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Stages of the Tour of Britain

This year's route features an overall start in Glasgow and finale in the centre of London plus three stages in the South West of England, including a return to the summit finish of Haytor on Dartmoor, and a challenging individual time trial and circuit race split stage in the heart of Bristol on the penultimate day.

Alongside that the peloton will visit Cumbria, Cheshire East and Wales as they make their way down the western side of the British Isles.

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Stage 1, Glasgow to Castle Douglas

Total Distance 168 kilometres
Total Ascent 1,849 metres

The 2016 Grand Depart will see the riders role out from George Square in Glasgow on Sunday 4 September as the race returns to Scotland's largest city for the first time in 10 years in a repeat of the opening stage from 2006.

Stage 2, Carlisle to Kendal

Total Distance 195 kilometres
Total Ascent 3,779 metres

Stage Two will see the Tour of Britain return to Cumbria once again on Monday 5 September as the county emphatically declares itself 'open for business' after this winter's devastating flooding, with a stage from Carlisle city centre to the tough finishing climb of Beast Banks in Kendal, via Cockermouth, Keswick and Ambleside.

Stage 3, Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford

Total Distance 182.7 kilometres
Total Ascent 2,138 metres

Stage Three on Tuesday 6 September sees the riders take on a tightly wound route situated entirely within Cheshire East, marking the first time that the Borough has hosted a stage of British Cycling's premier road cycling event.

Stage 4, Denbigh to Builth Wells

Total Distance 217 kilometres
Total Ascent 4,133 metres

The longest stage of the 2016 Tour of Britain will be Stage Four on Wednesday 7 September with a gruelling day in the saddle comprising of 217 kilometres through the heart of Mid-Wales and Denbighshire, Flintshire and Powys.

Stage 5, Aberdare to Bath

Total Distance 205 kilometres
Total Ascent 3,675 metres

Stage Five will prove to be another tough day on the road on Thursday 8 September, covering 205 kilometres and 3,675m of climbing, taking the Tour of Britain across South Wales and into Gloucestershire and the finish in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

Stage 6, Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor

Total Distance 150 kilometres
Total Ascent 3,101 metres

After a year's absence from the Tour of Britain, Devon is back with another challenging stage on Friday 9 September, including the race's summit finish for this year, coming at the top of the six-kilometre climb of Haytor, above Bovey Tracey in the Dartmoor National Park.

Stage 7, Bristol

Total Distance 76.5 kilometres
Total Ascent 972 metres

The city of Bristol will host the penultimate day of racing in the 2016 Tour of Britain on Saturday 10 September with a double-stage including both an individual time trial and a circuit race. With so many opportunities to see the world's top riders in action on a 15-kilometre circuit, Bristol is sure to attract thousands of cycling fans from across the country.

Stage 8, The London Stage presented by TfL

Total Distance 100 kilometres
Total Ascent 864 metres

Sunday 11 September will see the Tour of Britain conclude in the heart of London, using the same highly popular circuit as used by the 2015 edition of British Cycling's premier road cycling event.


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