Tour of Britain 2019 Route stage 8: Altrincham - Manchester

Tour of Britain stage 8Saturday 14 September - The 8th stage of the Tour of Britain is played out on a 165 kilometres route from Altrincham to the finishing on Deansgate in Manchester city centre. Far from being a Champs-Élysée-ish parade stage on the Tour de France, the race includes almost 2,000 metres of climbing.

The final day of racing begins in Altrincham and passes through all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. Along the way the riders tackle the climbs up Werneth Low (at kilometre 39.2), Grains Bar (at kilometre 64.6) and the Ramsbottom Rake (at kilometre 64.6) before penetrating into Manchester from the west. The ultimate stage adds up to almost 2,000 metres of climbing, although a group sprint still seems to be the most likely scenario.

When they cross the line on Deansgate, the riders will have covered 1,250 kilometres in the 2019 edition of the Tour of Britain.

The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprints (at kilometre 23.5, at kilometre 58.3, and at kilometre 123.1) come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.

The 8th stage of the Tour of Britain starts at 11.15 and the race is expected to finish around 15.15 – both are local times (BST).

Tour of Britain 2019 stage 8: route, profiles, more

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