Olympic Gold Medallists And Huge Crowds: Tour Of Britain 2016

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August 23, 2016

On 11th September, Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain will roll through the Northbank, led by some big-name riders.

What a day! Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were amongst favourites in this 120-strong pack as the UK biggest professional cycling race took to its final stage in London. British rider, Steve Cummings, came out as the over all winner.

 

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Commenting on the news of such a phenomenal line up, Tour of Britain Race Director Mick Bennett said; “We are delighted to be welcoming two of our Olympic Champions to the Tour of Britain just three weeks after their success in Rio.

 

“As a former winner of the Tour of Britain it is always a pleasure to welcome Sir Bradley Wiggins back to Britain’s biggest race, while Owain Doull was the star of the 2015 Tour, showing he has a very bright future ahead of him.”

 

The Team WIGGINS trio join the likes of Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel and Steve Cummings as already confirmed for the Tour of Britain, which begins in George Square in Glasgow on Sunday 4 September.

 

Three-hours of live coverage will be broadcast from each stage of the Tour of Britain, with both ITV4 and the BIKE Channel UK showing the race live, while ITV4 will also air a one-hour highlights programme each day.

 

The Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their door step.

 

 

Stage One Sunday 4 September Glasgow to Castle Douglas
Stage Two Monday 5 September Carlisle to Kendal
Stage Three Tuesday 6 September Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford
Stage Four Wednesday 7 September Denbigh to Builth Wells
Stage Five Thursday 8 September Aberdare to Bath
Stage Six Friday 9 September Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor
Stage Seven a Saturday 10 September Bristol Stage Individual Time Trial
Stage Seven b Saturday 10 September Bristol Stage Circuit Race
Stage Eight Sunday 11 September London Stage presented by TfL

 

About the Tour of Britain

Re-launched in 2004 after a five year absence from the calendar, the Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their doorstep.  The Tour of Britain is the UK’s highest ranked professional stage race and the country’s largest free-to-watch sporting event, organised annually by SweetSpot Group.

 

Ranked at the 2.HC level by the UCI, the Tour of Britain attracts the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic and World Champions and Tour de France stage winners, to compete on British roads each September, with three-hours of live coverage a day on ITV4 and the BIKE Channel UK.

 

The 2016 Tour of Britain takes place from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 September.

 

For further media information please visit www.thetour.co.uk/press