Tour of Britain 2021 Route stage 4: Aberaeron - Great Orme

Tour of Britain 2021 stage 3Wednesday 8 September - The 4th stage at the Tour of Britain is a lumpy race from Aberaeron to a punchy finish at Great Orme in Llandudno. At 210 kilometres, it's the longest race of the week.

Possibly, some of the riders spot bottlenose dolphins before the start, as the creatures are peaking in numbers in Cardigan Bay during September. Those who do, may get lucky. Dolphins are considered a good luck omen by many.

The route heads north along the coast to enter the Snowdonia National Park after 50 kilometres. Shortly the first climb appears. Bwlch Llyn Bach is an ascent of 3.3 kilometres long and an average gradient of 5.5% that ramps up to almost 10%.

The riders descend back to the coast for a flat section of 40 kilometres before heading back into more mountainous terrain. The Eidda’s Well climb totals 10.5 kilometres and averages 4.2%. One could also argue that it’s a 2 kilometres at 11.5% with prolonged false flats before and after it.

Along the edges of Snowdonia the route continues to a brutal finale near Llandudno. The Great Orme is a lump of rock sticking out of the sea-front. The 2.5 kilometres test at 5.9% begins friendly before a section of 1 kilometre at 12% shakes things up. The route levels out under the flamme rouge before the last 500 metres rise at 8% to the line.

Another interesting read: results 4th stage 2021 Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2021 – stage 4: routes, profiles, more

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