stage 4 of the tour of britain..images

This blog post is a little late! I was hoping to get it done last night on the way back from Caerphilly to Welshpool… however, Arriva trains don’t have WIFI and once I hit Welshpool, I had a 4.5 hour car drive home to Suffolk!

I’m missing stage 5 and 6 of the Tour of Britain and re joining it for stage 7 and 8 which should be nice!

Stage 4, which can be viewed below, was a great stage! The scenery across the Brecon Beacons national park was amazing and I just couldn’t resist not getting a picture from the park… the scene was immense!

The crowds around Brecon and also in Caerphilly were superb! The KOM up Caerphilly mountain was like a seen from the Tour De France! Superb!


Results from stage 4 and 5 can be seen below.

Stage Four, Powis Castle, Welshpool to Caerphilly
1) Thor Hushovd (Nor, Garmin Cervelo)  4h 32m 22s
2) Lars Boom (Ned, Rabobank)   same time
3) Cesare Benedetti (Ita, Team NetApp)  same time
4) Ian Bibby (GB, Motorpoint)   same time
5) Boy Van Poppel (Ned, UnitedHealthcare)  same time
6) Jan Barta (Cze, Team NetApp)   same time
7) Stijn Neirynck (Bel, Topsport Vlaanderen) same time
8) Leopold Koenig (Ger, Team NetApp)  same time
9) Iker Camano (Spa, Endura Racing)  same time
10) Linus Gerdemann (Ger, Leopard Trek)  same time

Stage Five, Exeter to Exmouth

1 Mark Renshaw (Aus, HTC Highroad)   04:17:38
2 Mark Cavendish (GB, HTC Highroad)   st
3 Robert Förster (Ger, UnitedHealthcare)  st
4 Geraint Thomas (GB, Sky ProCycling)   st
5 Andrew Fenn (GB, AN Post – Sean Kelly)  st
6 Mathew Hayman (Aus, Sky ProCycling)   st
7 Zak Dempster (Aus, Rapha Condor Sharp)  st
8 Stijn Neirynck (Bel, Topsport Vlaanderen)  st
9 Daniel Schorn (Aut, Team NetApp)   st
10 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita, Leopard Trek)   st

About Julian Claxton

My passion for photography is supported by experiences gained on exciting travel adventures and through working for fantastic photographers. In 2006, I made the exciting step of realising my dream of becoming a freelance photographer. Since this pivotal moment, I have held numerous exhibitions, been featured nationally & internationally in print and won numerous awards, including being a finalist in the National Geographic Photographic competition in 2013 with one of my documentary images from the Sudan. From an early age I began to enjoy taking pictures of my daily life, basking in the thrill of sending the film to the printers and eagerly awaiting the pocket sized prints. My first foray into the world developing and printing strangely began at school when I was asked to produce a descriptive photo for the school newspaper. A front page shot later and I was destined to start the long arduous journey of becoming a photographer. In between exciting travel adventures and working for fantastic photographers, I graduated from college and at a crossroads in my journey to becoming a pro photographer, I embarked on a career working as a medical photographer. Learning new skills and dabbling in video production as well as progressing design skills, I yearned for the challenge and freedom of becoming a freelance. I have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing assignments which have included shooting a documentary assignment with an air ambulance, gaining full access to a British Pro cycling team during an international UCI tour, cycling to Rwanda and creating a photographic documentary of my journey. The experiences continue to grow, meeting wonderful people to photograph and telling the story of their journey. The list of events and striking moments that have played out through my viewfinder continue to grow and provide me with ever increasing snapshots of life to capture. One of the highlights of my career thus far has been staying in rural Uganda, teaching photography to the kids from the region, in a project I set up in late 2014, entitled ‘Give a child a camera’. The basis of the project is to supply 35mm cameras and film to the rural schools in this region of East Africa, teaching the children how to shoot photographs. After a week of taking photos of their life, an exhibition is held at the school and the children leave with their very own album, camera and film. One of the images I shot at Eden school in rural Uganda, during morning chapel won the 2015 Travel Media Tourism and Photography award. A great honour and one that I wouldn’t have picked up had it not been for the wonderful children of East Africa. For further information please visit
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2 Responses to stage 4 of the tour of britain..images

  1. jerzak80 says:

    Stunning photos so far. I was watching in Wells today and saw some great action. Looking forward to seeing your photos from the last 2 stages …..

    • hey, thanks for the kind comments.. its been excellent racing! Due to other work, I’ve missed the last two stages which has been a pain! But I’m covering the next two days…so should be good! Hopefully no more accidents! it looked horrible! Poor Bibby! Looking at your blog as I type…really interesting!

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