Tour of Britain: Stage six preview!

Following a thrilling stage three in the 2022 Women’s Tour, elite-level cycling once again returns to Gloucestershire. Tewkesbury and Gloucester will once again provide the start and finish points in a race that will see the riders battle it out through the Cotswolds, giving fans at the start-line ample time to travel the short distance to the finish in Gloucester Docks and catch the climax of stage six.

Lorena Wiebes riding to victory in Gloucester during stage three of the 2022 Women's Tour

Lorena Wiebes riding to victory in Gloucester during stage three of the Women's Tour, 2022 / Image: SWPix

What is the route?

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Heading south out of Tewkesbury and along Gloucester Road, the peloton will ride east, towards the Cotswolds and a hilly first half of stage six. Rolling past Sudeley Castle, the riders hit their first climb just 20km into the race, a category two ascent to Round Hill. Heading west to Andoversford, the riders then lurch southwards their second mountain stage within the opening 50km, a category three climb up Withington Hill. The descent then leads the riders on the fast route down to Cirencester, where the peloton hit the first sprint stage near the Royal Agricultural University.

The riders then continue westwards through the Cotswolds before heading south in a loop that passes through Tetbury, Horton and Yate before the second sprint stage at Rangeworthy. The final 50km promises to be a thrilling chase through South Gloucestershire, including another sprint stage through Dursley, before the final climb at Crawley Hill. After flying through Stroud, the peloton then descend into a dash to Gloucester Docks in what could be a real Tour classic.

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Tour of Britain 2022 Stage Details Revealed

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Mathew Mitchell

  • Published on April 6, 2022
  • in Men's Cycling

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The Tour of Britain returns in 2022 with a start in Scotland before traversing down the country from the North-East, to the East Midlands, down to the South-West and finishing on the Isle of Wight. There are hill-top finishes planned one Stage 1 at the Glenshee Ski Centre and Stage 8 at The Needles. The race will hope to be as exciting as the hill-top finish at the Great Orme in the 2021 Tour of Britain .

Building on the success of last year’s race, which saw the overall lead change hands five times in eight days, the battle for victory in the 2022 edition (Sunday 4 – Sunday 11 September) looks set to go down to the final pedal strokes once again.

2022 Tour of Britain Stages

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Stage one        Sunday 4 September              Aberdeen to Glenshee Ski Centre

Stage two        Monday 5 September            Hawick to Duns

Stage three     Tuesday 6 September            Durham to Sunderland

Stage four       Wednesday 7 September       Redcar to Duncombe Park, Helmsley

Stage five        Thursday 8 September           West Bridgford to Mansfield

Stage six         Friday 9 September                Tewkesbury to Gloucester

Stage seven    Saturday 10 September         West Bay to Ferndown

Stage eight     Sunday 11 September            Ryde to The Needles

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Aberdeen will become the third Scottish city to host the start of the race when the Tour of Britain’s most northerly Grand Départ to date takes place there on Sunday 4 September. Not only will this stage feature an entirely new route compared to last year’s finale in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, it will also include the first-ever opening day summit finish in modern race history. The Old Military Road climb from Auchallater to Glenshee measures 9.1 kilometres long, with the final five kilometres averaging a gradient of 4.8%.

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The Scottish Borders will host a full stage for the second time in three editions on day two of this year’s race. Hawick, famous for its knitwear and the first whisky distillery to open in the region since 1837, will be the starting point of stage two. The race’s eighth visit to the Borders will feature a mix of roads old and new to the event, before a first-ever finish in Duns. The stage winner will be crowned in the shadow of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, which celebrates the two-time Formula 1 world champion who lived nearby.

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This year’s race ventures onto English soil for the first time on stage three, which takes place between Durham and Sunderland. History will be made when riders roll out in the shadow of the city’s famous cathedral: Durham has never previously hosted a stage start or finish in a professional edition of the Tour of Britain. Stage three’s route will initially head west, taking the peloton through the North Pennines AONB, before heading back through County Durham and into Sunderland. The route will weave past some of the city’s beautiful green spaces and through communities on its approach to the finish line outside of Sunderland’s new City Hall, which forms part of a £500m development in the city.

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Stage four (Wednesday 7 September), taking place between Redcar and Duncombe Park in Helmsley, will likely be another day that will shape the general classification. The start will be the first time the borough of Redcar and Cleveland has hosted the Tour of Britain, while the finish marks the race’s return to North Yorkshire in 13 years. Popular seaside towns such as Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby will be raced through before the route heads into the North York Moors National Park. The unforgiving final 30 kilometres of this 150-kilometre stage feature the climbs of Carlton Bank (2km long, 9.8% average gradient) and Newgate Bank (2km long, 6% average gradient) before descending into the finish at Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates.

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The Tour’s first Nottinghamshire stage since 2018 will start and finish in the same places – West Bridgford and Mansfield – as it did four years ago, albeit with a different route that takes in Cotgrave, Gedling, Southwell, Retford and Workshop before heading into Mansfield via Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest.  The finish will again be outside Mansfield’s Civic Centre, however, it will be approached from the opposite direction to which Team Sky rider Ian Stannard approached it en route to a memorable solo victory.  This will be the only stage of the 2022 Tour with less than 2,000 metres of climbing.

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Gloucestershire’s first-ever full stage of the Tour of Britain will take place between the medieval market town of Tewkesbury and the cathedral city of Gloucester. With the start and finish locations separated by a little over 10 miles, fans will easily be able to attend both on race day, which will further add to the atmosphere at this free-to-watch sporting spectacle. Stage six’s route will head into the Cotswolds before approaching the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks via South Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire County Council’s commitment to supporting tourism and active travel will see the Women’s Tour, the UK’s most prestigious women’s cycle race, also visit the county in 2022 for a Tewkesbury to Gloucester stage (Wednesday 8 June, albeit using a different route.

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Dorset’s natural beauty – including the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site that runs through the county – will be showcased to the world on the penultimate day of this year’s race. Stage seven will take the riders from West Bay, known for its striking golden cliffs, to Ferndown via one of the most stunning routes in Tour history. Stage seven will run parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast before passing through Dorchester, West Lulworth and Corfe Castle. The route heads inland towards Wareham, Milton Abbas and Wimborne Minster and loops around into the heart of Ferndown town centre.

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The Tour will become the biggest-ever sporting event to take place on Isle of Wight soil when the race finishes there on Sunday 11 September. Stage eight promises unforgettable for riders and fans alike, owing to the spectacular 150-kilometre route from Ryde to The Needles. Not only will the route showcase the island to a worldwide TV audience – its county town of Newport, as well as the popular tourist locations of Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Totland, Ventnor and Yarmouth all feature – fans will be able to catch the race in multiple locations owing to the way it loops around the Isle. The final 20 kilometres will take the peloton along the stunning Military Road, which offers stunning panoramic views out across the English Channel, towards The Needles Landmark Attraction. This year’s race culminates with a two-kilometre climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400 metres of which average a gradient of 9.6%, making it the toughest ending to any Tour of Britain in modern history.

“As promised when we unveiled the Tour of Britain’s host regions in February, this year’s race features a number of surprises, none more so than hill-top finishes to start and end the eight days of world-class competition. Creating a route that encourages aggressive racing and brave tactics from day one will enhance the reputation of the race, leave the one million plus spectators watching on in person for free with long-lasting memories, showcase the stunning beauty of our host venues, and repeatedly entertain a worldwide audience.” Mick Bennet, Tour of Britain race director

ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage, as well as a nightly highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch wherever they are. The race will also be shown in over 150 countries worldwide, in part thanks to the event’s partnerships with Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network.

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2022 Tour of Britain route: full details and analysis

A stage-by-stage breakdown with insight from route director Andy Hawes

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The bookends of the 2022 Tour of Britain are almost a reversal of last year, with a start in Aberdeen and a finish in southern England, this time via a first visit to the Isle of Wight.

It’s an unpredictable route, with few stages you could guarantee will be won by any one type of rider.

Route director Andy Hawes says the 2022 Tour of Britain teams will have to keep a close eye on the road book and use all the tools at their disposal to solve the questions each stage will pose.

Highlights include an opening-stage summit finish at the Glenshee Ski Centre, deep in the wonderful Cairngorms, and a roving route around the Isle of Wight that covers every corner of the island.

Tour of Britain – stage guide

  • Stage 1: Aberdeen – Glenshee Ski Centre
  • Stage 2: Hawick – Duns
  • Stage 3: Durham – Sunderland
  • Stage 4: Redcar – Helmsley
  • Stage 5: West Bridgford – Mansfield
  • Stage 6: Tewkesbury – Gloucester
  • Stage 7: West Bay – Ferndown
  • Stage 8: Ryde – The Needles

Aberdeen – Glenshee Ski Centre

  • When: Sunday 4 September
  • Distance: 180.8km
  • Total elevation: 2,512m
  • Skoda KOMs: Bennachie Forest (Cat 3); My Lord’s Throat (Cat 3); Suie Road (Cat 2); Glenshee Ski Centre (Cat 1)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Inverurie; Alford; Ballater

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The 2022 Tour of Britain opens in Aberdeen, in exactly the same spot as Wout van Aert clinched last year’s victory in a gripping finale with home favourite Ethan Hayter.

