04 Sep Tour of Britain 2018
This year’s event is their 79th edition and the race leaders will be Chris Foome and Geraint Thomas. The race goes from September 2 to 9, 2018 and the start will be passing Carmenthen, Breton and Usk and the finish will be 14 laps around London circuit. The 5th stage which is the time trial round could be the deciding part as the racers head to the only summit and ends on a mountain passing the English Lake District. While the other parts of the race are on a flat yet hilly terrain.
More Information About the Race
Chris Foome won the Tour de France 4 times and Geraint Thomas was the winner in 2017. They have joined cycling tour of britain 2018 route before but this is their 1st time since the last time they won. Thomas had been part of this race 8 times in the past and his best place was in 2009 when he was in the 6th spot overall. When got the 7th place in 2017, he won the Best British Rider award.
Chris Froome entered the race in 2007 and 2009 when he was in the 31st and 50th overall spot.
Route of the Tour
1st stage – 174.8 km passing Carmarthen, Breton and Usk before getting to Newport City.
2nd stage – Southern end of England and they will depart from UK’s newest town and finish in Barnstaple.
3rd stage – it is said to be quick yet sharp from North Somerset hills and the Cheddar Gorge climb is in this part.
4th stage – 183.5 km in length so it is the 2nd longest stage in the race. The route begins in Nuneaton and end in Royal Lemington Spa.
5th stage – Part 1 of the 2 stages in Cumbria. It is an uphill time trial team challenge from Cockermouth to Whinlatter fell.
6th stage – Another climb from a more challenging angle. The length is 168.3 km starting at Barrow-in-Furness to Coast Road and then Ulverston. The end of the route is in the visitor center at Forestry Commission.
7th stage – 215.6 km which is the longest route of the race from West Bridgford to Mansfield.
8th stage – 14 laps around the London circuit starting and ending at Regent Street Saint James.
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