In Pictures: Tour of Britain 2013 stage two in Cumbria
- 16 September 2013
- From the section Cumbria
Large crowds line the streets from Carlisle to Kendal to get a glimpse of the second stage of the Tour of Britain.
The second stage of the 2013 Tour of Britain cycle race took place in Cumbria on Monday 16 September. The single longest stage of the race, about 186km (115 miles), started in Carlisle and finished in Kendal.
Fans gathered in Carlisle to see Olympic gold medal winner Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The stage two course went through Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere.
Cyclists had to climb the Honister Pass, which reaches a height of 1,167ft (356 m), and has gradients of up to one in four.
Crowds waiting for the winner to cross the finishing line at Kendal were entertained by Garry Gifford (left) and Phill Gregg. The stage was won by Gerald Ciolek, who beat Sam Bennett in a dramatic sprint finish.