Posted: Sun 6th Sep 2015

Sunday: Aviva Tour of Britain hits the streets of Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 6th, 2015

The World’s best cyclists will be racing on the roads of Flintshire today as the Aviva Tour of Britain heads to a stage one finish in Wrexham on Sunday afternoon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Riders will line up for the Grand Depart of the Tour of Britain from Beaumaris on Anglesey, marking the first time that the modern race has begun in Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Leaving Anglesey via the famous Menai Bridge, the race heads through all six North Wales regions – Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham – and the heart of Snowdonia before the finish in the centre of Wrexham. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

British riders Mark Cavendish and 2013 champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will be crowd favourites, ‘Cav’ holds the record for most number of wins in the modern version of the tour with 10. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Screenshot from 2015-09-06 08:52:10 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This year’s opening stage through north Wales culminates in a sprint finish outside Wrexham Council’s offices, however before reaching the finish the race will pass through Flintshire entering the county at Cadole around 2.30pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The riders will then race along the A5119 Ruthin Road heading into Mold with a sprint race finish on New Street close to the Bethesda Chapel. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The race will then continue along New Street and the A541 Chester Road to the A549 Mold Road through Mynydd Isa and into Buckley. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The riders will then head along the A550 to Hope and leaving Flintshire on the A541 to Wrexham at around 3pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There will be large crowds in Mold and Buckley, safe crossing areas in operation along with rolling road closures along the route which will result in small delays ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Screenshot from 2015-09-06 09:11:01 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flintshire Timings: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Screenshot from 2015-09-06 09:05:05 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Aviva Tour of Britain consists of eight stages from 6-13 September starting in Anglesey and ending on the streets of London. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Twenty teams including Team Sky, Etixx-Quickstep and Team Cannondale Garmin will vie for the coveted leader’s jersey. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The grand finale of the 2015 edition will take place in London, with a 93-kilometre street fight on some of the capital’s most iconic streets. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The grand finale of the 2015 edition will take place in London, with a 93-kilometre street fight on some of the capital’s most iconic streets. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Starting and finishing on the elegant Regent Street and taking in Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, the Strand and Whitehall before stage and overall honours are decided.Starting and finishing on Regent Street and taking in Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, the Strand and Whitehall before stage and overall honours are decided. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

How to follow the racing ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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