Stage one of the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain will see the world’s top riders tackle a 201-kilometre (125-mile) opening leg from George Square in Glasgow city centre to the town of Kirkcudbright in south west Dumfries & Galloway.

The opening stage on Saturday 7 September will complete a loop of Glasgow city centre before heading south through Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire before crossing into Dumfries & Galloway.

While September 2019 is the ninth occasion that Dumfries & Galloway has welcomed a stage finish of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, it will be the first time that the event has visited Kirkcudbright.

Inspired by the Grand Depart of the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain? Cycling Scotland’s Pedal for Scotland closed road ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes place on Sunday 8 September. Click here to enter.

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