The riders will start in Union Street, though racing will be neutralised until they cross last year’s finish line.

It’s the modern Tour of Britain’s second visit to Aberdeenshire and, after the start, the roads will be different from last year. “It’s always nice to not tread the same path,” says route director Andy Hawes.

The route heads west, towards the Cairngorms National Park, via popular local climbs My Lord’s Throat and Suie Road. It’s up and down all day, but trending up as the peloton makes its way into the Cairngorms.

The stage finishes at the Glenshee ski station at 650m, a rare summit finish on the first day of a week-long stage race. It’s only the final 3km where it begins to bite and Hawes reckons it’s a “big ring climb”.

“In the past I’d have been worried that a summit finish on stage 1 would have a detrimental effect on the rest of the race, and the last thing we want is someone gaining four minutes and the GC be done.”

He can’t see it playing out like that, and even if there was a big gap on the line, there are many obstacles for the leader to jump before the Isle of Wight finish. “It’s a gorgeous climb,” adds Hawes.

“I’m in two minds about what I want the weather to be. I’ve seen it in glorious sunshine, and on darker days like you would expect, and they’re both amazing. It’s so atmospheric, whatever the weather.”

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Hawick – Duns

  • When: Monday 5 September
  • Distance: 174.8km
  • Total elevation: 2,547m
  • Skoda KOMs: Wanside Rig (Cat 3); Mainslaughter Law (Cat 3); Hardens Hill (Cat 3)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Morebattle; Coldstream; Reston

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As with last year’s race, this is another hilly week, packed to the gills with climbing.

The previous day’s 2,500 metres of elevation are followed by the same again today and only stage five drops under 2,000m.

We’re again in Scottish Borders territory, but despite the frequency of visits here, Hawes says they’ve found roads, towns and villages they’ve not been to before.

Hawick also hosted the start of stage 7 in 2021, a lumpy stage to Edinburgh won by Yves Lampaert.

The race doesn’t get as far north on this stage, heading out to the east coast town of Eyemouth, before turning around for the Lammermuir Hills, a natural separation between the Borders and East Lothian.

While it will have been hilly up to this point, all three of this day's King of the Mountains sections fall within the final 20km, three 3rd category climbs – Wanside Rig, Mainslaughter Law and Hardens Hill – and taking the peloton close to 450m elevation.

Rather than another summit finish, the peloton must negotiate a fast and open descent, one that, for the best descenders, will tempt them into stern attacks as they head towards the final summit.

“The last 5km is off the side of a mountain down into the finish in Duns,” says Hawes.

“Anybody who gets away on that final KOM could easily come across the line on their own. I can’t see it finishing in a bunch sprint.”

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Durham – Sunderland

  • When: Tuesday 6 September
  • Distance: 163.3km
  • Total elevation: 2,518m
  • Skoda KOMs: Chapel Fell (Cat 1); Billy Lane (Cat 2); High Moorsley (Cat 3)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Stanhope; Bishop Auckland; Ferryhill

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County Durham’s Chapel Fell makes an appearance on day three.

At 627m high, it would be the ceiling of many Tours of Britain, but for the earlier visit to the Cairngorms.

The climb begins in the village of St John’s Chapel, averaging 8.3 per cent over almost 4km.

“The riders who are hanging on in there are going to hate it, as you can see the top from a long way off, it’s very open,” says Hawes.

From there, the stage is up and down, with two more KOMs at 98 and 148km, though nothing on the scale of Chapel Fell.

Around the mid-point, the race speeds through Barnard Castle, which will serve as a step in restoring its image as a County Durham market town, rather than the scene for the scandal involving Dominic Cummings, the former advisor of the soon-to-be-former PM.

The day ends in Sunderland, hosting the race for the first time, with a finish in Keel Square. “The city has been very supportive,” says Hawes.

“They’ve hosted a couple of rounds of the Tour Series. Once places host that, everyone gets excited and wonders what comes next. Often, that’s the Tour of Britain, or the Women’s Tour, which they’re in negotiations to host.

Here, we have an opportunity for a bunch sprint, with the hard part earlier in the stage. The break could go and hoover up a lot of the points in the KOM and sprint competitions.”

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Redcar – Duncombe Park, Helmsley

  • When: Wednesday 7 September
  • Distance: 149.5km
  • Total elevation: 2,669m
  • Skoda KOMs: Robin Hood’s Bay (Cat 1); Egton Bank (Cat 2); Carlton Bank (Cat 1)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Whitby; Stokesley; Newgate Bank

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Just 40 miles separate the previous night’s finish and the start in Redcar, for what is the toughest stage on paper – the shortest, but with the most climbing (2,669m).

The route heads south down the coast to Whitby, before turning inland to traverse the North York Moors National Park. It’s set to be a great-looking stage, too.

“I’ve driven the length and breadth of this country in this job over the years,” Hawes says, “and I don’t get too many ‘wow’ moments anymore, where you drive round a corner and the view opens up in a grand way. This year, I had it a couple of times on stage four. It’s stunning. If they’re not going up, they’re going down, the only flat part is the neutralised section.”

The toughest climb, says Hawes, is the final KOM, the Category 1 Carlton Bank, around 26km from the finish. The Newgate Bank climb gets a sprint classification, with another downhill finish into Helmsley, similar to the one into Duns on stage two.

Day four marks the long-awaited return to Yorkshire. Since the ASO-backed Tour de Yorkshire launched in 2015, the Tour of Britain has been locked out of the county, but when the race folded, its doors opened once more.

“Redcar was due to be a finish in the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and they were gutted when it didn’t happen,” says Hawes.

“Then there was the race’s sad demise after that, and we approached them to see if they wanted to host a start and they said absolutely.”

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West Bridgford – Mansfield

  • When: Thursday 8 September
  • Distance: 187km
  • Total elevation: 1,691m
  • Skoda KOMs: Keyworth (Cat 3); Sparken Hill (Cat 3)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Edingley; Retford; Clumber Park

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With four chunky stages through mountain ranges of northern Scotland and England, it seems fair to the riders that they get a stage offering something close to a respite.

It’s hardly flat, though – it almost never is in the Tour of Britain – but with 1,691 metres elevation over the longest stage, the peloton can take stock at the start of the second half of the race and plot to make their move – or stay one step ahead.

There was a stage between these two towns in the 2018 race, won in swaggering fashion by Team Sky’s Brit Ian Stannard, a moment of glory at the back end of a career largely in service of others.

The Essex rider retired in 2020, but will be back at the race as a directeur sportif with British development outfit Trinity Racing.

This time, as is his wont, Hawes has plotted an entirely new route. “It’s one of the easier stages, and they’re needed between the harder days.

"We go through village after village, and towns like Retford and Worksop later in the stage, before the super-fast finish in Mansfield.

“This one on paper has bunch sprint written all over it. Every time we come to Nottinghamshire, it’s tough to find genuine KOMs. We’ve got two, rather than three. One early on and one later.

“It’s a typical Nottinghamshire stage. Towns, villages, forests, open country. It’s good, it gives the peloton a chance to decompress a little after four really tough stages. Usually, I would normally like three hard stages then an easier one, but it’s a day later because of the way we’ve moved down the country. The finish is super-wide, if slightly uphill.”

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Tewkesbury – Gloucester

  • When: Friday 9 September
  • Distance: 165.1km
  • Total elevation: 2,158m
  • Skoda KOMs: Round Hill (Cat 2); Withington Hill (Cat 3); Crowley Hill (Cat 2)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Cirencester; Rangeworthy; Dursley

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Gloucestershire is a frequent host of the Tour of Britain, but stage 6 marks the first time it has hosted a full stage entirely within its borders.

The start and finish are separated by a little over 10 miles, so fans can easily visit both should they want to.

There are KOM points up for grabs early in the stage, with Round Hill and Withington Hill falling within the first 50 kilometres.

“Depending on the battle for the KOM jersey, I don’t think the peloton will want a break going too early on in this one,” says Hawes.

The race heads south through the Cotswolds, skirting round Cheltenham clockwise, heading through Cirencester, Tetbury and getting as far south as Chipping Sodbury and Yate, just north of Bristol.

They then turn the ship around and head north towards Gloucester. There are climbs throughout this stage, but given we’re spending so much time in the Cotswolds on day six, the peloton gets a lucky break because it could be far hillier. Two sprints fall within the final 50km.

There remains a sting in the tail, though, with an uncategorised climb just 10km from the finish.

“This year more than any it’s important for teams to study the road book and Veloviewer [road mapping software that many teams use before and during stages in their team cars] and plan what they’re going to do,” says Hawes.

