Tour of Britain's TV audience grew by a third, global viewers top 16 million, in 'thrilling' 2021 comeback

More than two and a half million people tuned in to watch the star-studded race making its return following Covid disruption

Tour of Britain 2021 Wout van Aert and Julian Alaphilippe
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The Tour of Britain has announcedits TV viewing figures have gone up by over 30 per cent as the race returned after its year out due to Covid-19.

It was a very hard run race that attracted some of the world's best riders, including world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) and Belgian champion and eventual winner, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). 

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