The race dates for the 2020 OVO Energy Tour of Britain – the 17th edition of the UK’s biggest, best and most prestigious cycle race – have been revealed.

Over 100 of the world’s best riders will head to Cornwall for the 2020 Grand Depart on Sunday 6 September, with the successor to Mathieu van der Poel as the race’s champion being crowned eight stages later on Sunday 13 September.

More details of the 2020 route will be announced in the autumn, with full information being unveiled at the event’s national launch early next year.

Cornwall 2020 Grand Départ

Cornwall will host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2020, with the Grand Depart of next year’s race seeing riders travel 170 kilometres through the Cornish countryside, starting at Penzance and ending in Bodmin.

The stage’s provisional route (subject to final approval) will also visit St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and the Eden Project.

The agreement to hold the race was confirmed at a special signing ceremony with the Tour of Britain organiser SweetSpot and Cornwall Council at Chy Trevail in Bodmin on Friday 22 March 2019.

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