The Tour of Britain will return to Devon next year, it has been announced.
Devon County Council and Tour organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that Devon will host Stage Two of the UK’s premier cycle race on Monday 7 September 2020.
The Tour of Britain has already unveiled Cornwall as the location of the Grand Depart on Sunday 6 September 2020. The following day, the race will move across the border for the Devon Stage, which will start in the new community of Sherford in the South Hams and finish in Exeter city centre.
The 2020 Tour of Britain will be the 17th edition of the modern era of The Tour – and it will be the 11th time Devon has featured in the race. In that time more than 1.7 million people have lined the routes in Devon to watch the stages in the county and it has generated over £41 million for the local economy.
Tour of Britain Race Director Mick Bennett said: “We are delighted to confirm the return of Devon to the Tour of Britain route in September 2020. The early announcement of our South West stages will contribute to making next year’s race bigger and better than ever before and allow fans from across the UK to begin planning their trip to the opening weekend of the race.”
Further details of the Devon stage will be announced alongside the full route for the 2020 Tour of Britain at the national launch of the race in the Spring.