The first climb appears after 20 kilometres. Round Hill is 1.8 kilometres long and rises at 9.4%. The undulating route continues towards Withington Hill, which is a test of 1.5 kilometres at 6.9%. The following 100 kilometres don’t feature any KOM climbs, but it’s not entirely flat either.
The finale begins 27 kilometres before the finish line when the riders tackle Crawley Hill, a climb of 1.7 kilometres at 8.1%, The route then continues towards the village of Edge. To get there the riders have to climb 2.2 kilometres at an average gradient of 5.7%. The last 10 kilometres go predominantly downhill to the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
The 6th stage of the Tour of Britain starts at 11:00 and the race is expected to finish around 15:20 – both are local times (BST).
Tour of Britain 2022 – stage 6: route, profile, more
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