Britain’s biggest cycle race the OVO Tour of Britain is set to pass through Wrexham today.
The eight day race will take the world’s top teams and riders across a 1,250-kilometre route through the south of Scotland, England’s North East and North West – a brief visit to North Wales – the Heart of England before the finale takes place in Manchester for the first time on Saturday 14 September.
The 20 team, 120 rider race features some of the cycling world’s top stars, including Tour de France stage winners Dylan Groenewegen and Mike Teunissen, former European Champion winner Matteo Trentin, multiple Grand Tour stage winner Mikel Landa and Mathieu van der Poel, arguably the hottest property in cycling right now, who makes his OVO Energy Tour of Britain debut.
Leading the home contingent will be reigning British road race and time trial champions Ben Swift and Alex Dowsett. Mark Cavendish, the best sprinter of all-time and winner of 10 stages of the race, and Steve Cummings, who was crowned the Tour’s 2016 champion, will also be in the action.
The cyclists will pass through Rossett and Holt early this afternoon, with an estimated timetable below:
The race will then head to Wirral’s Birkenhead Park today – Wednesday, September 11 – for the start of the fifth stage.
The Airbus sponsored stage will take the riders through historic Port Sunlight and onto Cheshire West and Chester across the Welsh Border into Saltney.
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