Tour of Britain 2011: Stage seven preview

When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Start: Bury St Edmunds
Finish: Sandringham
Distance: 199.7km
ITV4 highlights: 8-9pm

This longest stage of the race follows organiser SweetSpot’s consultation with the teams, who wanted some longer distances included.

It also follows the tour’s longest transfer, with an estimated five-hour drive from Somerset.

Luckily for the riders, this 200km jaunt is the race’s flattest stage. There are a few lumps on the way, but things should end in a bunch sprint in front of Sandringham House.

On the way, the route also passes Ipswich’s Chantry Park – the location for the 2012 European Cyclo-cross Championships – and Aspall’s Suffolk Cider orchards.

 Stage 7 profile, Tour of Britain 2011

Stage 7 map, Tour of Britain 2011

Approximate timings
0km Start: Bury St Edmunds 10.15am
12.2km Skoda KoM: Lavenham Hill [3] 10.45am
44.2km Yodel Sprint: Ipswich 11.26am
46.9km Skoda KoM: Christchurch Park [3] 11.30am
63.1km Skoda KoM: Framsden [3] 11.51am
89.7km Yodel Sprint: Diss 12.25pm
116.8 Yodel Sprint: Wymondham 1pm
199.7km Finish: Sandringham Estate 2.46pm