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Sussex Stage is the longest in the modern history of the Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be part of Team Sky in the Tour of Britain. The Sussex Stage is the longest in the races history at 140 miles.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be part of Team Sky in the Tour of Britain. The Sussex Stage is the longest in the races history at 140 miles.

Spectators at the Sussex stage of the Tour of Britain will be able to watch Sir Bradley Wiggins compete in the race.

In an interview with BBC Sport on Sunday, Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford confirmed Wiggo would be competing.

The tour will run from September 7 to 14, with the Sussex stage taking place on September 13.

Tour of Britain spokesperson Peter Hodges said: “Stage Seven is actually the longest stage in this year’s Friends Life Tour of Britain, and the longest in the modern (post-2004) history of the race, at over 225 kilometres, or 140 miles.

“It is definitely tough, particularly the latter 30-40 kilometres, which will feature all three of the day’s SKODA King of the Mountains climbs – Beachy Head, Ditchling Beacon and Bear Road.

“From the top of Bear Road there are less than six kilometres to race, much of it downhill, so that climb should prove crucial in the stage, and certainly a great place to watch.

“I don’t think Ditchling Beacon will be a walk in the park, but the professionals won’t find it quite as challenging as riders in the London to Brighton!

“That said they will race up it a lot faster, and again it is likely to prove a crucial moment in the race.” Visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk

 

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