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2014 Tour of Britain

The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain was an eight-stage men's professional road cycling race. It was the eleventh running of the 2004 incarnation of the Tour of Britain and the 75th British tour in total. The race started on 7 September in Liverpool, finishing on 14 September in London. The race was part of the 2014 UCI Europe Tour, and was categorised by the UCI as a 2.HC race,[1] for the first time.[2]

2014 Tour of Britain
2014 UCI Europe Tour
Dylan Van Baarle during stage 8a
Dylan Van Baarle during stage 8a
Race details
Dates7–14 September 2014
Stages8
Distance1,375.7 km (854.8 mi)
Winning time29h 45' 22"
Results
Winner  Dylan van Baarle (NED) (Garmin–Sharp)
  Second  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
  Third  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) (Team Sky)

Points  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
Mountains  Mark McNally (GBR) (An Post–Chain Reaction)
Sprints  Sebastian Lander (DEN) (BMC Racing Team)
  Team IAM Cycling
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Contents

TeamsEdit

 
Michał Kwiatkowski, overall winner of the Points Classification

The twenty teams invited to participate in the Tour of Britain were:[3][4]

UCI ProTeams UCI Professional Continental Teams UCI Continental Teams National Teams

StagesEdit

 
Mark McNally, King of the Mountains
 
Sebastian Lander, overall winner of the Sprint Classification

There were 8 stages in the 2014 race. Notable stages were Stage 3, which featured a summit finish, and Stage 5, a hilly stage to Exeter.

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
1 7 September Liverpool – Liverpool 104.8 km (65 mi)   Flat stage   Marcel Kittel (GER) [5]
2 8 September Knowsley – Llandudno 200.8 km (125 mi)   Flat stage   Mark Renshaw (AUS) [6]
3 9 September Newtown – The Tumble 179.9 km (112 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) [7]
4 10 September Worcester – Bristol 184.6 km (115 mi)   Hilly stage   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) [8]
5 11 September Exmouth – Exeter 177.3 km (110 mi)   Hilly stage   Matthias Brändle (AUT) [9]
6 12 September Bath – Hemel Hempstead 205.6 km (128 mi)   Flat stage   Matthias Brändle (AUT) [10]
7 13 September Camberley – Brighton 225.1 km (140 mi)   Hilly stage   Julien Vermote (BEL) [11]
8a 14 September London – London 8.8 km (5 mi)   Individual time trial   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) [12]
8b 88.8 km (55 mi)   Flat stage   Marcel Kittel (GER) [13]

Stage 1Edit

7 September 2014 — Liverpool to Liverpool, 104.8 kilometres (65.1 mi)

Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel  (GER) Giant–Shimano 2h 16' 35"
2   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
3   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
4   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Sharp s.t.
5   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
6   Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
7   Daniel McLay (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
8   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling s.t.
9   Nikolay Trusov (RUS) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
10   Enrique Sanz (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel  (GER)     Giant–Shimano 2h 16' 25"
2   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA)   Bardiani–CSF + 1"
3   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 4"
4   Jon Mould (GBR) NFTO + 4"
5   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 6"
6   Richard Handley (GBR) Rapha Condor–JLT + 7"
7   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 10"
8   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 10"
9   Barry Markus (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 10"
10   Daniel Mclay (GBR) Great Britain + 10"

Stage 2Edit

8 September 2014 — Knowsley to Llandudno, 200.8 kilometres (124.8 mi)

Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Mark Renshaw  (AUS) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 4h 38' 54"
2   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
3   Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura s.t.
4   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Sharp s.t.
5   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
7   Jérôme Pineau (FRA) IAM Cycling s.t.
8   Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
9   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
10   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1   Mark Renshaw (AUS)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 6h 55' 19"
2   Ben Swift (GBR)   Team Sky + 4"
3   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 4"
4   Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura + 6"
5   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 6"
6   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 7"
7   Richard Handley (GBR) Rapha Condor–JLT + 7"
8   Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 10"
9   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 10"
10   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team + 10"

Stage 3Edit

9 September 2014 — Newtown to The Tumble, 179.9 kilometres (111.8 mi)

Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF 4h 35' 02"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 9"
3   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 11"
4   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 11"
5   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 14"
6   Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Movistar Team + 14"
7   David López (ESP) Team Sky + 14"
8   Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI) IAM Cycling + 16"
9   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 16"
10   Leopold König (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 16"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1   Edoardo Zardini (ITA)   Bardiani–CSF 11h 30' 21"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 13"
3   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 17"
4   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 21"
5   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 24"
6   David López (ESP) Team Sky + 24"
7   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 26"
8   Leopold König (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 26"
9   Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI) IAM Cycling + 26"
10   Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Movistar Team + 37"

Stage 4Edit

10 September 2014 — Worcester to Bristol, 184.6 kilometres (114.7 mi)

Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 4h 19' 09"
2   Albert Timmer (NED) Giant–Shimano s.t.
3   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
4   Jack Bauer (NZL) Garmin–Sharp s.t.
5   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
6   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
7   Ben Swift (GBR)   Team Sky + 6"
8   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team + 6"
9   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 6"
10   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) IAM Cycling + 6"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 15h 49' 33"
2   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 3"
3   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 14"
4   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 14"
5   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 23"
6   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 27"
7   David López (ESP) Team Sky + 27"
8   Leopold König (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 29"
9   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) IAM Cycling + 45"
10   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Garmin–Sharp + 48"

