Tour of Britain 2023: Route details, startlist and jerseys guide

The Tour of Britain 2023 begins on Sunday September 3 - here's all you need to know

Riders are set to battle it out at the Tour of Britain 2023
Riders are set to battle it out at the Tour of Britain 2023
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After a truncated edition in 2022 due to police having to head off to administer the Queen's funeral, Britain's biggest race - the Tour of Britain - returns for (hopefully) a full run in 2023. 

It's a much more compact edition this year with the race taking place mostly in the middle of the country so if you're anywhere south of Manchester and north of Reading you have precious few excuses for not getting to the roadside to cheer on your favourite rider.

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Tour of Britain 2023: need to know
Date3 Sept - 10 Sept 2023
Total distance1,271km (789 miles)
Start locationAltrincham, Greater Manchester
Finish locationCaerphilly, Wales
UCI rankingProTour
Leader's jerseyBleu with red sleeves
Last winnerGonzalo Serrano (Movistar)
TV coverage (UK)GCN+, Eurosport and ITV4
TV cvoerage (US)GCN+
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StageDateRouteDistance (km)Terrain
1Sun 3 SeptAltrincham > Manchester163.6Hilly
2Mon 4 SeptWrexham > Wrexham109.9Flat
3Tues 5 SeptGoole > Beverley154.7Flat
4Weds 6 SeptSherwood Forest > Newark on Trent166.6Flat
5Thurs 7 SeptFelixstowe > Felixstowe192.4Flat
6Fri 8 SeptSouthend-on-Sea > Harlow146.2Flat
7Sat 9 SeptTewkesbury > Gloucester170.9Hilly
8Sun 10 SeptMargam Country Park > Caerphilly166.8 Hilly

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles. 

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