🚴♂️🚴♂️ The world’s best road cyclists are in Essex as Stage Six of the 2023 Tour of Britain heads for a Harlow finish. Spectating is free on the route!
Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, the Tour of Britain is set for eight days of spectacular action from Sunday 3 to Sunday 10 June. The race starts in Greater Manchester and will take in Wrexham, Beverley and Felixstowe ahead of Stage Six and the Tour of Britain Harlow stage on Friday 8 September.
Tour of Britain reigning champion Gonzalo Serrano (pictured above winning Stage Four in 2022) returns this year with his Movistar Team. Serrano took overall glory in the 2022 race beating home favourite Tom Pidcock and Spaniard Omar Fraile by three and seven seconds respectively after nearly 21 hours of racing.
Also confirmed is Wout van Aert who will lead the Jumbo–Visma team. The Belgian star made Tour of Britain history when he won four stages en route to being crowned the 2021 champion. The most successful debut for any rider in the UK’s leading cycle event.
This year’s Tour of Britain is set to become the biggest sporting event ever hosted in Harlow when the peloton races towards the town and then onto the finish along Third Avenue anticipated to be shortly before 3.30pm. Stage Six starts in Southend-on-Sea at 11.45am before looping around the Essex countryside – reaching Ingatestone around 2.30pm and North Weald Bassett around 3pm – ahead of the finish in Harlow.
🗺️🕞 Stage Six route and timings in full can be viewed here.
Harlow has never previously welcomed the Tour of Britain, but has hosted a stage of the Women’s Tour in 2022. Dutch star Lorena Wiebes, the world’s fastest female sprinter, claimed an unforgettable victory that day, her first of three in last year’s race.
This year at the Tour of Britain there are four leader’s jerseys (see below) to look out for. The revamped points competition will feature a distinctive green jersey, the best young rider competition is marked by a white jersey, the king of the mountains jersey is a black and white contoured designed while the race leader will sport a red, white and blue jersey paying homage to the Great Britain national team kit from the 1970s and 1980s.
Don’t miss out on a superb opportunity to witness a peleton full of cycling superstars up close and personal!
🎟️ Spectating is free at the Tour of Britain Harlow stage.
🗺️ Race details including the start and finish location, route and estimated timetable for Stage Six of the Tour of Britain in Harlow can be viewed here on the Tour of Britain website.
About the Tour of Britain: Re-launched in 2004 after a five year absence from the calendar, the Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event, held annually across eight days in September.
The free-to-watch sporting spectacular features Olympic, world and Tour de France champions, and attracts a roadside audience of over 1.5m spectators. Live coverage of the race is shown daily in the UK on ITV4, in addition to around the world. The Tour of Britain is part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in the sport’s global calendar.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: The nearest railway station is Harlow Town on the Greater Anglia line. Trains from central London (Liverpool Street) take around 30 minutes. Harlow Town also has connection to Stratford and Cambridge. Plan your trip at the Transport for London website.
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