Ben Swift takes a corner at the Tour of Britain Stage 8a

Gallery: Tour of Britain 2014 – Stage 8a

One of the great things about living in London is the variety of sporting events that come through the capital. This year alone, we’ve had the Tour de France, World Triathlon Series and London Marathon and London Triathlon, to name only a few.

Today, it was the turn of the Tour of Britain 2014 to come through London with a time trial and circuit race. I headed down with my camera and turned my hand to some high-speed sports photography!

Watching the pros time trial is always a great experience, especially as time-trialling is the way we cycle for age group triathlon. It’s also very obvious who has been training on the TT bike and who hasn’t, especially when you stand on a corner as I was. You can learn a lot from watching who comes out of the TT position and when…

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Apologies to any riders I’ve misidentified; I only had numbers for some of them and rest I’ve guess from their position in the start list!

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