UK hosts first-ever closed-course Etape

In a testament to the health of cycling in the UK, more than one thousand riders took part in Britain's first closed road sportive cycling event, the 'Etape Caledonia' Sunday in Pitlochry, Perthshire. The 134 kilometre (82 mile) route took in some of Scotland's most stunning cycling areas include Lochs Rannoch and Tummel.

The event, started by twice world cycling champion Tony Doyle, was won by 28 year-old Edward Woodhouse, from London, in a time of 3 hours 48 minutes and 15 seconds. The first female rider, Catriona Phin, from Stirling triathlon club, finished a mere minute behind in a time of 3 hours 49 minutes and 54 seconds, just two days after celebrating her 40th birthday.

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