One of two stages in the 2023 race that will start and finish in the same place, this marks the Tour’s return to the Northern Welsh city of Wrexham for the first time in eight years.

The route comprises a clockwise loop that passes across the border into Cheshire, before returning to Welsh soil after Threapwood. Riders will pass Brother UK’s recycling and remanufacturing plant in Ruabon, a pioneering zero-carbon and zero-waste-to-landfill facility, shortly after the day’s sprint.

Stage two will be the second shortest point-to-point road stage in Tour history to date, beaten only the finale of the 2006 race (which ran from Greenwich to The Mall in London, clocking in at 82 kilometres).

The finish is the same as that used when Wrexham last hosted the race in 2015, when Elia Viviani won a three-way sprint against André Greipel and Mark Cavendish in front of an estimated 10,000 spectators.

Spectators should note that the stage two route map published in the Cycling Plus Tour of Britain preview supplement has changed since going to print. Please use the version above when planning your visit to the race