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Ten top facts about the Tour of Britain

PUBLISHED: 12:43 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:43 07 March 2016

The Tour of Britain returns to Devon in September 2016

The Tour of Britain returns to Devon in September 2016


How well do you know Britain’s premier cycle road race? Here are 10 facts about the modern Tour of Britain

1. Mark Cavendish has won the most stages of the modern Tour of Britain, with 10 victories

2. A total of 21 different nationalities of rider have won stages of the modern Tour of Britain.

3. Altogether 54 different riders have won stages of the Tour of Britain, the most recent addition to the list being Matteo Trentin in Nottingham in 2015.

4. The smallest overall winning margin was in 2007, when Romain Feillu won from Adrian Palomares on countback to the opening day Prologue.

5. The largest overall margin of victory was in 2010, when Michael Albasini won by 1 minute 5 seconds from runner-up Borut Bozic.

6. The longest edition of the Tour of Britain was in 2015 when the eight stages totalled 1,443.4 kilometres of racing.

7. The shortest edition of the Tour of Britain was in 2005 at just 697-kilometres over six stages

8. In 2005 only one rider wore the Yellow Jersey. Nick Nuyens led the race from start to finish.

9. Sir Bradley Wiggins (2013) is the oldest winner of the race, and the only man over 30 to win the modern Tour of Britain, at 33-years and 147 days. Dylan Van Baarle (2014) is the youngest winner at 22 years and 116 days.

10. Riders from 25 different countries started the 2015 Tour. Great Britain was the most heavily represented with 44 riders.

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