Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) will hope to swap his new British national champion’s jersey for the maillot jaune when the Tour de France starts in Corsica on Saturday.
The 100th edition of the Tour starts with a rare sprint stage, giving Cavendish the opportunity to pull on the yellow jersey for the first time in his career.
Standing in his way, however, will be the likes of Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling), newly-crowned national champions of Germany and Slovakia respectively.
While Cavendish claimed the men’s title, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) was victorious in the women’s race.
The Olympic silver medallist attacked from a four-rider group in the closing stages to win ahead of Wiggle-Honda duo Laura Trott and Dani King.
These pictures tell the story of the 2013 British National Road Race Championships.