Gloucestershire’s first-ever full stage of the Tour of Britain will feature Tewkesbury, the Cotswolds, South Gloucestershire, and a finish alongside the historic Gloucester Docks.

In addition to being the start of the GC battle in earnest, the race’s visit to Gloucestershire comes a little over a year after the Women’s Tour also visited the picturesque county for the first time. Stage seven’s route is unchanged from the course that was set to feature in last year’s race prior to its cancellation.

Featured in the final 30 kilometres are the climbs of Crawley Hill (1.7 kilometres, maximum gradient of 21.5%) and an uncategorised ascent at Painswick (three kilometres, average gradient of 5%, maximum of 15.8%). The latter, located 12 kilometres southeast of the finish line, will likely see some of the day’s most thrilling racing.

Stage map and profile

Distance: 170.9km Elevation: 2,208m

Stage timetable

Tewkesbury – Church Street 11:00am

Winchcombe Hill (category two) 11:44am

Dursley 2:34pm

Crawley Hill (category two) 2:43pm

Gloucester – Southgate Street 3:19pm

Click here for the full stage timetable

Leaders’ jerseys

The following riders will wear these leaders’ jerseys on stage seven:

 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: Olav Kooij (Jumbo – Visma) – to be worn by Casper van Uden (Team dsm – firmenich)

TV schedule

Join Matt Barbet, Ned Boulting, and David Millar for full live coverage of stage seven on ITV4 from 10:45am, 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.

Hospitality

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.