Stage 5Edit

11 September 2014 — Exmouth to Exeter, 177.3 kilometres (110.2 mi)

Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Matthias Brändle (AUT) IAM Cycling 4h 32' 03"
2   Shane Archbold (NZL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 8"
3   Maarten Wynants (BEL) Belkin Pro Cycling + 8"
4   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 14"
5   Ben Swift (GBR)   Team Sky + 14"
6   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team + 14"
7   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 14"
8   Kevyn Ista (BEL) IAM Cycling + 14"
9   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 14"
10   Jack Bauer (NZL) Garmin–Sharp + 14"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 20h 21' 50"
2   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 3"
3   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 14"
4   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 14"
5   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 23"
6   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 27"
7   David López (ESP) Team Sky + 27"
8   Leopold König (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 29"
9   Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI) IAM Cycling + 29"
10   Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Movistar Team + 40"

Stage 6Edit

12 September 2014 — Bath to Hemel Hempstead, 205.6 kilometres (127.8 mi)

Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Matthias Brändle (AUT) IAM Cycling 4h 44' 49"
2   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 1"
3   Tom Stewart (GBR) Madison Genesis + 1"
4   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 1'51"
5   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 1'51"
6   Ben Swift (GBR)   Team Sky + 1'51"
7   Martin Kohler (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 1'51"
8   Heinrich Haussler (AUS) IAM Cycling + 1'51"
9   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team + 1'51"
10   Tom Veelers (NED) Giant–Shimano + 1'51"
General Classification after Stage 6
Rider Team Time
1   Alex Dowsett (GBR)   Movistar Team 25h 07' 53"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 34"
3   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 40"
4   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 50"
5   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 51"
6   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 1'00"
7   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 1'02"
8   David Lopez Garcia (ESP) Team Sky + 1'04"
9   Leopold König (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 1'06"
10   Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI) IAM Cycling + 1'06"

Stage 7Edit

13 September 2014 — Camberley to Brighton, 225.1 kilometres (139.9 mi)

Stage 7 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Julien Vermote (BEL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 5h 12' 34"
2   Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU) MTN–Qhubeka + 23"
3   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Garmin–Sharp + 23"
4   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1'20"
5   Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) Belkin Pro Cycling + 1'20"
6   Kevyn Ista (BEL) IAM Cycling + 1'20"
7   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1'20"
8   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) IAM Cycling + 1'20"
9   Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 1'20"
10   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 1'20"
General Classification after Stage 7
Rider Team Time
1   Dylan van Baarle (NED)   Garmin–Sharp 30h 22' 02"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 19"
3   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 25"
4   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 35"
5   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 36"
6   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 45"
7   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 47"
8   David Lopez Garcia (ESP) Team Sky + 49"
9   Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI) IAM Cycling + 51"
10   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 59"

Stage 8aEdit

14 September 2014 — London to London, 8.8 kilometres (5.5 mi)

Stage 8a Result
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 9'50"
2   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) IAM Cycling + 8"
3   Steve Cummings (GBR) BMC Racing Team + 9"
4   Jan Bárta (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 14"
5   Matthias Brändle (AUT) IAM Cycling + 15"
6   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 16"
7   Ryan Mullen (IRL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 20"
8   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 20"
9   Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 24"
10   Martin Kohler (SUI) BMC Racing Team + 25"
General Classification after Stage 8a
Rider Team Time
1   Dylan van Baarle (NED)   Garmin–Sharp 30h 32' 17"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 22"
4   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 37"
5   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 42"
6   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 46"
7   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) IAM Cycling + 50"
8   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 54"
9   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1'10"
10   David Lopez Garcia (ESP) Team Sky + 1'11"

Stage 8bEdit

14 September 2014 — London to London, 88.8 kilometres (55.2 mi)

Stage 8b Result
Rider Team Time
1   Marcel Kittel (GER) Giant–Shimano 1h 50' 33"
2   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
3   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
4   Enrique Sanz (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
5   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   Ian Wilkinson (GBR) Team Raleigh s.t.
7   Daniel Mclay (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
8   Nikolay Trusov (RUS) Tinkoff–Saxo s.t.
9   Adam Blythe (GBR) NFTO s.t.
10   Shane Archbold (NZL) An Post–Chain Reaction s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1   Dylan van Baarle (NED)   Garmin–Sharp 32h 22' 50"
2   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 10"
3   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 22"
4   Edoardo Zardini (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 37"
5   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Tinkoff–Saxo + 42"
6   Jon Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 46"
7   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) IAM Cycling + 50"
8   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 54"
9   Jan Bárta (CZE) NetApp–Endura + 1'09"
10   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1'10"

Classification leadershipEdit

StandingsEdit

Legend
      Denotes the leader of the General classification       Denotes the leader of the Points classification
      Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification       Denotes the leader of the Sprints classification