When: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Start: Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent

Finish: Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Distance: 146.9km

ITV4 live: 12.45-2.45pm

ITV4 highlights: 7pm-8pm

It’s the fifth year that the reincarnated Tour of Britain has visited Stoke-on-Trent, always one of the mpost popular stages for spectators in Britain’s heartlands, which takes in part of the Peak District.

The day’s final categorised climb up Gun Hill and the ascent up to Biddulph Moor will likely force a selection for the day’s winner.

Map/profile: Tour of Britain

Related link

Tour of Britain 2012: Coverage index