The 2012 Tour of Britain starts on Sunday September 9 in Ipswich, Suffolk, and finishes in Guildford, Surrey, on Sunday September 16.

We will be covering the race in full, with daily stage reports, photo galleries, rider interviews, post-stage analysis and more.

All of our articles will be linked from this page, making it easy for you to keep track of everything that is happening in this year’s Tour of Britain.

Keep checking back for the very latest updates.

Tour of Britain 2012: Stages

Stage Date From To Length Preview Report Photos
Stage 1 Sunday September 9 Ipswich Norfolk Showground, Norwich 199.6km >>>>



Stage 2 Monday September 10 Nottingham Knowsley Safari Park 178km >>>>



Stage 3 Tuesday September 11 Jedburgh Dumfries 161.4km >>>>



Stage 4 Wednesday September 12 Carlisle Blackpool 156km >>>>



Stage 5 Thursday September 13 Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent 146.9km >>>>



Stage 6 Friday September 14 Welshpool Caerphilly 189.8km >>>>



Stage 7 Saturday September 15 Barnstaple Dartmouth 170.7km >>>>



Stage 8 Sunday September 16  Reigate Guildford 147.7km >>>>



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Tour of Britain 2012: Latest news

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Tour of Britain 2012: Start list

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Tour of Britain 2012 teams unveiled

Tour of Britain 2012 route revealed

Tour of Britain 2012: Reports

Stage eight: Tiernan-Locke wins overall as Cavendish takes final stage

Stage seven: Urtasun wins stage as Tiernan-Locke extends lead

Stage six: Tiernan-Locke moves into lead as Koenig takes stage

Stage five: De Maar takes solo Stoke win as race takes shape

Stage four: Cavendish strikes jackpot in Blackpool

Stage three: Cavendish takes Tour of Britain stage three

Stage two: Howard edges out Cavendish to win Tour of Britain stage two

Stage one: Rowe takes Tour of Britain opener after Cavendish crashes

Tour of Britain 2012: Photos

Stage eight by Andy Jones

Stage eight start by Nigel Wynn

Stage seven by Andy Jones

Stage six gallery by Andy Jones

Stage five gallery by Andy Jones

Stage four gallery by Andy Jones

Stage three gallery by Andy Jones

Stage two gallery by Andy Jones

Stage one gallery by Andy Jones

Tour of Britain 2012 pre-race gallery by Andy Jones

Tour of Britain 2012: Videos

Stage one video preview

Tour of Britain 2012: Teams

Tour of Britain 2012: start list>>

AN Post Sean Kelly Cycling Team

Endura Racing

Euskaltel Euskadi


IG-Sigma Sport



Node4 Giordana Racing

Orica GreenEdge


Rapha Condor

Saur Sojasun

Sky Pro Cycling

UK Youth



Tour of Britain: Previous winners

2011 Lars Boom (Netherlands)

2010 Michael Albasini (Switzerland)

2009 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

2008 Geoffroy Lequatre (France)

2007 Romain Feillu (France)

2006 Martin Pedersen (Denmark)

2005 Nick Nuyens (Belgium)

2004 Mauricio Ardila (Colombia)

Tour of Britain: Last year’s top ten (2011)

1. Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank

2. Steve Cummings (GBr) Sky at 36 secs

3. Jan Barta (Cze) NetApp at 55 secs

4. Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard-Trek at 57 secs

5. Jonathan Tiernan Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor Sharp at 1-03

6. Iker Camano (Spa) Endura at 1-07

7. Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen at 1-12

8. Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard-Trek at 1-13

9. Leopold Koenig (Cze) NetApp at 1-19

10. Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo at 1-25

Related links

Tour of Britain 2011: Coverage index