Opening Tour of Britain stage in Wales for first time
For the first time ever, cycling's Tour of Britain is getting under way in Wales.
Stage one of eight started at Beaumaris, Anglesey, at 11:00 BST on Sunday.
Sprinter Mark Cavendish is leading a strong Etixx-Quick Step team and Britain's first Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins leads Team Wiggins,
Nine UCI world teams will pass through Cumbria, Scotland, Northumberland, the Peak District, and finish in London.
Sunday's 177 km (110 miles) stage will finish in Wrexham at about 15:00 BST.
Race director Mick Bennett said the route would showcase north Wales' "amazing scenery".
"We know that we will receive a warm welcome right the way along the route from Anglesey to Wrexham," he said.
Two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas, from Cardiff, will not be appearing because they are competing in the Vuelta a Espana.