The final stage route for the Tour of Britain in September, which will take in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen, has been announced.
Scotland will this year host the overall finish of the Tour of Britain for the first time since 2008, with two stages in the country capping off what promises to be a spectacular edition of the UK’s biggest cycle race.
In addition to Aberdeen becoming the most northerly place to host a stage finish, Edinburgh will welcome the race back after a four-year absence, while Stonehaven and Hawick will make their debuts as start locations.
The race will go ahead subject to local conditions and in line with relevant national guidelines and UCI protocols.
Tour of Britain organisers SweetSpot are working closely with EventScotland and all the local authorities along the route in Scotland to ensure that the event can take place safely.
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Stonehaven is the day’s starting point and, by popular demand from local cyclists, the route includes the ŠKODA King of the Mountains climb at Cairn o’Mount (3.35km, 9.5 per cent average).The peloton will briefly head into the Cairngorms National Park, with Ballater marking the most westerly point of the stage, before the run in to the finish line on Aberdeen’s Esplanade begins.Aberdeenshire Council leader councillor Andy Kille said: “The route announcement of the final stage of the Tour […]