Brighton has been declared as the host for the final stages of Britain Tour 2014. After swaying through Sussex countryside the most esteemed cycle race of Britain will conclude at Brighton seafront in 2014.
The Tour of Britain 2014 has been scheduled for September 7-14, with the Grand Depart starting from Liverpool.
Britain’s much loved hero Sir Wiggins would be defending his title this time and is one among the most prominent figures in the prestigious championship to be heading towards the final line on the beautiful Madeira Drive.
The penultimate level of UK’s biggest free for watch sporting extravaganza would be contested by the best of riders from all over the world- who would be seen snaking across South downs prior to dealing with famous hurdle Ditchling Beacon mount prior to finishing at Brighton.
The final stage is supposed to take place on 13th September and its after 2 decades that Brighton is hosting a finishing stage of an esteemed championship- since Tour France finish in 1984 & Tour Britain 24 years back.
“We are really delighted to have the Britain Tour at Sussex & Brighton for the 1st ever time in Tour Britain’s modern history”, stated Mick Bennett, the race Director.
“Whilst the finishing stage at Brighton is especially for sprinters, the track at Ditchling Beacon and South Downs in closing kilometers would pose a serious challenge for them- I’m sure that we are going to witness a fantastic culmination on the beautiful seafront.”
The Tour of Britain would go through 8 stages across the entire UK. Commencing from Liverpool, the race would pass through Wales, Bristol, then Exmouth, followed by Exeter, Bath & Hertfordshire. The last stage will have participating squads contesting in time trial & circuit race simultaneously.