Tom ‘The Scud’ Scully picked up a stunning 1st place in the prologue stage of the Tour de Normandie today – sending out a strong message to Team Raleigh’s rivals ahead of the first full day of racing.

Tom’s victory in the 3.4km prologue ahead of Alexis Gougeard (USSAP Barentin) Brian Naulleau (Vendée U) is a great start to the seven-day tour for Team Raleigh, whose squad also includes former Tour de Normandie winner Alex Blain, Eric Berthou, Richard Lang, Lachlan Norris, and Mark Christian.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Stage One of the tour; a 201km race between Colombelles and Forges-les-Eaux.