Stage 3 – results
1 Pozzato, Filippo QuickStep-Innergetic
2 Rogers, Michael T-Mobile @ 32s
3 Nuyens, Nick QuickStep-Innergetic @ same time
4 Pedersen, Martin CSC @ same time
5 Tschopp, Johann Phonak iShares @ same time
6 Schleck, Andy CSC @ 39s
7 Keisse, Iljo Chocolade Jacques-Topsport @ same time
8 Downing, Russell DFL-Cycling News-Litespeed @ 1.02
9 Allegrini, Mirko Ceramica Panaria-Navigare @ same time
10 House, Kristan Recycling.co.uk @ same time
Stage 4: Wolverhampton to Birmingham – Friday 1st September
The West Midlands host the fourth stage of this year’s Tour of Britain, with the route taking riders from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. The day’s racing starts in Wolverhampton’s flagship and award-winning Market Square, which will provide an impressive backdrop to the gathering crowds. Surrounding roads will be closed, so do get there early in order to bag the best spectating spot. Stage starts at 10:15am.
The neutralised section of this stage will be about 6.3kms long and the race will begin properly at about 10:30am north of the City just before Bilbrook. Riders will pass through Shifnal and Newport before launching into the first sprint of the day in Gnossal, just opposite the garage. Expect them to fly through here from 11:30am.
From Gnossal, the riders continue east, passing through the picturesque villages of Haughton, Walton-on-the-Hill and Milford. The latter is a favourite destination of local mountainbikers and will be a great place for cycling fans to meet and spectate.
Brindley Heath sees the first King of the Mountains section of this fourth stage as the riders pass through the natural beauty of Cannock Chase. Watch them climb this section
The race skirts Lichfield before heading west. At Leomonsley, the riders take part in the second sprint section of the day in pursuit of the green jersey. Catch a good glimpse of them as they pass through here around 12:50am. The race then takes riders along the A461 before turning left for Walsall. The third sprint of the day gets underway in Great Barr at about 1:25pm.
The race then heads for home as it enters the city of Birmingham, passing through Jennens Road and Curzon Street as riders chase each other down in a dash for the finish line at Millennium Point at about 1:50pm. Remember, get to Millennium Point early in order to get the best view of the finish – Birmingham will be providing lots of entertainment.