THE WORLD'S top cyclists will once again race into Denbighshire in September, writes ALEX WATT.
The Tour of Britain is set to return to the region in the autumn when stage two passes through St Asaph on September 8.
The cyclists rode through Ruthin and Denbigh last year and the race proved a huge success across the region.
Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, said: "I'm delighted that The Tour of Britain will once again include two stages in Wales this year. North Wales' rugged terrain and spectacular scenery will make Stage Two particularly challenging and exciting.
“Last year's huge Welsh crowds created a fantastic atmosphere and I hope that people from across Wales come out to support the event again this year."
The 197km second stage will start in Knowsley and pass through Wrexham, Mold, St Asaph, Llanrwst and Conwy before finishing in Llandudno.
Race director Mick Bennett, said: "Stage Two will be one of the most exciting and picturesque finishes of the entire Tour of Britain, with the Great Orme providing a unique backdrop to the race.”
The 2014 Tour of Britain will begin in Liverpool on Sunday, September 7 and finish eight days later in central London.
Full details of the race and its stages will be announced in the summer.