“I think that every stage has something in the dying kilometres that, if they’re not paying close attention, then it could catch them out. I don’t think any one stage this week is going to be written down as being for one type of stage or another, or for one type of rider or another.”

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West Bay – Ferndown

  • When: Saturday 10 September
  • Distance: 175.9km
  • Total elevation: 2,377m
  • Skoda KOMs: Daggers Gate (Cat 3); Whiteways Hill (Cat 2); Okeford Hill (Cat 2)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Dorchester; Wareham; Knowlton

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Stage 7 should prove a treat for riders and spectators alike. Remarkably, it’s the first time that the modern Tour of Britain (since 2004) has visited Dorset, and Hawes has served up a barnstormer of a route that showcases the county’s wonderful scenery and stiff climbs.

From West Bay, known for its striking golden cliffs, the route runs parallel to the coast down to Weymouth, turning inland through Dorchester and to Hawes’ favourite part of the stage into West Lulworth, close to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, and into the Isle of Purbeck peninsula and the majestic Corfe Castle.

It’s a tour of some of the coast’s highlights as much as it is a bike race and it’ll be worth tuning in for the helicopter shots of the scenery, as well as the racing.

The route heads inland towards Wareham, Milton Abbas and Wimborne Minster before looping round Ferndown’s town centre for the finish.

“If I was a betting man I’d predict a bunch sprint, the road lends itself to it,” says Hawes. Whatever happens on the road, this is Dorset at its most iconic.

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Ryde – The Needles

  • When: Sunday 11 September
  • Distance: 148.7km
  • Total elevation: 2,131m
  • Skoda KOMs: Brading Down (Cat 1); Cowleaze Hill (Cat 2); Zig Zag Road/Ventnor (Cat 1); Tennyson Down (Cat 2)
  • Eisberg Sprints: Sandown; Yarmouth; Cowes

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For the first time, the Tour of Britain arrives on the Isle of Wight . Such are the logistics of getting to the island that the race could only ever start or finish there and, with sporting terrain and wonderful scenery, it’ll be a fitting finale for any bike race.

The island’s size necessitates a route that seems to cover just about every strip of tarmac on the island.

“Yes, we’re pretty much covering the Isle of Wight, that’s definitely ticked off,” says Hawes.

“It’s going to give riders and fans a full flavour of what the island is about.”

Because of how the route traverses the island, fans will be able to catch the race in multiple locations across the day.

“The route crosses over itself but you never get the feeling that you’re close to where you’ve been before. It’s different around every corner," adds Hawes.

“It’s up and down all day. The helicopter camera is going to be busy, there’ll be some classic shots to be had. It’s a fitting final stage. The military road [which runs down the island’s south west] is four metres from the edge of the cliff in places, and it might not be there for much longer with all the erosion.”

The race ends with a 2km climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400m averaging 9.6 per cent – the toughest finish to a Tour of Britain, organisers reckon.

“I said before last year’s race, don’t be surprised if the jersey changes hands on the final stage, and there it was, with Ethan Hayter losing it on the line to Wout van Aert. Am I going to be as bold this year?

"I don’t know, but I think there will be many wearers of the jersey. Positioning on this final climb will be key if there’s all to play for.”

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Tour of Britain 2022 route map: Stages list, full schedule, TV coverage and where to watch the race live

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The 2022 Tour of Britain kicks off on Sunday, with riders racing from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight over eight gruelling days.

Tom Pidcock, who won Olympic gold for Great Britain in the cross-country mountain biking in 2020, is among the hopefuls. He will be riding for Ineos Grenadiers.

Among those challenging him are Israel-Premier Tech’s Dylan Teuns, a fierce Belgian rider making his debut for his new team, and Austrian national champion Felix Großschartner, representing Bora–Hansgrohe.

Here is the full route and schedule for the race.

When is the 2022 Tour of Britain?

The Tour of Britain takes place over eight days, with one stage per day.

The first stage starts from Aberdeen on Sunday 4 September . The final stage will be on the Isle of Wight – a Tour of Britain first – on Sunday 11 September .

The tour will be televised live in full on ITV4. Here are the timings you need:

  • Stage one, Sunday 4th September – 10.45am to 4pm, highlights at 8pm
  • Stage two, Monday 5th September – 10.45am to 3.45pm, highlights at 10pm
  • Stage three, Tuesday 6th September – 11am to 3.45pm, highlights at 10pm
  • Stage four, Wednesday 7th September – 11.15am to 3.45pm, highlights at 8pm
  • Stage five, Thursday 8th September – 10.30am to 3.45pm, highlights at 9pm
  • Stage six, Friday 9th September – 10.45am to 3.45pm, highlights at 8pm
  • Stage seven, Saturday 10th September – 10.45am to 3.45pm, highlights at 8pm
  • Stage eight, Sunday 11th September – 10.45am to 3.45pm, highlights at 8pm

What is the full route?

Stage one – Aberdeen to Glenshee Ski Centre (181.3km)

Route description: Not only will this stage feature an entirely new route compared to last year’s finale in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, it will also include the first ever opening day summit finish in modern race history. The Old Military Road climb from Auchallater to Glenshee Ski Centre measures 9.1km long, with the final five kilometres averaging a gradient of 4.8 per cent.

Stage two – Hawick to Duns (175.2km)

Route description: Hawick, famous for its knitwear and the first whisky distillery to open in the region since 1837, will be the starting point of stage two. The race’s ninth visit to the Borders will feature a mix of roads old and new to the event, before a first-ever finish in Duns. The stage winner will be crowned in the shadow of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, which celebrates the two-time Formula 1 world champion who lived nearby.

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Stage three – Durham to Sunderland (163.6km)

Route description: History will be made when riders roll out in the shadow of the city’s famous cathedral: Durham has never previously hosted a stage start or finish in a professional edition of the Tour of Britain. Stage three’s route will initially head west, taking the peloton through the North Pennines AONB, before heading back through County Durham and into Sunderland. The route will weave past some of the city’s beautiful green spaces and through communities on its approach to the finish line outside of Sunderland’s new City Hall, which forms part of a £500m development in the city.

Stage four – Redcar to Duncombe Park, Helmsley (149.5km)

Route description: The start will be the first time the borough of Redcar and Cleveland has hosted the Tour of Britain, while the finish marks the race’s return to North Yorkshire in 13 years. Popular seaside towns such as Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby will be raced through before the route heads into the North York Moors National Park. The unforgiving final 30km of this 149.5km stage feature the climbs of Carlton Bank (2km long, 9.8 per cent average gradient) and Newgate Bank (2km long, 6 per cent average gradient) before descending into the finish at Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates.

Teams taking part Bardiani CSF Faizanè Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB BORA-Hansgrohe  Cara Rural – Seguros RGA Global 6 Cycling  Great Britain Cycling Team  Human Powered Health  Ineos Grenadiers Israel-Premier Tech  Movistar Team  Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling  Saint Piran  Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  Team DSM Team Qhubeka  Trinity Racing  Uno-X Pro Cycling Team  Wiv SunGod

Stage five – West Bridgford to Mansfield (186.8km)

Route description: Stage five will start and finish in the same places – West Bridgford and Mansfield – as it did four years ago, albeit with a different route that takes in Cotgrave, Gedling, Southwell, Retford and Worksop. Riders will then head into Mansfield via Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest. This will be the only stage of the 2022 Tour with less than 2,000m of climbing.

Stage six – Tewkesbury to Gloucester (170.9km)

Route description: With the start and finish locations separated by a little over 10 miles, fans will easily be able to attend both on race day, which will further add to the atmosphere at this free-to-watch sporting spectacle. Stage six’s route will head into the Cotswolds before approaching the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks via South Gloucestershire.

Stage seven – West Bay to Ferndown (175.9km)

Route description: Dorset’s natural beauty – including the Jurassic Coast Unesco World Heritage Site that runs through the county – will be showcased to the world as riders travel from West Bay, known for its striking golden cliffs, to Ferndown on Saturday 10 September. Stage seven will run parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast before passing through Dorchester, West Lulworth and Corfe Castle. The route heads inland towards Wareham, Milton Abbas and Wimborne Minster and loops round into the heart of Ferndown town centre.

Stage eight – Ryde to The Needles, Isle of Wight (148.9km)

Route description: Stage eight promises unforgettable for riders and fans alike, owing to the spectacular 148.9km route from Ryde to The Needles. Not only will the route showcase the island to a worldwide TV audience – its county town of Newport, as well as the popular tourist locations of Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Totland, Ventnor and Yarmouth all feature – fans will be able to catch the race in multiple locations owing to the way it loops around the Isle. The final 20km will take the peloton along the stunning Military Road, which offers breathtaking panoramic views out across the English Channel, towards The Needles Landmark Attraction. This year’s race culminates with a 2km climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400m of which average a gradient of 9.6 per cent, making it the toughest ending to any Tour of Britain in modern history.

