It has been confirmed that Glasgow will host the Grand Depart of first stage of the Tour De Britain on 04th September. The premier event will then go on to finish in Dumfries at Galloways castle.
We will then see the riders travel from Cumbria and the Lake District. The Peloton throughout stage three travels from Congelton to Tratton Park. Stage four of this showpiece event goes from Denbigh, heads south through Mid-Wales all the way to the finish at Powys.
The beginning of stage 5 is also in Wales at Rhondda Cynon Taf at Aberdare before travelling to the end of the stage which is hosted in Bath.
The riders will then head to Devon, then onto Bristol where the riders will have to go through a gruelling 15k individual time trial in the morning and a five lap circuit in the afternoon.
Like previous years London will host the final stage on the Sunday 11th September, using the same circuit as in 2015.
Mick Bennett Britain’s racing director stated ‘We are confident that this years route for the Tour De Britain will provide the opportunity for eight exciting days of racing and a multitude of opportunities for riders and teams to be aggressive and make the race.
We believe that with the combination of longer stages we have not just a great preparation for the World Championships but also a fantastic race that will showcase the British Countryside and stands alone in its own right.’
Everyone hopes the 2016 tour is as successful as last year. The 2015 tour had everything, fast flat sections a great hill top finish as well as everything else needed to make a great road race.