Tour of Britain stage finish
SUNDERLAND TO WELCOME THE 2022 TOUR OF BRITAIN
Sunderland will play a starring role when the Tour of Britain, the UK's most prestigious cycle race, heads to the city for the first time in September.
We will host the finish of stage three on Tuesday 6 September, as the eight-day event works its way down from Aberdeenshire to the Isle of Wight.
Over 100 of the world's best riders including national and world champions along with Olympians will compete in the 18th edition of the race, with a large crowd expected to turn out for this unforgettable, free-to-watch spectacle.
St Mary's Boulevard / Keel Square will play host to the finish area and Tour Village. There you will find two big screens to watch the full stage before riders arrive at the finish line, catering, event sponsors - Eisberg, Skoda and Fenwick- exciting activities to get involved with as well as the podium area where stage winners will be presented to the crowds.
Riders will set off From St Mary's College, Durham at 11.15am and head out towards Stanhope and Bishop Aukland before entering Sunderland at High Moorsely at approx. 2.55pm and making their way into Sunderland City Centre and the finish line on St Mary's Boulevard at approx. 3.20pm.
Spectators are encouraged along the full 163.6km route which can be viewed here - The Tour of Britain | Stage Three
While spectators can watch all the action by the roadside and starts & finishes for free, race day hospitality packages offer guaranteed prime views of stage starts and finishes, complete with fine dining experiences. Visit sportsbreaks.com/Cyclingfor more information.
ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage, as well as a nightly highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch wherever they are. The race will also be shown in over 150 countries worldwide, in part thanks to the event's partnerships with Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network.
All Tour of Britain Stages
Stage one Sunday 4 September Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
Stage two Monday 5 September South of Scotland
Stage three Tuesday 6 September North East of England and Sunderland
Stage four Wednesday 7 September Redcar & Cleveland and North Yorkshire
Stage five Thursday 8 September Nottinghamshire
Stage six Friday 9 September Gloucestershire
Stage seven Saturday 10 September Dorset
Stage eight Sunday 11 September Isle of Wight