The start order for the AJ Bell Tour of Britain team time trial in Carmarthenshire on Tuesday (7 September) has been revealed.

Can Rally Cycling help American rider Robin Carpenter maintain the overall race lead after his unforgettable solo exploits in Devon on Monday?

The 18.2-kilometre test starts in Llandeilo and culminates at the spectacular National Botanic Garden of Wales.

As ever, ITV4 will have full live coverage of the stage, starting at 12:45pm.

Team time trial start order

Saint Piran 1:05pm

SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling 1:10pm

Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 1:15pm

Global 6 Cycling 1:20pm

Great Britain 1:25pm

Caja Rural-Seguros 1:30pm

Team Jumbo-Visma 1:35pm

Trinity Racing 1:40pm

Israel Start-Up Nation 1:45pm

Deceuninck – Quick-Step 1:50pm

Team Qhubeka NextHash 1:55pm

Canyon dhb SunGod 2pm

Team Arkea – Samsic 2:05pm

Alpecin – Fenix 2:10pm

Team DSM 2:15pm

Movistar Team 2:20pm

INEOS Grenadiers 2:25pm

Rally Cycling 2:30pm

Stage map and profile

Tour of Britain stage three

 

ITV4 schedule

Join Matt Barbet, Pippa York, Ned Boulting and Adam Blythe for full live coverage of stage three on ITV4 from 12:45am on Tuesday. Alternatively, our highlights programme will air at 8pm.

ITV4 is available on Freeview (channel 25), Freesat (channel 117), Sky (channel 120), Virgin Media (channel 118) and the ITV Hub (online) in the UK.

Timetable and key spectator information

Full timings for stage three can be found here.

Spectator information for fans planning to watch the stage finish is available here.

 Please note that, following consultation with local stakeholders and the Welsh Government, no spectator access will be permitted at the stage start in Llandeilo

 Spectator car parking is available on the grounds of the National Botanic Garden of Wales: cars must be on site by 10:15am and will not be permitted to leave by 3:30pm. Car parking passes cost £10 and also permit access to the Botanic Garden. Click here to book

Race standings

Robin Carpenter goes into stage three as the AJ Bell Tour of Britain race leader after his unexpected triumph in Exeter on Monday.

Click here for full standings.

The jerseys

Want to know who will be wearing the race’s four leaders’ jerseys in Carmarthenshire on Tuesday?

AJ Bell leader’s jersey: Robin Carpenter (Rally Cycling)

Sportsbreaks.com points jersey: Ethan Hayter (INEOS Grenadiers)

SKODA King of the Mountains jersey: Jacob Scott (Canyon dhb SunGod)

 Eisberg sprints jersey: Max Walker (TRINITY Racing, competition is led by Jacob Scott)

Expert opinion

Andy Hawes, the AJ Bell Tour of Britain route director, gives us his take on stage three.

“Having first included a team time trial stage in the AJ Bell Tour of Britain in 2018, it’s really exciting that we’re able to feature another one so soon after. Watching the teams racing in formation is always incredible – a true art form of cycling!

“We’ll be able to tell which teams have nailed their preparations for this stage based on the results. The first 12.5 kilometres of the stage, as the route heads west towards Llanarthney, will be incredibly fast. But any team who go too deep too soon will pay for it on the four-kilometre section that follows – this is virtually all uphill.

“Only 38 seconds separated the top six in our last team time trial stage and this one is likely to be as close. Even seemingly small things, like which team perfects the left-hand turn into the stunning National Botanic Garden of Wales, could decide the winner.

“I’m really looking to seeing the British Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team up against the likes of Deceuninck – Quick-Step and INEOS Grenadiers – could they cause an upset?”

Previous visits

Carmarthenshire hosted the Grand Départ of the 2018 AJ Bell Tour of Britain, a stage that started at Pembrey Country Park. This is the first stage of the modern race to be set solely in the county. Llandeilo and National Botanic Garden of Wales are both new hosts venues to the race.