Stage five - Thursday 19 September
Machynlleth to Caerphilly 177.1km
This September’s Tour of Britain will pay its longest ever visit to Wales, with Llanberis, Machynlleth and Caerphilly all hosting the race.
Llanberis, under the watchful gaze of Snowdon, will host the finish of stage four on Wednesday 18 September, while the world’s top riders will depart from Machynlleth on a 177-kilometre stage five to Caerphilly a day later, which will once again include the notorious ascent of Caerphilly Mountain.
The Tour will race into North Wales for the first time as it celebrates the tenth anniversary of the modern race since its revival by SweetSpot Group in 2004. Stage four, beginning in Stoke-on-Trent will head through Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynned, before the finish in Llanberis at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
Stage five a day later will start in Machnylleth, Powys and head south through the green heart of Wales to the iconic finish alongside Caerphilly Castle. With a route taking in the Brecon Beacons National Park, plus two ascents of Caerphilly Mountain it will be another leg of The Tour of Britain for the climbers.