Tour of Britain's Jedburgh to Dumfries stage revealed
The route of the Tour of Britain's Scottish stage in Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders has been revealed.
About 100 top cyclists will race from Jedburgh to Dumfries via Hawick, St Mary's Loch and Moffat on 11 September.
The route covers some 100 miles and will conclude with a three-lap circuit round Dumfries, with the finish line on the town's Whitesands.
The Scottish stage will be the third in this year's Tour, which starts in Ipswich and ends in Guildford.
Paul Bush of EventScotland said he believed the south of Scotland would provide an "ideal backdrop to the action".
Both Dumfries and Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council have also welcomed the Tour's return.
They have hosted the event for a number of years.
As well as the professional race, a mass participation cycle ride - the Tour Ride Scotland - will give amateurs a chance to sample part of the route.
That event will take place on 26 August.