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Tour of Britain final stage will showcase city’s ‘upward trajectory’

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Council leader Jenny Laing will present the stage winners' prize on Sunday.

On Sunday, I will be among the thousands of spectators safely lining the Beach Esplanade to watch the finish of the Tour of Britain. It will be my great pleasure to present the prize for the stage win.

Having started in Stonehaven, ascended the Cairn O’Mount, looped around Ballater on Royal Deeside, climbed again into Donside, skirted Castle Fraser, and finally swept into our city down Queen’s Road, the cyclists will arrive at the seafront, some 107 miles later.

Will there be a breakaway group, a lone rider even, striving to stay ahead of the main pack for the stage win? Or will we see a bunch sprint, led possibly by Mark Cavendish – winner of the most stages in modern Tour of Britain history?

You won’t need to be a cycling aficionado to enjoy the explosion of colour and energy we are set to witness!

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