Tour of Britain 2007
Stage 6: Dumfries to Glasgow
Saturday 15 September 2007
Stage 6 is the final stage of the 2007 Tour of Britain, finishing in the city of Glasgow, where last year's race began. Glasgow has twice held the start of The Tour of Britain, and is currently one of two cities bidding to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The stage starts in Dumfries before heading into the beautiful countryside of the Southern Uplands - the location for the final three climbs of the E.ON King of the Mountains competition in this year's Tour of Britain.
The stage leaves Dock Park in Dumfries at 10:30 heading out of the town towards the first climb of the day, Clovehead, after 20.0km/12.4miles.
The route this year is as follows:-
Dumfries - Dunscore - Penpont - Thornhill - Sanquhar - Crawfordjohn - Douglas - Glespin (12.34) - Muirkirk - Strathaven (13.17) - East Kilbride - Carmunnock Bypass - Castlemilk - Dumbreck - Glasgow Green (due 14.05)
The Tour in East Kilbride
In East Kilbride the Tour will be coming from the Strathaven direction heading for the Carmunnock bypass and should be through the town sometime shorty after13.17.
Hot Sprint points
The first Hot Spot Sprint point of the day occurs at Drumlanrig Castle at 11:25, before the route begins to climb once more up to Whiteside Hill above Sanquhar.
The final two Hot Spot Sprints of The Tour of Britain follow at Glespin (at 12:34) and Strathaven (at 13:17). The action here will be spectacular, particularly if the battle for the red, white and blue Hot Spot Sprints Jersey is still close, as the race nears Glasgow.
In between these sprints, comes the final climb of this year's Tour of Britain, the category three climb of Black Hill just to the north of Muirkirk where the riders are due at 12:53. This will be the last chance for riders to gain points in the E.ON King of the Mountains competition, making Black Hill a great place to catch the action.
From the summit of Black Hill, the riders will descend the 56.5km/35.1miles to the finish line in Glasgow, via East Kilbride, arriving at Glasgow Green at 14:05.