Tendring in Essex will host an individual time trial stage during this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain, as the world’s top riders contest the race against the clock during Stage Five on Thursday 7 September.

The 10-mile / 16-kilometre time trial will start and finish in Clacton-on-Sea on an open, coastal course that will be key to the destination of the race leader’s OVO Energy Green Jersey.

It will be the first time that Britain’s premier men’s road cycling event has visited Tendring, with the news building on the success of Tendring having hosted stages of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in 2014 and 2015, when stages of the world leading women’s race finished in Clacton and started in Harwich.