September’s Tour of Britain saw a thrilling battle between former European champion Matteo Trentin and rising star of world cycling Mathieu Van der Poel, with the latter winning three stages on his way to the overall victory.
Across the eight stages over 1.4 million fans saw 120 riders from around the world racing in front of a global television audience. The event also showcased Britain’s culture, heritage and natural landscapes. The 2019 race started in Glasgow, visited Newcastle after a 10-year absence and concluded for the first time in Manchester.
The Tour of Britain continues to be a cornerstone of the British sporting calendar, but also a platform to engage communities across the country, whether through land art competitions, community street celebrations, or the many children that took part in cycling activities at the stages or represented teams as mascots.
As the UK’s longest running and biggest professional cycle race, the Tour of Britain prides itself on long-term investment, development and legacy. Together with our partners at British Cycling we are striving to grow the Tour over the next decade and to make it the fourth biggest race in the world.