Tour of Britain 2021: The Route

Tour of Britain 2021 entire routeLast Sunday, the Tour of Britain set off from Cornwall and the race is set to finish this Sunday in Scotland. What's in between?

The 1st stage travels from Penzance to Bodmin. The rolling race finishes with a punchy finale in the ancient county town.

Leading from Sherford to Exeter, stage 2 is another lumpy test. The Dartmoor National Park lies at the heart of the route.

The team time trial on the third day is expected to open up the first time gaps on GC. The 18.2 kilometres route sets off from Ffairfach near Llandeilo to finish at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthney.

The 4th stage is the longest race of the Tour of Britain. The start is in harbour town Aberaeron and the finale takes place at Great Orme, an irregular 2.5 kilometres climb with a section of 1 kilometre at 12%, while the last 500 metres rise at 8% to the line.

At 152.2 kilometres, the 5th stage is the shortest stage in line on the Tour of Britain. The riders clip into their pedals in biotech campus Alderley Park and move through Cheshire before a sprint finish in Warrington is the most likely outcome.

The 6th stage is the last one of this edition in England. The riders travel from Carlisle to a slightly uphill finish in Gateshead.

Stage 7 is the first of two full stages in Scotland. The riders set off from Harwick to traverse a lumpy route with a downhill finish in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park, just below Arthur’s Seat.

The Tour of Britain concludes with stage 8, the most northerly stage ever to feature in the race. Although taking in the Cairn O’Mount – 3.2 kilometres at 9.7% -, a sprint finish on Aberdeen’s Esplanade is next to certain.

Mathieu van der Poel is title holder on the Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2021: routes, profiles, more

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