Tour of Britain returns to North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 June 2018

The last Bristol stage of the Tour of Britain was held in 2016. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

The last Bristol stage of the Tour of Britain was held in 2016. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

David Davies/PA Wire

The world’s top cyclists will ride through North Somerset as part of this year’s Tour of Britain.

On September 4, stage three of the tour will see cyclists start in Bristol before heading on a 17km journey through Wraxall, Tickenham and Clevedon to Yatton.

From there they will head through Congresbury before returning to North Somerset on the way back to Bristol, passing through Winford, Barrow Gurney and Long Ashton.

It is the first time the tour has returned to the district since 2016.

Olympic medallist Mark Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data will be competing alongside the likes of Team Sky and Mitchelton-Scott.

There are a total of eight stages on this year’s tour which runs from September 2-9.

The race will also be broadcast live on ITV4 and Eurosport.

The 2017 title was won by Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Lars Boom.

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