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Tour de Caerphilly

Event - Tour of Britain, Stage 6, Welshpool to Caerphilly
Location - Caerphilly
Date - 14 September 2012

With the Tour de France currently winding its way through the French countryside, it's probably a good time to look ahead to our version of it.

The Tour of Britain is run over 8 stages between 9 - 16 September, but it is stage 6 that is of most interest to us.

Friday 14 September sees the riders tackle the route from Welshpool to Caerphilly.  The same stage last year was won by then world champion Thor Hushovd of Norway.  One significant difference to last year's route is that the riders will undertake two climbs of the fearsome Caerphilly mountain in the closing stages as opposed to just the once last year.  After the second climb the route takes the riders back into town for the finish in the shadows of the castle.

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