bike again. That is it. I cannot sit

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still. I am not in any pain any more, so I am looking forward to it.

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We will see you back out there soon. Chris, we have been spectators here

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this weekend but it has been something to behold? I have been

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spectators you'd every time and it is much better on this side of the

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barrier when you can have a beer afterwards. 100,000 people taking

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part this weekend in the areas forms, children all the way through

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to the best athletes in the world. It is fantastic, not just a

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celebration of the bicycle, but an opportunity for people to ride

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around the streets with no cars and see what that is like.

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It is an important event in so many ways. The Classic is under way. The

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professional peloton are out on the roads. Now that it has World Tour

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state is, how significant is that? It is the Premier League of cycling.

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It is the top any goal. You have to be invited to ride. It creates

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points for the end of the season. It is a massive step up in just a young

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event to be there. It is great we have a World Tour event in the UK.

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Of course, the prototype for this race was the test event for the

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Olympic road race in 2011, which you on not only Mall. What are your

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memories? We had a great team. We had a GB team and then England team.

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We had two. I had just won the green jersey of the Tour de France. I was

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on a high. With 2012 coming it was important we stamped their authority

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on that. We did it too much because we were marked out of the race in

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the following year. It is great to finish on probably the most iconic

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Avenue in the whole world, on the Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace.

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It is a special feeling. You on the green jersey and the world

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championship in 2011. That green jersey was a special memory. It is

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fantastic to see this year's green jersey winner in action in the

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Classic in the shape of Australia's Michael Matthews. I have mixed

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memories of the Tour de France. The first week did not go according to

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plan. We had a few heartbreaking moments at that point. But the

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second week onwards, it got better and better. The most special moment

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was probably the first stage that I won in the Tour de France this year.

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I did the same stage two years ago in the Tour de France, I tried to

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attempt it when I had four broken ribs. To win this year in the style

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that I did, that was the breaking point. Everything started to go

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really well from there. The hard work we put in, finally the Tour de

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France give me good luck. The imagination of winning the jersey,

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the goal I had set, it was something I thought would take more years to

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succeed in that goal. But I guess going into the Tour de France with

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the form that I had, and the full support of the team, it was when

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you're that I had to really go for it 100%. I will try to stay focused

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this week with training, try to do everything right. I will not go too

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crazy. Actually, I skipped a lot of the criterium races to try and get

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good form for the race this Sunday. I also tried to switch off. I got my

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motorbike licence this week. I can do something away from cycling but

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still have the main focus is on the weekend. I will have a break before

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my next race after this weekend. One more week of focus and I can chill.

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It was a complicated race last year when a big breakaway went. I had a

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few team-mates there. In the end, we brought it back for the sprint. My

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legs were not quite as good as I would have liked after the Tour de

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France last year. Hopefully they are better this year. Now it is the

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World Tour, I think it will be more controlled. Maybe Sky will try to

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control it for the sprint. With it being the first time as World Tour,

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no one is going to really know what is going to happen. Hopefully it

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will be an exciting race. I think it is still quite a short race, only

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180 K. Hopefully we will get good weather. That will be the nicest

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thing. The courses really nice. I like the small roads and the little

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climbs. It is a nice style of racing. Hopefully I can get a good

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result. One to watch today, Michael Matthews, the green jersey in the

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Tour de France. It was a fantastic year for Sunweb. He was very

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tenacious and he managed to stake through the mountains and kept

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gathering the points. We had injuries that took out lots of the

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competition and he was ready for it. His team

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were superb for him, the roads so hard all day, they did not do the

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lead out at the end, they spent all their energy setting him up. He

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delivers superbly on two occasions. He is a nice guy, a popular guy. He

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is one of the favourites. You will know better than anybody how hard it

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is to keep the form, whether you can take form from the Tour de France

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into an event like this. That is key, carrying through the form. I

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normally finish on my hands and knees at the Tour de France. It is

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21 individual base but what you do on the first day has an effect on

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how you are on the 21st day. If you feel good it is easy to push it a

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little bit and that can affect you for weeks. It is arguably the

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hardest endurance event on the planet. It can finish people for the

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whole season. He is quite resilient, Michael, he can climb like a

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climber. Will not be struggling at the back of the race. Compared to

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what he has done in the last three weeks, these climbs will not be a

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problem. If he can keep the top end speed at the finish, there are pure

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sprinters year, Elia Viviani, Andre Greipel, but he has done the Tour de

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France as well. Elia Viviani will be fresher, perhaps he will have the

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speed at the end. Let's look at some of the others to look out for. For

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me, it would normally be Andrei Greipel, but he has been form. At

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the Tour de France he was not filing. There are a couple of

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interesting ones. Ben Swift will be quite interesting. He got close in

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the Tour de France. He is on home roads. Elia Viviani has that sharp

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turn of speed. It should be a day for the sprinters. Normally it

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always is. It is difficult, the laps around Surrey, they are difficult,

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but it is a long running to the finish it normally does come back.

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It did not last year. When people push it can always come right down

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to the wire. There are teams here, especially Sky, it is the home race

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and they will want to set it up for the win and the sprint. We heard

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from Michael Matthews. Let's hear from some of the other main

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contenders in this one. I am feeling good. I really want to do the

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sprint. I really want to win the Classic. If we arrive in a bunch

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sprint, I am one of the faster in the group. We have a good chance,

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but if we see that the situation is too big at Box Hill, for sure we

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have the riders. One big name any move, Ian Stannard, or when Bill,

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Pete Kennaugh, we have the riders. We have a strong team. I started the

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classics well and I had health problems. I had chances in the Giro

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d'Italia that I did not finish. The same happened at the National is. It

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is good. I am quite often they are in the final. I will be competitive

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for the win. For me, the more aggressive the race, the better.

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Once we get out into the Surrey Hills, we will try to animate the

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race. It is better for me if I come in in a smaller group. The two times

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I have been on the podium I arrived with the guys and five guys. It is

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easier from a smaller group. There is a long way to go to get to the

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finish line. It is tough, but with it being World Tour this year, we

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will get the right combination of guys in the right teams, and it

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could potentially be an interesting race. There is always a group that

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tries to get away. Thomas was the last man standing last year. As

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always, the plan for a Quick-Step is to try and aggressively be in the

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break. We will try and win the race before the sprint and if that does

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not happen, we will try and win the sprint. Who will have the legs at

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the finish of it comes to a sprint? This is 183 kilometres, 20 K shorter

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than we have had in the past. How will that affect things? It will be

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over faster. The same race pans out, perhaps it is more aggressive, you

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will not get the sitting and waiting but it will not make

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much of a difference. The only chance that the non-sprinters have

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got, there are five series climbs in this event, the last is Box Hill,

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but from the last one that is about one out of racing. That is a long

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time to get organised and bring it back for the sprint. Michael

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Matthews was on the podium last year, third, Ben Swift has been the

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nearly man a couple of times. Put your neck on the line? I am going to

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see Sam Bennett. I did not see him before. I'd just as Chrissie was

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riding. Elia Viviani, I think Sky will control it. He might do it but

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Sam Bennett has stepped up another level. To see him do well would be

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nice. He is a nice kid. We will get to the race shortly. As well as the

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fellows on the commentary box, we will have David Millar doing his job

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out on the road, in amongst the riders. Go to have him there. Chris

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and Cav will make their way to the commentary box. Rochelle Gilmore is

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already there, as is the lead commentator, Simon Brotherton.

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Afternoon. Welcome to our live coverage. 94 kilometres to go. This

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is the rate. The riders set off from the centre of London, just around

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the corner from the mall. They started in Horse Guards Parade,

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heading out south west over the River Thames, and into the Surrey

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Hills. Staple Lane was the first climb. The highest point in the

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south-east of England, Leith Hill. Two lapse of this section, then won

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silver Box Hill and back to London. Through Kingston and Wimbledon and

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into the centre of the capital, through Whitehall, left through

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Admiralty Arch and into the finish on the Mall. Red-carpet treatment

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for the peloton for the men's World Tour race. The riders setting off

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from Horse Guards Parade, which was the volleyball venue at the London

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Olympic Games five years ago. It was a rolling start for the main field,

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with Buckingham Palace to the right-hand side. They headed out to

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the official start of the race. They went past many of the iconic

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landmarks of London. The official start itself was outside the

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Victoria and Albert Museum. That was where the flag went down. The real

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racing started. Just over 180 kilometres ahead of

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them. Over the Thames by the Chiswick bridge, the traditional

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finish for the boat race. At that time the peloton together and then

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Schmidt Cas, the el -- were allowed to get away.

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Plenty of time to get back into things. On the first climb Duval and

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Kreder were dropped. They are going over the top of Leith Hill. The

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highest point in south-east England. That is what's what happened so far.

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There are our three leaders. Just to give you a bit of background, we

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have got Keisse from Quick Step. Twan Castelijns and we have Schmidt.

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Mark Cavendish has joined us. Good to see you. It would have been good

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for the riders to see that breakaway go and enable

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the race to settle down. The older this race gets, the more

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people want to be involved. People don't want a strong break to go.

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Those in the break would know they wouldn't be given a very long leash

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today? Absolutery. Ly. They know it will be difficult, but these are

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three strong guys. The rider in the blue is a former team mate of yours.

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Yes he is a strong guy. It is exciting to have him up here in the

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front. You have a good excuse not riding. But you're has been out on

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the course, did you enjoy it. I did. Coming from being a professional to

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not preparing for an event like that it makes sense you can't be as good

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as you, but you have expectations that you're going to be. But I was

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in the position of perhaps a lot of riders, where it was just a real

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challenge to get to the finish. The last 30 kilometres I stood up on the

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pedals and it was like knives going into my legs. That was a new

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experience. The last time I experienced that was on day 8 of the

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Giro d'Italia. There is a bit of wind out there so a tough day. In

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the UK we have dead roads. When you say dead roads, do you mean heavy?

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Yes, you feel like you're stuck to the road and if you're doing the

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same amount of power, but you're doing a slower speed. So the race

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has been brought down from just over 200 to 83 kilometres. It will be the

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same effort. You want racing to the finish than just a resilience, where

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people are on their hands and knees. They have changed the route they're

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on this loop, we have two loops before they head over Boxhill and up

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to London. Last year there were three of these loops around the

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common to the south of Dorking, to what degree does it change the

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emphasis of the race in favour of the sprinters? No the amount of laps

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doesn't make a position. Boxhill will be the hitter, as you saw in

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the Olympics, if the right move goes, it stays to the end. These

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circuits are more just to wear down the legs of the riders for the

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ascent up Boxhill to get the racing started.

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You have a hundred thousand people riding, traffic-free roads in the

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centre of the capital. Are you able to sort of enjoy a day like this,

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when you would rather be riding, or did you find it difficult watching,

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thinking I wish I would get out there. As a pro, you always want to

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race. As a racer you always want to race. Having seen the growth of

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cycling in the UK to see a festival of the sport, not just, not even as

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a sport, but as a festival of cycling, where people are riding

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with families or using it to commute, every form of riding is

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celebrated. It is incredible to see the centre of London, probably the

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most iconic road in the world, the Mall, to have people riding bikes is

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incredible. Not just the people on their bikes, but 150,000 people

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riding, but the amount watching everybody. I have the feeling that

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this race is so internationally recognised now, because of the

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course and the landmarks that it passes, I think that we have seen so

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many riders, big names, wanting to take part here and of course there

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is a lot of races that hold World Tour points and prize money, this

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race has become special to all of the professionals and they want to

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be part of team that races here. The most incredible thing that this race

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has been at the forward end of world cycling for is pushing the parity

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between the men's and women's race. There is equal prize money. The

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women's race was great and it was an exciting sprint. Yes it was a great

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race and it was Superfast and we saw a bunch sprint in the end and we

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thought the the rain it may split up. But we didn't see a lot of

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crashes, but we saw a lot of punctures. There was so many big

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names. We couldn't say exactly who the favourite was. There was about

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25 people on my list of favourites. So it was an exciting finish and

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Team Sunweb won. From the female colleagues I spoke to, it is

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arguably the biggest race on the calendar. It is and it has only

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existed for a few years to already be one of the most important races

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and I know being so close to the athletes that they do think all the

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way back in January, all the year before, this is a race they want to

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be part of. The riders going over the top of the hill. You thought

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that Sky would be one of the teams looking to control it. That seems to

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be what they're starting to do. Absolutely. They have got one of the

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favourites with Viviani. He has not come out of Tour de France. The guys

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from the Tour de France have the condition, but for a much longer

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race. To have that explosive power, the three weeks in the mountains

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takes it out of you. Sky will want to bring in their riders. His form

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is good, winning a couple of stages in the Tour of Austria. There we are

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with the front of line the Castelijns and Schmidt. I think they

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will have company soon. We have one more lap still to come. They will do

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through the high street in Dorking and have another lap before they

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then leave into Boxhill. They have have to look out, these are small

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roads around Surrey. You don't get to see more than a couple of hundred

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metres in front of you. It is easy to watch one or two people go, but

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then another two go around the corner and another two and it seems

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like small groups are going and then you have a big group at the front.

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For riders who continue want it to -- don't want it to end in the

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sprint it is a long way to go. Geraint Thomas made that move on

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Boxhill last year and he said he accelerated, looked behind, realised

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he was on his own and he thought, I have bought my ticket, I'm going to

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go with it. But he realised how far it was. He committed and you are in

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no-man's land if you're on your own. You need a strong group. If you

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don't put yourself there, you're chasing. Geraint was right to put

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himself on the front foot and hope somebody would come to him rather

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than have to chase a group down. 32 second is the gap and for the fist

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time we can -- first time we go live to David Millar on the motorbike. We

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are just coming over the Common. Going through the feed zone. I have

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never seen the race like this. It is going to hard so fast and the wind

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is ate so strong it is making it a different race. That is just people

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being dropped. Although it is pedestrian from the front when you

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see the lead camera. We will move up and you will get an idea. This is

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the peloton is splitting up all over the place and looking at the riders,

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and they're flat out. So at the moment it is a race of attrition.

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That shows how much it means to the big teams, they're riding at a high

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pace. UAE and Team Sunweb. I'm surprised. I've never seen them ride

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the race like this. Mark, you can sense in the peloton the intensity

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and the attritional nature of what is going on? Yes, everyone wants to

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be at the front. With the small roads you have to stay there. It is

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not a case of trying to break anything. It is with the small

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roads, if you're back, you're always playing catch up. There is so many

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people can fit on a road. Everyone will be pushing and that can take

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the energy, but it makes it harder if you're not concentrated. Your

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team, dimension data, they recovered well from your absence. It has been

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a long time sense was saw them at that end of a spript competing --

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sprint competing for the victory. He was unlucky where you couldn't

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separate on a photo finish by the naked eye. He got the win, but the

:28:05.:28:10.

team did well to pick up the pieces. Incredible, it is a team built

:28:11.:28:14.

around going and delivering me to a sprint. Not just the physical aspect

:28:15.:28:19.

of that, where they have been training differently, it is the

:28:20.:28:21.

nature of the pressure put on them. I'm there to carry the pressure of

:28:22.:28:26.

the team, because I have to deliver at the end of the guys working hard.

:28:27.:28:33.

It would be all right if you wanted your opportunity like Edward did. He

:28:34.:28:37.

went as a worker not as a leader. He didn't ask for the pressure. To

:28:38.:28:41.

carry that is one thing. But when things aren't going your way it can

:28:42.:28:45.

be harder and that weight gets heavier and heavier. To keep trying,

:28:46.:28:52.

I'm so happy it paid off. He is such a good man and such an amazing

:28:53.:28:57.

cyclist. It has been six years since his last Tour de France win. 2011

:28:58.:29:06.

was the last time. And attention to detail, which in the sprints is a

:29:07.:29:11.

big thing with you, knowing every inch of the road, I got the

:29:12.:29:14.

impression that homework paid off for him. There was a round about in

:29:15.:29:21.

the end and he another went to the right and the rest went to the left.

:29:22.:29:28.

Without giving too much away, we have a great group of people... He

:29:29.:29:34.

knew are to go? Yes he had the best guy in the car with Roger Hammond.

:29:35.:29:39.

He was a small guy compared to most cyclists, but he raced with his

:29:40.:29:43.

head. That is the best person to tell you what to do. And obviously,

:29:44.:29:50.

you know in your absence, they're looking to others, Mark Renshaw, who

:29:51.:29:55.

came second and what about Ryan Gibbons. Tell us about him as an

:29:56.:29:58.

outsider. He rode as a trainee rider last

:29:59.:30:13.

season. He caught my eye. Just how he's so races, he was not waiting to

:30:14.:30:18.

be told what to do. If he saw something that happened, he would

:30:19.:30:22.

adjust his strategy accordingly. That is quite rare in the modern

:30:23.:30:26.

generation of cyclists. He got a contract, he went, he won in

:30:27.:30:32.

Malaysia this year. As a sprinter, to get over some of the climbs in

:30:33.:30:37.

that race, it was phenomenal. He definitely has the talent. He needs

:30:38.:30:41.

a bit of confidence. He will be one of the best in the world in my eyes.

:30:42.:30:46.

When he realises that, he will be unstoppable. He has greatly doubt

:30:47.:30:51.

man depending on who they go with. He has a great man to lead them

:30:52.:30:56.

through in Mark Renshaw. If Mark Renshaw decides to go, like you

:30:57.:31:00.

said, he was second last year, we will see what happens. It is for

:31:01.:31:08.

kilometres to go. It is Iljo Keisse from Quick-Step Floors on the back

:31:09.:31:15.

at the moment. This is some of the information coming in, speed, power

:31:16.:31:18.

and cadence, the difference between Keisse and Elia Viviani, certainly

:31:19.:31:24.

the rider that one presumes Team Sky would hope to be involved at the end

:31:25.:31:28.

of the race should it come down to a sprint. You would have to favour him

:31:29.:31:32.

as being right up there and one of the fancied riders. You can see from

:31:33.:31:37.

the graphics, you can see how much more you have to put in, even though

:31:38.:31:42.

Keisse is not on the front, it is the power he has to put out to push

:31:43.:31:47.

himself along. This is why it is important for sprinters to be

:31:48.:31:51.

sheltered. People often think that sprinters are lazy, they do not do

:31:52.:31:56.

anything. It is a job for sprinters to go fast at the end. They need as

:31:57.:32:01.

much energy as possible to do that. That is why we have a team. It is

:32:02.:32:14.

not lazy to do the least work as possible through the race. It is a

:32:15.:32:17.

job. Sky are looking after Elia Viviani. He will be fresher at the

:32:18.:32:19.

end. Sun well bid that brilliantly for Coryn Rivera at the end

:32:20.:32:22.

yesterday. In the last lap we were trying to spot everyone. I had not

:32:23.:32:27.

seen in the whole race, which meant she was probably going to appear. At

:32:28.:32:34.

the last moment, she came to the front. There was a lovely move from

:32:35.:32:39.

her Finnish team-mate. She overtook Habberfield in that move to get to

:32:40.:32:43.

the front. Her team did a brilliant job. Absolutely. In cycling, the

:32:44.:32:47.

team is your strength for a sprinter.

