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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Tour of Britain: Cumbrian route details revealed

Organisers have revealed the details for the Cumbrian leg of this year's Tour of Britain race.

Tour of Britain route graphic
This graphic, from the Tour of Britain website, shows the route.
To view larger version of map click here

Riders will set out from Carlisle on the 115 mile route at 11am on Monday, September 16 and will pass through Cockermouth, Maryport, Workington and Keswick before finishing at Kendal at about 3pm.

There will be three sprint sections - at Aspatria, Dearham and Whitehaven - and king of the mountains climbs at Mockerkin, Honister Pass and Chestnut Hill (Keswick).

Around 100 of the world's best cyclists are due to take part in the event, which starts in Peebles on September 15 and ends in London on September 22.

Cumbria is the second of the race's eight stages.

It is hoped that top UK riders Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will compete in the tour.

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