Tour of Britain 2014 route announced: stage-by-stage analysis

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Tour of Britain 2014 route announced: stage-by-stage analysis

Race director Mick Bennett dissects the 2014 Tour of Britain


Stage seven –┬áSaturday 13 September – Camberley to Brighton

Ditchling Beacon will serve as a sting in the tail on the penultimate stage (Pic: Tour of Britain)

Race director Mick Bennett: “Our penultimate day joins two new venues for the modern day Tour of Britain – Camberley in Surrey and Brighton. We’re working with Surrey County Council for the start in Camberley, as well as the use of previously uncharted roads in the south west of the county. The route through the west of Sussex is going to be immensely picturesque and will also be the longest stage of the race at over 225km. The latter stages are no easy thing and include Beachy Head, Birling Gap and the notorious climb over Ditchling Beacon. This, incidentally, will be the last opportunity for our King of the Mountains jersey holder to retain that title. The fast run-in to Brighton precedes a finish on Marine Drive in the city 20 years since the Tour de France visited in 1994.”

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