Police are investigating after a cyclist was left injured during a major cycling event near Loch Ness on Sunday.
The injured rider was taken to hospital.
The 66-mile race started and finished in Inverness, and a record 5200 riders signed up for the event.
The first etape took place in 2014, when more than 1000 riders took part in the race around Loch Ness.
Event director Malcolm Sutherland confirmed that an incident had taken place, and said that he is continuing to assist the police with their investigation.
A police spokeswoman said: “We were informed of a collision between two cyclists on the A82 at around 8.35am Sunday morning.
“A 54-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
“Inquiries to establish the circumstances are ongoing.”