Tour of Britain: Stage four preview!

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Staying in the north-east for stage four, it’s time for a trip to the seaside as Redcar plays host to the Tour of Britain for the first time ever. The route will see the riders take in popular coastal towns such as Saltburn and Whitby, although stage four promises to be far from a breeze.

The riders will take on a category one climb in both the first and second half of the race, before descending to the finish at the grand Duncombe Park estate in Helmsley.

Duncombe Park, the finishing point for stage four of the 2022 Tour of Britain

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, the stately home in North Yorkshire and the finishing like for stage four of the Tour of Britain 2022 / Image: Tour of Britain

What is the route?

Tour of Britain stage four route map

Starting along Redcar beach, the riders head south for a loop around Saltburn before exiting westwards and down towards Skelton-in-Cleveland. From here, the race meanders around the coast for around 35km without putting too much strain on the peloton, before the riders hit the first sprint stage at Whitby. Following that, stage four really gathers pace as the pack hit the first category one climb at Robin’s Hood Bay (7% average gradient, 2.5km). After criss-crossing the River Esk, the peloton then mark the halfway point of stage four by tackling the second mountain stage at Egton Bank. Heading briefly out of the North York Moors, the riders fly into a sprint stage outside of Stokesley, before tackling the second category one climb at Carlton Bank (9.8% average gradient, 2km long).

Another 2km climb then follows at Newgate Bank, which leads directly into the final sprint stage in what promises to be a thrilling finish before a descent down to the finish line at the stately home of Duncombe Park.

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