Rediscover all the action from the 2012 Tour of Britain, won by Nathan Haas (Garmin Sharp), with our stage-by-stage archive footage.

Taking place weeks after Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France and the historic London 2012 Olympic Games, enthusiasm for cycling had reached unprecedented levels in time for the ninth edition of the modern Tour of Britain.

Wiggins and then road world champion Mark Cavendish – who went on to win three stages – were the undisputed stars of that year’s race. Elsewhere, Giro d’Italia champion Ivan Basso and Olympic gold medallist Samuel Sanchez made unforgettable race debuts, while SKODA King of the Mountains winner Kristian House was a tireless attacker throughout.

Oh, and then there were the crowds: at the time, the 2012 roadside following was the largest in modern Tour of Britain history!

Presented by Jill Douglas and Ned Boulting with commentary from Hugh Porter, Declan Quigley and Rob Hayles

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Stage one: Ipswich to Norfolk Showground

Stage two: Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park

Stage three: Jedburgh to Dumfries

Stage four: Carlisle to Blackpool

Stage five: Stoke-on-Trent

Stage six: Welshpool to Caerphilly Mountain

Stage seven: Barnstaple to Darmouth

Stage eight: Reigate to Guildford

Downloads and links

Click here to visit the Tour of Britain video archive