:32:48.:32:59.

It is about confidence as well. I was looking in the peloton yesterday

:33:00.:33:03.

to transport Coryn Rivera. She spent lots of the race file at the back.

:33:04.:33:06.

Not once on the coverage could I see where she was. It takes confidence

:33:07.:33:09.

to be able to sit back there I know that if moves go, you have a team

:33:10.:33:13.

strong enough to be around you and bring you back to the front of the

:33:14.:33:15.

race at the right time. Absolutely, it takes confidence, to know what

:33:16.:33:20.

you're doing. She is a clever rider. She comes from behind and finds the

:33:21.:33:25.

right time to go. Last year, she had some incredible victories in the

:33:26.:33:29.

same style. Let's go back to David Millar on the bike. The three

:33:30.:33:34.

leaders are about to be caught, and the? It is amazing. The three

:33:35.:33:39.

leaders are riding well but Team Sky are driving this forward. The last

:33:40.:33:43.

section we have gone through was so technical. It was the scariest

:33:44.:33:48.

roller-coaster I have been on. We have just gone by the breakaway. The

:33:49.:33:54.

peloton is coming down so fast. Team Sky are doing the damage, whipping

:33:55.:33:57.

down that descent. There is no letup. With the small roads, there

:33:58.:34:03.

is no letup. They're trying to rip the race to pieces by people getting

:34:04.:34:09.

gaps, putting the pressure on. I have never seen it like this. It

:34:10.:34:13.

seems like there is a real intensity about the race this year. Has the

:34:14.:34:20.

World Tour status changed everything in the minds of the riders? I have

:34:21.:34:23.

seen it since the beginning of the race. There is a different attitude.

:34:24.:34:27.

There has been no moments of cameras. The pressure is on. It is

:34:28.:34:32.

easy to forget how much the World Tour not only means to teams but

:34:33.:34:38.

individuals. There are contracts, everything, if you get points. It is

:34:39.:34:44.

change the make-up of the race. There is no more joking around. This

:34:45.:34:49.

is a serious by grace. One other thing as well, the wind is always a

:34:50.:34:53.

key factor in by grace. What is it like, is it difficult to tell. Is

:34:54.:35:00.

the Wendy factor? It is difficult looking at the pictures to tell. It

:35:01.:35:05.

is. The course is turning, left and right and protected in places, but

:35:06.:35:10.

when it strings out, you can see. You have much better images of the

:35:11.:35:15.

front of the peloton, but I can tell by the body language, the flat-out.

:35:16.:35:20.

They know that if they can string it out on these roller-coaster

:35:21.:35:24.

sections, they will rip it to pieces back end. The tactic is to take it

:35:25.:35:28.

from the front, old school, and rip the race apart. Not from brute

:35:29.:35:34.

force, but the technicalities of the course and the wind that is present.

:35:35.:35:38.

The race rolling on through the Surrey countryside. Not far from

:35:39.:35:44.

Dorking. Team Sky forcing the pace on the front of the peloton. Mark

:35:45.:35:49.

Cavendish has had to move on but it was great to have him with us. He

:35:50.:35:54.

will be with Jill Douglas at the end of the race. If it is a sprint, we

:35:55.:36:00.

have the very man to dissect it afterwards, an expert, that being

:36:01.:36:03.

his speciality. Chris Boardman has joined as in the commentary box. We

:36:04.:36:09.

are mob handed this year. We have had a little breakaway group, but

:36:10.:36:12.

there was never really any intention to give them much rope. In some ways

:36:13.:36:18.

it is surprising with 80 kilometres to go that the peloton history

:36:19.:36:24.

acting so strongly. -- that the peloton is reacting so strongly.

:36:25.:36:27.

David Millar has said that they have got to use the terrain on the

:36:28.:36:32.

course. They have two series climbs to go. After Box Hill, it is about

:36:33.:36:39.

one hour of racing back to town. Sky riding like this is detaining anyone

:36:40.:36:43.

from making a move. Last year it was Geraint Thomas who made a move over

:36:44.:36:47.

the top of Box Hill. Nobody went with him so he was on his own with

:36:48.:36:53.

about 50 K to go. He did not quite make it to the centre of London. We

:36:54.:36:58.

saw in the finish of the Olympic Games in 2012, when it split up for

:36:59.:37:02.

the last time, up one Box Hill they did a lot more circuits, but similar

:37:03.:37:09.

terrain. On the long to town, it did not reform. Although it was a

:37:10.:37:12.

sprint, it was from diminished group. It is possible with this kind

:37:13.:37:18.

of pace that we could see a similar evolution of the race. How did you

:37:19.:37:22.

find the roads this morning, Rachelle? We have had some pretty

:37:23.:37:27.

rough weather in the last 24 hours? I thought conditions were

:37:28.:37:32.

challenging for the Surrey 100. The wind is quite strong. I find myself

:37:33.:37:37.

trying to slip into bunches to get some rest. Because the roads are

:37:38.:37:41.

dead, it seems that the power output, the always needs to be

:37:42.:37:47.

pressure on the pedals. I am very confident in bunch positioning, but

:37:48.:37:49.

I've found the roads extremely difficult. Tough conditions. It will

:37:50.:37:56.

be interesting to know with the other 35,000 people out there today

:37:57.:38:01.

felt that it was a little bit more challenging than previous years with

:38:02.:38:04.

the wind. I think some of them did find it more challenging than you,

:38:05.:38:08.

because looking out of commentary window on the finishing line, there

:38:09.:38:12.

are some people finishing that have been out there for a long time

:38:13.:38:16.

today. Still smiling for the most part, still pedalling, more

:38:17.:38:20.

importantly, and still rolling over the finishing line. 30,000 people

:38:21.:38:25.

out there on the road today. 100,000 people taking part on two wheels

:38:26.:38:31.

over the weekend. It is a great festival of cycling, 78 kilometres

:38:32.:38:35.

to go. As Chris Boardman was saying, Team Sky with the intent of keeping

:38:36.:38:40.

the pace high, detaining anyone from trying to disappear up the road. Ian

:38:41.:38:45.

Stannard, standing out of his saddle. Just to the right of your

:38:46.:38:51.

picture, second in line. The peloton fanned out right across the road.

:38:52.:38:57.

You can see that they're communicating on the radio to get

:38:58.:39:00.

some confidence from the team director, or the team leader on the

:39:01.:39:03.

road that they are doing the right thing. They will be in a world of

:39:04.:39:08.

pain, having to do this work. Do you think there is a situation where the

:39:09.:39:12.

sprinter or protected rider feels this is too hard, if we go this hard

:39:13.:39:17.

to keep the pace high I may not have the legs to finish in the end? On

:39:18.:39:21.

this kind of terrain, certainly on the part of the course there are

:39:22.:39:25.

now, there is a benefit to be near the front. Everybody has got to get

:39:26.:39:30.

over it and if you are near the front you do not have the

:39:31.:39:33.

deaccelerations and deceleration is, you have smooth lines through the

:39:34.:39:38.

corners. Once they get over the last of the Hells, from that point it is

:39:39.:39:42.

fairly flat. We have a problem. Owain Doull, who won a gold medal on

:39:43.:39:47.

the track as part of the team pursuit squad at the last Olympics.

:39:48.:39:54.

A really promising rider. Just 24 years of age. He will do his best to

:39:55.:39:59.

get back to the peloton. It is a strong British based team today that

:40:00.:40:05.

Team Sky have lined up. They had a big victory yesterday at San

:40:06.:40:07.

Sebastien, a famous one day race with Michal Kwiatkowski. Reward for

:40:08.:40:12.

him after his efforts during July own behalf of Chris Froome. It is a

:40:13.:40:17.

strong squad they have got here today, racing from Sky with Owain

:40:18.:40:23.

Doull, Jon Dibben, Pete Kennaugh, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Ian Stannard and

:40:24.:40:29.

Iljo Keisse -- and Elia Viviani. Kenny Elissonde is also racing for

:40:30.:40:35.

them today. Elia Viviani is the main man. Kenny Elissonde is on the front

:40:36.:40:40.

at the moment as the head through the high Street in Dorking. A pretty

:40:41.:40:45.

good spot to watch the race today as the starting point of the intricate

:40:46.:40:53.

circuits through the Surrey Hells, -- Surrey Hells, featuring the claim

:40:54.:40:56.

to Ranmore Common, and the tricky descent. There are couple of big

:40:57.:41:02.

screens in the high in Dorking for spectators to follow the race as a

:41:03.:41:14.

whole. That is the front of the race. A little bit further back,

:41:15.:41:19.

there is a chase going on for one of the riders from Team Sky who we saw

:41:20.:41:22.

a few moments ago, Owain Doull, working hard to get back on. He is

:41:23.:41:29.

not hanging about. 60 kilometres an hour. He has a convoy to go through.

:41:30.:41:36.

He will be happy to get into the reels. Yesterday for the women's

:41:37.:41:40.

race, there were no team cars because the circuit was so small.

:41:41.:41:45.

Once you punctured you were out of the race. There is more assistance

:41:46.:41:50.

today. Palu Geoghegan Hart at the front at the moment, doing plenty of

:41:51.:41:56.

work on behalf of his team-mate. Eighth overall in the Tour Of

:41:57.:41:59.

California earlier this year in the spring. And a decent result in the

:42:00.:42:05.

Tour de Yorkshire this year with the top ten finish in that one. There is

:42:06.:42:11.

lots of nervousness in the peloton. You can see the changing places at

:42:12.:42:16.

the front, setting themselves up for the next climb, which is not far

:42:17.:42:21.

away. About 43 kilometres to go, when they will go over the top of

:42:22.:42:25.

Box Hill, and it will be all down hill and flat into the finish. The

:42:26.:42:29.

next 30 kilometres of racing is critical. You can see with the

:42:30.:42:35.

intensity of the racing it will be very hard for anybody to make a move

:42:36.:42:41.

or gain any ground at all, even with the two climbs still to come. Hard

:42:42.:42:45.

to see the race splitting up at any point. I have to agree. We can see

:42:46.:42:51.

that Sky is on the front. Sunweb riders floating around. I was

:42:52.:42:55.

wondering whether Andrei Greipel's team would be riding for him. He was

:42:56.:43:00.

a little lacklustre at the Tour. It seemed like he was getting warmed up

:43:01.:43:06.

towards the end. He was second on the Champs-Elysees. He whittled down

:43:07.:43:10.

the sprinters in front of him and he still was not winning, not the form

:43:11.:43:14.

we have seen in the past. There were a few days where his team worked

:43:15.:43:17.

really hard and did a great job when he was nowhere to be seen in the

:43:18.:43:21.

sprints. That is most unlike him. He has won a stage in every grand Tour

:43:22.:43:27.

he has ridden for several years until this year's Tour. The camera

:43:28.:43:31.

showing what it is like inside the peloton. It looks like it is flowing

:43:32.:43:36.

from helicopter shots, but you can see how frantic it is, how little

:43:37.:43:42.

room to manoeuvre there is. It is a constant game of brinkmanship for

:43:43.:43:46.

positioning. Owain Doull picking his way through the team cars, finding

:43:47.:43:49.

his way back up to the end of the peloton in the not too distant

:43:50.:43:54.

future, hopefully. In this part of the circuit, there is not lots of

:43:55.:43:59.

room. The roads are not particularly wide tall. 73 kilometres remaining

:44:00.:44:10.

on the road back to central London. A big crowd waiting at the finish,

:44:11.:44:15.

they have been here all day. It is about one hour and 40 minutes left

:44:16.:44:20.

to race. Plenty of time for something to happen. The riders at

:44:21.:44:23.

the front are happy to back off because it is so narrow they can

:44:24.:44:26.

block the road and pretty much prevent anybody from attacking and

:44:27.:44:34.

taking them by surprise. It looks like Geoghegan Hart on the front for

:44:35.:44:39.

Team Sky. They really do have confidence today, Team Sky. A key

:44:40.:44:43.

kilometres to go and they have already been on the front trying to

:44:44.:44:46.

control the race. They start with seven riders, that is right, seven

:44:47.:44:52.

riders? The women started with six yesterday. Significantly smaller,

:44:53.:44:58.

well, smaller than they started with at the Tour de France makes a

:44:59.:45:01.

difference to the strength of your team to take control swelling. It is

:45:02.:45:06.

a relief for the teams that they do not have to put a bigger squad in

:45:07.:45:12.

for these races because they are stretched this weekend with San

:45:13.:45:14.

Sebastien, and the Tour of Poland as well. Teams are sending riders three

:45:15.:45:20.

ways at this time. It is probably why we have seen them stamping on

:45:21.:45:23.

the breakaway so quickly. The only got four minutes early on the stage

:45:24.:45:27.

and with a couple of hours to go, they wanted to bring it back because

:45:28.:45:30.

they know they have not got the numbers. If anything develops, a

:45:31.:45:35.

significant break, it will be hard to bring it back. Sky are well-known

:45:36.:45:41.

for being able to calculate breakaways. Leaving them at a

:45:42.:45:43.

certain distance before they bring them back. Sometimes the viewers and

:45:44.:45:47.

myself get nervous about whether they are leaving it too late, but

:45:48.:45:52.

they really do the calculations well. They are not leaving anything

:45:53.:45:56.

to chance today. They are taking control a long way out. This is just

:45:57.:46:01.

the sort of race that would have suited Mark Cavendish with plenty of

:46:02.:46:05.

other teams looking to bring it back for a sprint. Owain Doull working

:46:06.:46:10.

hard to get back in the peloton. One man in the middle of the action at

:46:11.:46:18.

the moment, David Millar. Yes, this as well as Stewart Geraint Thomas

:46:19.:46:23.

attacked and led to the whole of the Team Sky attack. At this speed, it

:46:24.:46:28.

is hard to think they can do this for much longer. They are trying to

:46:29.:46:31.

launch Pete Kennaugh and put the pressure on the other teams to chase

:46:32.:46:35.

down and put Elia Viviani in the driving seat. The pace they are

:46:36.:46:40.

setting is infernal. They are using Geoghegan Hart, and he is one of the

:46:41.:46:44.

strongest riders. You can feel how narrow the roaders. At the moment,

:46:45.:46:49.

does not look like they're going to do anything. This point last year

:46:50.:46:54.

they launched offensive. They will either play the Elia Viviani card

:46:55.:46:58.

outbreak, but at the same time, I am not sure if they can take this all

:46:59.:47:02.

the way to the finish. I think something will happen soon. When

:47:03.:47:06.

Geraint Thomas made a break last year, he was hoping that some people

:47:07.:47:09.

would be with him when he looked under his armpit and made

:47:10.:47:18.

deacceleration? Geoghegan Hart looks like he's doing a final effort. They

:47:19.:47:25.

are really setting everything up, doing in the Telos. Elia Viviani is

:47:26.:47:28.

setting back. Either he is not feeling good ideas feeling so good

:47:29.:47:31.

they will let the other teams control it. It is looking very

:47:32.:47:37.

aggressive from Team Sky now. Absolutely, with Geoghegan Hart on

:47:38.:47:41.

the front. They have riders like Ian Stannard, who can ride on the front

:47:42.:47:42.

all Dave he needs to. Unfortunately Doull, the team

:47:43.:48:13.

tactics will play out. David Millar bang on the money with the

:48:14.:48:17.

suggestion that is what Geoghegan Hart was trying to do. It has done.

:48:18.:48:23.

It was a strong effort. It is breaking up. That is probably enough

:48:24.:48:28.

for this quality of rider. It only looks like a few metres, it is the

:48:29.:48:38.

penultimate climb of the day. That 10 metres could be the difference.

:48:39.:48:44.

They were ride ing so hard to make sure everyone was on the limit

:48:45.:48:48.

before they launched an attack. With seven man teams it won't take many

:48:49.:48:53.

to get away for it to be difficult to catch. Trying to see who that is.

:48:54.:49:11.

Is that Jack Bauer from Quick Step? Owain Doull can just about see the

:49:12.:49:16.

rear end of the peloton now. Having been forced to chase back after a

:49:17.:49:26.

technical issue. Two is not a big number as they go through the Moor.

:49:27.:49:34.

The roads are still wet. That causes a bit of a problem. These two now

:49:35.:49:40.

have some clear daylight behind they know it is a dangerous move. If they

:49:41.:49:46.

escape, Sky, who have been holding the race together, and won't play a

:49:47.:49:49.

part and all the other teams would be forced to do the work to try and

:49:50.:49:51.

bring it back. It is Ellison being overtaken. He

:49:52.:50:16.

did his turn at the front before Tao Geoghegan Hart. Hopefully he can get

:50:17.:50:21.

back into the convoy and back on to the wheels. Normally they can use

:50:22.:50:25.

the cars effectively to get themselves back into the group. With

:50:26.:50:30.

these narrow roads, the vehicles are being held back and they're well

:50:31.:50:34.

spaced out. Owain Doull is doing the right thing and riding at his own

:50:35.:50:37.

pace and waiting until he has a chance. We have the main peloton and

:50:38.:50:43.

a splinter group at the front. That might be too big a group to start

:50:44.:50:47.

working together. We will have a look as soon as we can and bring the

:50:48.:50:51.

make up. But the danger has been sensed. This race starting to split

:50:52.:51:02.

up. By riding at his own pace Doull, they will start to pick up some of

:51:03.:51:07.

the back markers. I think they will probably get themselves back on

:51:08.:51:10.

terms, depending on how this pans out. At the front we are up to three

:51:11.:51:25.

riders and that is a strong trio. Scombr Three riders ahead of

:51:26.:51:30.

peloton. Gives you an idea of how split up. We have about 18 riders in

:51:31.:51:37.

front of main peloton. The race is on here. Inside 70 kilometres to go.

:51:38.:51:43.

