British teams Endura Racing and Motorpoint travel to London via Dubai today to close two days of racing at the Tour de Mumbai in India. It was a success both for the race, now in its second year, and the Brits.

Italian Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) won the first stage, India’s first international road race, on Friday in Nashik. South African Robert Hunter (RadioShack) closed the race yesterday with a win in one of the world’s most populated cities, Mumbai.

The Brits were right behind the first division riders, scoring several top ten placings in the two races. Endura Racing’s Ian Wilkinson placed fifth in Nashik and Motorpoint’s Jon McEvoy led a Brit sweep yesterday.

Here are a selection of photos to give you a flavour of the event.

Sunrise, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Sunrise in Mumbai

Viviani waits to leave hotel, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Elia Viviani waits to leave the hotel before the race

Rob Hayles, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Rob Hayles smiles ahead of day

Endura Racing on stage, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Endura Racing on stage ahead of the Mumbai race

Robbie McEwen, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Robbie McEwen interviewed at the start

McEwen and Hunter ready to start, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter ready to race

Motorpoint at the start, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Motorpoint positioned for the start

Liquigas-Cannondale, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Worldtour team Liquigas-Cannondale

Start, Tour de Mumbai 2011

The start of the Mumbai race

Fans and VIPs watch the race, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Fans and VIPs arrive to watch the race

Wilkinson after his fourth spot, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Ian Wilkinson after his fourth place

Jonny McEvoy waiting to arrive on the podium, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Jonny McEvoy waiting to take to the podium

Robbie Hunter interviewed, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Robbie Hunter interviewed by local journalists

Bandra train station, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Steps away from the race, the Bandra train station

Indians play cricket in nearby park, Tour de Mumbai 2011

Indians play cricket in a nearby park

Tour de Mumbai 2011

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