When: Sunday, July 8
The race starts with a neutralised ride from Tower Bridge, all set for photogenic shots of the peloton and London in the background, to the official start in Greenwich. The route will follow the course of the London marathon in reverse as far as Woolwich, and then heads out for an unchallenging day in the Kent countryside before hitting Canterbury.
Three fourth-category climbs will give one clever rider a few days in the polka-dot jersey. It’s a stage for the sprinters, though… perhaps even a British one.
CW STAGE RATING
Impact on overall: 1/10
STAGE ONE: ROUTE DETAILS
|0||LONDON TOWER BRIDGE||10:20||START|
|94.5||Southborough Hill||13:14||Climb cat 4|
|97||Royal Tunbridge Wells||13:19||Feed zone|
|121||Goudhurst||13:53||Climb cat 4|
|183||Farthing Common||15:21||Climb cat 4|