Night time criterium racing hit the streets of London once more as crowds turned out to watch a start studded field at the 2013 IG London Nocturne.
Highlights from the IG London Nocturne will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday 16th June at 08:00 - so if you want to savour the excitement, here's a non-spoiler video. If you don't want to know the results, don't read below it!
The London Nocturne 2013 - Teaser / No Spoilers from Mat Pennell on Vimeo.
History was made as Laura Trott scored the first home soil victory for her team Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling, and told the BBC she was 'super excited' at taking a photo finish victory from Hannah Barnes. Dani King finished third, providing another podium spot for Wiggle Honda.
The men's race saw an extremely tense photo finish too - between Tom Scully (Team Raleigh), Dean Downing (Madison Genesis - who suffered a flat and finished on a rim) and 2011 winner, Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team), with Scully winning by a whisker. Downing came third to Dowsett's second.
During the Nocturne the streets around Smithfield Market are closed off and elite riders battle it out in the gloom around the atmospheric streets.
It's not just pro riders though - there are also family friendly events including the Folding Bike Race, the Penny Farthing Race and the 'Longest Skid' competition.
The results from those events will be published tomorrow morning, so check back for an update as to the victorious winners.
Highlights from the IG London Nocturne will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday 16th June at 08:00.
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