Tour of Britain opening stage…..

Recently I photographed the opening stage of the Tour of Britain in Oldham for Oldham Council.

Amazing crowds and fantastic weather greeted the riders as they rode up the category 2 climb on Grains Road out of Delph.

The below pictures are taken at the top of the climb at Grains Bar and Dutch rider Olav Kooij went on to win the stage which finished on Deansgate in Manchester.