The race begins on a false flat section of 10 kilometres. Which sets the tone. The riders traverse a lot of undulating terrain on the road from Harwick to Duns.
The gradients on the three climbs in the finale – Wanside Rigg (2.1 kilometres at 5.7%), Mainslaughter Law (1.7 kilometres at 5.9%), Hardens Hill (1.9 kilometres at 4.7%) -, will be challenging for the pure sprinters. A decimated peloton is expected to battle it out for the stage win. Or an attacker is to snatch the victory.
Hardens Hill peaks out with 5.4 kilometres remaining. A 4 kilometres downhill leads onto a flat final section.
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Another interesting read: results 2nd stage 2022 Tour of Britain.
Tour of Britain 2022 – stage 2: route, profile, more
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