Sunderland will play a starring role when the Tour of Britain, the UK's most prestigious cycle race, heads there for the first time in 2022.
The historic North East city will host the finish of stage three on Tuesday 6 September, as the eight-day event works its way down from Aberdeenshire to the Isle of Wight.
Over 100 of the world's best riders will compete in the 18th edition of the race, with a large crowd comprising both local residents and cycling fans expected to turn out for this unforgettable, free-to-watch spectacle.
While it may be the modern race's first visit to Sunderland, the city welcomed the Milk Race - a semi-professional forerunner of the Tour of Britain - on multiple occasions during its 35-year history. It also hosted a round of the Tour Series, Britain's leading domestic cycle race series, in August 2021 on a circuit centered around the historic Mowbray Park.
The full route for stage three, including the start venue and finish location, will be revealed in due course.
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