Tour of Britain Cycle Race - Stage 8
- Date: 14th September 2019 (Sat)
- Time: All day event
Britain’s biggest professional cycle race will return to Greater Manchester and Oldham for the first time in 15 years this September in the final stage of the Tour of Britain on Saturday 14 September.
The final day of racing will see the peloton taking on a 165-kilometre route that starts in Altrincham. Far from being a ceremonial end to the tour, stage eight includes almost 2,000 metres of climbing, including the highest point in this stage as the cyclists pass through the ptiuresque Saddleworth and up over Grains Bar before dropping down in Shaw.
This year’s finale will be the first stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain to finish in Manchester, home of British Cycling, since the opening leg of the first modern tour in 2004.