Tour of Britain 2019 route announced

The 2019 Tour of Britain route in full

Organisers of the OVO Tour of Britain have announced the route for the 2019 edition of the race, confirming that the final stage will take place in Manchester for the first time in 15 years. The eight-day event starts in Glasgow, Scotland on September 7 and ends in Manchester on September 14. There is no individual time trial this year but the race has attracted a strong field in recent years, with riders often choosing to use the Tour of Britain as part of their World Championships preparation. This year’s World Championships take place in Yorkshire, with Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) among the likely headlines. Last year Julian Alaphilippe won the Tour of Britain ahead of Wout Poels and Giro d’Italia contender Primoz Roglic. In 2018, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas both took part in the Tour of Britain. This year’s Tour of Britain crosses ...

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