2008 Tour of Britain

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2008 Tour of Britain
UCI Europe Tour
Tour of Britain stage 5 Beverley.jpg
Stage 5 of the 2008 Tour of Britain in Beverley
Race details
Dates 7–14 September 2008
Stages 8[1]
Distance 730 mi (1,175 km)
Winning time 27h 21' 49"[2] (26.7 mph or 43.0 km/h)
Palmares
Winner  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) (Agritubel)
Second  Steve Cummings (GBR) (Barloworld)
Third  Ian Stannard (GBR) (Great Britain)

Points  Matthew Goss (AUS) (Team CSC Saxo Bank)
Mountains  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) (LPR Brakes-Ballan)
Sprints  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) (Team Columbia)
Team Agritubel
2007
2009

The 2008 Tour of Britain was a UCI 2.1 category race of eight stages from 7 September till 14 September 2008.[3] The race was the fifth edition of the latest version of the Tour of Britain.[3] It formed part of the 2007–2008 UCI Europe Tour. The race begun with a circuit stage in London and ended in Liverpool.[3]

The race was won by Geoffroy Lequatre of Agritubel,[2][4] whilst both Alessandro Petacchi and Edvald Boasson Hagen won three stages.[5]

Participating teams[edit]

The 16 teams which participated in the race were:[6]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

7 September 2008 – London to London, 86 km (53 mi)
Stage 1 results[7]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan 1h 51' 54"
2  Rob Hayles (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
3  Magnus Bäckstedt (SWE) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
4  Dean Downing (GBR) Rapha Condor-Recycling.co.uk s.t.
5  Rahsaan Bahati (USA) Rock Racing s.t.
6  Roger Hammond (GBR) Team Columbia s.t.
7  Kristof Goddaert (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
8  Robbie Hunter (RSA) Barloworld s.t.
9  Zakkari Dempster (AUS) SouthAustralia.com – AIS s.t.
10  Jonathan Bellis (GBR) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan 1h 51' 44"
2  Rob Hayles (GBR) Great Britain + 4"
3  Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld s.t.
4  Anders Lund (DEN) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
5  Magnus Bäckstedt (SWE) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 + 6"
6  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 9"
7  Dean Downing (GBR) Rapha Condor-Recycling.co.uk + 10"
8  Rahsaan Bahati (USA) Rock Racing s.t.
9  Roger Hammond (GBR) Team Columbia s.t.
10  Kristof Goddaert (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.

Stage 2[edit]

8 September 2008 – Milton Keynes to Newbury, 145 km (90 mi)
Stage 2 results[8]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Matthew Goss (AUS) Team CSC Saxo Bank 3h 25' 11"
2  Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
3  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
4  Roger Hammond (GBR) Team Columbia s.t.
5  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Columbia s.t.
6  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan s.t.
7  Kristof Goddaert (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
8  Zakkari Dempster (AUS) SouthAustralia.com – AIS s.t.
9  Malcolm Elliott (GBR) Pinarello – CandiTV s.t.
10  Ben Swift (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan 5h 16' 55"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
3  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 2"
4  Rob Hayles (GBR) Great Britain + 4"
5  Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld s.t.
6  Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
7  Anders Lund (DEN) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
8  Magnus Bäckstedt (SWE) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 + 6"
9  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 7"
10  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Rock Racing s.t.

Stage 3[edit]

9 September 2008 – Chard to Burnham-on-Sea, 186 km (116 mi)
Stage 3 results[9]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel 4h 49' 22"
2  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel + 30"
3  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan s.t.
4  Daniel Martin (IRE) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
5  Benny De Schrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly s.t.
6  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
7  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld s.t.
8  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly s.t.
9  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 39"
10  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello – CandiTV + 1' 45"
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel 10h 06' 17"
2  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel + 29"
3  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 36"
4  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 37"
5  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld s.t.
6  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 39"
7  Benny De Schrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly + 40"
8  Daniel Martin (IRE) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
9  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 49"
10  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello – CandiTV + 1' 50"

Stage 4[edit]

10 September 2008 – Worcester to Stoke-on-Trent, 157 km (98 mi)
Stage 4 results[10]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia 3h 36' 11"
2  Giairo Ermeti (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan s.t.
3  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 4"
4  Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
5  Kristof Goddaert (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
6  Dean Downing (GBR) Rapha Condor-Recycling.co.uk + 7"
7  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld s.t.
8  Daniel Lloyd (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 9"
9  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel s.t.
10  Matthew Goss (AUS) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel 13h 43' 06"
2  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld + 6"
3  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 10"
4  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 11"
5  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 13"
6  Benny De Schrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly + 14"
7  Daniel Martin (IRE) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
8  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 23"
9  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel + 35"
10  Giairo Ermeti (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 1' 03"

Stage 5[edit]

11 September 2008 – Hull to Dalby Forest, 165 km (103 mi)
Stage 5 results[11]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia 3h 46' 23"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
3  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan s.t.
4  Víctor Hugo Peña (COL) Rock Racing s.t.
5  Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
6  Jonathan Bellis (GBR) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
7  Ben Swift (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
8  Roger Hammond (GBR) Team Columbia s.t.
9  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan s.t.
10  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello-CandiTV s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel 17h 29' 40"
2  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld + 6"
3  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 10"
4  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 11"
5  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 13"
6  Benny Deschrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly + 14"
7  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
8  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 23"
9  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel + 35"
10  Roger Hammond (GBR) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 + 1' 24"

