The striking golden cliffs of West Bay form the backdrop of the start of the penultimate stage. The race runs parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast before passing through Dorchester, West Lulworth and Corfe Castle. In this part of the route the riders tackle Daggers Gate and Whiteways Hill, climbs of 1 kilometre at 3.1% and 1.5 kilometre at 7.1%, respectively.
The route heads inland towards Wareham and Milton Abbas and just before Okeford Fitzpaine a sharp righthander leads onto the last climb of the day. Okeford Hill is 1.7 kilometres long and averaging 7.1%.
Still almost 60 kilometres to go at the summit, mostly on rolling terrain, before a – sprint? – finish in the heart of Ferndown town centre.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
The 7th stage of the Tour of Britain starts at 11:00 and the race is expected to finish around 15:25 – both are local times (BST).
Tour of Britain 2022 – stage 7: route, profile, more
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