When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Start: Carlisle
Finish: Blackpool
Distance: 156km
ITV4 live: 1.30-3.30pm
ITV4 highlights: 7pm-8pm

Weather could play a big part in today’s stage, with an exposed route over Shap Fell, down through Kendal and onto the finish at the seaside at Blackpool.

Brisk winds could easily splinter the race to pieces, and riders will have to be wary to stay near the front to avoid being caught out.

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Tour of Britain 2012: Coverage index