North West Wales

Anglesey chosen as the start for Tour of Britain 2015

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Image caption Cyclists riding through Newtown, Powys, during stage three of last year's race

Anglesey has been chosen as the host venue for the opening stage of the 2015 Tour of Britain on 6 September.

The world's top cyclists will complete a stage from Beaumaris to Wrexham, marking the first time the race has started in Wales in its modern history.

The tour finishes in London on 13 September after taking in stages in Scotland, Cumbria and Norfolk.

The event often attracts the sport's elite, including former world road race champion Mark Cavendish.

The Tour of Britain is regarded as British Cycling's premier road cycling event.

It gives cycling fans the opportunity to see the world's best teams and riders competing on their door step.

Anglesey Councillor Aled Morris Jones called it "a huge coup for the island".

He said: "The Tour of Britain will provide us with a massive opportunity to showcase Anglesey and all it has to offer to visitors and a world-wide audience."

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Image caption Competitors also rode through Knighton in Powys in the 2014 tour
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Image caption Mark Cavendish is one of the high-profile cyclists who has competed in the Tour of Britain in the past

The Tour of Britain 2015

Stage One: Sunday, 6 September, Beaumaris, Anglesey to Wrexham

Stage Two: Monday, 7 September, Clitheroe to Colne

Stage Three: Tuesday, 8 September, Cockermouth to Floors Castle, Kelso

Stage Four: Wednesday, 9 September, Edinburgh to Blyth

Stage Five: Thursday, 10 September, Prudhoe to Hartside Fell

Stage Six: Friday, 11 September, Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham

Stage Seven: Saturday, 12 September, Fakenham to Ipswich

Stage Eight: Saturday, 13 September, London

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