Tour of Britain 2018: The Route
The 2018 Tour of Britain takes place from the 2nd until the 9th of September. The race features a demanding team time trial and a summit finish on the Whinlatter Pass, while the other stages are played out on lumpy routes. The race starts in South Wales and the traditional London criterium will be closing out the eight days of action.
The 1st stage of the Tour of Britain takes place in South Wales. Against the backdrop of Pembrey Country Park the riders take on a lumpy course to Newport. Three intermediate KOM-climbs and the punchy Belmont Hill is the last one with its crest less than 10 kilometres out.
Stage 2 travels from Cranbrook to Barnstaple on rolling terrain, while the 3rd stage starts and finishes in Bristol. The finale takes the riders up the steep ramps towards the Clifton Downs – a place where Michal Kwiatkowski and Rohan Dennis powered to the win in the editions of 2014 and 2016 respectively .
The 4th stage is played out on a flat to undulating route between Nuneaton and Royal Leamington Spa before the 5th stage will be a challenging team time trial. The course amounts to merely 14 kilometres, yet is pepped up by the long drag up to Whinlatter Pass (western side).
The pass returns in stage 6 – not once, but twice. Following the start in Barrow-in-Furness the riders tackle intermediate climbs up Hawkshead Hill, Dunmail Raise, Whinlatter Pass and Fangs Brow only to return to the foot of Whinlatter Pass. The race heads up the tough eastern side, which is 3 kilometres and averaging 7%. Summit finish!
Stage 7 travels from West Bridgford to Mansfield and, at 223 kilometres, it is the longest course of the 2018 Tour of Britain. The route is predominantly flat, although the finale features some lumpy stretches. The 8th stage takes place on the traditional 14-lap circuit around the centre of London.
Tour of Britain 2018: Route map, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Tour of Britain Riders
Tour of Britain Favourites
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Stage 8: Ewan takes London sprint, Alaphilippe wins GC - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 7: Ian Stannard solos to victory, Julian Alaphilippe still leader - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 6: Stage win Poels, Alaphilippe new leader - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 5: LottoNL-Jumbo wins TTT, Primoz Roglic new leader - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 4: Sprint win Greipel, Bevin cements lead - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 3: Julian Alaphilippe sprints to victory, Patrick Bevin new leader - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 2: Cameron Meyer brings early break home, Alessandro Tonelli new leader - Tour of Britain 20 Stage 1: André Greipel sprints to first leader's jersey - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 1: Pembrey Country Park - Newport - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 2: Cranbrook - Barnstaple - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 3: Bristol - Bristol - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 4: Nuneaton - Leamington Spa - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 5: Cockermouth - Whinlatter Pass - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 6: Barrow-in-Furness - Whinlatter Pass - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 7: West Bridgford - Mansfield - Tour of Britain 20 Route stage 8: Criterium in London - Tour of Britain 20 More articles
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 4: Naturns – Pieve di Bono
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2021: The Route
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2021: Riders
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2021: The Route
Tour de Romandie 2021: The Route
Tour de Romandie 2021: Riders
Tour de Romandie 2021 Route prologue: Oron-la-Ville
Tour de Romandie 2021 Route stage 1: Aigle - Martigny
Tour de Romandie 2021 Route stage 2: La Neuveville - Saint-Imier
Tour de Romandie 2021 Route stage 3: Estavayer - Estavayer
Tour de Romandie 2021 Route stage 4: Sion - Thyon 2000
Giro 2021: The Route
Giro 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: GC Favourites
Giro 2021 Route stage 1: Turin - Turin
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 1: Ganna's dash for pink
Giro 2021 Route stage 2: Stupinigi – Novara
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 2: First fast finishers showdown
Giro 2021 Route stage 3: Biella – Canale
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 3: Strong sprinters or late attackers
Giro 2021 Route stage 4: Piacenza - Sestola
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 4: Bike handling in intriguing finale
Giro 2021 Route stage 5: Modena - Cattolica
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 5: Back to the fast men
Tour of the Alps 2021: Riders
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 5: Idroland – Riva del Garda
Tour de France 2021: The Route
Tour de France 2021: Riders
Cycling Calendar 2021
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!