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Tour of Britain 2022 route: Everything you need to know about the stages of the 18th edition

A stage-by-stage guide to the route of the 2022 Tour of Britain

Words: Rachel Jary

The 18th edition of the 2022 Tour of Britain is set to be a spectacle. Kicking off on the September 4, the eight-day race will begin in Aberdeen before heading the Scottish Borders then moving west towards the North Pennines. Following this, the steep climbs of North Yorkshire await the riders, then the stunning Cotswolds. The penultimate stage takes place in Dorset before the grand finale on the Isle of Wight.

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Tour of Britain 2022 Route – The stages

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE ONE (04/09): ABERDEEN > GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE (181.3KM)

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The lead up to this point in the race isn’t a simple one, though, with rolling roads right from the flag drop in Aberdeen. The stage features a sprint point after just 27 kilometres so we can expect to see a furious start, and there are three categorised climbs to follow from then on. A further two sprint points in the latter half of the stage means that the opening day gives riders little respite, with drama to be expected throughout. The winner of this stage will wear the first leader's jersey of the race, and it will then be a case of seeing if they can bold it all the way to the finish.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE TWO (05/09): HAWICK > DUNS (175.2KM)

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Packed into the final 25 kilometres of the race are three third category climbs. While they aren’t long, they will seriously test the legs after a day of racing and could put some sprinters in danger. Teams who don’t want a bunch finish will use these hills as springboards for attacks and hope to stay away on the descent to the finish in Duns.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE THREE (06/09): DURHAM > SUNDERLAND (163.6KM)

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The category two Billy Lane climb comes roughly 40 kilometres later. It’s not as long as Chapel Fell or as steep, but it will still sting the legs after a tough opening to the stage. The route gradually descends towards the final climb of the day – the third category High Moorsley climb – which comes with just under 20 kilometres to go to the finish. The finish itself is a flat run-in to Sunderland which could be won by the breakaway or be an opportunity for the fast men who have hung on to this point. 

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE FOUR (07/09): REDCAR > DUNCOMBE PARK, HELMSLEY (149.5KM)

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The peloton then has a little respite before a savage, unrelenting final 30 kilometres of the stage. The Carlton Bank climb kicks off proceedings, it’s a 2km long ascent with an average gradient of 9.8%. Newgate Bank follows 12 kilometres later, a similar length to Carlton Bank but the inclines aren’t quite as severe. The stage finishes after the peloton has descended to the line in Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE FIVE (08/09): WEST BRIDGFORD > MANSFIELD (186.8KM)

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The second incline of the day comes with just over 30 kilometres of racing to go and the route does steadily climb upwards from then on towards the finish in Mansfield. Sprinters should be able to hold on to the peloton in today’s stage, but they will have fatigue in their legs following the tough stage in Yorkshire the day before. However, this stage is as easy as it’s going to get for the fast men, it’s the only one in the 2022 Tour with less than 2,000 metres of climbing.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE SIX (09/09): TEWKESBURY > GLOUCESTER (170.9KM)

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The second category climb, Crawley Hill, is the final one of the day coming 24 kilometres from the finish. It’s a rolling run-in to the line from here which could provide good terrain for a late attack for a breakaway to stay away. The finish itself in Gloucester is flat and fast.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE SEVEN (10/09): WEST BAY > FERNDOWN (175.9KM)

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As the route heads inland towards Wareham the riders have some brief respite on flatter roads before things kick up again near the third ascent of the day: the second category Okeford Hill. From then on, it’s a rolling run-in to the finish which doesn’t include any categorised climbs, just one intermediate sprint point which comes 20 kilometres before the line. The sprinters could hang on in this stage and have a shot at the win, but it’s going to take some effort, especially with fatigue in the legs.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE EIGHT (11/09): RYDE > THE NEEDLES (148.9KM)

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Cowleaze Hill and Zig Zag Road come back-to-back after 110 kilometres of racing, and we can expect these climbs to split the peloton. From then, the riders will race along the Military Road towards The Needles Landmark Attraction. The 2022 Tour of Britain culminates with a two-kilometre climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400 metres of which average a gradient of 9.6%, making it one of the hardest finishes in the race’s history.

Where to watch the 2022 Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be televised live on ITV4 in the UK and around the world by Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network (GCN). Other International broadcasters are due to be announced later this month.

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Tour of Britain 2022: Stages & Training Guide

September 02, 2022 5 min read

Wattbike HQ At The Centre Of The Tour Of Britain

The Tour of Britain is the UK's most prestigious cycle race, a multi-stage event held annually in September. It brings together the best cyclists and teams in the world to battle it out on the roads of Great Britain, all the way from Scotland through to the Isle of Wight. Now, the countdown is on for one of the most spectacular and prestigious cycle races in the UK which will commence on Sunday 4 September 2022.

Tour of Britain: Background

The Tour of Britain first developed just after the Second World War through a dispute between cyclists and the British administrative body, the National Cyclists' Union (NCU). The NCU was wary of a mass-participation cycle race being held on open roads, but cyclists wanted a British version of the Tour de France and to bring mass cycle racing to British roads.

Event Evolution

Several iterations of the race followed in the subsequent decades. These included The Milk Race, sponsored by a sales monopoly for dairy farmers; the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain, which ran from the late 80s to the early 90s; and the PruTour which ran for two seasons in the late 90s. The Tour suffered bad publicity after multiple safety incidents, and took a five-year hiatus as a result before being reborn in the form we know it today in 2004.

Previous Winners

The Tour of Britain is now an internationally renowned and respected race, attracting teams from all over the world to race the roads of the UK. British riders have won twice since the new format launched in 2004: Bradley Wiggins for Team Sky in 2013 and Steve Cummings for Team Dimension Data in 2016.

Tour of Britain: 2022 Route

The Tour of Britain 2022 route is set to be history-making, with the most northerly Grand Depart to date and the first-ever opening day summit finish in modern race history. Many of the stages are being held in counties never to host a stage for the modern race before - including Gloucestershire and Dorset.

The 2022 race will begin in Scotland, before moving through the Scottish borders, northern England, southern England, and finishing in sensational style on the Isle of Wight. The total route length of the Tour of Britain 2022 will see riders cover 1,204km over eight stages.

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Tour of Britain: 2022 Stages

Stage 1 - grand depart from aberdeen.

The Grand Depart for the Tour of Britain 2022 will commence in the heart of Aberdeen city centre. The first stage is 181.3km (112.7m) and will be the most northerly start in the Tour of Britain’s history.

Got a Wattbike Atom? You can take on the first summit finish 'The Old Military Road' on the Wattbike Hub (in the Summer Sessions category) which has a distance of 9.16km and an average gradient of 2.9%.

Stage 2 - Elevation through the Scottish Borders

Stage 2 will see the teams cycle from Hawick to Duns in the Scottish borders. This stage will be 175.2km in length and see the riders battling it out over a total elevation gain of 2,457m throughout the stage.

Stage 3 - Durham makes Tour of Britain Debut

The third stage of the 2022 route begins in Durham. Although this city has never hosted a modern Tour of Britain stage before, it was the setting of multiple editions of The Milk Race. The total distance for Stage 3 will be 163.6km.

Stage 4 - Ups & Downs in Yorkshire

Stage 4 is when the race will really begin to heat up, as the brutal final 30km of this 149.5km stage features the climbs of Carlton Bank (2km long, 9.8% average gradient) and Newgate Bank (2km long, 6% average gradient). The riders will at least be able to enjoy a downhill finish as they descend into Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates.

Why not test your Wattbiker stamina and conquer Carlton Bank climb on the Wattbike Hub app in the Summer Sessions x ToB category.

Stage 5 - Iconic Landmarks & Iconic Climbs

Stage 5 is the only stage in the Tour of Britain 2022 with less than 2,000m of climbing. The route will take in iconic landmarks in this part of Britain, such as Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest, as well as passing by Wattbike HQ in Nottingham!

Stage 6 - The Fan Favourite

Gloucestershire will be host to stage 6 of the Tour of Britain 2022, the first time this county has hosted a stage for the prestigious race. This stage is set to be a fan-favourite, with the start and finish only 10 miles apart and the route winding its way through the iconic Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty.

Stage 7 - The beauty of Dorset

The penultimate stage of the race showcases the beauty of Dorset and West Bay's golden cliffs, running parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast to Ferndown. Riders will complete 175.9km featuring two Category 2 climbs and one Category 3 climb.

Stage 8 - Isle of Wight Showdown

The final stage of the Tour of Britain will be an epic showdown on the Isle of Wight, and is set to be the largest ever sporting event to take place on the island. The spectacular 148.9km route will take the cyclists from Ryde to the iconic Needles and is sure to captivate the entire island. Not only that, the final 400 metres of the race average a gradient of 9.6%, making it the toughest ending to any Tour of Britain in modern history.