Just over an hour and a half of racing to complete. 30 minutes I

:51:44.:51:48.

would say in this difficult, twisting and lumpy terrain, before

:51:49.:51:51.

they drive back into London. This is where they have to get it get it

:51:52.:51:59.

together. Trentin a two-times stage winner in the Tour de France. The

:52:00.:52:08.

other is Daryl Impey. Impey in the middle from Orica-Scott was the

:52:09.:52:19.

first South African rider to win the jersey. Three very strong road men

:52:20.:52:26.

and in good form. Utterly committing themselves to this move now. It is

:52:27.:52:32.

good to see Trentin back in form. He rode in the Tour de France, but he

:52:33.:52:38.

didn't finish. He was beyond the time limit on one stage. They had

:52:39.:52:43.

some illness in the team and I'm not sure whether he was affect by that

:52:44.:52:49.

or if he was held back with Marcel Kittel. His form up until that point

:52:50.:52:55.

was excellent. This is a big group and it does seem to be toshinging

:52:56.:53:00.

well. This is the -- to be working well. That might be Michael Matthews

:53:01.:53:08.

of Sunweb, who one delighted to be sprinting from this group. He would

:53:09.:53:14.

do well to get to the back of that group. The pace of Sky seems to be

:53:15.:53:21.

having an effect. Kennaugh behind Impey's wheel. We have a gap for our

:53:22.:53:26.

motorbike to slot in behind them so, they have done some damage. The

:53:27.:53:30.

roads under the trees, changing from wet to dry all the time. These

:53:31.:53:39.

riders working well together. We still have Box Hill to come before

:53:40.:53:43.

the run back into London. Impey is driving it hard. Let's check on the

:53:44.:53:49.

breakaway with David on the motorbike. Kennaugh did an amazing

:53:50.:53:58.

attack and here they come by us. If we slow down, you get an idea of the

:53:59.:54:05.

break. Impey is in incredible form and I saw him in the Tour de France.

:54:06.:54:09.

Here they come and we will let them go by us. Because we are going into

:54:10.:54:14.

a technical section. They go faster than us down the downhill. Here we

:54:15.:54:24.

go. Bmc driving it and Dimension Day that. Jack Bauer there. We have a

:54:25.:54:29.

leader situation. And behind still nothing. Still nothing. No. It is a

:54:30.:54:36.

good gap. The riders in the middle group are the leaders now. We have a

:54:37.:54:42.

full blown race. This tactic by Sky has worked, but they're putting all

:54:43.:54:47.

their eggs in one basket with Kennaugh. You could see the gap not

:54:48.:54:53.

only opened up by the three at the front, but that first chase group,

:54:54.:54:57.

there was an enormous gap. They're still fighting it out from the

:54:58.:55:01.

helicopter shots we had. They weren't committed to work together.

:55:02.:55:05.

That can happen when a group gets too bloated and gets over six to ten

:55:06.:55:10.

riders, people sit on and the rot sets in and if that it Michael

:55:11.:55:16.

Matthews, they're not going to want to carry one of the best sprinters

:55:17.:55:25.

in the world to the finish. It looked like him. Michael Matthews of

:55:26.:55:31.

course will be brimming with confidence after his green jersey

:55:32.:55:38.

win in the Tour de France. Kennaugh dropping off the group. That is

:55:39.:55:43.

interesting he is choosing to give up his position. Maybe he has

:55:44.:55:47.

decided if this goes all the way, I'm suffering. Maybe he doesn't feel

:55:48.:55:52.

confident in the sprint. Maybe he can't stay with them up this climb.

:55:53.:55:56.

It is deceptive. You can't see how steep it is. But he has let go. Sky

:55:57.:56:02.

started this move and they have nobody in it. Kennaugh quickly on

:56:03.:56:09.

the radio to the team. He wasn't working through. So maybe it is just

:56:10.:56:13.

physical and he wasn't able to stay with the pace being set. Largely by

:56:14.:56:19.

Daryl Impey. They're going to have to have a change of tactic and this

:56:20.:56:28.

makes it more exciting. Sky have got two strong riders ahead of them.

:56:29.:56:35.

Just the pair of them. 16 seconds the gap. The last time we were made

:56:36.:56:40.

aware of the distance. Kennaugh who we are looking at it between the

:56:41.:56:45.

front of the race and that Michael Matthews group. We will call it

:56:46.:56:49.

that. It is interesting how athletes can cope with a situation like this.

:56:50.:56:54.

I know within my team we had a discussion about that yesterday.

:56:55.:56:59.

That some athletes are a bit hesitant to put their hand up and

:57:00.:57:04.

ask for support, in case they don't have on the day. It is difficult to

:57:05.:57:09.

know when you get out there, even if you have done all the preparation,

:57:10.:57:13.

how you're going to be on the day. It is a scary position to be in to

:57:14.:57:17.

put your hand up as a leader and have the team work for you. It is

:57:18.:57:22.

just a part of bike racing. It is a big responsibility. Yes, but in my

:57:23.:57:27.

case as a team manager, I'm trying to take the fear out of the

:57:28.:57:31.

athletes' minds to put their hand up and have a go. It is just pike

:57:32.:57:40.

racing -- bike racing. Pete will be disappointed, but he will do

:57:41.:57:47.

everything he can. One rider I spotted that is Vanmarke. This is

:57:48.:57:50.

the chasing group. He is looking behind. I don't know whether he is

:57:51.:57:55.

not getting any information or something's happening out of shot.

:57:56.:57:58.

You can see it is a steep descent. I remember this. Matthews confirmed as

:57:59.:58:06.

being in there. It is quite a select group here. Michael Matthews is the

:58:07.:58:15.

favourite for today and with the win yesterday, the team Sunweb are well

:58:16.:58:20.

connected. Same ownership. But the athletes are supporting each other

:58:21.:58:24.

and the women were lifted by the success of the men at the Tour de

:58:25.:58:28.

France and yesterday's win would have lifted the morale of the men in

:58:29.:58:33.

the team. Chris, what do you think about the fact that Mark Cavendish

:58:34.:58:37.

had the same favourite that I mentioned to you? Yes absolutely.

:58:38.:58:44.

There is probably about ten riders here who are classy. After the Tour

:58:45.:58:52.

de France, you're not sure where people are on form. Sometimes it is

:58:53.:58:56.

just how you hit the finish and how many team mates you have left to

:58:57.:58:59.

help. These two would like to get another check on their lead. They

:59:00.:59:04.

have lost 30% of their fire power. That will make a difference. This

:59:05.:59:08.

group seemed to be committed to the chase now. As we mentioned

:59:09.:59:12.

yesterday. Good to have a look at some of the others and go back to

:59:13.:59:18.

David Millar on the motorbike. We have just, were just about to come

:59:19.:59:21.

through. The second group is in front of us, the Michael Matthews

:59:22.:59:27.

group and then the two in front, with Impey and we have the third

:59:28.:59:31.

group. You will get an idea, you can see them there. Watch this. We will

:59:32.:59:37.

show you how much of a gap there is. That is already. That is quite a big

:59:38.:59:42.

group. That is the remainder of the peloton and that is being led by a

:59:43.:59:48.

mix match. You see the size of the gap. We are about to come up. And

:59:49.:59:53.

you will see this is the Michael Matthews group and we have Jacques

:59:54.:00:01.

Bauer and a lot of hitters. Peter Kenyon. Ben Swift is there. Jack

:00:02.:00:08.

Bauer at the front. And to the next group. That is group two. Behind

:00:09.:00:14.

them is the peloton and here is the lead two riders and they know they

:00:15.:00:18.

don't have a chance. Because there is so far to go. We come by them

:00:19.:00:28.

there is Trentin and Impey. What has to happen is that that group, it is

:00:29.:00:33.

almost worth it for those two to wait for that group. All start

:00:34.:00:36.

working together and lose the peloton. That is the current race

:00:37.:00:42.

situation. I love the pictures when we can see the gap and the distance

:00:43.:00:50.

covered. So we have confirmation of who is in the second group and it is

:00:51.:00:55.

hard to think how the peloton will get back on terms. David is right

:00:56.:00:59.

the two up the front were part of reason that we have split the race

:01:00.:01:03.

up and they were the ones that got out there and forced the pace. But

:01:04.:01:08.

now the way it has developed, this is not a likely move. Just two of

:01:09.:01:13.

them are unlikely to hold that move off. Impey has been on the radio,

:01:14.:01:19.

but he is not getting any commitment from the team to back off and wait

:01:20.:01:23.

for the group. They will keep plugging away.

:01:24.:01:31.

Nice it would be good to get confirmation of who is in that

:01:32.:01:37.

group, Oliver Naesen, Jack Bauer, Michael Matthews as well. Sam

:01:38.:01:45.

Bennett. That is the big win, Rochelle Gilmore's favourite for the

:01:46.:01:50.

day. Michael Matthews is probably the favourite in regard to his

:01:51.:01:53.

condition and the confidence he brings out from the Tour de France.

:01:54.:02:00.

He has a team-mate with him as well, Soren Kragh Andersen. It would be

:02:01.:02:07.

good to make sure. Physically, and with the confidence, Michael

:02:08.:02:10.

Matthews will be the standout favourite, but Sam Bennett will, in

:02:11.:02:13.

a little more fresh. It would mean so much to him to ever victory this

:02:14.:02:19.

year. He has stepped this year. For me, he is a favourite, because

:02:20.:02:24.

knowing him personally, he is a top guy, as is Michael Matthews. The my

:02:25.:02:31.

two favourites for the day. Confirmation it is Andersen in that

:02:32.:02:34.

group as well. They're holding the lead at the moment. You saw from the

:02:35.:02:39.

motor bike with David Millar on the course, it looked like a good lead

:02:40.:02:44.

that they had, but in the scheme of things, in a race like this, it is

:02:45.:02:48.

an advantage which can quickly disappear. They have won more climb

:02:49.:02:52.

to go, all over the top of Box Hill. There are a few lumps, but that is

:02:53.:02:57.

the main one. After that, it is 60 minutes to read back to London. It

:02:58.:03:02.

is more frantic than you would expect in a race with 60 kilometres

:03:03.:03:06.

to go. But they know that they have less than 20, just 20 kilometres, to

:03:07.:03:09.

form this race. Here we are, this looks like the

:03:10.:03:23.

chase group. Towards the back, I can see even Lampard. -- even Lampard

:03:24.:03:38.

is. 13 seconds, the gap. Still going on the road towards stalking. Box

:03:39.:03:47.

Hill looming on the horizon. It is still mightier Trentin and Daryl

:03:48.:03:51.

Impey, the two riders at the front. -- Matteo Trentin. There are

:03:52.:04:01.

probably about 20 riders now, 22 riders left in this race, assuming

:04:02.:04:05.

the peloton does not get back on terms. We have not had any images of

:04:06.:04:12.

the main peloton for some time, but everybody seems to have somebody in

:04:13.:04:16.

this group. I am not sure that we saw a Sky rider in the chase script.

:04:17.:04:22.

This is a helicopter shot. We can check. Just making a note myself of

:04:23.:04:34.

who is in the chasing group. We will be able to bring you that shortly.

:04:35.:04:39.

Pete Kennaugh is still in the chase group, in the Michael Matthews

:04:40.:04:43.

group. He has dropped back. You do not have any kind of a problem that

:04:44.:04:47.

stopped him sticking with this group. Maybe the terrain had changed

:04:48.:04:52.

slightly. I am sure we will get some postrace interviews to fill us in.

:04:53.:04:56.

These two are persisting and they have pushed the lead up by five

:04:57.:05:02.

seconds as I speak. Experience Road men and they have decided this is

:05:03.:05:10.

worth persevering with. Behind, of course, when we get onto wider

:05:11.:05:14.

roads, and our camera bacon stick with the chasing group longer, we

:05:15.:05:17.

will see just who it is that is doing the work. There might be

:05:18.:05:23.

around 20 riders but it depends on how many of them are prepared to do

:05:24.:05:31.

the chasing. Ben Swift involved in the chase group, Michael Matthews

:05:32.:05:36.

from Sunweb. Sure enough, gaps are appearing in the chasing group. That

:05:37.:05:43.

is Oliver Naesen on the front in the Belgian national champion's jersey.

:05:44.:05:47.

I think that maybe Ben Swift who has gone past him onto the front. The

:05:48.:05:52.

gaps are being caused by pace, it is not people being dropped by physical

:05:53.:05:56.

ability, the riders at the back are not following the wheels and trying

:05:57.:06:01.

to get people to come from the back can join in. There is no harmony. An

:06:02.:06:06.

interesting development. In that group, Jack Bauer, Michael Matthews.

:06:07.:06:10.

They are coming in for the fourth sprint in the high Street in

:06:11.:06:14.

Dorking. Stefan Kueng is there as well, Dylan Vanbaarle, Sep Vanmarke,

:06:15.:06:22.

both from Cannondale, Jasper Stuyven is there, and Oliver Naesen. From

:06:23.:06:30.

AG2R. He is a team-mate of Romain Bardet. He is not here today. They

:06:31.:06:36.

are pretty well represented. There is a rider from Dimension Data as

:06:37.:06:42.

well. I got a slight limbs of him. I am not sure who it was. There is

:06:43.:06:46.

Matthews, number 54, and Andersen, his team-mate, is in front of him.

:06:47.:06:51.

They're trying not to do any of the work at the moment. That is the

:06:52.:06:55.

problem if you have riders not going through in a group. I think it might

:06:56.:06:59.

be Scott Thwaites from Dimension Data. There is a little gap at the

:07:00.:07:04.

back of the group as people are trying not to work. Riders are

:07:05.:07:09.

saying, I will not just nip onto the back. If you want to stay with the

:07:10.:07:13.

script, you will have to ride through. They are not happy at the

:07:14.:07:18.

moment. That is why the two at the front, despite being vastly smaller

:07:19.:07:23.

numbers, they are gaining time. 24 seconds, that is the lead. We are on

:07:24.:07:29.

the a 24 in Dorking. They have turned left through the Cockrell at

:07:30.:07:35.

the roundabout. They are heading in the general direction of the climb

:07:36.:07:39.

to Box Hill. Matteo Trentin. If you have joined the coverage, these are

:07:40.:07:45.

the riders at the front, Daryl Impey in the Navy, from Orica-Scott, a

:07:46.:07:51.

team-mate of Adam and Simon Yates. A South African -based rider, who had

:07:52.:07:55.

a strong performance in the Tour this year. Trentin, a two-time stage

:07:56.:08:06.

where, in 2013 and 2014, from Quick-Step Floors. Yves Lampaert is

:08:07.:08:08.

his team-mate. The pair of them in discussion in that group. I get the

:08:09.:08:15.

impression that the peloton might come back together. Yes, the peloton

:08:16.:08:23.

is chasing furiously. Bora-Hansgrohe and Katusha. Behind, it isn't one

:08:24.:08:29.

long line. 20 metres from me, I can see Pete Kennaugh, the back of the

:08:30.:08:33.

group. That is how close. It is quite confusing with the images, but

:08:34.:08:37.

I have the back of the group right next to me. That is why the harmony

:08:38.:08:41.

was disappearing and no one was working together. Bora-Hansgrohe and

:08:42.:08:47.

Katusha are chasing madly behind. That will deter everyone working

:08:48.:08:53.

well together in the chase group. These are the riders up front. This

:08:54.:08:57.

is the group and this is the peloton coming up on them. The two riders up

:08:58.:09:02.

on them. The two riders op-ed, I do not know, the race is about to kick

:09:03.:09:07.

off again on Box Hill. It looks like a very fluid situation out on the

:09:08.:09:11.

road. Yes, if they can get to Box Hill it will reshape again and they

:09:12.:09:14.

will have given themselves something of a head start. They're all just

:09:15.:09:19.

playing brinkmanship, trying to sit on the back of this group. It looks

:09:20.:09:22.

like it will reform before they get there. We will start all over again,

:09:23.:09:30.

apart from the two out who are holding a 24 seconds. The riders

:09:31.:09:34.

outfront, holding their ground at the moment. It is quite a chase

:09:35.:09:43.

behind. The main body of the field are refusing to give up, refusing to

:09:44.:09:48.

give way and chasing hard. This is the climb of Box Hill, the average

:09:49.:09:58.

gradient 3.9%. The maximum, 9.3%. It is such a popular spot with

:09:59.:10:04.

cyclists. It always has been, but particularly since the Olympic Games

:10:05.:10:08.

as part of the road race course. At any time of the week, when you go,

:10:09.:10:12.

there are always cyclists all around. Here we go. The fate of the

:10:13.:10:18.

climb. I do not think it is quite as long as that. It is false flat in

:10:19.:10:24.

places. After this much racing, it can be pretty tough. It depends how

:10:25.:10:29.

hard you go up. The speed is the big you have to remember. I would be

:10:30.:10:35.

interested to ask you, Chris, how you feel about Box Hill. It is so

:10:36.:10:40.

famous because of the Olympics but people generally have the idea that

:10:41.:10:43.

it will be a nasty climb, but down there this morning, I realised

:10:44.:10:46.

again, I have written the course many times, that Leith Hill for me

:10:47.:10:52.

is a tougher climb. I would agree but this was part of the Olympic

:10:53.:10:57.

circuit and it has status because of that. Less than 4% average gradient

:10:58.:11:02.

but if you go a bit quick enough it can still do damage. It has a lovely

:11:03.:11:07.

road surface. That is something left over from the Olympics. Originally,

:11:08.:11:12.

they resurfaced the climb part of it, which you can see. They left the

:11:13.:11:17.

descent, which was the bit you needed to have a good surface on.

:11:18.:11:22.

For sprinters you need the climb to have a good surface as well. Do not

:11:23.:11:27.

pander to them, I say. I think it is the false flat after the climb that

:11:28.:11:31.

is hardest, and through the next section after the top of the climb.

:11:32.:11:39.

It does not drop straightaway. No, it is a false flat. Also, the next

:11:40.:11:44.

ten kilometres is quite up and down as well. It is a climb that I really

:11:45.:11:50.

enjoy. You can see that the surface is just beautiful. The riders piling

:11:51.:11:55.

it on on the climb. Still riding at 28 kilometres per hour. They have

:11:56.:12:01.

got them inside as they go round the hairpin. 28 seconds between them.

:12:02.:12:05.

You would expect this group to be losing time, the two, but if they

:12:06.:12:12.

can hold off over the top, they have a chance. About one hour and ten

:12:13.:12:17.

minutes of racing remaining. Quite faint hopes, but they will stick

:12:18.:12:21.

with it. They will stay outfront as long as they possibly can. These two

:12:22.:12:26.

riders are about as strong as you're going to get if you have appeared on

:12:27.:12:31.

a breakaway group. Just a little bit back down the climb with one of

:12:32.:12:35.

Michael Matthews' team-mates from Sunweb on the front of the chase

:12:36.:12:40.

group. Just under 20 seconds. Jack Bauer is well placed in second

:12:41.:12:44.

place, the current time trial champion of New Zealand in the blue.

