Sadly, the first day of racing could have been the last, many of the pros wanted to quit thanks to poor marshalling and lacklustre policing.

Tour of Britain: safety fears dog first stage

For The Guardian’s take on the safety fears, see:

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/…/0,10482,1295266,00.html

And for an eyewitness account, see:

http://www.singletrackworld.com/…/read.php?f=2&i=1289973&t=1289973

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