Stage four promises to be one of the toughest days in modern OVO Energy Tour of Britain history, packing in almost 3,000 metres of climbing during its 171.5-kilometre (106-mile) east to west route.

Gateshead is a stone’s throw across the River Tyne from where stage three ended in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, marking shortest distance between a stage finish and subsequent stage start in OVO Energy Tour of Britain history.

The peloton will pass Anthony Gormley’s world-famous Angel of the North sculpture along the day’s route, which heads into County Durham before crossing the Pennines into Cumbria. The Kendal finish, atop the 500-metre, 11% average gradient climb of Beast Banks, has welcomed the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on three previous occasions.

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Please note that the shown interactive map is subject to change. The final race route, alongside road-by-road stage timetables, will be revealed in August.