:12:45.:12:48.

Jelle on his sleeves, another one who had a solid Tour de France. A

:12:49.:12:53.

rider who has had success on British roads in the not too distant past,

:12:54.:12:57.

riding in the Tour of Britain. A good number of the field have raced

:12:58.:13:01.

on the Tour of Britain over the years. Jack Bauer is one of them,

:13:02.:13:06.

winner of the stage that finish near Bath. Towards the front of the

:13:07.:13:11.

peloton today. One of the advantages of setting a high pace for Sunweb is

:13:12.:13:16.

it keeps everybody pinned down and discourages attacks from coming. And

:13:17.:13:22.

let's see if there are managing to set a high enough pace for that to

:13:23.:13:27.

happen. The gap is down to 17 seconds. They are on the same

:13:28.:13:31.

straight, and here comes a move. It looks like a rider from BMC on the

:13:32.:13:38.

front. It has done enough. That is six riders pulling clear. Remember,

:13:39.:13:45.

Jean Pierre Drucker was the winner a couple of years ago, from BMC, the

:13:46.:13:48.

biggest win of his career at the time. He has won a stage of the

:13:49.:13:57.

Vuelta design your sins. BMC hoping for a good ride from him. You can

:13:58.:14:03.

put people in difficulty on this climb, but not enough to make it

:14:04.:14:08.

stick. It certainly sounds the death knell for these two. Less than ten

:14:09.:14:12.

seconds. Not much of the league, you can see that from the helicopter

:14:13.:14:16.

shot. They will be reeled in shortly. You can see how much this

:14:17.:14:27.

has strongly peloton out. -- strung the peloton out. This is the front

:14:28.:14:34.

of the chase group, behind the two leaders. Daryl Impey doing a strong

:14:35.:14:38.

turn at the front of the race. They must know that the peloton are hot

:14:39.:14:44.

on the heels. As they make the climb up towards the top of Box Hill.

:14:45.:14:52.

The last big obstacle of the day and these two are unlikely survive it

:14:53.:15:00.

and are looking behind. I think that flurry of attacks has caused

:15:01.:15:04.

something of a lull behind. They might just get over the top. But the

:15:05.:15:12.

race is on behind them. The issue in the Olympics wasn't the severity of

:15:13.:15:16.

the climb, but the cumulative effect of it. Yes it is not just steepness,

:15:17.:15:25.

but how fast you hit it and everybody's come at it quick. Let's

:15:26.:15:37.

go over to David on the motorbike. You will be familiar with those

:15:38.:15:46.

roads, it must bring some memories. Yes there is one rider flying.

:15:47.:15:51.

Trentin and Empey and he has made a big difference. For the people who

:15:52.:15:57.

do Box Hill, they were going about 27 or 28 constantly. When Drucker

:15:58.:16:03.

attacked he was doing 37 kilometres an hour during those 500 metres. It

:16:04.:16:08.

is pretty nuts. You can see the difference now. Impey and Trentin

:16:09.:16:14.

are hanging on. But the peloton has come to a lull. All those attacks.

:16:15.:16:22.

There you can see the peloton is looming. It is ominous. If that move

:16:23.:16:27.

has gone, it is looking good for sprinters. The sprinters will be

:16:28.:16:33.

happy with that. You can see the peloton in there behind Trentin and

:16:34.:16:35.

Impey. Behind them is the rider. Trentin

:16:36.:16:52.

has been riding carefully, but with that extra number, he is thinking it

:16:53.:17:00.

might be worth of here. They're going see if they can stay clear of

:17:01.:17:05.

the summit. Riders disappearing among the trees, high up on the top

:17:06.:17:15.

of box HIV. -- Box Hill. They may reform and start to make contact

:17:16.:17:19.

again on the descent. But one long line. The peloton split roughly in

:17:20.:17:25.

half with riders just struggling to stay on. We have one rider who has

:17:26.:17:30.

ridden off the front. I think he will be too late. That is STeiven.

:17:31.:17:45.

They have three riders of top class quality. He has given Trentin the

:17:46.:17:52.

enthusiasm. The same with Impey. All three reinvigorated now. If you were

:17:53.:18:02.

in this situation, you would feel happy as a sprinter? I have probably

:18:03.:18:06.

never been a break of three. You would be thinking we have got this.

:18:07.:18:12.

Yes, I think that given that the bunch behind smelled and they came

:18:13.:18:16.

back together and I think there is a lot of teams with interest to bring

:18:17.:18:24.

this back to a spript. Sprint. We will assume Greipel is in there and

:18:25.:18:29.

his team will want to close it down as well as Sky and Sunweb. They will

:18:30.:18:38.

want to bring it back for a sprint. Between Box Hill and the finish, the

:18:39.:18:43.

moves go and it will take a strong rider to take it all the way to the

:18:44.:18:49.

finish. I think they have got a chance. It is a slim one, but it is

:18:50.:18:56.

a chance. It will be decided in the next few kilometres when they get a

:18:57.:19:03.

- eoff the hill. We will see how it is faking shape. -- taking shape.

:19:04.:19:09.

These three are riding as if they have a chance here. It is great to

:19:10.:19:15.

see them animating the race. Inside the last 50 kilometres and the road

:19:16.:19:19.

back into London. The sun is shining at the finish. Hopefully it will

:19:20.:19:24.

make its way down to the peloton as they head from Box Hill, Box Hill

:19:25.:19:36.

village and over Headley Heath, one of the few remaining heathlands in

:19:37.:19:42.

Surrey and then they head to Leatherhead. And then the route

:19:43.:19:47.

leaves Leatherhead and recrosses the M25 and we know we are on our way

:19:48.:19:52.

back into central London. This has given it impetus. As you

:19:53.:20:11.

can see they're not hanging around. They're making the most of the

:20:12.:20:17.

opportunity, however small it is. We will get some time checks, see how

:20:18.:20:22.

the peloton is getting organised and who is doing the chasing. I think

:20:23.:20:26.

they will take a few more minutes to get organised. Some of the domestics

:20:27.:20:35.

will be further back down and it is worth the peloton's time to wait.

:20:36.:20:43.

There is the front of the peloton. Here is the front of the race again.

:20:44.:20:59.

20 seconds is the gap as Impey presses on at the front. Stiven

:21:00.:21:16.

still hasn't decided whether it is worth it. 20 seconds is the lead. So

:21:17.:21:30.

no change since the group formed. Jester Steiven came second in the

:21:31.:21:32.

Giro d'Italia. They're still thinking there is

:21:33.:21:46.

still plenty of riders and this could end in a breakaway. Three of

:21:47.:21:51.

them forced themselves off the front with a reasonable gap.

:21:52.:22:14.

It is a beautiful pedalling style and he is riding a good style and

:22:15.:22:28.

they can start to point their toes. But he looks good out there. I'm

:22:29.:22:33.

sure he is not feeling fresh, but he looks fresh. It is a very big part

:22:34.:22:43.

of it as we see when some riders are under pressure they have the most

:22:44.:22:47.

beautiful pedalling style. That is intimidating if you can keep the

:22:48.:22:54.

composure on the bike when you're tie -- tired. There is the result of

:22:55.:22:57.

king of mountain, ore Box Hill. That is the view back to the chasing

:22:58.:23:36.

group. Here we are with the leaders. Their next area of population they

:23:37.:23:42.

will be heading to is Leatherhead. The three of them working together

:23:43.:23:47.

here. 15 seconds the gap. They're going to persevere and see if they

:23:48.:23:52.

can snap the elastic. The secondary possibility is they drive on and

:23:53.:23:56.

keep the pressure on behind, it does split up and they find their numbers

:23:57.:24:01.

swelling and they get a bigger breakaway and they're part of it.

:24:02.:24:06.

Sometimes it is a pre-emptive strike to be in a breakaway that doesn't

:24:07.:24:12.

exist yet. Behind it is not chasing it is attacking. It is Sky getting

:24:13.:24:17.

involved as well. With Sunweb. Sunweb will be keen for the race to

:24:18.:24:22.

come back together. Certainly in time for the finish with Michael

:24:23.:24:33.

Matthews as their main rider today. I think that is Bauer in the blue

:24:34.:24:37.

with the yellow sleeves from Quick-Step. He has been following

:24:38.:24:42.

every move, policing the front of the peloton. He will be trying to

:24:43.:24:47.

disrupt the chase by staying close to the front. They will swing over

:24:48.:24:51.

and he won't go. That was Anderson getting a couple of gels and a

:24:52.:24:59.

bottle and No 14 is Selig. He would be the, one of the key men for Sam

:25:00.:25:06.

Bennett at the end. Selig finished fourth in one of the sprints in the

:25:07.:25:11.

Tour de France. The roads widening and flattening as they turn back to

:25:12.:25:19.

the centre of town. The riders taking the opportunity to get some

:25:20.:25:22.

bottles and have the confidence now to go back and get some food for the

:25:23.:25:27.

team. You can see the rider there just waving the camera bike away. We

:25:28.:25:31.

forget these images are being brought to us by a cameraman on the

:25:32.:25:38.

back of a motorbike, who is a lovely big lump to follow to slip stream

:25:39.:25:42.

and they're actually starting to affect the race. The bike moves

:25:43.:25:48.

forward a bit and here we are back with the leaders and Impey's doing a

:25:49.:25:52.

mountain of work. Trying to keep this going. He certainly is. They

:25:53.:26:04.

can tart to sniff -- start to sniff the finish. 42ks, so less than an

:26:05.:26:10.

hour of racing. So much experience Daryl Impey. He won the Tour of

:26:11.:26:18.

Turkey back in 2009. He nearly snatched a stage win in the Tour de

:26:19.:26:26.

France last year and finished second behind Steve Cummings. Cummings

:26:27.:26:31.

winning his second Tour de France stage and Impey was second. Steve

:26:32.:26:37.

Cummings would have enjoyed a breakaway like this. He had a couple

:26:38.:26:42.

of goes at the Tour de France. Amazing he even got to the event

:26:43.:26:45.

after the crash he had earlier in the year. I didn't think he would

:26:46.:26:51.

make it back. He came back and made both national trials. Got to the

:26:52.:26:56.

Tour, didn't quite manage the stage and got caught up in the GC battle.

:26:57.:27:01.

He chose a hard stage to try and win. With about 30 kilometres he was

:27:02.:27:07.

on his own in the lead. But that final climb was too tough. But great

:27:08.:27:14.

to see him animating the race and he won the national Championship in the

:27:15.:27:18.

Isle of Man before the Tour in the road and the time trial, coming back

:27:19.:27:23.

from a nasty injury. That has no doubt secured his place in the Tour

:27:24.:27:28.

de France. Who knows if that affected his base form going into

:27:29.:27:33.

the Tour. 18 seconds. It is not changing this gap. It is not as if

:27:34.:27:38.

the peloton are sitting up. They have seem to be getting organised

:27:39.:27:43.

and you can see riders coming up and rejoining the peloton. The attacking

:27:44.:27:47.

has stopped. The last of the hills is behind them and they're starting

:27:48.:27:51.

to think about a sprint finish. The riders are thinking I'm not going to

:27:52.:27:56.

get away. I will go into the service of my team mates. So the chase is

:27:57.:28:07.

getting organised. For me in races, as a spripser or a - sprinter when

:28:08.:28:11.

there was one hour left, it was that mental Triggs hear the says, OK, you

:28:12.:28:18.

have worked so hard for so long, it is only one hour more of pain, can I

:28:19.:28:26.

do this. That is when you demand the team bring the break back, or you

:28:27.:28:30.

feel good, you may have suffered and thought it is too hard, that

:28:31.:28:38.

triggers at one hour to go is important. You learn to break the

:28:39.:28:51.

race up into chunks. I would count in kilometres and then the type goes

:28:52.:28:55.

quicker. It is incredible how much you can suffer in a race, but when

:28:56.:29:00.

you get inside that one hour you feel good. You can smell the finish

:29:01.:29:06.

line and all the pain is behind you. No matter how hard it will be in the

:29:07.:29:15.

last hour, the finish hour is less than an hour away. People wonder why

:29:16.:29:22.

sprinters are off the back and not contributing, they think you're

:29:23.:29:25.

bluffing, but you're going through that much pain, they say how did you

:29:26.:29:32.

come good, you must have been bluffing, but with sprinters when

:29:33.:29:36.

you can smell the finish line is closer, your body goes to another

:29:37.:29:42.

level. It is a different energy source for sprint and we see riders

:29:43.:29:52.

hanging on and they switch to a different energy source, burning

:29:53.:29:57.

lactic acid. These three are extending the lead. This is our

:29:58.:30:01.

first look at the chasing formation behind and we are not seeing a team

:30:02.:30:05.

come together and boss this one. This might be confidence, with less

:30:06.:30:16.

than 30 seconds gap, they think they have it under control, but it is not

:30:17.:30:20.

to be taken lightly with riders of this class up the road. You may be

:30:21.:30:26.

called, Chris, that this is possible, to take it to the finish.

:30:27.:30:30.

I will still go with the fact that the sprint teams will come to the

:30:31.:30:35.

front. It is a fast run into the finish. The thing about the sprint

:30:36.:30:40.

is, the sprint is very difficult to judge. The roads are so wide. They

:30:41.:30:46.

will have a few sprint trains going and if something happens on the

:30:47.:30:49.

right side of the road and you are on the right side of the road, it

:30:50.:30:54.

can all be over. When there are a few corners coming into the finish,

:30:55.:30:57.

you can control it more, but the white sprint finish makes it

:30:58.:31:02.

difficult to judge. We just have the double bend as they come round

:31:03.:31:06.

Admiralty Arch. It is probably the widest road that any of them will

:31:07.:31:11.

ever race on. We have not seen so much in the way of sprint trains

:31:12.:31:15.

this year, funnily enough. We expected and wait for it to happen,

:31:16.:31:19.

but we have seen a lot more individual sprinting and people

:31:20.:31:22.

finding their own way, which makes it more interesting for us. Mark

:31:23.:31:27.

Cavendish heavily relies on Mark Renshaw and some other team-mates

:31:28.:31:31.

for a sprinting, but other sprinters, especially in our team,

:31:32.:31:36.

we have Giorgio Bronzini, who jumps from wheel to wheel. Like Robbie

:31:37.:31:41.

McHugh in use today back in the day. A freelancer. Riding on the

:31:42.:31:45.

coat-tails of others. Sometimes you need to be able to do that. Dan

:31:46.:31:50.

McClane, the British rider, needed to do that in the Tour de France,

:31:51.:31:55.

trying to get into some sprint trains. He writes for a smaller

:31:56.:31:58.

French team that do not have the firepower to do it for him. He has

:31:59.:32:04.

certainly shown another in the sprints in the Tour de France to

:32:05.:32:08.

suggest that if he had a strong team around him, he could maybe deliver

:32:09.:32:12.

some good results. The league is being eroded. It is a little under

:32:13.:32:23.

20 seconds. I think they would need a minute with 15 kilometres to go if

:32:24.:32:27.

they were going to have a chance. The confidence is building in what

:32:28.:32:32.

has become the peloton again. This will come down to a mass gallop. It

:32:33.:32:37.

looks that way. BMC are prominent, up towards the front, Katusha with a

:32:38.:32:42.

rider on the front of the peloton. BMC putting some riders in there as

:32:43.:32:49.

well. Just looking at the squad, Drucker is the main man, the rider

:32:50.:32:54.

from Luxembourg who won a couple of years ago. Stefan Kung is also a

:32:55.:32:59.

strong young rider, the former world individual pursuit champion on the

:33:00.:33:04.

track. At the front of the race, it is Matteo Trentin followed by Jasper

:33:05.:33:09.

Stuyven and Daryl Impey. The rider from Italy on the front. Stuyven and

:33:10.:33:17.

Impey from South Africa. They are just going over the M25. Traffic is

:33:18.:33:23.

flowing freely. Little traffic report for free. If it is flowing

:33:24.:33:30.

freely, it is mentioning. Often it is not. I'm usually free-flowing.

:33:31.:33:35.

Just 36.5 kilometres to go. The weather improving all the time. 20

:33:36.:33:40.

seconds is the official gap we are getting from the race radio as well.

:33:41.:33:45.

That is accurate, what you're seeing at the top left of your screen.

:33:46.:33:50.

These three continuing to press on and on the off chance that something

:33:51.:33:55.

happens to let them stay away. For riders like Trentin and Impey, this

:33:56.:33:59.

is the chance of doing something. If it comes to a sprint, they will not

:34:00.:34:04.

be at the front. They are smart riders as well. Trentin knows, this

:34:05.:34:09.

is the opportunity I have, the only one I can create today. We may as

:34:10.:34:13.

well get stuck in because the only other option is to wait in the

:34:14.:34:19.

bunch. He is clever. You have always got to like riders who are prepared

:34:20.:34:22.

to try and animate the race. Let's go back on the road with David Mele.

:34:23.:34:27.

Hopefully you will be able to show as the gap in real terms between the

:34:28.:34:31.

trio at the front and the chasing peloton. What you do not see on TV,

:34:32.:34:37.

these are the three riders about to come by. Matteo Trentin is on the

:34:38.:34:41.

front. And Jasper Stuyven and Daryl Impey. Driving forward. You do not

:34:42.:34:48.

see the howling tailwind on TV. It will give them hope. It is one of

:34:49.:34:52.

the reasons the peloton will not give them so much time. Although the

:34:53.:34:56.

distance is quite big, there they are coming round the corner. Four

:34:57.:35:02.

teams are contributing, Team Sky, with Tao Geoghegan Hart back on the

:35:03.:35:08.

front, BMC, Sunweb and Katusha. Four teams are chasing. They know they

:35:09.:35:12.

cannot give the breakaway any room. When it is a tailwind with three

:35:13.:35:15.

riders that strong, they can have such an advantage. Distance wise it

:35:16.:35:21.

is quite long because they are going so fast, 55 kilometres per hour, it

:35:22.:35:27.

is flat out. They will not give them any room at the moment. Flacco

:35:28.:35:32.

chasing on the road towards London. Interesting that Katusha are

:35:33.:35:36.

contributing, one of the four maintains that David was saying was

:35:37.:35:42.

contributing. In perhaps that suggest that Alexander Kristoff is

:35:43.:35:46.

feeling good. At his best, he would be one of the riders at the front.

:35:47.:35:49.

Yes, disappointing Tour de France for him. He did not come close. He

:35:50.:35:58.

was thereabouts in the sprints but he did not take a stage. He will

:35:59.:36:03.

want something out of the remaining part of the season. 177 was Elia

:36:04.:36:10.

