Tour of Britain set for Scotland start in 2011

Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tour of Britain 2009, stage three

Next year's Tour of Britain will start in Scotland, the race's organisers announced on Wednesday.

The Scottish Borders and Dumfires and Galloway will host the 2011 Tour of Britain's opening stage. The Tour last visited in Scotland in 2009, when stage three took place in Peebles.

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