Sport Monday, September 11th

#TourOf Britain - the 'gram's best shots from Herefordshire

Sport Monday, September 11th

#TourOf Britain - the 'gram's best shots from Herefordshire

The Tour of Britain - the UK's premier domestic road race has skirted Herefordshire before. But yesterday Cav and co rode straight through the heart of the county en route to a podium finish in Cardiff.

From young children to Sunday drinkers to an inordinate amount of Middle Aged Men In Lycra - the county turned in force, lining the roads from Ledbury to Llancloudy to catch a blurred glimpse of the bike stars. Some even scored inflatable freebies from the Madison Genesis team car.

The Herefordshire part of the route featured one of the day's sprint sections, which saw Dimension Data's Edvald Boasson Hagen - the eventual winner of the eight-day race - cross the line first on Ledbury's high street. Two of Stage Eight's leg-busting King Of The Mountain sections also happened spitting distance from the border - with Quick Step's Lauren De Plus living up to his team's name as he was first up the hill at both British Camp in the Malverns, and Crossway, a few miles south of Garway.

Cameraphones + cyclists moving at 40+mph do not make for great pics. But there were some crackers kicking around instagrm. Here are our favourites.

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