The Tour of Britain comes to Wickham Market
Friday 8th September
Come and join us on the Market Hill in Wickham Market, the tour is due to arrive around 1.30 pm. We will have a full marquee, screened live coverage of the tour, a pop up bar, refreshments, food and entertainment.
The tour route through Wickham Market comes up the High Street, around the market hill and back down Broad Road making it an ideal place to see the international riders.
The OVO Energy Green Jersey
Awarded to the rider leading The OVO Energy Tour of Britain overall, the Green Jersey is what every rider in The Tour seeks to pull on. The Green Jersey is easily identifiable in the peloton, showing you who is currently leading The OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
The SKODA King of the Mountains Jersey
Awarded to the best climber in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, riders battle for points at designated SKODA King of the Mountains climbs on every road stage of The Tour.
Ranked in one of three categories according to their difficulty, the first riders across the summit win points with the rider who has accumulated the most points wearing the SKODA King of the Mountains jersey.
The Wiggle Points Jersey
Awarded to the most consistent finisher in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the Wiggle Points Jersey is Britain’s equivalent of the Tour de France’s green jersey.
The first 15 riders across the finish line are awarded points on a 15 down to 1 basis, with the rider who has accumulated the most points so far wearing the blue and white jersey, sponsored by Wiggle, the online cycling retailer.
The Eisberg Sprints Jersey
Each road stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain features three intermediate Sprints, where points are awarded towards the Eisberg Sprints Jersey.
Highly popular with fans, riders battle it out to be first across the sprint line to claim points, and also bonus seconds to be taken off their overall race time.
If the overall lead for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is tight, expect the battle for the time bonuses to be intense, just as in 2007 when an intermediate sprint helped decide who won The Tour overall.