Will Wout van Aert be crowned the Tour of Britain’s third two-time champion on Sunday? Or are we set to add another name to the race’s illustrious roll of honour?

The toughest final stage in modern Tour history features the popular local climbs of the Bwlch (3.2km, 6.1% average), Rhigos (9.2km, 3.8%), Bryn Du (5.4km, 5%), and Blaenllechau (3km, 6%), all of which will make their debut in the race, before a double ascent of Caerphilly Mountain (1.3km, 10.1%) in the closing kilometres.

Stage eight starts at Margam Country Park, a stunning estate in Neath Port Talbot that comprises around 850 acres, and the route will pass through the boroughs of Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

After tackling Caerphilly Mountain for the second time, riders will descend towards the finish line in the town centre, where this year’s champion will be crowned a short distance away from Caerphilly’s distinctive castle.

Spectators attending the stage start at Margam Country Park MUST pre-book a pass in advance of race day. Click here for more details.

Stage map and profile

Distance: 166.8km Elevation: 2,827m

Stage timetable

Margam Country Park 11:15am

Cowbridge 12:31pm

Rhigos (category one) 1:44pm

Bryn Du (category one) 2:11pm

Caerphilly – Castle Street (first passage of finish line) 3:02pm

Caerphilly Mountain (category one, first ascent) 3:05pm

Caerphilly – Castle Street (first passage of finish line) 3:13pm

Caerphilly Mountain (category one, second ascent) 3:16pm

Caerphilly – Castle Street 3:23pm

Click here for the full stage timetable

Leaders’ jerseys

The following riders will wear these leaders’ jerseys during stage eight:

 Leader’s jersey: Wout van Aert (Jumbo – Visma)

cottages.com points jersey: Olav Kooij (Jumbo – Visma)

Pinarello king of the mountains jersey: James Fouché (Bolton Equities Black Spoke)

Sportive Breaks best young jersey: Magnus Sheffield (INEOS Grenadiers)

TV schedule

Join Matt Barbet, Ned Boulting, and David Millar for full live coverage of stage eight on ITV4 from 11am, followed by highlights at 8pm.

The race is available worldwide, principally via the Eurosport, GCN +, and discovery + streaming services.

Click here for international broadcast details.


While spectators can watch all the action by the roadside for free, race day hospitality packages offering guaranteed prime views of the stage start and finish are now available.