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1988 Tour of Britain

1988 Tour of Britain
Race details
Dates9–14 August 1988
Stages6 + Prologue
Winning time30h 35' 37"
  Winner  Malcolm Elliott (GBR) (Fagor–MBK)
  Second  Joey McLoughlin (GBR) (Z–Peugeot)
  Third  Sean Kelly (IRL) (Kas–Canal 10)

  Points  Joey McLoughlin (GBR) (Z–Peugeot)
  Mountains  Mauro Gianetti (SUI) (Weinmann–La Suisse–SMM Uster)
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The 1988 Tour of Britain was the second edition of the Kellogg's Tour of Britain cycle race and was held from 9 August to 14 August 1988. The race started in Newcastle and finished in London.[1] The race was won by Malcolm Elliott of the Fagor team.


Stage characteristics and winners[1]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 9 August Newcastle upon Tyne 2.7 km (1.7 mi) Individual time trial  Malcolm Elliott (GBR)
1 10 August Newcastle to York 191 km (118.7 mi)  Malcolm Elliott (GBR)
2 11 August York to Manchester 170 km (105.6 mi)  Joey McLaughlin (GBR)
3 12 August Manchester to Liverpool 188 km (116.8 mi)  Serge Demierre (SUI)
4a 13 August Liverpool to Stoke-on-Trent 104 km (64.6 mi)  Pol Verschuere (BEL)
4b Stoke to Birmingham 82 km (51.0 mi)  Jos Lammerts (NED)
5 14 August Birmingham to Bristol 243 km (151.0 mi)  Thomas Wegmüller (SUI)
6 14 August Westminster criterium 100 km (62.1 mi) Flat stage  Jacques Hanegraaf (NED)

General classification

Final general classification[1][2]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Malcolm Elliott (GBR) Fagor–MBK 30h 35' 37"
2  Joey McLoughlin (GBR) Z–Peugeot + 18"
3  Sean Kelly (IRL) Kas–Canal 10 + 34"
4  Sean Yates (GBR) Fagor–MBK + 35"
5  Thomas Wegmüller (SUI) Kas–Canal 10 + 37"
6  Stephen Roche (IRL) Fagor–MBK + 46"
7  Frank Hoste (BEL) AD Renting–Mini-Flat–Enerday + 50"
8  Darryl Webster (GBR) PMS–Dawes + 53"
9  Frédéric Vichot (FRA) Weinmann–La Suisse–SMM Uster + 55"
10  Stephen Hodge (AUS) Kas–Canal 10 + 56"


  1. ^ a b c "Tour de Grande-Bretagne 1988". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 28 August 2004.
  2. ^ "Elliott, de principio a fin" [Elliott, from start to finish]. El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 15 August 1988. p. 41. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
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