Stage 3, Tuesday 6 September, Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford
16 February 2015 13:34pm
Stage Three on Tuesday 6 September sees the riders take on a tightly wound route situated entirely within Cheshire East, marking the first time that the Borough has hosted a stage of British Cycling's premier road cycling event.
Heading out from the market town of Congleton the peloton will make their way west, passing through Crewe and Nantwich, before looping back on themselves towards Sandbach. From there it is a weaving route north up towards the first passage of the finish line, which will be located in the heart of Tatton Park, where spectators will be able to see the race twice, plus watch the live coverage on a big screen.
After passing the line, riders will start a large loop taking them into Cheshire's Peak District, including the ten-kilometre climb of the Cat & Fiddle above Macclesfield, before racing back through Knutsford to the finish in Tatton Park.
You can download the overview map of Stage Three here or view our interactive stage map below. The full stage ETA and locations of the intermediate YodelDirect Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains climbs will be added here shortly.