Tour of Britain 2018 Route stage 5: Cockermouth - Whinlatter Pass
Thursday, 6 September 2018 - Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain is an uphill team time trial of 14 kilometres. The start is in Cockermouth and the finish at Whinlatter Pass. The last 6 kilometres are averaging 4.3%.
The race begins with a false flat up and a false flat down before the intermediate time point appears at 7 kilometres. The route continues to the western side of the Whinlatter Pass, which is considered to be the easy ascent. Yet, what is easy if you are dying in the wheel of your team-mate trying not to break the chain?
Whinlatter Pass is 6 kilometres and the average uphill slope is 4.3%. It will be a challenge to keep everybody on board. At kilometre 10.3 the route kicks up at 10% for 100 metres, while the teams face an 8% stretch of 100 metres with 500 metres to go. The final 300 metres are flat.
Tour of Britain 2018 stage 5: Route map, height profiles, and more
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