The Grand Depart sees the Tour of Britain travel through the Cornish countryside, tackling three short climbs in the first half of the race: Zennor, Rosewall Hill, and Old Carnon Hill. Meanwhile, the riders move through St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, and Penryn. Via Truro, Newquay and St Austell the race continues to the finish in Bodmin.
A fast run into the town centre and the riders enter a punchy finish. The last 500 metres begin at 13% before levelling out. The average gradient of the finish ramp sits at 5%.
The first riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while three intermediate sprint come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds each.
Another interesting read: results 1st stage 2021 Tour of Britain.
Tour of Britain 2021 – stage 1: routes, profiles, more
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