Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils will host the final stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Sunday 12 September. Not only will it mark the first time the race has visited the region, it will also be the furthest point north the modern edition of the Tour has ever reached.

The Aberdeenshire coastal town of Stonehaven will play host to the stage start, with the route also featuring a much-anticipated ascent of the famed Cairn o’Mount climb in the opening kilometres.

This year’s overall winner will be crowned in Aberdeen’s historic city centre after a scenic and challenging route. Building on the success of the Tour Series, which has taken place in Aberdeen City since 2017, the UK’s biggest and longest-running international cycle race is also planned to host the following year’s Grand Départ in the region.