Stage 6: Greenwich to The Mall – Sunday 3 September
England’s capital provides the spectacular backdrop for the final stage of this year’s Tour of Britain, with the race starting in historic Greenwich. After a short neutralised section, the race gets underway at Evelyn Street at 2:35pm before riders head off for an 82km race for the final finish line. The race will take them through Rotherhithe and Jamaica Road before they reach the first sprint of the day.
Tower Bridge is the stunning location of the first sprint of this final stage, with riders crossing from about 2:40pm. From here they will take in Eastcheap, Cannon Street and Ludgate Hill before leaving the City behind and entering Westminster, where they will race along the Victoria Embankment, The Strand and Kingsway.
The race will then swing North past Regent’s Park as riders take in the hillier roads of Primrose Hill and Chalk Farm, before a challenging King of the Mountains section at Highgate Hill. Watch out for the first riders climbing past at about 3:10pm.
The race then heads back to Westminster and roads around Hyde Park and Green Park, before entering the exciting final section of the Tour of Britain. The race will end with a 20-lap chase around The Mall. Laps one and ten will mark the second and third sprints of the day, at about 3:35pm and 4:00pm.
The Mall is also the finish area of the entire race, so is sure to be packed with spectators. Make sure you get there early and take in the party atmosphere before cheering the winners and peloton over the line from about 4:30pm.