Tour of Britain 2022: The Route

Corbin Strong - Tour of Britain 2022: The Routeimage: Cor VosThe Big Start of the Tour of Britain was on Sunday 4 September in Aberbeen, while the Grande Finale was scheduled to be played out on the Isle of Wight on Sunday the 11th. However, the race was shortened by three stages following the passing of Queen Elizabeth. (Slideshow route/profile)

The 1st stage traverses the Scottish Highlands to finish on the 9.1 kilometres long climb to Glenshee Ski Centre.

The 2nd stage of the Tour of Britain takes place in the Scottish Borders. Promising finale with three short climbs before a downhill onto the flat final kilometre.

Stage 3 is yet another lumpy test. The first part in particular, the second part is much more sprinters friendly.

The fourth day of action is expected to be an important one in terms of the GC battle. Carlton Bank opens the finale of stage 4 with a 2 kilometres climb at 9.8% before Newsgate Bank – 1.6 kilometres at 7% – precedes a descent into Helmsley.

Stage 5 is – on paper – the easiest race of the week with a bunch the most likely outcome, while stage 6 is another emblematic Tour of Britain test. The hilly route features a 2.2 kilometres climb at 5.7% inside the last 10 kilometres.

The 7th stage includes three KOM climbs in the heart of the route, but the finale is played out on gently undulating terrain.

The riders will be criss-crossing the Isle of Wight on the final day of action. In fact, the Tour of Britain reaches its finale on the punchy climb to Tennyson Down, with its last 400 metres at an unforgiving 9.6%. In other words, the GC battle is expected to rage until the dying metres of the final stage.

Tour of Britain 2022: routes, profiles, more

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