Matthew Goss of team CSC Saxobank won yesterday's second stage of the Tour of Britain between Milton Keynes and Newbury. The 21-year old Aussie who also won a stage of last year's race held of the challenge of Garmin Chipotle riders Julian Dean and Chris Sutton after avoiding a crash on the run in. Roger Hammond of Team Columbia finished fourth to put him in second place in the points competition behind yesterday's stage winner Allesandro Petacchi who finished sixth today and also holds on to the overall lead he claimed in yesterday's stage. The tough 145.4km stage saw an early three man break which was quickly chased down only for one of the original escapees, Ian Stannard to get away again at the 50km mark in a lone break. When he was finally caught, Kristian House, current leader of the King of the Mountains competitio, and David George launched another break, but the peloton chased them down to set up a sprint finish. Today's Stage 3 is a hilly 185km from Chard in Somerset to Burnham on Sea.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.