High winds troubled the 69 cyclists from seven countries who started from Brighton on Monday (29 May) in the first stage of the Round-Britain Milk Race.
GV Starting area
SV Riders prepares for start, PAN FROM British A team in red to British B team in blue
SV British B team riders move to start.
GV & SV Start (2 shots)
SV Jackie Pallo with Union Jack starts race.
GV Riders away
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Background: High winds troubled the 69 cyclists from seven countries who started from Brighton on Monday (29 May) in the first stage of the Round-Britain Milk Race. The race, an annual event, is sponsored by Britain's Milk Marketing Board.
British wrestler Jackie Palle, who's a cyclist himself, waved a Union Jack to start the race.
The winner of the first stage to Swindon was Jan de Bore of the Netherlands and the Dutch team as a whole were also in the overall lead.
When the race finishes in Blackpool on June 10, the cyclists will have covered over 1100 miles (1771 kms).