The riders clip into their pedals in seaside town Redcar on the Yorkshire Coast and after some 50 kilometres on rolling roads along the North Sea the riders turn left to penetrate the North York Moors National Park. A steep climb welcomes the riders. Robin Hood’s Bay is only 1 kilometre long but it is brutal with its 14% gradient.
The riders further penetrate the North York Moors National Park and almost 20 kilometres later Egton Bank appears. This is a less threatening climb, but it still accounts for 1 kilometre of climbing at 6%.
The route continues to go either up or down until a long and gradual downhill begins inside the last 50 kilometres It’s the calm before the storm and the real killer appears with 28 kilometres to go. Carlton Bank is a 2 kilometres climb and the average gradient sits at 9.8%, while the maximum gradient is an unsettling 18.8%. The climb starts of steadily, but after a cattle grid the road starts to ramp up. It levels off a bit, only to re-ramp steeply after the next cattle grid.
The riders fly down to the foot of the last obstacle of the day. Newsgate Bank is an unclassified climb of 1.6 kilometres at 7% with a steepest section of 14.7%. The route then descends to Helmsley and zigzags through the town to finish in the Duncombe Park estate approximately 1 kilometre further.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Another interesting read: results 4th stage 2022 Tour of Britain.
Tour of Britain 2022 – stage 4: route, profile, more
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