Tour of Britain 2022 stage five preview: West Bridgford-Mansfield

The action reaches Nottinghamshire for a potential sprint finish

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At the halfway point of the race, the riders will be treated to a moderately easier stage compared to what came before in Scotland, Durham and Yorkshire. 

Just 1,691 metres of elevation gain are on offer on the 186 kilometre long course. The Tour of Britain last visited Nottinghamshire in 2018, and stage five this year will finish in the exact same towns. However, the parcours this year is slightly different to the 2018 version, snaking up to Mansfield via Southwell, Retford and Worksop. Before reaching Mansfield, the route will pass right through Robin Hood country and Sherwood Forest. 

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LocationKMs to goETA 38kphETA 46kph
West Bridgford18610:4510:45
Keyworth (Cat.3)16511:3311:27
Retford (Sprint)4814:3713:57
Sparken Hill (Cat.3)3215:0214:18

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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