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Stage four

When Wednesday September 18

From Stoke-on-Tent

To Llanberis

Distance 188.4km

Stoke-on-Trent has become a standard fixture of the Tour of Britain, and stage four sees it host a stage for the fifth year in succession. However, whereas in recent years it acted as both a start and finish location, the riders will head west towards the hills of Northern Wales.



The bunch is likely to thin out when it reaches a pair of category two around two thirds of the way into the stage, but it is the day’s final climb – the category three Pen-Y-Pass just ten kilometres from the finish – that is likely to be decisive.

A fast descent into Llanberis follows, taking riders to the foot of Snowdown. This is perhaps the most picturesque of all of this year’s locations, featuring many an expansive view of the mountainous landscape. If natural beauty is not your thing, perhaps the prospect of visiting the local slate museum will tickle your taste buds?

The route

0km START: Bethesda Street, Hanley 11:00

69.9km Sprint: Marchwiel 12:54

108.6km Sprint: Ruthin 13:50

121.4km Sprint: Denbigh 14:08

131.1km KoM: Blyhchau (2) 14:22

140.2km KoM: Llansannan (2) 14:35

179.1km KoM: Pen-Y-Pass (3) 15:30

188.4km FINISH: Llanberis 15:44

Best place to watch

Pen-Y-Pass or ITV4 2-4pm (live)

 

Related links



Tour of Britain 2013 route revealed

  • John Holdcroft

    Here we are on the morning of the start of Stage 4 and I can find NO information on timings or detailed route map to an adequate scale to choose a spectating point.

    Very poor show by the organisers’ media team !

  • David Medcalf

    From Cyclingweekly.co.uk:
    Stage 4:
    The route 0km START: Bethesda Street, Hanley 11:00
    69.9km Sprint: Marchwiel 12:54
    108.6km Sprint: Ruthin 13:50
    121.4km Sprint: Denbigh 14:08
    131.1km KoM: Blyhchau (2) 14:22
    140.2km KoM: Llansannan (2) 14:35
    179.1km KoM: Pen-Y-Pass (3) 15:30
    188.4km FINISH: Llanberis 15:44
    Best place to watch Pen-Y-Pass or ITV4 2-4pm (live)

    Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/537818/tour-of-britain-2013-stage-four-info.html#x4Puq0XX8O1Frrdz.99

  • Malcolm Harris

    Like others I am amazed that there are no details/detailed maps of the race. Like others I wish to watch it at a good spectating point. I would expect this to be here instead of having to go down to the Council offices to enquire on the route. If there is a shortage of spectators, its not down to people not being interested in a special day, but down to lack of information being made available to people

  • Patricia Davies

    Yep, same here. And I thought it was just me being totally incompetent. This CW site is the only place where I can find times for even the major spectating points – thank you CW. And then the organisers will wonder why there are no spectators this year. Should have let ASO take over organisation of the race.

  • James twist

    I would like to watch stage four passing through either Denbigh or Betws y coed but need to know roughly what time it’s expected if anyone has any information I’d be very grateful

  • John Llewellyn

    Hi

    I would like details re exact route and times for stages 4 and 5. Where can I get this information please

  • Anthony Brindley

    Other years we have been able to view a detailed route with approximate times. Seems to be missing this time. Hope the organisers are up to it.

  • John Jones

    I wish to view stage 4 ats passing through Denbigh. at approximately what time will the race be passing through Denbigh.

  • carol ridgway

    Why can’t I find the information I need to spectate on stage 4 of this year’s tour of britain. I keep looking at the website, but all I get is the basic route. Why? After all we are at the latter part of July. Surely by now more information is available.

  • carol ridgway

    I would like to be a spectator at the stage 4 tour o britain. I live in market Drayton.would it be possible to publish approximate time of arrival and spectator vantage points