To celebrate this year’s biggest and best ever Tour of Britain, as well as CRC’s sponsorship of the Points Winner’s jersey, we launched a Facebook Fan gallery for you to upload your best pics from the race.
We were overwhelmed with the response, and you uploaded some real crackers from the eight-stage race. There were no strict rules, but we looked for:
The Tour of Britain – a rider's life: The peloton; Leaders; Guts and glory; Pimp pro bikes; Pre-race prep; Post-race pain; Victory salutes; Cringeworthy crashing; Podium joy.
The Tour of Britain crowd experience: CRC at the Tour of Britain; Wacky onlookers; British cycling at its best; Off-the-wall; Die-hard fans; Flying the flag.
Without further ado, here are our winners…
This photograph sums up the Tour of Britain 2012, and the huge attraction of Team Sky following the success of their riders at this year's Tour de France and the Olympics.
Photo Title: His name was Bradley something?!
Photo Description: Crowds gather outside the Team Sky bus for a glimpse of this years cycle star!
Photographer: Janine Penrose
To be expected, the weather usually plays a large part in any UK race and the Tour of Britain 2012 was no exception. Heavy rain and strong winds battered the riders on many of the stages. Here they enter the eye of the storm!
Photo Title: Gone in 30secs – Here comes the rain
Photo Description: Back of the peloton at Warburton
Photographer: Alastair Jones
The highs and lows of pro tour racing are one of the sport's many joys. Here Samuel Sanchez has an off-day…
Photo Title: A bad day for Sanchez
Photo Description: Sammy Sanchez crossed the line visibly in pain, clutching his knee.
Photographer: Francesca Starbuck
Another common theme throughout the eight days of the Tour, fans young and old got into the spirit of Wiggomania and donned fake sideburns and waved the British flag in honour of Super Brad.
Photo Title: Fans in Westleton, Suffolk
Photo Description: Children with Wiggo sideburns
Photographer: Shirley Russell