Viviani from skies who won a gold medal in the Yonny on the track one

:36:11.:36:20.

year ago. -- in the omnium. He has won about four stages in the Tour of

:36:21.:36:27.

Britain, including one in London. Trek-Segafredo are lining the team

:36:28.:36:31.

at bank Katusha. It looks like it is getting organised. Despite having so

:36:32.:36:39.

many riders, Sky, they just have Tao Geoghegan Hart at the moment

:36:40.:36:42.

contributing to the chase. They feel it is under control and they will

:36:43.:36:44.

press everybody else into service with about 15 kilometres to go. With

:36:45.:36:51.

so many riders from Trek-Segafredo at the front of the peloton, it will

:36:52.:36:55.

not make things easier for the leaders. The comfortable, Ian

:36:56.:37:02.

Stannard is held in reserve, a big engine, waiting until it is time to

:37:03.:37:07.

go to work. On this flat terrain, you can sit in the wheels and be

:37:08.:37:11.

confident. You can see how much easier it is to sit there, virtually

:37:12.:37:17.

freewheeling when the 20 riders back, compares to these three are

:37:18.:37:22.

absolutely driving. There is no letup et al. 22 seconds is the

:37:23.:37:30.

current time gap. Chris, in your opinion, what could we expect the

:37:31.:37:35.

lead out order to be for Elia Viviani of Sky? It is hard in

:37:36.:37:39.

women's cycling to find that last lead out rider that you can depend

:37:40.:37:44.

on. Those riders have to be a sprinter in their own right,

:37:45.:37:48.

superfast. You often find that a rider that is fast enough to win a

:37:49.:37:52.

race does not want to be the last man in the lead out, they want the

:37:53.:37:56.

opportunity for themselves. I am not sure they will go in that direction.

:37:57.:38:00.

Looking at the make-up of the team, it might be about making sure that

:38:01.:38:04.

we get there and they will let Elia Viviani find his own way. They will

:38:05.:38:09.

not be the team that tries to close it down the last few kilometres, and

:38:10.:38:14.

then they will use the trains of the other teams. -- they will be the

:38:15.:38:19.

team that tries to close it down. Mark Renshaw has been a superb lead

:38:20.:38:25.

out man for Mark Cavendish. But he is a very good rider in his own

:38:26.:38:28.

right and the did come a point where he did go off and do his own thing

:38:29.:38:32.

for a little while but he found it harder to get those big victories

:38:33.:38:38.

and take the extra step and the responsibility of it. The

:38:39.:38:41.

responsibility is massive. If you have a team meeting, there might be

:38:42.:38:44.

several riders in the team that say they never get opportunities. If you

:38:45.:38:49.

say, who is feeling good today and once the team to ride for them? You

:38:50.:38:54.

will find that not many riders have the confidence to put their hand up

:38:55.:38:58.

and say, I want the team to work for me. And even if Mark Renshaw has the

:38:59.:39:02.

physical ability to be a world-class sprinter. Riders need to step away

:39:03.:39:10.

from that role of lead out man at some point and have a go, see how it

:39:11.:39:15.

goes. That is one of Mark Cavendish's great qualities. It is

:39:16.:39:19.

about delivering. He has done it time and time again. He is able to

:39:20.:39:22.

take that responsibility on board and be the kind of leader that other

:39:23.:39:28.

riders want to ride for, because of the way he responds to them. Because

:39:29.:39:32.

he wins. Because of the way he deals with them? The team get caught

:39:33.:39:37.

badger team gets confidence when you believe. We have seen it with

:39:38.:39:40.

Sunweb. If you do all the work and the person you're working for

:39:41.:39:44.

delivers the result, it is a fantastic feeling to be part of that

:39:45.:39:48.

team. It is something I could not be myself but I can feel proud to be

:39:49.:39:53.

part of this. You can see coalitions forming very quickly and becoming

:39:54.:39:57.

very tight. As a sprinter myself back in the day, I had some very

:39:58.:40:02.

wise advice that did not sink in until after my career. Giorgia

:40:03.:40:06.

Bronzini said to me many years ago, I was very introverted, and I spent

:40:07.:40:11.

a lot of time in my room. She said, when you need the support of the

:40:12.:40:15.

team, you also need to invest time in personal relationships. It is

:40:16.:40:21.

different in men's cycling. This is back when women's cycling was not so

:40:22.:40:24.

professional and riders were not paid to do a job, it was for the

:40:25.:40:29.

Passion of it. I realise now it is important for a sprinter to spend

:40:30.:40:33.

time with their team-mates, give them confidence and talk to them

:40:34.:40:37.

about how you are feeling. It is important to build those

:40:38.:40:41.

relationships when you have to ask your team-mates to lay down the

:40:42.:40:47.

line. We saw that with the Astana team in the Tour de France. They

:40:48.:40:52.

simply did not like each other. The fact they were being paid hundreds

:40:53.:40:56.

of thousands in some cases did not matter. They did not like each other

:40:57.:40:59.

and when it got tough, they were not bothered about the result. Let's go

:41:00.:41:05.

back to someone on the road to one a your race is back in the day, David

:41:06.:41:08.

Millar is back with the leading riders. The gap is back to nearly

:41:09.:41:14.

half a minute. It is the peloton, not the leading riders. The chase

:41:15.:41:19.

has fallen to pieces. Slow down. There is only one Katusha rider

:41:20.:41:23.

left. Sunweb have pulled out, even BMC. They are blocking. A Quick-Step

:41:24.:41:31.

rider went up. Trek-Segafredo are the chase. About two kilometres of

:41:32.:41:40.

all, all the riders did pay loss. On Sunweb rider is left on the front.

:41:41.:41:45.

All the teams are running out of team-mates to do the chasing. What

:41:46.:41:49.

they do have left, they want to save it for the final lead out. In the

:41:50.:41:54.

meantime, the three strong riders up the front, normally they would not

:41:55.:41:58.

stand a chance, but because of the tailwind, they do. Sunweb have tried

:41:59.:42:04.

to call the bluff, but it has been called. The Katusha rider cannot do

:42:05.:42:08.

it on his own. It has got very interesting. The peloton is getting

:42:09.:42:14.

desperate. I noticed that all the Trek-Segafredo riders all went to

:42:15.:42:17.

the front of the peloton, presumably they went up there too disruptive

:42:18.:42:20.

thing that was going on. Yes, showing dominance. It is showing

:42:21.:42:27.

morale and the fact they are ready to counterattack if they are caught.

:42:28.:42:33.

It deters the whole chase. Before Trek-Segafredo sitting up, you add

:42:34.:42:36.

all these team-mates sitting up and they go back to do the rotation and

:42:37.:42:42.

instead of another person coming in, a Trek rider comes in and starts the

:42:43.:42:45.

rotation. They were not doing anything wrong but interrupting the

:42:46.:42:48.

chase to the point where the other team-mates started giving up in

:42:49.:42:54.

front of them. Katusha was left with one rider and four Trek-Segafredos.

:42:55.:42:58.

It is a Classic old school technique to make the time gap glide. There is

:42:59.:43:06.

only two Katusha riders. One Sunweb rider. Three riders against three

:43:07.:43:11.

riders are out of sight. Those three riders are not strong enough to

:43:12.:43:17.

chase those guys with this tailwind. Trek-Segafredo keep holding the play

:43:18.:43:21.

is hoping to block what is going on. In the meantime, Trek are doing the

:43:22.:43:26.

same. It is an interesting tactical situation. The team mate -- the

:43:27.:43:29.

team-mates of the sprinters will have to come up and commit to the

:43:30.:43:33.

chase. I cannot see those three riders and it is a long straight.

:43:34.:43:37.

These guys will know this and that is the advantage when you have a

:43:38.:43:47.

tailwind. The rat terminal velocity. We are doing 67 kilometres per hour

:43:48.:43:50.

and we are doing the same speed as them. Brilliant pictures from David

:43:51.:43:52.

Millar out on the motorbike with the pilot doing a fantastic job as well.

:43:53.:43:57.

The race is flat-out back to London. At the moment, it seems to be

:43:58.:44:03.

benefiting those at the front. We talked about the size of the teams

:44:04.:44:05.

earlier, which is changing the dynamics to the race. You have nine

:44:06.:44:11.

riders in the Tour de France, we are going to seven riders. It changes

:44:12.:44:16.

things. You can influence the race but you cannot control it. Everybody

:44:17.:44:21.

is finding that out. They are playing brinkmanship, watching the

:44:22.:44:27.

kilometres takeaway. These are the three high-quality riders. The three

:44:28.:44:30.

that are chasing are not good enough to bring them back, with all due

:44:31.:44:35.

respect. It has gone to well over half a minute. Because of the

:44:36.:44:39.

quality we have got at the front and the weight is panning out behind,

:44:40.:44:42.

normally you would not give them a chance with this sort of gap and

:44:43.:44:44.

distance from the end. With the likes of Greipel and

:44:45.:44:59.

Viviani they're teams that we would normally see at the front. That is

:45:00.:45:05.

why the prediction was it would come back to a sprint. But in the case of

:45:06.:45:12.

Kristoff, he seems to have reacted to the disappointment of Tour de

:45:13.:45:19.

France better than say dprie pel. We have -- say Greipel. I wondered how

:45:20.:45:28.

Kristoff would feel, he had a heavy fall. Presumably Greipel's team are

:45:29.:45:38.

saying, we will see if somebody has pulled it back. If he bluffs, I

:45:39.:45:43.

think people will believe it. But I think it will come down to a sprint,

:45:44.:45:50.

despite it being 35 seconds. But we have seen Sky have sent somebody up

:45:51.:45:53.

and still not gone through in fourth position now. So everybody looks

:45:54.:45:58.

like they're about to contribute, but only Dave can see on the ground

:45:59.:46:02.

they're present, but not actually working through. We are seeing one

:46:03.:46:08.

rider riding on front and everybody else is waiting. We have seen a

:46:09.:46:12.

quick shot of the back of the chasing group and Sunweb seem to be

:46:13.:46:17.

all positioned together, bar that one rider. That may mean they're

:46:18.:46:22.

getting ready to come to the front and it depend how Michael Matthews

:46:23.:46:29.

is feeling. Even if he did struggle over the climbs, he will now get

:46:30.:46:33.

that adrenaline and start to feel good. You used the word feel, that

:46:34.:46:38.

is what it is. Only the riders can feel the gap and think, what is the

:46:39.:46:43.

gap, how is it changing, how do I feel. Behind in the peloton the

:46:44.:46:48.

teams are starting to get tomorrow and form up. Tha get together and

:46:49.:46:57.

form up. They have drawn together just waiting to do something. I

:46:58.:47:03.

still think it is going to happen. But it made a fascinating race. We

:47:04.:47:10.

are looking at a drag race back into London. As you can see, the rider

:47:11.:47:16.

from Katusha Alpecin has not got in here. It looks like Tao Geoghegan

:47:17.:47:25.

Hart, who did a lot of work earlier. But clearly he has a second wind.

:47:26.:47:30.

That is the straw he has drawn for the day. The helicopter gives you an

:47:31.:47:35.

idea of the speed. But it is still not fast enough as the break creeps

:47:36.:47:40.

clawing away and grabs another second and another one. It is

:47:41.:47:43.

stable. But it is a big gap that they have got now with 24 kilometres

:47:44.:47:52.

to do. -- to go. You can can see to the front of peloton sub Wen --

:47:53.:47:59.

Sunweb are lined up and they have directions. The fact they're

:48:00.:48:04.

together and moving to front of the peloton, they're having confidence

:48:05.:48:08.

in Michael Matthews and we will see them move to the front. If they have

:48:09.:48:13.

to. A lot of teams play the mental game and wait to see who will take

:48:14.:48:19.

on the chase. 35 seconds with just under 24 kilometres to go. We will

:48:20.:48:23.

see some of the teams who are having sprinters that feel good move to the

:48:24.:48:27.

front. Half an hour of racing remaining. And it is all but flat

:48:28.:48:37.

all the way back here. Just that climb up through Wimbledon to the

:48:38.:48:46.

common before they then head back down through Putney and over the

:48:47.:48:52.

river. While we are watching the race unfold, we still have riders

:48:53.:48:59.

coming in from the RideLondon event. We are in Kingston, that is another

:49:00.:49:04.

good place to watch the classic. One of the few places you can see the

:49:05.:49:07.

race on the way out and the way back. It was a key spot in the

:49:08.:49:13.

Olympics for the time trial. Remember the day Bradley Wiggins won

:49:14.:49:20.

the time trial. . Well sheltered from the wind among these buildings.

:49:21.:49:25.

It will get more densely populated as they head to the Mall. Beautiful

:49:26.:49:33.

shots of the Thames. One more sprint to come at Wimbledon, the fifth and

:49:34.:49:37.

final sprint. But it is all about who is going to win the race itself

:49:38.:49:43.

today now. These three have been mopping up the points. But I don't

:49:44.:49:49.

think they will even flinch as they approach the line. They will roll

:49:50.:49:53.

through and focus on the effort at staying away. They have lost some

:49:54.:49:58.

ground. 28 seconds now as perhaps as a result of these bends. I would

:49:59.:50:05.

estimate they're ten minutes from Wimbledon now. And the run-in to

:50:06.:50:13.

central London. A big crowd waiting on the Mall, all the way up

:50:14.:50:17.

Whitehall as well. I wonder, because they have a cut off for other people

:50:18.:50:22.

in the big mass participation rides this morning and there is still a

:50:23.:50:25.

lot of people rolling over the line. But at some point they're going to

:50:26.:50:30.

have to say, I'm sorry and divert the remaining few off the road so

:50:31.:50:34.

that the race can come through. Considering we are half an hour

:50:35.:50:38.

until they arrive, that will be soon. We haven't seen anything like

:50:39.:50:47.

a broom wagon coming through. Trentin in the blue and white is a

:50:48.:50:54.

two-time stage winner in the Tour of France. Stuyven there. He is in the

:50:55.:51:05.

red and black. As they head near Hampton Court palace and Daryl Impey

:51:06.:51:13.

from South Africa racing for Orica-Scott. They're half a minute

:51:14.:51:19.

clear of the peloton. That was the scene of the closing moments of the

:51:20.:51:27.

time trial in the Olympics. You remember the pictures of Bradley

:51:28.:51:31.

Wiggins sitting on that throne, giving the victory sign. What a week

:51:32.:51:40.

that was. Coming so soon after his victory on the Champs-Elysees in the

:51:41.:51:44.

Tour de France. They have lost nearly ten seconds. Let's go back on

:51:45.:51:49.

to the road and join David Millar at the back of the peloton. We are just

:51:50.:51:56.

coming by now. Ben Swift had a puncture. UAE has two team mates.

:51:57.:52:07.

Team Sky, Viviani is there. Orica-Scott are there. That is the

:52:08.:52:11.

reason we are not seeing some of the teams on the front helping with the

:52:12.:52:18.

chase, they have no team mates left. It is getting desperate. Katusha are

:52:19.:52:23.

flat out and even here, it is up close and personal, but this is a

:52:24.:52:27.

hard run-in. Especially with a tail wind. I remember with the Olympics,

:52:28.:52:32.

you can't underestimate the effect. It is a flat out chase. It is due to

:52:33.:52:37.

this howling tail wind and the strength of the riders at the front

:52:38.:52:41.

and only one or two team may wants can commit to the chase -- team

:52:42.:52:47.

mates can commit to the chase. It is a pursuit between the left over guys

:52:48.:52:51.

and the guys who have been chasing for a long time and behind those

:52:52.:52:59.

four chasers you have the Bmc and Quick-Step. We will come back. Bmc.

:53:00.:53:12.

Five riders. Sunweb, four. Five for Trek-Segafredo and only three people

:53:13.:53:16.

chasing. Only two Katusha riders and one Sunweb. Three versus three. That

:53:17.:53:23.

is not enough at the moment. More people need to join in, don't they,

:53:24.:53:32.

Chris? I looks to me as if they're playing brivengmanship --

:53:33.:53:33.

brinkmanship and people can get involved in the chase. We have seen

:53:34.:53:39.

do this and time it wrong and not make the bridge. It is a fascinating

:53:40.:53:46.

run-in. Races can be boring, they're flat and you can wait for a sprint.

:53:47.:53:51.

But we haven't seen that, we have seen some proper racing and we have

:53:52.:53:56.

the new points that are coming in, being this one of major races in the

:53:57.:54:01.

season. So it is important for everybody. It was up close and

:54:02.:54:10.

personal. I thought Ian Stannard was going to have a chat with him!

:54:11.:54:16.

Inside the last 20k and it is still 25 seconds. In your opinion, Chris,

:54:17.:54:22.

at this point of the breakaway riders, will they be pushing on the

:54:23.:54:28.

pedals with 100%? Yes right now they have got, there is no thinking about

:54:29.:54:32.

the finish. They have put a lot into creating this move. They have got

:54:33.:54:36.

absolutely nothing to lose and for the moment they are a team of three.

:54:37.:54:42.

They're their own little team. That will disband inside the last five

:54:43.:54:49.

kilometres and sometimes the break assassinates itself by starting to

:54:50.:54:54.

play that game too early. Then they can get swamped. It wis be close. --

:54:55.:54:58.

it will be close, but I think we will see a lot of people coming into

:54:59.:55:05.

the chase in the not too distant future. But they have lost more than

:55:06.:55:13.

10 seconds of their lead. The riders heading for Wimbledon. There is the

:55:14.:55:19.

chasing peloton. It is certainly strung out. Looks like they're going

:55:20.:55:30.

over the A3. People are strung out and feeling confident that nothing

:55:31.:55:34.

will disrupt the flow and I don't have to fight to be closer forward A

:55:35.:55:39.

lot of riders are comfortable and waiting to get to the finish.

:55:40.:55:43.

Because their opportunities have gone and in some cases their job is

:55:44.:55:50.

yet to start. This is the Prudential RideLondon classic. Just 18

:55:51.:55:56.

kilometres remain. We are on the Mall beside Buckingham Palace. It is

:55:57.:56:03.

a World Tour event and the first time Britain has hosted it own men's

:56:04.:56:08.

World Tour events. Yesterday we had the first women's World Tour event

:56:09.:56:12.

with the Classique, that was also held last year. But the men taking

:56:13.:56:17.

centre stage this afternoon. Just before we get into the thick of the

:56:18.:56:21.

final action, it is worth saying you might see some ride wers numbers on

:56:22.:56:27.

their -- riders with numbers on their bars, they're supposedly going

:56:28.:56:34.

to close the road at quarter two for the other riders. But they will be

:56:35.:56:40.

held at the side of the road until the race goes past. This is an

:56:41.:56:44.

arrangement that has been made in advance. Normally they cut the road

:56:45.:56:50.

and say that it is. But they will hold them and let them continue.

