Tour of Britain 2016: Region ready to host GB's top cyclists for prestigious race

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Staff reporter (Leader Live)

EXCITEMENT is building as the Tour of Britain sweeps through our region on Wednesday.

Stage 4 of the prestigious race starts in Denbigh at 10.30am before weaving its way into Flintshire and Powys.

Thousands are expected to turn out at various parts of the route to watch the cyclists take on the gruelling 217km day.

The Tour of Britain is now a cornerstone of the sporting year and the UK's biggest cycle race, and many of the region's keen cyclists and sports enthusiasts eagerly await the arrival of their heroes.

No fewer than eight Rio Olympic medallists are set to line up in Denbigh, including top GB stars Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Owain Doull.

After leaving Denbigh, the peloton heads through Bodfari and Afonwen on the way to Mold for the first sprint of the day.

This is the longest stage of this year's Tour of Britain, at 217km, and will conclude at Builth Wells at about 4pm after entering Powys three hours earlier.

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