Irish time trial champion David McCann was hoping for a good ride in the Tour of Britain but like Roger Hammond and Ryan Cox, missed the split yesterday. "It was very frustrating. We [the Irish team] all rode hard with a couple of other teams to try to get the break back. We had them to less than a minute at one point, but then the gap went out again."
McCann was frustrated at the GB team's tactics. "They didn't do anything until the other teams were all knackered," he said. "They left it until way too late. If they had come through early on, we would certainly have got the break back."