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Tour of Britain begins in Cornwall today: Live updates


Tour of Britain begins in Cornwall today

By Paul Armstrong

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    The ‘Grand Depart’ will take place in Penzance at 11 am, and throughout the day cyclists will battle to be first across the winning line as the first stage winds through 111 miles of Cornwall, ending in Bodmin on Sunday afternoon.
  • The race then continues for a further seven stages through Devon, Wales, Cheshire and Cumbria, on to Edinburgh, finishing in Aberdeen on September 12.
  • These are the start location at Penzance Western Promenade, where cyclists will begin the race at 11am, then 11.48 am at Zennor for the first ‘King of the Mountain’, 11.54 am at Rosewall Hill for the second King of the Mountain, and 12.10 pm at Hayle for the first Sprint.
  • The second sprint will be in Penryn at approximately 1.28pm, followed at 1.38pm in Carnon Downs by the third King of the Mountain. The first day of racing is due to end in Bodmin at 3.30pm.