Andre Greipel stripped of Tour of Britain win; has to take Tube to Heathrow

Riders are forced to take public transport to Heathrow Airport after stage eight of the Tour of Britain

Andre Greipel Stripped Of Tour Of Britain Win; Has To Take Tube To Heathrow

Riders take the Underground to the airport (Photo: Twitter/@s_kruijswijk)

Not much went well for Andre Greipel after he crossed the finish line on stage eight of the Tour of Britain1. Having crossed the line first, Greipel was soon relegated for deviating from his sprinting line2 and blocking Team Sky s Elia Viviani into the barriers. Then, with flights out of the country reportedly booked quite soon after the finish time, Greipel and other riders were forced to take the London Underground to Heathrow Airport.

Riders stayed the night at a hotel near the airport, despite having to travel across the Capital after stage seven, which finished in Ipswich, which caused consternation among some riders3, including Greipel.

Steven Kruijswijk (@s_kruijswijk) September 13, 20157

The tall guy, presumably, is Greipel s leadout man Marcel Sieberg who stands at 1.98m and somehow managed to stand upright in the cramped carriage. Greipel doesn t look in a particularly good mood, from what you can see from his face.

Let s hope he didn t forget his passport

References

  1. ^ Greipel relegation gives Viviani win in final Tour of Britain stage; Boasson Hagen wins overall (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Andr Greipel denies wrongdoing after being relegated in Tour of Britain finale (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ I ve seen signs for Carlisle every day : Riders hit out at Tour of Britain transfers (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
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