Feeling brave? You can finish the final climb of the Tour with the pros on the Wattbike Hub. Head to the Summer Sessions category and select 'Needles Battery' climb!

How to Train for the Tour of Britain

To train for the Tour of Britain, riders will need to work on both endurance and power. Distance training is a must, as are tough climbs.

The Wattbike Atom smart bike, perfect for climbs

The electromagnetic resistance system allows the Wattbike Atom to instantly react to elevation changes when climbing, and with a choice of preset gearing options, riders can personalise their setup to mimic the feeling of riding outdoors.

Training plans are essential to your progress

Wattbike has essential training plans expertly designed for cyclists looking to emulate Grand Tour riding. One of the best is the Haute Road Training Plan , a training plan designed to prepare you for a multi-day event with lots of climbing. There are also 50-mile and 100-mile sportive training plans , which will help prepare you for the distance covered during the Tour’s route and major stages.

Wattbike Hub: Home to 100+ Workouts

Finally, the Wattbike Hub App has over 100 workouts from HIIT and sprints to climbs and event simulations, providing everything you need to train for the Tour of Britain, ride like a pro, and improve your endurance and power.

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Riders are set to battle it out at the Tour of Britain 2023

After a truncated edition in 2022 due to police having to head off to administer the Queen's funeral, Britain's biggest race - the Tour of Britain - returns for (hopefully) a full run in 2023. 

It's a much more compact edition this year with the race taking place mostly in the middle of the country so if you're anywhere south of Manchester and north of Reading you have precious few excuses for not getting to the roadside to cheer on your favourite rider.

Among the riders set to light up the race are previous winner Wout van Aert and 2022 second place finisher Tom Pidcock , who'll hope to go one better in 2023.

Tour of Britain overview

Tour of britain 2023 route.

Stage 1,   Sunday 3 September

Route: Greater Manchester to Altrincham 

Today's route is near identical to the final stage of the 2019 tour, starting in Altrincham and travelling to Manchester in an anti-clockwise direction taking in the surrounding area’s undulating terrain, including the category two climb of Grains Bar (2.4km at 5.8%) and category one Ramsbottom Rake (1.3km at 8.8%). Those climbs might not sound like much, but together with a number of unclassified rises were enough to significantly reduce the peloton to just a few dozen riders after Ineos Grenadiers applied the pressure. 

The race did eventually culminate in a reduced bunch sprint won by Mathieu van der Poel, but not before we were entertained by a relentless flurry of attacks as teams struggled for control.

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Expect a similar type of rider to triumph today.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 2, Monday 4 September

Route: Wrexham to Wrexham

At just 109.9km, this is a remarkably short stage by any standards, and as a result could witness some atypical racing. Shorter stages tend to produce more intense racing, with riders able to attack earlier on in the knowledge that they won't have to sustain their efforts for as long.

So although the route doesn’t offer many springboards to launch attacks, travelling westwards across the border and into Cheshire rather than eastwards towards the hills of the Clwydian Range to the west, expect riders to try their luck regardless.

Most important of all will be the Eyton Hill, the category three climb summited with just 18.5km left to ride. It’s close enough to the finish for attackers to fully commit themselves, but will the shallow gradients (averaging only around two and three percent) be enough to establish meaningful gaps?

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 3, Tuesday 5 September

Route: Goole to Beverley

Setting off from the small market town of Goole, the riders will head north-eastwards to Bridlington, from where they will travel southwards along the coast and then inland again for a finish in Beverley. For the residents of Beverley, this will be a chance to witness a stage finish after the minster town had previously hosted the beginning of Tour de Yorkshire stages in 2016 and 2018, the former won by Harry Tanfield from a successful break, the latter by Dylan Groenewegen in a sprint.

Much like the course of the town’s famous racecourse, the parcours today before arriving at Beverly is mostly flat, but there are a few potential obstacles to overcome if this is to be a sprint finish. The category three hills up Towthorpe Lane and Langtoft must both be climbed during the first of the stage, and after that comes a stretch of about 35km near the coastline which could, if the wind blows strong and in the right direction, cause echelons. But this should in theory be the most nailed-on stage for the sprinters so far.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 4, Wednesday 6 September

Route: Sherwood Forest to Newark-on-Trent

After setting off from Edwinstone in Sherwood Forest, famous for its association with Robin Hood, the riders face the first to the day’s two category three climbs, Kilton Hill, just 15km into the stage. Then, after briefly crossing into Yorkshire and riding through Haworth, where a monument to Tom Simpsons can be found, they will travel southwards again to tackle the next climb, Red Hill Lane.

There’s a whole 85km between the top of Red Hill Lane and the finish, so plenty of time for the race to settle down for a bunch sprint.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 5, Thursday 7 September

Route: Felixstowe to Felixstowe

Perhaps to make up for the lack of any difficult terrain, the organisers have rendered stage five less straightforward than it would otherwise have been by extending it to a total of 192.4km. That makes it by far the longest stage of the race, and could prevent this from being the predictable sprint stage it looks on paper.

Small undulations in the road that would otherwise have been passed over without a second though will sting the legs of the weaker riders, and being so close to the coast a crosswind could encourage a strong team to the front on any exposed roads.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 6, Friday 8 September

Route: Southend-on-Sea to Harlow

Today’s stage is likely to be the last chance for the sprinters to compete for a stage win. And it should be about as nailed-on for them as any stage in the year’s race — there is only one official climb to be overcome, and it’s only a mild category three one tackled with 46km left between its summit and the finish for the peloton to bring back any optimistic attackers who try to use its shallow gradients to get away.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 7, Saturday 9 September

Route: Tewkesbury to Gloucester

The organisers have made the most of the lumpy terrain of the Cotswolds to devise a route that should be selective, and one of the most important days in the GC race.

There is one climb up the category two Winchcombe Hill just 20km after the roll-out in Tewksbury, but the real action will be reserved for the final 30km. First the category two Crawley Hill, which features a nasty ramp at over 20%, then an uncategorized yet deceptively hard 3km rise to the village of Edge, which includes a similarly sharp ramp of 15%.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Stage 8, Sunday 10 September

Route: Margam Country Park to Caerphilly

The climbs to be taken on might not be especially different than those that have preceded them earlier in the week, but there is still a notable upgrade in terms of severity.

That’s clear when the race heads up to the outskirts of Bannau Brycheiniog (formerly Brecon Beacons) national park to take on the first two climbs of the day, Rhigos and Bryn Du, which have both been designated the maximum difficulty racing of category one.

And after a 35km south-easterly trek from the top of the latter comes a double-ascent of the day’s most important climb, and the one on which the entire fate of the Tour of Britain could be decided — Caerphilly Mountain.

In truth it’s more of a hill than a mountain, lasting just 1.3km, but that’s still enough road for its viscous average gradient of 10% to really sting and force a selection.

