2021 Tour of Britain stage start and finish locations unveiled

MANCHESTER ENGLAND SEPTEMBER 14 Podium Matteo Trentin of Italy and Team MitcheltonSCOTT Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Corendon Circus Cycling Team Green Leader Jersey Jasper De Buyst of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Celebration Trophy during the 16th Tour of Britain 2019 Stage 8 a 166km stage from Altrincham to Manchester TourofBritain OVOToB on September 14 2019 in Manchester England Photo by Stephen PondGetty Images
Matteo Trentin, Mathieu van der Poel and Jasper De Buyst on the 2019 Tour of Britain podium (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2021 Tour of Britain will start in Cornwall and head into Wales and the north of England before finishing with two stages in Scotland, race organisers Sweetspot have announced.

Alpecin-Fenix star Mathieu van der Poel is the reigning champion of the race, having won three stages en route to overall victory in Manchester in 2019, a 17-second victory over points classification winner Matteo Trentin.

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