Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to host 2020 and 2021 Tour of Britain
Nov 11 2019 10:02 pm CET

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to host 2020 and 2021 Tour of Britain
Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to host 2020 and 2021 Tour of Britain
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Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils have reached a deal with the Tour of Britain to host the race in 2020 and 2021, beginning with the final stage of the upcoming year's race on Sunday, the 13th of September.

The Scottish region will host the 2021 Grand Depart of the race. In 2020, will be the first time that the Tour of Britain will visit this part of the United Kingdom and it will also be the furthest point north that the modern edition of the competition has ever reached.

Although further details will be unveiled later in the season, it is known that the winner of the 2020 edition of the race will be crowned in Aberdeen city centre. The stage will be designed to maximise the benefit for tourism, local communities and for young people to become involved.

"Following the success of the Tour Series’ visits there since 2017, we’re delighted that the final stage of next year's Tour of Britain will be heading to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire," said Mick Bennett, race director of the Tour of Britain.

"With its mix of stunning landscapes, historic architecture, passionate fans and gruelling terrain it promises to be a spectacular finale to the UK’s biggest bike race. It’s going to be a historic stage: the modern edition of the Tour has never been so far north before, so I’d like to thank everybody who has made it possible. Roll on September!"

The 17th edition of the modern Tour of Britain will be held from September 6 to 13 and Cornwall will host its Grand Depart with a stage between Penzance and Bodmin.
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