Tour of Britain route profile 2023

Tour of Britain startlist

Movistar Team 

DS Max Sciandri 

1 Gonzalo Serrano ESP

2 Will Barta USA

3 Imanol Erviti ESP

4 Max Kanter GER

5 Gregor Mühlberger AUT

6 Óscar Rodríguez ESP

INEOS Grenadiers 

DS Roger Hammond / Ian Stannard 

11 Tom Pidcock GBR

12 Carlos Rodriguez ESP

13 Luke Rowe GBR

14 Connor Swift GBR

15 Josh Tarling* GBR

16 Ben Turner GBR

Bingoal WB 

DS Alessandro Spezialetti 

21 Floris de Tier BEL

22 Johan Meens BEL

23 Davide Persico* ITA

24 Dimitri Peyskens BEL

25 Lennert Teugels BEL

26 Kenneth van Rooy BEL

Great Britain  

DS John Herety / Matt Brammeier 

31 Ethan Vernon GBR

32 Jack Brough* GBR

33 Josh Giddings* GBR

34 Noah Hobbs* GBR

35 Oliver Wood GBR

36 Stephen Williams GBR

BORA hansgrohe 

DS Jens Zemke / Heinrich Haussler 

41 Sam Bennett IRL

42 Patrick Gamper AUT

43 Nils Politt GER

44 Max Schachmann GER

45 Ide Schelling NED

46 Danny Van Poppel NED

Bolton Equities Black Spoke Cycling  

DS Franky Van Haesebroucke / Greg Henderson 

51 Jacob Scott GBR

52 Matt Bostock GBR

53 James Fouche NZL

54 James Oram NZL

55 Mark Stewart GBR

56 Rory Townsend IRL

Global 6 Cycling 

DS James Mitri / Luis Gerrado 

61 Nicolas Sessler BRA

62 Giacomo Ballabio ITA

63 Tomoya Koyama JPN

64 Ivan Moreno ESP

65 Callum Ormiston RSA

66 Tom Wirtgen LUX

Jumbo Visma 

DS Arthur van Dongen / Maarten Wynants 

71 Wout van Aert BEL

72 Edoardo Affini ITA

73 Steven Kruijswijk NED

74 Olav Kooij* NED

75 Jos van Emden NED

76 Nathan van Hooydonck BEL

Equipo Kern Pharma 

DS Pablo Urtasun 

81 Roger Adrià ESP

82 Igor Arrieta* ESP

83 Iñigo Elosegui ESP

84 José Félix Parra ESP

85 Ibon Ruiz ESP

86 Danny van der Tuuk NED

Saint Piran 

DS Steve Lampier / Julian Winn 

91 Alexander Richardson GBR

92 Harry Birchill* GBR

93 Finn Crockett GBR

94 Zeb Kyffin GBR

95 Jack Rootkin-Gray* GBR

96 Bradley Symonds GBR

Team dsm - firmenich 

DS Matt Winston 

101 Tobias Lund Arnesen DEN

102 Patrick Eddy* AUS

103 Enzo Leijnse* NED

104 Niklas Märkl GER

105 Tim Naberman NED

106 Casper van Uden* NED

Q36.5 Pro Cycling 

DS Aart Vierhouten / Rik Reinerink 

111 Mark Donovan GBR

112 Damian Howson AUS

113 Kamil Malecki POL

114 Nicolò Parisini ITA

115 Joey Rosskopf USA

116 Szymon Sajnok POL

TDT - Unibet 

DS Rob Harmeling / Julia Soek 

121 Harry Tanfield GBR

122 Joren Bloem NED

123 Davide Bomboi BEL

124 Jordy Bouts BEL

125 Abram Stockman BEL

126 Hartthijs de Vries NED

Team Flanders - Baloise 

DS Hans De Clerq / Andy Missotten 

131 Kamiel Bonneu BEL

132 Sander De Pestel BEL

133 Milan Fretin* BEL

134 Elias Maris BEL

135 Ward Vanhoof BEL

136 Aaron Verwilst BEL

Trinity Racing 

DS Peter Kennaugh / Jon Mould 

141 Luke Lamperti* USA

142 Robert Donaldson* GBR

143 Luksas Nerukar* GBR

144 Finlay Pickering* GBR

145 Ollie Reese* GBR

146 Max Walker* GBR

Uno-X Pro Cycling 

DS Gino van Oudenhove / Arne Gunnar Ensrud 

151 Alexander Kristoff NOR

152 Frederik Dversnes NOR

153 Tord Gudmestad* NOR

154 Tobias Halland Johannssen NOR

155 Ramus Tiller NOR

156 Martin Urianstad NOR

* Denotes eligibility for the young rider jersey as under-23 

TOUR of Britain PAST WINNERS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS

2012: Nathan Haas (Aus)

2013: Bradley Wiggins (GBr)

2014: Dylan van Baarle (Ned)

2015: Edvald Boasson Hgen (Nor)

2016: Steve cummings (GBr)

2017: Lars Boom (Ned)

2018: Julian Alaphilippe (Fra)

2019: Mathieu van der Poel (Ned)

2020: No race

2021: Wout van Aert (Bel)

2022: Gonzalo Serrano (Esp)

Tour of Britain jersey guide

Tour of Britain jerseys

Blue: GC leader jersey

The best overall rider in the race calculated by the cumulative time they take on each stage.

Green: cottages.com sprints jersey

The first 10 riders each day get points as follows: 25, 18, 12, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Intermediate sprint points are awarded to the first five riders on a 10, 7, 5, 3 ,1 basis.

Black: Pinarello KOM jersey

First-category climbs give the first 10 riders points in descending order from 10. Second-cat climbs work the same for the first six riders, the first getting six points, while third-cat climbs see the first rider get four points.

White: young rider's jersey

Awarded to the best placed GC rider who is also under-23.

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Tour of Britain 2022 route: Everything you need to know about the stages of the 18th edition

A stage-by-stage guide to the route of the 2022 Tour of Britain

Words: Rachel Jary

The 18th edition of the 2022 Tour of Britain is set to be a spectacle. Kicking off on the September 4, the eight-day race will begin in Aberdeen before heading the Scottish Borders then moving west towards the North Pennines. Following this, the steep climbs of North Yorkshire await the riders, then the stunning Cotswolds. The penultimate stage takes place in Dorset before the grand finale on the Isle of Wight.

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Tour of Britain 2022 Route – The stages

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE ONE (04/09): ABERDEEN > GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE (181.3KM)

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The lead up to this point in the race isn’t a simple one, though, with rolling roads right from the flag drop in Aberdeen. The stage features a sprint point after just 27 kilometres so we can expect to see a furious start, and there are three categorised climbs to follow from then on. A further two sprint points in the latter half of the stage means that the opening day gives riders little respite, with drama to be expected throughout. The winner of this stage will wear the first leader's jersey of the race, and it will then be a case of seeing if they can bold it all the way to the finish.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE TWO (05/09): HAWICK > DUNS (175.2KM)

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Packed into the final 25 kilometres of the race are three third category climbs. While they aren’t long, they will seriously test the legs after a day of racing and could put some sprinters in danger. Teams who don’t want a bunch finish will use these hills as springboards for attacks and hope to stay away on the descent to the finish in Duns.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE THREE (06/09): DURHAM > SUNDERLAND (163.6KM)

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The category two Billy Lane climb comes roughly 40 kilometres later. It’s not as long as Chapel Fell or as steep, but it will still sting the legs after a tough opening to the stage. The route gradually descends towards the final climb of the day – the third category High Moorsley climb – which comes with just under 20 kilometres to go to the finish. The finish itself is a flat run-in to Sunderland which could be won by the breakaway or be an opportunity for the fast men who have hung on to this point. 

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE FOUR (07/09): REDCAR > DUNCOMBE PARK, HELMSLEY (149.5KM)

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The peloton then has a little respite before a savage, unrelenting final 30 kilometres of the stage. The Carlton Bank climb kicks off proceedings, it’s a 2km long ascent with an average gradient of 9.8%. Newgate Bank follows 12 kilometres later, a similar length to Carlton Bank but the inclines aren’t quite as severe. The stage finishes after the peloton has descended to the line in Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE FIVE (08/09): WEST BRIDGFORD > MANSFIELD (186.8KM)

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The second incline of the day comes with just over 30 kilometres of racing to go and the route does steadily climb upwards from then on towards the finish in Mansfield. Sprinters should be able to hold on to the peloton in today’s stage, but they will have fatigue in their legs following the tough stage in Yorkshire the day before. However, this stage is as easy as it’s going to get for the fast men, it’s the only one in the 2022 Tour with less than 2,000 metres of climbing.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE SIX (09/09): TEWKESBURY > GLOUCESTER (170.9KM)

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The second category climb, Crawley Hill, is the final one of the day coming 24 kilometres from the finish. It’s a rolling run-in to the line from here which could provide good terrain for a late attack for a breakaway to stay away. The finish itself in Gloucester is flat and fast.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE SEVEN (10/09): WEST BAY > FERNDOWN (175.9KM)

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As the route heads inland towards Wareham the riders have some brief respite on flatter roads before things kick up again near the third ascent of the day: the second category Okeford Hill. From then on, it’s a rolling run-in to the finish which doesn’t include any categorised climbs, just one intermediate sprint point which comes 20 kilometres before the line. The sprinters could hang on in this stage and have a shot at the win, but it’s going to take some effort, especially with fatigue in the legs.

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2022, STAGE EIGHT (11/09): RYDE > THE NEEDLES (148.9KM)

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Cowleaze Hill and Zig Zag Road come back-to-back after 110 kilometres of racing, and we can expect these climbs to split the peloton. From then, the riders will race along the Military Road towards The Needles Landmark Attraction. The 2022 Tour of Britain culminates with a two-kilometre climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400 metres of which average a gradient of 9.6%, making it one of the hardest finishes in the race’s history.

Where to watch the 2022 Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be televised live on ITV4 in the UK and around the world by Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network (GCN). Other International broadcasters are due to be announced later this month.

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Tour of Britain 2024 Stages and Routes

The first details of the 20th edition of the modern race will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Following the cancellation of the 2021 edition owing to the death of Her Majesty The Queen, organisers SweetSpot will continue to work with the local authorities who were due to host stages to explore opportunities to host the race in the future.

One of the most highly anticipated professional cycling events in the United Kingdom is all set to kick off in the first week of September. The Tour of Britain is gearing up for its 2021 edition, which will also be the 14th edition since the reincarnation of the event with several changes in 2004. The cycling Tour of Britain route was unveiled back in February 2021 with the addition of a time trial stage. It now means that the Tour of Britain 2021 has nine stages compared to 8 in recent years. Even those eight Tour of Britain stages were a bump up from the five stages the event used to have in 2004.

The Surprising Route

Tour of Britain 2021 race director Mick Bennett unveiled the cycling Tour of Britain route in the hope of keeping up with the recent momentum of popularity gathered by the event. Several changes to the Tour of Britain stages over the last few years have made it more competitive and brought it to the levels of Tour de France or Vuelta a Espana. Attracting the best riders in the world to the United Kingdom is one of the sole objectives of this event.

