19 Dec, 17:06
SweetSpot events, The Tour of Britain and Prudential RideLondon, have rounded off a successful year receiving top positions in the 2013 Cycling Weekly Readers Poll.
The Tour of Britain celebrates its tenth anniversary, since the revival of the race by SweetSpot Group, in 2013. Scotland will host the Grand Depart of the 2013 Tour, with Peebles in the Scottish Borders welcoming the return of the race on Sunday 15th September for Stage One.
Eight days later The Tour of Britain will be back in central London for the traditional and iconic Whitehall finish to Stage Eight, the London Stage presented by TfL. Along the way The Tour will have its biggest ever individual time trial on Stage Three at Knowsley and a first ever summit finish on Haytor at the heart of Dartmoor on Stage Six.
A first ever stage through the heart of the Lake District, including the notorious uphill finish in Kendal, and a inaugural visit to the Snowdonia National Park ensure the 2013 Tour has an exciting and dynamic route, blending the old and the new, and providing a tough challenge for the world's top teams and riders who will compete on British roads in September.
Read on to find out the first details of the 2013 Tour of Britain and to view overview maps of the national and individual stage routes. Individual stages will be launched from May onwards, so keep checking back for the details stage maps from mid-Summer, including the locations of the all-important Yodel Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains climbs.
The full Tour of Britain website will go live after The Tour Series in July, bringing you information on the venues, stage routes and competing teams, plus more information on how to spectate at The Tour as we draw towards the September start date.
Before then, ensure you make thetour.co.uk one of your favourites and keep checking back regularly for new content and latest news.
|Stage 1||Sunday 15th September||Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle||201km|
|Stage 2||Monday 16th September||Cumbria, The Lake District Stage, Carlisle to Kendal||225km|
|Stage 3||Tuesday 17th September||Knowsley Individual Time Trial||16km|
|Stage 4||Wednesday 18th September||Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis||190.9km|
|Stage 5||Thursday 19th September||Machynlleth to Caerphilly||177.1km|
|Stage 6||Friday 20th September||Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor||137km|
|Stage 7||Saturday 21st September||Epsom to Guildford||150.4km|
|Stage 8||Sunday 22nd September||The London Stage presented by TfL||88km|
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