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Cycling's Tour of Britain 2014 includes two days in Wales

Cyclists during stage eight of the competition last year Credit: PA

The organisers behind this year's Tour of Britain cycling event have revealed the details of their route, which includes two days in Wales.

The Grand Depart takes place in Liverpool, followed by an excursion into Wales, with stage two finishing in Llandudno sea front.

The hilly 150-kilometre mid-Wales route from Newtown finishes atop The Tumble, above Abergavenny, which is also the central location for June's British Championships.

The 6km climb has an average gradient of 7.2 per cent, so is sure to test even the world’s best climbers, some of whom were at the Tour of Britain in 2013.

It is by no means the only part of the race which will provide a test and excitement as the route contains numerous challenges for the riders.

The Tour of Britain will take place over eight stages, and will run between September 7th and 14th.