:56:51.:56:59.

That is an interesting development. The leading riders are in Wimbledon.

:57:00.:57:03.

Trentin in the blue and why not. Impey in the naval and Stuyven in

:57:04.:57:10.

the red and black. Katusha with two lonely riders at the front. We have

:57:11.:57:15.

had a strong indication that Kristoff must be feeling good. A

:57:16.:57:20.

committed effort. Michael Matthews, Viviani, is there any other

:57:21.:57:24.

sprinters we should look out for? Possibly Sam Bennett. Of course we

:57:25.:57:30.

have mentioned him. My favourite for the day. It is hard to tell, because

:57:31.:57:36.

it is so kwied and there is a lot of room to -- wide and there is a lot

:57:37.:57:43.

of room to manoeuvre. Once you're in London it is flat and you get

:57:44.:57:48.

shelter. We have seen some surprise wins here. So I think Greipel is

:57:49.:57:55.

still in with a chance. Because it is not suited to a clean leader, he

:57:56.:58:00.

could jump wheels and be there. It is a really, because of the wide

:58:01.:58:05.

sprint and you can do it without a team, dprie pel is such -- Greipel

:58:06.:58:10.

is such a strong sprinter, if you make a mistake, you can correct it.

:58:11.:58:15.

We have seen that in the past with the women. It is a strong sprint.

:58:16.:58:20.

Sunweb starting to get involved again. They sense they're close

:58:21.:58:24.

enough to the finish and to the three ahead. It is 15 seconds. I

:58:25.:58:28.

think that is the end of it. They're back in sight and they know they're

:58:29.:58:33.

in control of the race and these three, they can overhaul them when

:58:34.:58:40.

they need to. It is almost certainly going to be a bunched sprint here

:58:41.:58:45.

now and the peloton, the confidence has let them tangle and starting to

:58:46.:58:51.

assemble. Rather than getting on the front, they will be doing just

:58:52.:58:57.

enough to keep it at this distance. The two riders from Katusha have

:58:58.:59:00.

helped to make the difference and they have not had a lot of help from

:59:01.:59:06.

elsewhere for a while now. These three will know that the peloton is

:59:07.:59:13.

not too far away. It is a big distance and that will stake some of

:59:14.:59:19.

the enthusiasm out of the efforts as well. We have two Katushas at front,

:59:20.:59:29.

and Sunweb and Quick-Step have some riders up to front end. Katusha have

:59:30.:59:36.

taken control of the chase and done a superb job. They will have the

:59:37.:59:41.

director telling them coming into RideLondon it is important for us,

:59:42.:59:47.

the disappointment of not winning a sfaj at the Tour de France. But it

:59:48.:59:53.

could be Kristoff saying I'm up for this. It has been, the Katusha team,

:59:54.:59:58.

that have taken up the chase. Sometimes that pressure for a

:59:59.:00:02.

sprinter that your team has done so much work it can work both ways and

:00:03.:00:07.

you get too nervous you don't want to let them down, or you say I have

:00:08.:00:09.

to finish this off. Daryl Impey has not been able to

:00:10.:00:20.

hold the pace on the climb up to Wimbledon Village. I know this road.

:00:21.:00:25.

It is quite a drag. He has got the message in his ear, it is coming

:00:26.:00:30.

back, less than 15 seconds. He was driving it over the top of the last

:00:31.:00:35.

climb. He is paying for that effort now. These two are persisting. The

:00:36.:00:40.

passion of before seems to have ebbed away. They know that they are

:00:41.:00:47.

almost certainly destined to be caught. Despite that, Jasper Stuyven

:00:48.:00:50.

still looks pretty good on the bike. He is certainly very fluid, really

:00:51.:00:55.

stylish. Both of them are. These twists and turns, it would help them

:00:56.:00:59.

if they were going to persist. It is hard to get a real chase happening

:01:00.:01:04.

behind. People tend to be penned in position through the bends. What is

:01:05.:01:09.

it like on the road? We just came up the little falls flat that would not

:01:10.:01:12.

be an issue, and it is ready Ian Stannard attacked last year, behind

:01:13.:01:20.

Geraint Thomas. It is Jasper Stuyven and Matteo Trentin left. Nobody

:01:21.:01:23.

would have seen Trentin begging for a bottle before. After the initial

:01:24.:01:29.

attack on Pete Kennaugh, he and Daryl Impey only had the one feeds

:01:30.:01:33.

on. They never got the gap over one minutes they never had a team car

:01:34.:01:36.

and there has been no neutral service to give them bottles or

:01:37.:01:42.

food. That would have been contributing massively. I always --

:01:43.:01:45.

I almost felt like getting Stewart Poulson, the man who has got me

:01:46.:01:50.

through today, to go back and get bottles for them. Stuyven has been

:01:51.:02:00.

incredible, as has Impey. Everyone underestimates the running. It just

:02:01.:02:04.

wears you down. It is not that hard, but it is very long. It is almost a

:02:05.:02:10.

60 minute time trial. After a race like this, you cannot complete with

:02:11.:02:15.

-- you cannot compete with the peloton.

:02:16.:02:19.

David Millar, the good Samaritan, going back with some Mars bars. He

:02:20.:02:23.

did not say he did it. He thought about it. We can see the time gap

:02:24.:02:30.

going out. Is that the result of the peloton not wanting to catch so the

:02:31.:02:34.

back of? I think it is confidence. They have brought it back, they

:02:35.:02:39.

realise it can be done, it is a manageable amount, 12 kilometres to

:02:40.:02:43.

go. I watched this is a non-sprinter and think, it will be close, but

:02:44.:02:48.

they know their jobs. It is why they get paid a lot of money, they are

:02:49.:02:51.

professionals, they have a real feel for it

:02:52.:03:04.

and they know when to go to work. 18 seconds for these two, 12 kilometres

:03:05.:03:08.

to go, it will start behind soon. If they catch them to rarely you will

:03:09.:03:11.

get counterattacks and that is what the sprinters teams do not want.

:03:12.:03:13.

They want them all to arrive together on the line, catch them as

:03:14.:03:17.

late as the beer, three K to go, but there are still hanging out there.

:03:18.:03:19.

There is still a glimmer of a chance. I think what we are seeing

:03:20.:03:24.

is confidence. Sunweb with a wider forward. I cannot see who it is. We

:03:25.:03:30.

could not get close enough there. Sunweb and Katusha bringing the

:03:31.:03:34.

peloton bag. Trek-Segafredo just sitting there, they have the man at

:03:35.:03:39.

the front of the race, Jasper Stuyven. You could see in the

:03:40.:03:43.

chasing peloton that Trek-Segafredo have lots of riders towards the

:03:44.:03:46.

front. That would indicate that they would be a team without the pure

:03:47.:03:53.

sprinter that would go... There are possibly monitoring things, covering

:03:54.:03:57.

moves, making sure that nobody gets away, helping to disrupt the chase,

:03:58.:04:02.

raiding in the front, getting in the way. They are getting involved in

:04:03.:04:05.

this race and waiting to see if anything develops. As you were

:04:06.:04:10.

saying, I am not sure who the obvious sprinter would be if they

:04:11.:04:13.

were waiting for that. The man they were hoping to bring to London, John

:04:14.:04:18.

Degenkolb, not able to make it this weekend. His wife was expecting

:04:19.:04:22.

their second child at any minute so he reluctantly said, this is too

:04:23.:04:26.

important for me, I need to stay at home but he would be the back-up man

:04:27.:04:32.

when Jasper Stuyven and Matteo Trentin are inevitably, one would

:04:33.:04:36.

imagine, caught between this point and the finish. They would have to

:04:37.:04:40.

come up with something else. They do have Koen De Kort, who is strongly

:04:41.:04:46.

dead rider he does not get many opportunities. He is John

:04:47.:04:49.

Degenkolb's the dead man. That is a good shout. He may be up for having

:04:50.:04:54.

a go at the sprint. We saw Edvald Boasson Hagen have a go at the Tour

:04:55.:05:03.

de France because he was not pressed into the service of Mark Cavendish.

:05:04.:05:05.

He is a very strong rider. We may see that, chances for everybody.

:05:06.:05:08.

They have strong riders like Edward Theuns as well, who was second in

:05:09.:05:14.

the worst of Llantrisant, and Pedersen, the National Road race

:05:15.:05:16.

champion of Denmark in the line-up today. -- who was second in

:05:17.:05:29.

Flanders. As Chris pointed out, the tactic of Trek-Segafredo, being wall

:05:30.:05:33.

to wall across the front to disrupt the chase. It is working. It makes

:05:34.:05:37.

it difficult for other riders to move to the front and do a hard

:05:38.:05:42.

turn. They have to come the long were in those riders if they want to

:05:43.:05:48.

move on. What was that? You stay there, I am not coming through. I

:05:49.:05:52.

have been here for well, Pilling, it is time you got stuck in. 15 seconds

:05:53.:05:59.

inside of ten kilometres to go. It is really going to come down to the

:06:00.:06:03.

wire if they continue like this. Ramon Sinkeldam did a big turn on

:06:04.:06:08.

the front, the Sunweb rider, but he has nothing left to give. It will be

:06:09.:06:13.

the turn of the two riders from Katusha behind them. Some of the

:06:14.:06:19.

others might get involved now. It is down to 16 seconds. They have gone

:06:20.:06:22.

through Putney high Street, just about to go over the bridge where

:06:23.:06:28.

the boat race starts. We're getting closer to the finish, inside the

:06:29.:06:32.

last ten kilometres of the race. I find this very interesting that

:06:33.:06:37.

Sunweb have so many riders in the chasing group, inside the ten

:06:38.:06:41.

kilometres to go. They have not moved all the riders to the front.

:06:42.:06:47.

It seems like a risky move is mad dashes Michael Matthews is feeling

:06:48.:06:51.

OK and wants a chance of the victory. It is risky. Yes, but I

:06:52.:06:55.

have seen them do it time and time again. I am not sure how they have

:06:56.:07:00.

the courage to do so. The timing is there. We can see them bunching up.

:07:01.:07:06.

No one is being so stretched that they could not physically do it. I

:07:07.:07:10.

think they're waiting. The team directors in the race car can do the

:07:11.:07:14.

perfect calculations, but one thing they do not know, when they take a

:07:15.:07:19.

risk like this, is how the riders are feeling. They expect them to get

:07:20.:07:23.

tired, but the adrenaline lifts in the final moments of the race. Very

:07:24.:07:28.

interesting to see that a point the kilometres to go, it comes down very

:07:29.:07:34.

quickly. One of these things very experienced riders, certainly the

:07:35.:07:37.

likes of Trentin will do, they will ride hard, the peloton will get the

:07:38.:07:42.

gauge on what it would take to close the gap and they ride under power on

:07:43.:07:46.

purpose and they get to the last five kilometres, and they suddenly

:07:47.:07:50.

increase the speed. There is a lag between that information getting

:07:51.:07:55.

back to the peloton and they have managed to grab another five

:07:56.:07:58.

seconds. They could be playing mind games. We have not seen Lotto-Soudal

:07:59.:08:02.

told but we saw them lots in the Tour de France, doing of work on

:08:03.:08:08.

behalf of Andre Greipel. That has not happened today. Do you think

:08:09.:08:12.

they are saving it for the end, or maybe the main man is not feeling

:08:13.:08:17.

great? We had worked before that only two riders from Lotto-Soudal in

:08:18.:08:22.

the chasing group. There is not much they can do. I am surprised they

:08:23.:08:26.

have not come to the front. We have not seen them all day. The only two

:08:27.:08:32.

so they can do nothing but gamble. Greipel probably needs that one

:08:33.:08:35.

team-mate to be near him unless he needs to be moved up. I do not think

:08:36.:08:39.

we will see Lotto-Soudal choosing this town. 17 seconds and the

:08:40.:08:48.

kilometres are ticking down fast. -- chase this down. Even if the teams

:08:49.:08:55.

were going to let them dangle, it is a long piece of string they have

:08:56.:09:00.

given them. We would normally see them rotating through but not going

:09:01.:09:04.

flat out, rather than not being present at all. Sunweb starting to

:09:05.:09:08.

get themselves ready, ten riders back. They would be the obvious team

:09:09.:09:15.

to get stuck in. Making no inroads are tall at the moment. Something of

:09:16.:09:23.

a holding pattern despite the fact we're heading closer to the finish.

:09:24.:09:29.

6.6 kilometres to go. The look of determination and concentration and

:09:30.:09:35.

intense effort on the fairest of -- on the face of Matteo Trentin

:09:36.:09:40.

Quick-Step. Katusha down to one on the front, leading the chase at the

:09:41.:09:46.

moment. I think that rider has just come out of the Tour de France.

:09:47.:09:51.

Katusha have done their part in the chase. It seems like Sunweb have to

:09:52.:09:54.

take the responsibility of the want this to come to a sprint. It will be

:09:55.:10:00.

close, but perhaps it is a risk not being at the front, chasing this

:10:01.:10:04.

town, but perhaps it is pure confidence. They have lots of riders

:10:05.:10:08.

and perhaps they know they have lots left in the legs to really quickly

:10:09.:10:14.

bring this back. I do not go about the confidence, but mine is wavering

:10:15.:10:17.

inside six kilometres to go. It is still 16 seconds. These two are not

:10:18.:10:24.

giving up. You mentioned the face of Trentin. He did not look like

:10:25.:10:27.

somebody who was absolutely flat-out. Maybe they are saving a

:10:28.:10:34.

little chat between them, deciding the final strategy. They could kill

:10:35.:10:38.

this opportunity for themselves if they start to play around to error.

:10:39.:10:44.

I do not think they will do that, there are very experienced. They

:10:45.:10:47.

will need to wait until the last 500 metres before they start to think

:10:48.:10:51.

about the victory. The interaction they had the shows they are on the

:10:52.:10:56.

same line, they will work together to the finish, they cannot afford to

:10:57.:11:00.

start playing cat and mouse. 15 seconds, coming down. They have to

:11:01.:11:04.

go for it because it is that or nothing from the point of view. They

:11:05.:11:08.

have worked well for a long time on the road. The races heading along

:11:09.:11:13.

the embankment, along the River Thames, into the centre of London.

:11:14.:11:17.

Sunweb throwing a wider towards the front, to help out. Some of the

:11:18.:11:21.

other teams in the last five kilometres will start to stretch

:11:22.:11:24.

their legs and begin to turn the screw and close in on these two at

:11:25.:11:29.

the front of the race. It will be close-run, it is a slender

:11:30.:11:35.

advantage, but the hanging on. Five kilometres to go is a nice of you

:11:36.:11:39.

smarter to get stuck in and start to chase. Interestingly they just sent

:11:40.:11:44.

on sole rider up the side to go to the front from Sunweb. That could be

:11:45.:11:48.

an indication that Michael Matthews wants the team to do a real lead out

:11:49.:11:52.

for him. They are gambling at this point. When they do come to the

:11:53.:11:56.

finishing straight, you have got to time your effort well. It is

:11:57.:11:59.

tempting to go early on a finish like this that look so inviting. You

:12:00.:12:06.

can see it in front of you, but it is further than you think and lives

:12:07.:12:08.

can be deceptive when you come through Admiralty Arch. A little

:12:09.:12:12.

look behind by Trentin. I am not sure if that will help his cause.

:12:13.:12:17.

They are holding at 15 seconds and it is not a lot of racing left, less

:12:18.:12:23.

than five minutes. Suddenly what was a slender margin is starting to

:12:24.:12:28.

become significant, considering the distance remaining. They are holding

:12:29.:12:31.

steadily as it creeps up and down. Is perhaps some problems with the

:12:32.:12:36.

GPS but it is certainly not going down. We saw a glimpse of the

:12:37.:12:43.

chasing group. Orica-Scott coming to the front as a team. That is the

:12:44.:12:46.

move. Teams are together. Sunweb are well positioned together. 3.7

:12:47.:12:53.

kilometres to go. They are going to have to come fast. Here comes Sky,

:12:54.:13:00.

fast up the outside. Sky late, we look -- we got a quick glance, but

:13:01.:13:04.

they did not seem to be just moving to the front, they looked like they

:13:05.:13:08.

were moving onto the front. We will be able to go back in a minute. The

:13:09.:13:12.

time is coming down as they are in the bike lane, which is civilised of

:13:13.:13:18.

them. Some people say the paint is much faster than the tarmac. That

:13:19.:13:22.

might be what they are thinking. Quite possibly. It is starting to

:13:23.:13:31.

come down. 12 seconds. Once they get to five seconds, that will be the

:13:32.:13:36.

sprint itself. These guys have really got seven seconds remaining

:13:37.:13:40.

to stay in front. It looks like the timing exercise has been done well

:13:41.:13:46.

in the peloton. Inside the last three kilometres. Trentin doing up

:13:47.:13:49.

the zip on his jersey in case they can hang on at the front. They are

:13:50.:13:54.

just chipping away. They have lost two seconds in the time it took me

:13:55.:13:59.

to come up with that sentence. It is going down and down, getting tighter

:14:00.:14:04.

and tighter and harder for a Jasper Stuyven and Matteo Trentin to stay

:14:05.:14:08.

away at the end of this. They have made it difficult for the peloton.

:14:09.:14:11.

It has made interesting viewing for us. It looks like it could be over

:14:12.:14:17.

for these two. The peloton but the timing right. They will come

:14:18.:14:24.

superfast with confidence. The big teams are together for the

:14:25.:14:29.

sprinters. In that no team has lined up on the front, it has been ones

:14:30.:14:34.

and twos from each team. This is the point where you would expect them to

:14:35.:14:39.

do it. They are whipping back and forwards. They will not be working

:14:40.:14:43.

on time gaps on the radio, they will be doing it visually. They can see

:14:44.:14:48.

this page in front of them and our motor bike. Just to kilometres to

:14:49.:14:54.

go. Orica-Scott have sent lots of riders to the front. -- two

:14:55.:15:00.

kilometres. The race is very much on Andy Pack is closing rapidly. You

:15:01.:15:02.

can see the gap. It is not big. Anne, There is still the chance we

:15:03.:15:10.

will have a sprint. I'm almost certain we will. One kilometre from

:15:11.:15:17.

me we have two successive left-hander bring them in sight of

:15:18.:15:22.

the finishing banner. They're just around the corner from us now. They

:15:23.:15:26.

will do a big U-turn along the river. They're heading into

:15:27.:15:29.