Stage 6[edit]

12 September 2008 – Darlington to Newcastle/Gateshead, 156 km (97 mi)
Stage 6 results[12]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan 3h 45' 09"
2  Rob Hayles (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
3  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia s.t.
4  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello-CandiTV s.t.
5  Malcolm Elliott (GBR) Pinarello-CandiTV s.t.
6  Ben Swift (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
7  Jonathan Bellis (GBR) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
8  Romain Feillu (FRA) Agritubel s.t.
9  Kenny Lisabeth (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly s.t.
10  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel 21h 14' 49"
2  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld + 6"
3  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 + 14"
4  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 15"
5  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 16"
6  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 18"
7  Benny Deschrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly + 19"
8  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 28"
9  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel + 40"
10  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello-CandiTV + 1' 24"

Stage 7[edit]

13 September 2008 – Glasgow Green to Drumlanrig Castle, 153 km (95 mi)
Stage 7 results[13]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Columbia 3h 45' 18"
2  Matthew Goss (AUS) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
3  Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld s.t.
4  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan s.t.
5  Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
6  Fred Rodriguez (USA) Rock Racing + 5"
7  Cameron Meyer (AUS) SouthAustralia.com – AIS s.t.
8  Gregory Henderson (NZL) Team Columbia + 26"
9  Kristof Goddaert (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 2' 18"
10  Roger Hammond (GBR) Team Columbia s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel 25h 02' 25"
2  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld + 6"
3  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 + 14"
4  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 15"
5  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 16"
6  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 18"
7  Benny Deschrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly + 19"
8  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 28"
9  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel + 40"
10  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello-CandiTV + 1' 24"

Stage 8[edit]

14 September 2008 – Blackpool to Liverpool, 110 km (68 mi)

The final stage departed from Blackpool and finished in Liverpool with six laps of a city centre circuit.[4] Alessandro Petacchi took the stage win, his third of the tour, whilst Geoffroy Lequatre finished third to win the general classification.[14]

Stage 8 results[5]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan 2h 19' 25"
2  Julian Dean (NZL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
3  Robbie Hunter (RSA) Barloworld s.t.
4  Matthew Goss (AUS) Team CSC Saxo Bank s.t.
5  Rob Hayles (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
6  Christopher Sutton (AUS) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 s.t.
7  Roger Hammond (GBR) Team Columbia s.t.
8  Juan Van Heerden (RSA) Team MTN s.t.
9  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello – CandiTV s.t.
10  Kenny Lisabeth (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly s.t.
General Classification after Stage 8
Cyclist Team Time
1  Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) Agritubel 27h 21' 49"
2  Steve Cummings (GBR) Barloworld + 6"
3  Ian Stannard (GBR) Great Britain + 14"
4  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Chipotle-H30 + 15"
5  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan + 16"
6  Benny Deschrooder (BEL) An Post–M Donnelly + 20"
7  Daniel Fleeman (GBR) An Post–M Donnelly + 25"
8  Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen + 29"
9  Emilien Berges (FRA) Agritubel + 50"
10  Russell Downing (GBR) Pinarello-CandiTV + 1' 25"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
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Sprint Classification
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Mountains Classification
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Points Classification
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Team Classification
1[7] Alessandro Petacchi Alessandro Petacchi Anders Lund Kristian House Alessandro Petacchi
2[8] Matthew Goss Danilo Di Luca
3[9] Emilien Berges Emilien Berges Roger Hammond
4[10] Edvald Boasson Hagen Geoffroy Lequatre Giairo Ermeti Ben Swift
5[11] Danilo Di Luca Matthew Goss
6[12] Alessandro Petacchi Alessandro Petacchi Agritubel
7[13] Edvald Boasson Hagen Edvald Boasson Hagen Danilo Di Luca Edvald Boasson Hagen
8[5] Alessandro Petacchi Matthew Goss Agritubel
Final Geoffroy Lequatre Edvald Boasson Hagen Danilo Di Luca Matthew Goss Agritubel

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b c "Three For Petacchi Too!". British Cycling. 14 September 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. 
  6. ^ Nigel Wynn (28 August 2008). "Tour of Britain 2008: Preview". Cycling Weekly. 
  7. ^ a b "Rapid Petacchi Brings Star Quality To London Stage". British Cycling. 7 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Goss Heads Antipodean Charge to Claim Second Stage". British Cycling. 8 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Exmoor Stage Blows Race Apart". British Cycling. 9 September 2008. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Last Minute Puncture Means New Leader for Tour". British Cycling. 10 September 2008. Archived from the original on 4 November 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "No Stopping Boason Hagen". British Cycling. 11 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Petacchi Triumphs on Tyneside". British Cycling. 12 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "Unstoppable Boasen Hagen Makes it Three!". British Cycling. 13 September 2008. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. 
  14. ^ Richard Moore (15 September 2008). "Lequatre holds off charge of home brigade for biggest win". The Guardian. UK. 

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