The eight-day 2010 Tour of Britain starts on Saturday, September 11, in Rochdale and finishes on Saturday, September 18, in London.

This year is the seventh running of the race since the British national tour’s return in 2004.

A total of 17 teams have signed up for the 2010 race, and include a mixture of ProTour, Continental, British and Irish squads. Each team consists of six riders, bringing the total start list to 102 participants. 

On this page you’ll find links to all of Cycling Weekly’s online coverage of the 2010 Tour of Britain, including news stories, race reports, exclusive photographs, analysis, interviews and background information.

Tour of Britain 2010: stage reports

Stage eight: Albasini wins Tour of Britain, Greipel takes final stage

Stage seven: Bozic gives Vacansoleil second stage win

Stage six: Greipel strikes again in Tour of Britain

Stage five: Frapporti wins, Wiggins second

Stage four: Poels wins in Teignmouth

Stage three: Albasini wins in Swansea

Stage two: Henderson in yellow as Team Sky take charge

Stage one: Greipel takes opener

Tour of Britain 2010: Latest news

Cobbles of Constitution Hill awaiting Tour of Britain

Thomas takes positives from race opener

Tour of Britain riders get ready: in pictures

Tour of Britain set for Scotland start in 2011

Tour of Britain 2010: Start list

Team Sky go green for Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain 2010 route revealed

Tour of Britain 2010: Photos

Stage seven gallery by Andy Jones

Stage six gallery by Andy Jones

Stage five gallery by Andy Jones

Stage four gallery by Andy Jones

Stage three gallery by Andy Jones

Stage two gallery by Andy Jones

Stage one gallery by Andy Jones

Tour of Britain 2010: Stages

Analysis of the 2010 Tour of Britain route>>

Stage Date From To Length Preview Report Photos
1 Sat 11 September Rochdale Blackpool 126km >>>>



2 Sun 12 September Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent 160km >>>>



3 Mon 13 September Newtown Swansea 150km >>>>



4 Tues 14 September Minehead Teignmouth 171km >>>>


5 Weds 15 September Tavistock Glastonbury 176km >>>>



6 Thurs 16 September King’s Lynn

Great Yarmouth

189km >>>>



7 Fri 17 September Bury St Edmunds Colchester 151km >>>>



8 Sat 18 September London (Newham)

London (Newham) 100km >>>>



Tour of Britain 2010 map

Tour of Britain 2010: Teams

The full start list is available here>>

An Post-Sean Kelly

Cervelo Test Team

Colnago-CSF Inox






Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta



Saxo Bank

Sigma Sport-Specialized


Team Sky

Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator


Tour of Britain 2010: TV schedule

The 2010 Tour of Britain will be shown on digital channel ITV4 in Britain. An hour highlights show will be aired from 7-8pm after each stage (September 11-18), with highlights available afterwards on the ITV4 player.

Tour of Britain 2010: Weather forecast

The Met Office has set up a page including a weather forecast for each stage (external link)>>

Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tour of Britain 2009, stage six

2009 Tour of Britain winner Edvald Boasson Hagen

Tour of Britain: Previous winners

2009 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

2008 Geoffroy Lequatre (France)

2007 Romain Feillu (France)

2006 Martin Pedersen (Denmark)

2005 Nick Nuyens (Belgium)

2004 Mauricio Ardila (Colombia)

Tour of Britain: Last year’s top ten (2009)

1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Columbia-HTC

2. Chris Sutton (Aus) Garmin-Slipstream at 23sec

3. Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo at 25sec

4. Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank at 26sec

5. Russell Downing (GB) CandiTV-Marshalls Pasta at 39sec

6. Geraint Thomas (GB) Barloworld at 43sec

7. Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel at 43sec

8. Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD-Neri at 47sec

9. Reiner Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil at 49sec

10. Kristian House (GB) Rapha-Condor at 49sec

Related links

Tour of Britain 2009: Cycling Weekly’s full coverage

Tour of Britain 2008: Cycling Weekly’s full coverage

External links

Tour of Britain official site