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London climax to Tour of Britain race

One of the most exciting cycle races ever to cross Britain takes place this summer as 96 of the world’s elite cyclists battle it out on the 2006 Tour of Britain.

One of the most exciting cycle races ever to cross Britain takes place this summer as 96 of the world’s elite cyclists battle it out on the 2006 Tour of Britain. The blue riband event consists of six stages, starting in Glasgow, Scotland on August 29 and taking in gruelling, scenic routes in England’s Northwest, Yorkshire and West Midlands before a new fifth stage in the South East ending in the historic Kent city of Canterbury.

The sixth and final stage (September 3) sees the riders racing across London from Greenwich to a grand finish on The Mall, where there is a 20-lap circuit in front of Buckingham Palace. This leg will include much of the capital’s Tour de France route (summer 2007) including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch and four Royal Parks. A great free spectacle, thousands of spectators are expected to line the route.

Website: www.tourofbritain.co.uk


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