Stage 4, the OVOEnergy Tour of Britain visits Warwickshire for the first time today
Nuneaton hosts the start, with the final taking place in Royal Leamington Spa. At the end of the day on rolling roads, the sprinters are likely to battle it out just before the finish line.
Once the flag is dropped, the Tour of Britain travels south to race just past the arrival town after merely 45 kilometres. The route continues south only to change direction at kilometre 100, just after the first KOM. Two more classified climbs are to follow – at kilometre 137 and at kilometre 148. The hurdles are unlikely to spoil a fast men’s party though, as the last hill – Burton Dassett – is crested with 35 kilometres remaining.
The 4th stage of the Tour of Britain starts at 11:15 and the finish is expected around 15:37 – both local times.
Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 3.
New race leader Bevin was disappointed to miss out on the stage win, but his second-placed finish and the Eisberg Sprint bonus seconds he picked up in Yatton were enough to put him top of the general classification (GC).
He said: “The aim of the team was to keep guys up there on GC until the team time trial (stage five)”.
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