Westminster and they will have the houses of Parliament on their

:15:30.:15:36.

right-hand side shortly as the peloton start to turn the screw and

:15:37.:15:42.

start to open it up and get ready for a spectacular gallop on the

:15:43.:15:51.

Mall. All the big names will be gathering. Orica-Scott have a few

:15:52.:15:59.

people, Chris, who will they be working for the sprint? They have

:16:00.:16:05.

options. I'm interested to see whether we will see a sprint at all.

:16:06.:16:10.

With a minute to go. The breakaway group have been caught as they go

:16:11.:16:17.

into Whitehall. A K to go, that is remarkable. What a piece of

:16:18.:16:25.

brinkmanship that was. With Katusha coming to the front with the red.

:16:26.:16:39.

Kristoff is their main man. Aqua blue are up there. Bmc with three or

:16:40.:16:49.

four riders. Matthews has one man and they're not going to try for the

:16:50.:16:54.

sprint train. They're trying to find their way, getting themselves

:16:55.:16:58.

positioned before the final two bends. It is Docker making the left

:16:59.:17:12.

hand turn. They come through Admiralty arch and Mitch Docker with

:17:13.:17:18.

the lead. The sprint opens up. The rider from Bora has Bennett on his

:17:19.:17:23.

wheel. Matthews is further back. Drucker as well was eighth or tenth

:17:24.:17:29.

in line. It is a long sprint. Where is Greipel? Viviani tries to make a

:17:30.:17:37.

move. And Kristoff hits the front. Bennett against Kristoff. They come

:17:38.:17:42.

up to line and it was so, so close as they cross the line. But

:17:43.:17:51.

Alexander Kristoff may have got it. I think you're right and he needed

:17:52.:17:56.

that win. Such a disappointing Tour de France for him. If we have that

:17:57.:18:06.

confirmed he will be delighted. Looked like Cort was involved from

:18:07.:18:11.

Orica-Scott. The riders catching their breath. Here is the sprint,

:18:12.:18:18.

Bennett was in a good place here. He was, got a good lead and Kristoff

:18:19.:18:23.

also thought he was the man to follow. Went after him. Bennett

:18:24.:18:27.

could do nothing about it. Matthews didn't have it. Watch Cort chasing

:18:28.:18:37.

hard after Kristoff all the way to the line. In the end it was an

:18:38.:18:48.

excellent for Kristoff. A winner of two stages in the Tour de France.

:18:49.:18:52.

There he is in the red, had a clear line all the way to the finish. Had

:18:53.:18:57.

the strength and the power and celebrates the victory here in

:18:58.:19:03.

London. That was a great sprint by him. Matthews, surprised he wasn't

:19:04.:19:10.

slightly closer. He too was well positioned through the final bends.

:19:11.:19:13.

But just didn't have it. Probably had a lot of responsibilities after

:19:14.:19:18.

the Tour de France. There is Viviani. He started his effort a bit

:19:19.:19:22.

late and never got on terms with those at the front. Big win for

:19:23.:19:32.

Kristoff he would have been disappointed with the Tour de

:19:33.:19:35.

France. But he has come back with a bang. A convincing win. Matthews

:19:36.:19:42.

held on for third. A deserving win for Katusha. They took

:19:43.:19:48.

responsibility and believed in their sprinter and I think it was, it is

:19:49.:19:51.

always very rewarding and satisfying to see a team that takes up the

:19:52.:19:56.

responsibility to come away with the victory and he did prove that he was

:19:57.:20:01.

the strongest on the way. They timed it well, bringing in two breakaway

:20:02.:20:07.

riders, with Trentin and Stuyven, who did so well to hold off the

:20:08.:20:13.

peloton for as well as they did. The peloton always had the confidence

:20:14.:20:16.

that they would be able to bring them back and we had the sprint for

:20:17.:20:21.

the line on the Mall that we were expecting and we have had a very big

:20:22.:20:32.

name Winner Alexander Kristoff, the Norwegian, a great ride from Cort

:20:33.:20:38.

and Michael Matthews finishing third.

:20:39.:20:46.

Drucker having to settle for sixth. The win goes to Alexander Kristoff.

:20:47.:21:06.

A well timed sprint and a fantastic performance from the team. Mark,

:21:07.:21:10.

you're edge on the barriers, loving that sprint finish. If anybody knows

:21:11.:21:17.

thousand ride a finish, it is you. What did you think. There was some

:21:18.:21:22.

good lead outs. On a different circumstance, you can see the flags,

:21:23.:21:28.

the wind's blowing, it is a head wind finish. Bora left Bennett on

:21:29.:21:34.

the front too long. But Kristoff was a long way ahead there. That shows

:21:35.:21:39.

he had a fire in him to try and win and there was no one going to come

:21:40.:21:45.

close. Michael Matthews finishing third again. Didn't have the legs. I

:21:46.:21:50.

think he rode more than having his legs, he rode more on the movement

:21:51.:21:55.

and followed the wheels. He might be a bit dead after the Tour de France.

:21:56.:22:00.

You get dead legs and you can deal with the climbs and the distance

:22:01.:22:05.

better, but the actual punch, the kick against the Tour de France

:22:06.:22:09.

riders is difference. Here you need that sharpness. Sam's had to go

:22:10.:22:15.

early. Which normally with 250 it would work, but it is into a head

:22:16.:22:21.

wind. As you can see, Nielsen has a good run, but Matthews used the slip

:22:22.:22:27.

stream of the others. That is good after a busy week after getting the

:22:28.:22:35.

green jersey in the Tour de France. Sepp up there in fourth. You have

:22:36.:22:41.

two guys in fourth and fifth there is something gone wrong. Kristoff,

:22:42.:22:46.

perhaps disappointed with the Tour. But it meant a lot to him. Yeah, he

:22:47.:22:51.

let out a yell when he crossed the line. You don't do that unless it

:22:52.:22:57.

means something. Katusha committed throughout the day to ride and

:22:58.:23:01.

showed they had faith in him and that gives you an extra buzz and a

:23:02.:23:06.

motivation to deliver. When your team's committed to you. It is nice

:23:07.:23:09.

to see it paid off. Here he is now with Tim. Huge krachations -

:23:10.:23:19.

congratulations, the peloton timed it well. Was that the tactics. We

:23:20.:23:24.

didn't come from the free. From the Tour we had one week rest and we

:23:25.:23:29.

didn't train too much. I had a great party at home a few days ago and

:23:30.:23:35.

usually I race well after a party. So maybe that is the tactic. A

:23:36.:23:43.

disappointing Tour, but your must be thrilled to win here. ? Yes I got a

:23:44.:23:52.

bronze medal in the Olympics, I was struggling in the climbs, but we

:23:53.:23:59.

managed to chase back, my team members, it was proving hard to come

:24:00.:24:03.

back. And at the end we did not get much help from other teams, some

:24:04.:24:08.

helped us a bit. Yeah, at the end we timed it perfect. But there was a

:24:09.:24:13.

bit on the edge. In the sprint I felt good and Michael delivered me

:24:14.:24:18.

well. So yeah I was happy to see I could hold behind me. That is it,

:24:19.:24:26.

talk us through that sprint. It was a narrow corner and it stretches

:24:27.:24:32.

out. It was no problem going through. On the Bora wheel of

:24:33.:24:37.

Bennett, I waited for him to start. Because it was a bit windy and I

:24:38.:24:43.

knew it would be hard. With 200 to go I managed to hold them. That is

:24:44.:24:48.

always a great feeling to see you're first. It is a long time since the

:24:49.:24:53.

last time I win in Frankfurt. So sit was a nice feeling to win. Well

:24:54.:25:03.

done. Thank you. Kristoff winning. We will see him on the podium

:25:04.:25:12.

shortly. Collecting his winner's prize. Mark he has been able to

:25:13.:25:15.

carry some form into this. Perhaps that is the way to do it. I guess

:25:16.:25:21.

so, when you have an easy week, your body tries to get everything it can

:25:22.:25:27.

back in and sometimes you eat more carbohydrate. We are used to losing

:25:28.:25:35.

weight and you let yourself go and the body gets the sugars and

:25:36.:25:41.

carbohydrate in. I'm not a nutritionist, but that is how I see

:25:42.:25:46.

it. Dave Millar, straight off the bike. Well done. Excellent job.

:25:47.:25:51.

Chris from commently. We are going to look at the closing stages that

:25:52.:25:55.

break was away and we wondered if it would stay. Yes I think we saw a lot

:25:56.:26:02.

of confidence with about 15, 20ks out. I don't know how they do it.

:26:03.:26:06.

They get a feel for the distance and can see the break and Wen to work.

:26:07.:26:14.

But Katusha buried themselves and did it a man at a time. Killing

:26:15.:26:22.

themselveses to keep it in touch. It was quite something to match. That

:26:23.:26:29.

Mac away made it. And -- that break away made it. It It is the first

:26:30.:26:36.

time I have seen the finish. I have been in the motorbike. Katusha were

:26:37.:26:41.

all in. I think every other team read that and they know Kristoff was

:26:42.:26:46.

desperate to win. They used that as their tactic. Orica-Scott held off

:26:47.:26:53.

and Greipel only had two riders left with. Even Sunweb are doing well.

:26:54.:26:58.

But it is scattered. It was surprising, but everyone was so

:26:59.:27:03.

pinned on the run-in. As you said, the teams were breaking apart and

:27:04.:27:07.

was hard and there was a lot of wind. Yes the wind, you don't see it

:27:08.:27:14.

on the TV, but it was howling and that allowed the breakaway to go

:27:15.:27:21.

further. Ben Swift was racing well. Michael Matthews, even he was spent

:27:22.:27:26.

too much energy early op. You either go for the sprint or you try and

:27:27.:27:32.

cover the moves mid race. They paid the price I think. Fantastic to see

:27:33.:27:39.

the sprint finish. A head wind and it can play such a part in a sprint

:27:40.:27:46.

finish? Yes it is the difference of 100 metres, if it is a block head

:27:47.:27:52.

wind you can go a hundred, if it is a tail wind it is a hundred metres

:27:53.:27:58.

difference. Although it is slightly downhill, it is heavy tarmac and you

:27:59.:28:03.

don't want to go and kick in a head wind, because you will stick to the

:28:04.:28:11.

road. We saw that in Sam Bennett in a different day he would have been

:28:12.:28:15.

in a perfect position. They sit in the team bus and man two goes here

:28:16.:28:19.

and the lead man goes here. It is stock standard of not thinking about

:28:20.:28:25.

how to adapt to a situation. And they did that. You see I think out

:28:26.:28:29.

of everyone Matthews did that the best and used the other wheels. He

:28:30.:28:34.

knew he would be pushing to it train and win against the pure sprinters.

:28:35.:28:38.

So he used the wheels to move up and that is how he was going to win. We

:28:39.:28:45.

still have Michael Matthews in the finish, finishing third again. He

:28:46.:28:51.

has been talking to Tim. The four man coming in, the green jersey at

:28:52.:28:54.

the Tour, what were your thoughts coming into the race? I had a lot of

:28:55.:28:59.

confidence. But unfortunately the legs weren't as good as I would have

:29:00.:29:03.

liked. I thought I did everything right to be good here. But I guess

:29:04.:29:09.

after the Tour, you have good and bad days. I was suffering from the

:29:10.:29:15.

start. My goal was to try and attack on the climb and make the

:29:16.:29:17.

difference. But I couldn't even do that. I had to try and just survive

:29:18.:29:23.

to the finish and see what sort of sprint I had left. Talk us through

:29:24.:29:28.

that last third of the race, it seems like a long slog? I wouldn't

:29:29.:29:33.

mind the climbs to be closer to the finish. But yeah, unfortunately it

:29:34.:29:42.

is the way it is. After a hard Tour I have to be happy with third. Plans

:29:43.:29:47.

for the rest of the season? I'm looking forward to a rest after

:29:48.:29:52.

this. I kept focussed with training until today and yeah I will go to

:29:53.:30:02.

Como and have a rest and go to altitude to prepare for the second

:30:03.:30:03.

half. Thanks. A lovely break for Michael Matthews

:30:04.:30:15.

coming up. Interesting two-year him say that he felt the hour of racing

:30:16.:30:20.

after the last climb is tough. It makes a difference? He is such a

:30:21.:30:23.

good climber in his own right never mind amongst the sprinters. He likes

:30:24.:30:28.

it as hard as possible. When we saw the rays split on the last two

:30:29.:30:34.

Hills, he was on the front group but he would have been made up if it had

:30:35.:30:38.

stayed as a small group and heated sprint from this. It was always

:30:39.:30:43.

going to be a 60 minute running. It changes the race. Coming out of the

:30:44.:30:47.

Tour de France, I wonder if it has caught up with him. He fought hard

:30:48.:30:53.

to get the green jersey. He has had lots of responsibility since. He was

:30:54.:30:56.

well positioned coming into the sprint but he did not have the

:30:57.:31:01.

likes. If this race was 300 kilometres, ye would still be the

:31:02.:31:05.

same after 300 kilometres. The Tour de France does something to you. You

:31:06.:31:09.

get this incredible endurance but your body is limiting itself, it

:31:10.:31:13.

will not let you damage it like it can. The peak for the sprinters is

:31:14.:31:19.

not close to what it can be when the press. They can do it after a or 300

:31:20.:31:25.

kilometres. There we are. Brian Cookson is on the podium. We will go

:31:26.:31:30.

through the formalities with Simon Brotherton.

:31:31.:31:34.

I saw Brian Cookson at lunchtime recovering after his 100 mile ride

:31:35.:31:38.

in the sportive today. Michael Matthews, third today. The green

:31:39.:31:43.

jersey winner in the Tour de France this year. Three times he has won

:31:44.:31:48.

stages in the Tour de France. He won twice in this year's race. One of

:31:49.:31:54.

the star names leading into the weekend. Representing the team of

:31:55.:32:00.

Orica-Scott, Magnus Cort Neilson. He come up with a really good ride,

:32:01.:32:04.

with a good lead out training in front of him, the 24-year-old Ben.

:32:05.:32:10.

He won a couple of stages of the Vuelta a Espana, the grand Tour in

:32:11.:32:14.

Spain, last year. He was second in the could of Denmark, his home Tour

:32:15.:32:22.

as well. He was not far behind today's's winner either. And now,

:32:23.:32:32.

the winner. From Katusha Alpecin, Alexander Kristoff. Alexander

:32:33.:32:36.

Kristoff, he was on the podium five years ago at the Olympic Games

:32:37.:32:42.

having claimed the bronze medal. The race was won by Alexander Vinogradov

:32:43.:32:47.

ahead of Rigoberto Uran. Today, he is on the top of the podium. The

:32:48.:32:53.

Norwegian has a superb sprint. He has some big victories in his

:32:54.:32:58.

career, Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders as well. A couple of stages

:32:59.:33:02.

in the Tour de France as well, but they were three years ago. As he set

:33:03.:33:08.

himself, he had not won any races for well this year, so smiles all

:33:09.:33:14.

around. They lose the podium, Alexander Kristoff winning this

:33:15.:33:24.

year's Prudential RideLondon London-Surrey Classic. That is the

:33:25.:33:27.

formalities done. He looks pleased to be on the top step of the podium.

:33:28.:33:33.

If you have joined us, that is the climax of the Classic. We have seen

:33:34.:33:36.

Alexander Kristoff take the top step on the podium but they have been out

:33:37.:33:41.

for several hours, 183 kilometres this race, so we will look back at

:33:42.:33:46.

how it developed. You were right amongst it, David. Let's look at how

:33:47.:33:51.

the race unfolded. This race is very fast leaving London, an big roads.

:33:52.:34:02.

It took a while for this group to go. It was more by chance. Most of

:34:03.:34:05.

the peloton was happy with this group of five. They have already

:34:06.:34:07.

lost two riders, the AG2R rider was lost on the first climb. He did not

:34:08.:34:12.

have the likes. The peloton sat up and took it easy. Normally that

:34:13.:34:17.

would last for about 90 minutes. Elia Viviani had a problem with his

:34:18.:34:22.

shoe and got it fixed. I am not sure what that was about, it was not a

:34:23.:34:26.

crash. That is some skill, changing your shoes while still on the bike.

:34:27.:34:31.

He did it easily as well. Not the first time he has done that. That

:34:32.:34:36.

was the highlight of the first few kilometres. On the first climb, the

:34:37.:34:41.

group of five became three. Sprinting for points, the Lotto

:34:42.:34:50.

jumble rider. -- Lotto NL-Jumbo. They wanted to make the race as hard

:34:51.:34:56.

as possible. Pete Kennaugh goes. You can see attack. Matt Teale Trentin

:34:57.:35:00.

goes. He saw it coming. Ben Sweat goes as well but he could not hang

:35:01.:35:07.

on. Michael Matthews went, and it is interesting how this move developed.

:35:08.:35:11.

Regardless of what race you were in or where you were in the overall

:35:12.:35:16.

picture, this was the territory that those guys performed on. You just

:35:17.:35:20.

said that something was going to happen and then Pete Kennaugh went.

:35:21.:35:24.

You can see the body language of the riders, how aggressive it was. This

:35:25.:35:29.

is it -- this is exactly Arjen Robben attack last year. There are

:35:30.:35:33.

so few places in the race will you can make it hard. You have to choose

:35:34.:35:38.

carefully and nearly perfectly. That is what Team Sky did but they could

:35:39.:35:43.

not follow it through. Did they have so much confidence that Viviani was

:35:44.:35:46.

going well that they wanted to make the race harder to get rid of the

:35:47.:35:50.

other top sprinters, or did they have little faith in Viviani and

:35:51.:35:56.

they wanted to go with a different option? We will have to get that

:35:57.:35:59.

answered post race. I could not tell if they were trying to reduce the

:36:00.:36:02.

amount of work they did and setup breaks. This is where Daryl Impey is

:36:03.:36:09.

lost with about 20 kilometres to go. Jasper Stuyven ridged across on Box

:36:10.:36:16.

Hill. He looked imperious. He did it with such ease. The chase did not

:36:17.:36:20.

stand a chance. More teams the weaponry at the front and that is

:36:21.:36:24.

what happened in the end, they did not stand a chance. This is the

:36:25.:36:30.

finish, coming under Admiralty Arch. Over the line, and Alexander

:36:31.:36:34.

