Tendring is hosting an individual time trial - stage 5 - of the OVO Tour of Britain on Thursday 7 September. It will be the first time that the very best of the world's men's road race cyclists will hit the streets of Clacton over a ten mile open, coastal course. The general timing will be from around 9.30-14.30pm. Stage five is set to be the longest time trial to be staged since 2013 when it was won by Sir Bradley Wiggins at Knowsley Safari Park. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is British Cycling's premier road cycling event, giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world's best teams and riders competing on their door step, taking place between Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 September 2017.
Stage One Edinburgh to Kelso 188km (Sunday 3 September)
Stage Two Kielder Water & Forest Park to Blyth 211km (Monday 4 September)
Stage Three Normanby Hall Country Park to Scunthorpe 182km (Tuesday 5 September)
Stage Four Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent 175km (Wednesday 6 September)
Stage Five The Tendring Stage Individual Time Trial 16km (Thursday 7 September)
Stage Six Newmarket to Aldeburgh 183km (Friday 8 September)
Stage Seven Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham 186km (Saturday 9 September)
Stage Eight Worcester to Cardiff 180km (Sunday 10 September)
Re-launched in 2004 after a five year absence from the calendar, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is British cycling's premier road cycling event giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world's best teams and riders competing on their doorstep. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is the UK's highest ranked professional stage race and the country's largest free to watch sporting event, organised by SweetSpot Group. Ranked at the 2.HC level by the UCI, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain attracts the world's top cyclists, including Olympic and world champions and Tour De France stage winners, to compete on British roads ecah September, with three hours of live coverage a day on ITV4.