Surrey to host penultimate Tour of Britain stage

The Tour of Britain
Image caption Jonathan Tiernan-Locke won the 2012 Tour of Britain to become the first home victor in 19 years

The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race will be held in Surrey.

Surrey County Council said the 96-mile stage will take place on 21 September, starting in Epsom and finishing in a final climb up Guildford High Street.

The rider line-up has not yet been announced.

Surrey hosted the tour in 2012 with part of the London Olympics cycling road race also passing through the county.

John Furey, Surrey County Council's cabinet member for transport and environment, said: "This will be the second year running Surrey has welcomed the Tour of Britain and once again the bone juddering Guildford High Street will prove a scintillating finish for both riders and spectators."

The council claimed 225,000 people watched the even in Surrey last year, generating £7.2m for the local economy.

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