Kristoff, so strong into the headwind. You can see Viviani on the

:36:35.:36:38.

outside, Sam Bennett, we talked about him being in the mix, but it

:36:39.:36:43.

was Kristoff you had the strength at the end. You see how quickly guys

:36:44.:36:48.

were sitting down in the sprint, people sitting down sprinting. You

:36:49.:36:52.

do not see it with the first few until the end but when people are

:36:53.:36:56.

sitting down it means it has been a hard race. It is a fight to the

:36:57.:37:05.

line, resilience. Not often that happens, especially in a flat race.

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Let's look back at who has won the race in the last five years, since

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it began. Kristoff has now joined this list. Arnaud Demarg, back in

:37:14.:37:17.

2013. Tom Boonen winning in similar style

:37:18.:37:35.

to Alexander Kristoff today, a big strong sprinter. Yes, if the race is

:37:36.:37:39.

played out like it was, it makes it into a sort of Classic sprint. It is

:37:40.:37:45.

not a flat outright race, although the course might look like that on

:37:46.:37:50.

paper. The middle section, small roads, up, down, left, right, if a

:37:51.:37:55.

team like Sky attacks, it makes it more of a Classic than a sprinters'

:37:56.:38:02.

race. It is hard to win the race there, but it is the part where you

:38:03.:38:05.

definitely lose the race. It dictates how you will feel for the

:38:06.:38:08.

final sprint on the Mall. Let's hear from somebody else in the race

:38:09.:38:14.

today, he was out in the breakaway for some time. Matt Teale Trentin

:38:15.:38:18.

has won the sprint jersey as a result.

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Congratulations, the sprint winner here. How do you feel? Good and bad.

:38:23.:38:27.

It was a good consolation prize because we tried really hard to win

:38:28.:38:33.

the race. One kilometre too short. The peloton either timed it to

:38:34.:38:37.

perfection or got a little bit lucky. They cut during the last

:38:38.:38:42.

kilometre, talk us through it. Without Daryl Impey dropping from us

:38:43.:38:46.

on the Wimbledon climb, we would probably make it to the finish. That

:38:47.:38:50.

time it was all or nothing, so we kept a good pace on the climb. It is

:38:51.:38:55.

what it is, that is cycling. We hope it will be better next time. How

:38:56.:39:01.

hard is it been out at the front of the race day? It is pretty hard. The

:39:02.:39:05.

breakaway was never so big. In the beginning it was only me and Daryl

:39:06.:39:11.

Impey. Then Jasper Stuyven came across. We rode strongly to London.

:39:12.:39:17.

Just a little bit too short. Massive congratulations anyway for winning

:39:18.:39:20.

the sprints. Well done. Thank you very much. So, that was Matt Teale

:39:21.:39:26.

Trentin, a long day in the saddle. But he got the sprint jersey as a

:39:27.:39:32.

reward. I do not know if it is a reward. It is a consolation prize.

:39:33.:39:38.

-- that was Matt Teale Trentin. It was a sprint that could have suited

:39:39.:39:42.

him. He will wonder why he did not wait. I am always amazed when you

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see a breakaway like that and the peloton chasing them down. It is

:39:48.:39:51.

almost as though they can judge it to perfection, when they make the

:39:52.:39:56.

catch. They almost waited until one kilometre to go. They did. It is not

:39:57.:40:02.

always the case. We have seen it in this race, sometimes they do not get

:40:03.:40:07.

it right, but 99% of the time they do. What we cannot see on

:40:08.:40:11.

television, we cannot feel. They can feel how hard they're trying, see

:40:12.:40:15.

the distance and thing, we have got that. Watching on television, it is

:40:16.:40:21.

always amazing. You have been in a chasing peloton looking for a sprint

:40:22.:40:25.

finish in many races. How much communication is there between the

:40:26.:40:29.

teams and riders? It depends on the teams going for it. For us, already

:40:30.:40:34.

years, we have not had much help in the sprint. When you set your plan

:40:35.:40:41.

at the beginning of the race, you make it like, no other team will

:40:42.:40:46.

help, then if they do help, it is a bonus. There are teams that are

:40:47.:40:50.

notorious for not riding. Orica-Scott, for instance, they

:40:51.:40:56.

always have a massive lead out at the end but never really control it.

:40:57.:41:00.

They have a great team, probably the best team in the final for the lead

:41:01.:41:03.

out, but you need to put that kind of pressure on sprinter to win. I

:41:04.:41:09.

thrive on guys that have ridden on the front for 200 kilometres for me.

:41:10.:41:15.

I have to try and that. Most teams will ride, but you cannot count on

:41:16.:41:19.

everybody. You have just got to hope that people are going to commit. It

:41:20.:41:22.

is often about organising the chase and your team. That is something you

:41:23.:41:28.

have done many times, David, your work road captain for Mark Cavendish

:41:29.:41:33.

when he won the world championship. There are different situations. Some

:41:34.:41:36.

teams were bluffing today. They could see how desperately to

:41:37.:41:41.

shareware. Trek-Segafredo seemed in control. It was always about 30

:41:42.:41:47.

seconds. When you have that many riders, they can always throw more,

:41:48.:41:52.

the peloton, the problem. They are holding back as long as possible to

:41:53.:41:55.

throw riders at the problem. They can end up with having to put more

:41:56.:42:00.

people on because they have left it too late. Instead of riding one

:42:01.:42:04.

person conservatively all day, they have to put the yard to bring it

:42:05.:42:08.

back because they have left it late because they have been bluffing.

:42:09.:42:12.

People always forget, although the time gap is static for so long, what

:42:13.:42:16.

happens is the breakaway is always slowing down, the peloton is always

:42:17.:42:21.

speeding up. It look static and in the final phase, it goes down. The

:42:22.:42:25.

peloton is riding at 70 kilometres per hour. Sometimes it sticks

:42:26.:42:29.

because the peloton is riding at the pace of

:42:30.:42:48.

the front know when they have to start juicing. If the front groups

:42:49.:42:52.

was, the Pelican slows to keep it at that. They maybe stop a toilet break

:42:53.:42:55.

and start again to keep it that bad so they can leave it to that moment

:42:56.:42:58.

when they have to start. It gives them a target. We have seen the

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winner of the sprint jersey, the overall winner, this is the King of

:43:02.:43:03.

the Mountains. Congratulations, how does it feel?

:43:04.:43:05.

Really good. It was a hard day out there. It was a nice day, it was a

:43:06.:43:08.

nice course and nice legs. It is good. What was the tactic today? We

:43:09.:43:11.

did not have so many guys at the start. We wanted to do an aggressive

:43:12.:43:16.

race, be at the front all day so we did not have to work. From the start

:43:17.:43:20.

I got in the breakaway. It was a good grip, but unfortunately two

:43:21.:43:25.

fell away pretty fast. We had to keep going. We knew that the peloton

:43:26.:43:30.

would speed up. Luckily, I got enough points to win this

:43:31.:43:36.

competition. Alex takes all my Shanaka finish. A quick word on your

:43:37.:43:39.

team-mate. You must be pretty pleased for the whole team? From

:43:40.:43:43.

what I hear we did a good performance. I did not see the last

:43:44.:43:47.

half of the race. I did what I could when I was in the peloton, I did

:43:48.:43:51.

some pulling, but I eventually fell off. From what I hear it was a nice

:43:52.:43:56.

team performance. To win this race is massive, it is a World Tour race.

:43:57.:44:01.

We can be nothing but satisfied. Many congratulations.

:44:02.:44:06.

Thank you. King of the Mountains, Katusha desired -- delighted to see

:44:07.:44:09.

Alexander Kristoff winning the race in London. It will be interesting to

:44:10.:44:13.

see what he thinks of the world championship course. That is in

:44:14.:44:18.

Bergen. Rochelle Gilmore has joined us. That is coming up in Norway in

:44:19.:44:24.

September. It could suit Kristoff. Yes, and today will give him

:44:25.:44:28.

confidence. He will take lots of confidence from victory in this

:44:29.:44:32.

World Tour race. It was a well-deserved win because his team

:44:33.:44:36.

took responsibility. They had confidence in him. It is satisfying

:44:37.:44:39.

to see when a team takes it up and do the majority of the chase. The

:44:40.:44:44.

team's sprinter is able to pull it off and it was a satisfying victory.

:44:45.:44:50.

The World Championships was perhaps one of the goals for you, to go to

:44:51.:44:54.

Bergen. Do you think it could be a course to suit you? You're not

:44:55.:44:56.

writing it off yet? It is not a course where it doesn't

:44:57.:45:07.

matter your weight. It is not such a hill that a climber will win, like

:45:08.:45:15.

Chris Froome will win. Like the Olympics here, I know I can do it.

:45:16.:45:21.

But I have got to change my body shape and strip a few kilos off. I

:45:22.:45:30.

have to get fit fist first. I know Britain has some great guys bike Ben

:45:31.:45:35.

Swift that, course is suited to him. It has a little climb. That doesn't

:45:36.:45:41.

make it great. But you know we can be one of the dominant teams in the

:45:42.:45:46.

World Championships. You mentioned Ben Swift. Here he is. I think when

:45:47.:46:00.

I sat down at the he start of year, I split my year into three and I

:46:01.:46:06.

enable myself to go well for longer periods of time in the surrounding

:46:07.:46:11.

races. I think the world's with Britain we have a, the possibility

:46:12.:46:17.

to have a strong team. Every World Championships we have somebody that

:46:18.:46:21.

could target. This year the course lends itself to a lot of guys in

:46:22.:46:27.

Britain, so we can go with a good chance with an open team. I don't

:46:28.:46:31.

think we need to sit on the front and dictate the race and we can go

:46:32.:46:36.

and try and race and have won and by having fun and racing our bikes, we

:46:37.:46:42.

get the best results. We have a lot of guys that can race like that. The

:46:43.:46:49.

World Road Championships in Norway in September. That is the next

:46:50.:46:55.

cycling on the BBC. Rochelle you will be us with. For the women's

:46:56.:47:03.

race may it suit Lizzie? Yes we have heard a lot from the teams. It is

:47:04.:47:10.

not a pure sprinters' course, but a sprinter could possibly get around.

:47:11.:47:17.

So people like Lizzie, she has come into good form and the fact she

:47:18.:47:23.

didn't ride here yesterday means she is targeting the World Championship

:47:24.:47:26.

and doing our build up and I think she has a very good, she has a great

:47:27.:47:32.

sprint and can be with the best of the climbers and stronger riders. I

:47:33.:47:35.

think she would be one of the favourites. Then there is a long

:47:36.:47:44.

list of women who could win. Eleanor Barker is keen to tackle the time

:47:45.:47:49.

trial. Yes it is great that she has this opportunity in the middle of

:47:50.:47:53.

the Olympic cycle to focus on the the road and the individual time

:47:54.:47:57.

trials. Even if she is not in the top three, it will be interesting to

:47:58.:48:02.

see where she is at to see what she is capable of. We are interested to

:48:03.:48:11.

see how she will go. An interesting course as Mark says, it might suit a

:48:12.:48:16.

strong sprinter. Do you have your eye on anybody. I don't, it is still

:48:17.:48:22.

some way away and you have to see how people come out from the Tour de

:48:23.:48:28.

France. Kristoff was disappointing in the Tour. But a course like that

:48:29.:48:37.

is good fun. There is a climb. Those things make it hard enough that you

:48:38.:48:44.

are not sure. That makes for an exciting race. And what makes I

:48:45.:48:50.

difference, in the Tour de France you have nine riders per team, the

:48:51.:48:55.

worlds is different and you have to qualify. Some teams have nine

:48:56.:49:02.

riders. Some teams, maybe some guys with say Peter Sagan, he is the best

:49:03.:49:17.

in the world, but this is a different ball game in terms of

:49:18.:49:23.

tactics. It could be a cures for him. I have seen him win the last

:49:24.:49:29.

world title on the right of him. I didn't know! As I was saying those

:49:30.:49:35.

words, I was feeling the pain. You have made your peace with him since

:49:36.:49:39.

after the Tour. But it is the type of course that would suit Peter.

:49:40.:49:46.

Every course suits Peter Sagan, that is the problem the rest of cycling

:49:47.:49:50.

has. I would like to see a straight up sprint between you. Now last

:49:51.:49:59.

night. We saw the classic. It also came to a sprint in the Classique.

:50:00.:50:05.

Here is how it unfolded. Rivera working her way to the front. They

:50:06.:50:14.

splash their way along The Strand. Here is the key turning point and

:50:15.:50:18.

somebody's shot up the inside and stole an march. That was a handy

:50:19.:50:33.

nufr. Y manoeuvre. Was it the sprinter le Pisto. They're taking

:50:34.:50:42.

control of this. But Kirsten Wield on the outside. We have got all the

:50:43.:50:50.

big names up here. Bronzini is there. The world champion is on her

:50:51.:50:57.

wheel. They go back into Trafalgar Square. Warwick's done a good job.

:50:58.:51:16.

Next in line they're about to go through Admiralty Arch. They're

:51:17.:51:21.

looking behind, because I think they're looking to see where Hannah

:51:22.:51:26.

Barnes is. She is at least half a dozen riders back. Vos is up there.

:51:27.:51:33.

Wield is there. This is going to be a close thing. Here is the world

:51:34.:51:41.

champion. The world champion is in a good spot. Coryn Rivera is fighting

:51:42.:51:50.

to get on her wheel. Rivera is in third. Here they come. Coryn Rivera

:51:51.:51:57.

hits the front. It is going to be close. But Coryn Rivera takes it on

:51:58.:52:02.

the line. She timed that effort superbly. That was the first time we

:52:03.:52:07.

had seen Coryn Rivera hit the front. That is what she is paid to do. She

:52:08.:52:15.

timed it to perfection to take it on the line in a close sprint. Elated.

:52:16.:52:20.

It is crazy, it is raining, not the best conditions. But when there is a

:52:21.:52:25.

goal in front of you you have got to get after it. It was a crazy finish.

:52:26.:52:30.

A lot of elbows and everything. But you have to keep fighting. Bill

:52:31.:52:41.

smiles there. -- big smiles. A big win in a tough night. Yes a very

:52:42.:52:47.

technical race given the race and the hot dog corners made it

:52:48.:52:51.

technical. Coryn Rivera wasn't seen in the whole race that, means she

:52:52.:52:55.

had a lot of confidence in her team. They say her success is due to the

:52:56.:53:01.

strength of her team and specifically van Dijk, she stayed

:53:02.:53:05.

very relaxed during the race. Another big victory. She won the

:53:06.:53:10.

Tour of Flanders and she has stepped up and I could see just from her

:53:11.:53:15.

post race interview she is more comfortable with the winning. That

:53:16.:53:19.

is expected of her and she is more relaxed. When she won Tour of

:53:20.:53:23.

Flanders she couldn't believe it. Since then she has won some big

:53:24.:53:28.

races. We will see a lot of Coryn Rivera. What did you think of the

:53:29.:53:34.

finish? It was good. You saw it, she is a clever little bike rider and

:53:35.:53:41.

she is patient and bides her time. They were going early and Coryn's

:53:42.:53:45.

there using the wheels and moving the wheels and not afraid to stay

:53:46.:53:51.

sat down and wind her sprint up. And hit at the right time. And it paid

:53:52.:53:57.

off. We have seen two great races here and we have seen thousands upon

:53:58.:54:02.

thousands of people enjoying riding their bikes around London and the

:54:03.:54:11.

two big races, 146 and 100 miles and thousands of people completing that.

:54:12.:54:15.

Some still just finishing. We have talked to many of the people, all

:54:16.:54:21.

with their own stories, rying for different reasons and causes one you

:54:22.:54:26.

may remember, some guys doing it with their dad. They did the fixing

:54:27.:54:31.

dad ride and they have turned it into the fixing challenge. Tim

:54:32.:54:37.

caught up with them. My God. How you doing. That was awesome. The worst

:54:38.:54:43.

bit was the last two miles. They kept saying, we are nearly there.

:54:44.:54:48.

What is nearly there? What you have got here is yours. Very well earned.

:54:49.:54:57.

That is fan Tace tick. Tastic. -- fantastic. These guys, dream team,

:54:58.:55:05.

absolutely fantastic guys. I couldn't have done it without them.

:55:06.:55:12.

Fixing dad, fibbing challenge, a-- fixing challenge. I want to get

:55:13.:55:15.

involved next year. Well done. Lovely day. Incredible day,

:55:16.:55:19.

organisation and everything, spirit there was amazing. He has done

:55:20.:55:25.

fantastic. Thank you for that. Nothing to do with me. You are a

:55:26.:55:31.

credit to yourselves and the fixing challenge has been a huge success.

:55:32.:55:41.

Well done. Hang on we have some family here as well. I'm proud of

:55:42.:55:48.

you. Big hugs at the end. It is like the marathon when you see people

:55:49.:55:52.

finishing and the effort they have put in and the training and all are

:55:53.:55:58.

riding for special causes. You were out reeding in that, it was a great

:55:59.:56:03.

atmosphere. Yes so inspiring to hear the stories. For me, it was special

:56:04.:56:08.

to see after the men's race they allowed the people to continue and

:56:09.:56:12.

finish, because they were wearing the medals that are given for

:56:13.:56:16.

finishing with a lot of pride and personally it was a real challenge

:56:17.:56:21.

for me and I have hung my medal up in my hotel and I'm very proud of

:56:22.:56:24.

it. It is a lovely experience to be out there and I have done it each

:56:25.:56:28.

year and each year I love it as much as the first year. So it is, it is

:56:29.:56:36.

one thing you need to put on your calendar is the free cycle the

:56:37.:56:44.

Surrey 100. The ballot opens on 7th August. If you go to the web-site.

:56:45.:56:50.

This is a result of the legacy of the Olympics and another one is next

:56:51.:56:55.

month, the world athletics is coming to London. London. Are you ready? Mo

:56:56.:57:11.

Farah wins the gold. It is going to be skippers. Usain Bolt. I'm ready.

:57:12.:57:23.

So Friday 4th August, mark that in your calendars also coming up the

:57:24.:57:28.

heroes of super-Saturday, cast your minds back the that night in 2012 in

:57:29.:57:33.

the athletics. That is tonight and triathlon highlights.

:57:34.:57:39.

Last word to you Chris on this wonderful weekend of cycling. I

:57:40.:57:49.

think what I enjoy most is I don't enjoy the races, but watching people

:57:50.:57:54.

having their owned a venture and seeing people -- owned a venture and

:57:55.:58:01.

enjoying riding. We have enjoyed it. Mark hope to see you back on the

:58:02.:58:06.

bike soon. We have had a wonderful weekend and we have even had some

:58:07.:58:12.

sunshine. I hope you enjoyed it and we will see you next time. Bye for

:58:13.:58:14.

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