Wales

Summit finish on Tour of Britain's second Wales leg

The riders start at Newtown
Image caption The tour headed through Powys into Monmouthshire on its second leg in Wales

The Tour of Britain set off from Newtown, Powys, on Tuesday, on the second day of its route across Wales.

All 117 riders who finished on Monday took to the 180 km (110-mile) challenge through the Brecon Beacons to Monmouth and finished near Abergavenny.

Italy's Edoardo Zardini timed his late break to perfection, to win on one of Wales' most famous climbs, the Tumble.

The summit finish saw defending champion Bradley Wiggins come home in fifth place.

Climbing the Tumble meant riders had to pedal their way up to 1,600 ft (500m) in just over three miles (5km).

The first day of the Wales leg saw a field including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish ride through Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy.

Tuesday was stage three of the overall tour. On Wednesday the riders will race from Worcester to Bristol.

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