In 2012, stage 5 of the race cut through the Churnet Valley at Oakamoor.
Three riders formed an early breakaway but this had begun to break down as they approached the village.
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First over the Churnet were Bernie Sulzberger and Ivan Basso.
Bartosz Huzarski was not far behind but had given up trying to keep pace with the other two.
Meanwhile, Team Columbia was keeping the peloton moving along nicely in pursuit.
Their speed was soon reduced, though, as they began the long and steep ascent of Star Bank.
That evening at home, I watched the coverage on ITV4, in which I made my second-ever TV appearance.