Tour of Britain to visit Somerset villages

PUBLISHED: 17:29 08 June 2018

The last Bristol stage of the Tour of Britain was held in 2016. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

The last Bristol stage of the Tour of Britain was held in 2016. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

David Davies/PA Wire

Cycling fans will get a glimpse of some of the world’s best riders as the sport’s biggest UK tour heads to Somerset.

On September 4, stage three of the Tour of Britain will see cyclists start in Bristol before heading on a 17km journey to Yatton.

From there they will head through Congresbury and Langford before climbing Cuck Hill.

Cyclists will then travel through Axbridge and Cheddar Gorge ahead of the remainder of the 125km route back to Bristol.

Olympic medallist Mark Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data will be competing alongside the likes of Team Sky and Mitchelton-Scott.

There are a total of eight stages on this year’s tour which runs from September 2-9.

The race will also be broadcast live on ITV4 and Eurosport.

The 2017 title was won by Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Lars Boom.

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