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Detailed maps show Cornwall's full Tour of Britain route

Detailed maps show Cornwall's full Tour of Britain route

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:54pm 4th February 2020.

The full route for Cornwall's Tour of Britain has been revealed in new detailed maps.

The Duchy is hosting the famous cycling race for the first time in September 2020.

Some of the world's best cyclists will take on the 170 mile route through the Cornish countryside.

Stage one will start in Penzance and end with a sprint finish in Bodmin.

The route will go through, Penzance, St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and will finish in Bodmin.

New detailed maps show the exact route in each town.

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The full route for Cornwall's Tour of Britain has been revealed in new detailed maps

Back in December, Andy Hawes from the Tour of Britain said: "Having worked with Cornwall Council extensively over the last few months, we have considered, assessed and now created a fantastic stage route that provides the perfect balance of showcasing Cornwall's fabulous environmental assets, tourist attractions, facilitating superb spectator viewing opportunities and providing high footfall visitor opportunities within many towns across the route to provide a huge economic impact and business opportunities to the county. 
 
"We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Cornwall Council over the forthcoming months and working with communities along the route to ensure the successful delivery of a world class sporting event hosted by Cornwall in 2020."

Andy Hawes, Tour of Britain Route Director

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The route will go through, Penzance, St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and will finish in Bodmin

Officials say the race will give a massive boost to Cornwall's economy. Independent economic reports estimate that the race will generate over £3million of extra spending within Cornwall over the stage, and it is hoped that around 180,000 people will line the roads of Cornwall to watch.

The Tour of Britain stage will be the biggest ever sporting event to be hosted in Cornwall. The Tour of Britain is British Cycling's premier road cycling event and the most prestigious race in Britain, and is shown live on ITV4 and Eurosport as well as being broadcast in 190 countries worldwide.

A total of 120 riders take part in the Tour of Britain and by hosting the first stage of the race in 2020, it will give opportunity for the public in Cornwall to see the world's best cyclists in action.

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