Good news everybody! We can today reveal that the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 National Launch will take place on Wednesday 29 May.

We’ll be revealing details of all eight stages of this year’s race, competing teams and much, much more in Manchester.

There may be an announcement or two in the meantime, and don’t forget that this year’s race – the 16th edition of the modern tour – will be heading to Wirral in some form!

Ahead of the 2019 event and route launch, follow the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Strava to keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Britain’s most prestigious cycle race.