George Square in Glasgow will form the location for the start of the 2021 edition. The nine Tour of Britain stages will see riders cover just over 1300 km from September 4 to September 11. This will certainly take its toll on the riders, but there is a consensus that the 2021 edition will be slightly easier than the 2015 edition. Furthermore, there is an opportunity for riders to make use of every Tour of Britain stage to prepare well for the upcoming World Championships in Qatar. This reason alone is expected to increase general interest amongst riders in the competition.

Tour of Britain 2021 – Challenging Parts

The upcoming competition brings a lot of aspects like challenging races and sprint finishes. These are aspects which will have a lot to do at the World Championships. Glasgow last played host to the start of the event back in 2008. It provides a sprint finish to the Castle Douglas since there is no prominent climbs along the way. Stage two goes through various sections of the enchanting Lake District, which may not offer anything out of the blue for experienced riders. The Lake District has been a standard fare of the Tour of Britain in recent years. Even though much of the route will be familiar, riders will have to be prepared for the climb from Ambleside towards the end of the stage.

Stage three at the Congleton marks the beginning of the tough stages. As expected, the stage four takes its toll since it is the longest. As the competition enters into the final stages, riders go through Wales and Bath before a time trial event near London. The final stage will be a replica of the final stage in 2015, which received a lot of rave reviews. Each stage is tough and this will be on the minds of punters when it comes to Tour of Britain bet online.

The growing popularity of the event has also resulted in a number of punters looking for good Tour of Britain bet online opportunities. These opportunities are presented because of the Tour of Britain 2021 odds, which are once again leaning towards the favourites like Alberto Contador. Even though it makes a lot of sense to make an early judgement, Tour of Britain 2021 odds at a later stage will provide a more accurate picture about the favourites for the title.

Tour of Britain live stream: how to watch all cycling stages online from anywhere – route, schedule, start time, Day 3

The riders are all set for the 18th edition of this cycling spectacular

Cyclists sprint for the line at the Tour of Britain

It's Day 3 of the 18th edition of the Tour of Britain with the cyclists starting on the road from Durham to Sunderland at 11.30am BST. Corbin Strong still leads the field by a narrow margin after a tight finish yesterday. Britain's Tom Pidcock is 14 seconds behind. The UK's biggest cycle race this year sees the peloton tackle a 1,352km journey from Aberdeen down to the Isle of Wight. Join us for a spin as we explain how to get a 2022 Tour of Britain live stream and watch UCI WorldTour cycling online from anywhere.

Dates: Sunday, September 4 - Sunday, September 11

FREE live stream: ITV Hub (UK)

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The race begins with two stages in Scotland before working its way south through England. By the time the riders make the finish line at The Needles they will have endured 18,572m of climbing.

Along with a series of medium mountain stages, and flat city circuits, this year's event returns to Yorkshire and also features its first ever full stages in the counties of Dorset and Gloucestershire.

Last year's event saw Belgium's Wout van Aert win the final stage in thrilling style to pip Great Britain's Ethan Hayter to overall victory. Read on for everything you need to know to watch a 2022 Tour of Britain live stream from anywhere.

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How to watch a FREE Tour of Britain live stream in the UK

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Every stage of the race is being shown in the UK on ITV4, which means anyone can watch a Tour of Britain 2022 live stream using the channel's ITV Hub platform. Just make sure you have a valid UK TV license, of course. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch ITV Hub anywhere in the world.

Most of the stages begin between 10.30am and 11am BST, but you can scroll down for the full schedule. ITV Hub is available on your browser and most smart platforms.

Cycling fans in the UK can also watch the race on Eurosport, GCN+, and Discovery+ but why pay when you don't have to?

How to watch Tour of Britain 2022 from outside your country

If you're keen to watch the Tour of Britain but you're away from home and the coverage is geo-blocked, then you could always use a VPN to access it (assuming you're not breaching any broadcaster T&Cs, of course). You may be surprised how simple it is to do.

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2022 Tour of Britain, route, schedule and start times

Route map for the Tour of Britain 2022

  • Stage 1 - Sunday, September 4 at 10.45am BST, 5.45am ET, 7.45pm AEST
  • Stage 2 - Monday, September 5 at 10.45am BST, 5.45am ET, 7.45pm AEST
  • Stage 3 - Tuesday, September 6 at 11am BST, 6am ET, 8pm AEST
  • Stage 4 - Wednesday, September 7 at 11.15am BST, 6.15am ET, 8.15pm AEST
  • Stage 5 - Thursday, September 8 at 10.30am BST, 5.30am ET, 7.30pm AEST
  • Stage 6 - Friday, September 9 at 10.45am BST, 5.45am ET, 7.45pm AEST
  • Stage 7 - Saturday, September 10 at 10.45am BST, 5.45am ET, 7.45pm AEST
  • Stage 8 - Sunday, September 11 at 10.45am BST, 5.45am ET, 7.45pm AEST

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How to watch Tour of Britain 2022: US cycling live stream details

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US-based cycling fans can live stream the Tour of Britain with a GCN+ subscription, which costs $8.99 per month or $49.99 annually.

Start times vary, but you'll need to prepare for some sleepy loss, as most of the stages begin at 6am ET / 3am PT or earlier. You can find the schedule higher up the page.

And if you're currently out of the US but want to watch the race, then don't forget to explore the VPN route set out above.

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How to watch Tour of Britain 2022: live stream cycling in Australia

You can tune into the Tour of Britain Down Under with a GCN+ subscription, which costs $12.99 per month or $64.99 annually.

Start times vary, but most of the stages get underway at around 7.30pm AEST. You can find the schedule above.

If you're not currently in Oz, you can download a VPN to tune into your home coverage of the race from anywhere. 

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How to watch the 2022 Tour of Britain: live stream cycling in Canada

You know the score by now. Canadians can also tune into the Tour of Britain live via GCN+, which costs $11.99 per month or $59.99 annually.

Start times vary, but you'll need to prepare for some sleep loss, as most of the stages begin at 6am ET / 3am PT or earlier. You can find the Tour of Britain schedule nearer the top of this article.

Not in Canada to catch that GCN+ stream? Well you know the answer by now... using a VPN is the way to make sure you don't miss a moment. 

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Results 6th stage 2024 Tour de Suisse

1. João Almeida (por) 2. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.06 3. Mattias Skjelmose (den) + 0.09 4. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.15 5. Lenny Martinez (fra) + 0.35 6. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 0.40 7. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.47 8. Matthew Riccitello (usa) s.t. 9. Pelayo Sánchez (spa) + 0.54 10. Felix Gall (aut) s.t.

12. Oscar Onley (gbr) + 1.14 39. Cian Uijtdebroeks (nld) + 3.29

GC after stage 6 1. Adam Yates (gbr) 2. João Almeida (por) + 0.27 3. Egan Bernal (col) + 1.28 4. Mattias Skjelmose (den) + 2.24 5. Enric Mas (spa) + 2.38 6. Matthew Riccitello (usa) + 2.42 7. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 3.28 8. Oscar Onley (gbr) + 3.37 9. Felix Gall (aut) + 4.01 10. Pelayo Sánchez (spa) + 4.28

Race report Frank van den Broek, Stefan Bissegger and Anders Foldager establish the breakaway early on. The trio tackles the finishing climb over 1 minute ahead of the peloton.

Van den Broek goes alone on the climb, while Cian Uijtdebroeks and Enric Mas get dropped from the GC group.

Adam Yates attacks with 3.5 kilometres remaining. He gobbles up the lone attacker and continues on his own. However, the first chasers – João Almeida, Egan Bernal, Mattias Skjelmose – remain close behind.

Almeida catches up with Yates in the final kilometre. He takes the lead, seemingly to set the pace for his team leader, but he pushes so hard that he drops Yates in the last 500 metres. The Portuguese rider doesn’t wait and wins the race by 6 seconds ahead of Yates. With the bonus seconds added, he closes the gap by 10 seconds, but the Brit still holds the lead in the general classification.

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Tour of Britain Women 2024: dates, route and how to watch

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The Tour of Britain Women cycling event has risen from the ashes with a new identity after last year’s event was halted due to financial constraints .

The Tour of Britain Women will begin with 88 riders, and while this is a smaller field than in some of the other races in the elite racing series , several riders stand out as possible contenders for the overall classification.

While reigning champion Elisa Long-Borghini won’t be participating this year, the current world champion Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx-Protime) will be present.

Other names to watch out for include Lizzie Deignan (Team Great Britain), Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm-firmenich PostNL), Henrietta Christie (Human Powered Health) and Letizia Paternoster (Liv Alula Jayco).

But when does the event start and how can I watch? Here’s what you need to know.

When is Tour of Britain Women 2024?

The Tour of Britain Women starts today, on Thursday, June 6, and runs until Sunday, June 9.

