Stage 1, Sunday 4 September, Glasgow to Castle Douglas
3 February 2015 15:58pm
The 2016 Grand Depart will see the riders role out from George Square in Glasgow on Sunday 4 September as the race returns to Scotland's largest city for the first time in 10 years in a repeat of the opening stage from 2006.
From Glasgow the peloton will head south through Kilmarnock and Ayrshire as they make their way towards Dumfries & Galloway. Passing Loch Doon and Loch Ken as they skirt the outsides of the Galloway Forest Park the finish will be in the town centre of Castle Douglas after 168km of racing.
You can download the below overview map of Stage One here. Interactive stage maps from Ordnance Survey will be published in the coming weeks and months, along with the full ETA and locations of the intermediate YodelDirect Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains climbs.