Stage one – June 6, 11.15am

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Stage one will take riders through North Wales.

The day begins at Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, and turns north when the flag drops. As the peloton navigates the opening climbs of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women, the path will soon become hillier.

Following Ty'n y Llindiart's second classified climb, the race will descend the Conwy River and head into Llandudno, the stage's finish.

Stage two – June 7, 11.15am

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Stage two revolves around Wrexham. After a few kilometres, the parcours enters England, funnelling the riders down simple, level roads. The first category climb and intermediate sprint of the stage crosses over into the Welsh border again.

The race will descend through the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB after reaching the summit of the hill. When the race reaches Wrexham once more in the last five kilometres, the road will level out.

Stage three – June 8, 11.15am

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Stage 3 of the Tour of Britain Women is held in Warrington. The course for the day will wrap around the town in the north-west on a profile that is primarily level. The route will pass through charming towns in Cheshire, including Wilmslow and Knutsford, which are suburbs of south Manchester.

Stage four – June 9, 11.15am

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The 2024 edition's last stage provides a demanding and unforgiving profile around Greater Manchester. The National Cycling Centre in eastern Manchester is where the day starts. The race swiftly moves out of the urban sprawl and into hilly outlying roads.

Grains Bar appears on the profile somewhat less than 20 miles from the beginning (2.4km at 5.8 per cent). The Ramsbottom Rake, a steep kicker in Bury's outskirts, is 1.1km long and 10.1 per cent grade.

The slopes continue here. The race's last section winds through the foothills of Lancashire in a more moderate fashion, leading to the finishing town of Leigh.

How to watch Tour of Britain Women 2024

In the UK and around Europe, The Tour of Britain Women will air live on Discovery+. As of right now, no live TV broadcasts are planned for the UK or Europe.

Stage 1: Welshpool – Llandudno, Thursday, June 6

Discovery+: Midday to 2pm

Stage 2: Wrexham – Wrexham, Friday, June 7

Stage 3: warrington – warrington, saturday, june 8, stage 4: manchester – leigh, sunday, june 9.

Discovery+: Midday to 2pm On the other hand, ITV4 will provide free-to-air highlights lasting an hour in the UK. From June 6 to June 9, these will be screened starting at 8pm on the days of the event.

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Tour of britain women 2024 - analysing the contenders.

The riders to watch in the hilly four-day Women's WorldTour event, from the world champion to the rising stars

Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm firmenich-Post NL), Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) and Lizzie Deignan (Lidl-Trek)

British Cycling and Lloyds Bank have taken over the Tour of Britain Women , formerly called the Women's Tour, for its ninth edition, which will start on June 6 in Welshpool and finish on June 9 in Manchester.

There was some concern that the race might not happen again this year after SweetSpot, the former organisers, entered liquidation after financial difficulties. The event, which held its inaugural edition in 2014, was already cancelled twice in 2020 and last year, and another cancellation would have marked a serious loss for women's racing in Great Britain.

However, the event remains part of the Women's WorldTour , and despite the initial uncertainty and being reduced to four days, still promises to offer the peloton and fans alike action-packed racing across four hilly, puncheur-style stages before the overall winner is crowned in Manchester.

There are currently 88 riders set to start the Tour of Britain Women, and although the field size is smaller than some of the other events that are part of the top-tier racing series, a number of riders stand out as potential contenders for the overall classification.

Cyclingnews highlights the riders to watch for the 2024 Tour of Britain Women.

Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx-Protime)

MALDON ENGLAND MAY 25 Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team SD WorxProtime crosses the finish line as third place winner during the 10th Ford RideLondon Classique 2024 Stage 2 a 1426km stage from Saffron Maldon to Maldon UCIWWT on May 25 2024 in Maldon England Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images

There is no shortage of potential stage winners and overall contenders that will line up as part of the SD Worx-Protime squad. World Champion Lotte Kopecky will be the out-right favourite for both endeavours. 

After taking a break to recover following the Spring Classics, Kopecky recently returned to competition in support of her teammate Lorena Wiebes at the RideLondon Classique. 

The unbeatable duo did not disappoint, with Koepcky offering her services as a lead-out extraordinaire for Wiebes, who won all three stages and the overall classification.

The pair could swap roles for the Tour of Britain Women's punchier four-day parcour, where the hilly terrain and two categorised mountains on each stage could favour Kopecky's skillset.

Of course, the team also includes Chantal van den Broek-Blaak , Elena Cecchini and Christine Majerus, who are likely to be in support roles, along with sprint lead-out Barbara Guarischi, for a well-rounded team.

Lizzie Deignan (Team Great Britain)

SAFFRON WALDEN ENGLAND MAY 24 Lizzie Deignan of The United Kingdom and Team LidlTrek prior to the 10th Ford RideLondon Classique 2024 Stage 1 a 1592km stage from Saffron Walden to Colchester UCIWWT on May 24 2024 in Saffron Walden England Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images

Lidl-Trek is not registered to participate in the Tour of Britain Women, but the event has always been an important one for home-favourite Lizzie Deignan. 

The former World Champion has won the overall classification on two occasions, in 2026 and 2019, while her trade teammate Elisa Longo Borghini won the last edition, held in 2022, by just one second ahead of rival Grace Brown.

Deignan started this season determined to turn the tide after a winless 2023, and while she had a strong start to her spring campaign, it came to an abrupt halt after a crash in the first ten kilometres of the Tour of Flanders. X-rays showed Deignan suffered a fracture to the radial head of her right arm and she was forced to take a month away from racing.

She has slowly re-built her form having raced in support roles at La Vuelta Femenina and RideLondon Classique, and looks to be ready to lead Team Great Britain for their next home event. 

It is a strong squad, too, with Olympic gold medallist and seven-time track world champion Elinor Barker, Elynor Bäckstedt, Anna Henderson, Millie Couzens, and Flora Perkins.

Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm-firmenich PostNL)

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Team dsm-firmenich PostNL also arrives with a powerful line-up that includes climber Abi Smith, time trialist Daniek Hengeveld, and sprint specialist Charlotte Kool, with her trusted lead-out team of Franziska Koch and Rachele Barbieri. 

For the overall classification, however, we've chosen British national champion Pfeiffer Georgi because of her all-around ability across puncheur-style terrain and in both breakaways and reduced-group sprints.

She has had a strong spring campaign, and while lacking a victory, finished third at Omloop van het Hageland, fifth at Trofeo Alfredo Binda, third at Paris-Roubaix and fourth at Amstel Gold Race.

Her highest place in this event was eighth overall in the 2021 edition, but this year's route could present a perfect opportunity for Georgi to secure a podium spot in the GC.

Henrietta Christie (Human Powered Health)

HUY BELGIUM APRIL 17 Henrietta Christie of New Zealand and Team Human Powered Health prior to the 27th La Fleche Wallonne Feminine 2024 a 146km one day race from Huy to Huy UCIWWT on April 17 2024 in Huy Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

A smaller field could offer more opportunities for those riders who are just on the cusp of a big victory, and with a hilly route on offer, Henrietta Christie certainly fits this bill.

The New Zealander frequently ranks inside the top 10 at major events and often works in a support role, too. 

However, at the Tour of Britain Women, Christie will be in a leadership role at Human Powered Health with a team ready to support her to what could become a debut win on the Women's WorldTour and a top place in the overall standings.

The 22-year-old captured her first podium in European racing at Gran Premio Ciudad de Eibar and then recently competed at the Vuelta an Andalucia Women, where she was inside the top 10 in three of the four stages and sixth place overall. 

These are results that bode well for her goals as she leads the team at the Tour of Britain Women, which also includes home rider Alice Wood, Barbara Malcotti, Linda Zanetti, Silvia Zanardi, and Marit Raaijmakers.

Letizia Paternoster (Liv Alula Jayco)

WAREGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Letizia Paternoster of Italy and Team LivAlUla Jayco celebrates at podium as third place winner during the 12nd Dwars door Vlaanderen 2024 Womens Elite a 1299km one day race from Waregem to Waregem on March 27 2024 in Waregem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Letizia Paternoster might be more recognized as a sprinter, but the Italian multi-discipline racer has shown her pedigree in hilly races as well.

While she has a major focus on the track events at this summer's Paris Olympic Games , she also enjoys the hilly Spring Classics and stage races. This spring she finished fourth at Ronde van Drenthe, third at Dwars door Vlaanderen and ninth at Tour of Flanders, which shows her power on some of the sport's most challenging short and steep ascents.

She recently returned to competition at RideLondon Classique, and she hasn't seemed to skip a beat, finishing second into Colchester, fourth into Maldon and eighth into London, wrapping up the three-day event in fourth in the final standings behind overall winner Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime), runner-up Charlotte Kool (dsm-firmenich Post NL) and third-placed Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime).

The hillier route offered at Tour of Britain Women could give Paternoster the edge over her sprinter rivals, so watch for her to be among those in contention for the overall victory.

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