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Spectator information for Stage One

Mark Cavendish Bradley Wiggins before the start of the race in 2012 Photo: ITV News Border

Below is spectator information on where to watch the Tour of Britain as Stage One kicks off in the Scottish Borders, finishing in Dumfries and Galloway.

The country's largest free-to-watch sporting event, which attracts some of the world's top cyclists, is visiting our region for the third year running.

Stage One covers 201 kilometres, starting from Peebles an finishing in front of around 8,000 spectators at Drumlanrig Castle, near Thornhill.

An overall view of the route Credit: Tour of Britain

The neutralised start is in Peebles town centre but the official start of the race is at Glentress sign (10:30 - 10:45) and the peloton also passes through Innerleithen (10:39 - 10:55); Walkerburn (10:43 - 10:59) and heads into Selkirk (11:10 - 11:29) which takes the cyclists onto their first King of the Mountain before they reach Hawick (11:37 - 11:58) and their first Sprint of the 2013 Tour.

The second King of the Mountains takes place on the B6399, approx. 15kms towards Newcastleton where their predicted arrival is (12:25- 12:51) and the second Sprint of Stage One.

Overall view of the Peebles to Drumlanrig stage Credit: Tour of Britain

Cyclists then head off into Dumfries and Galloway, eventually reaching the finish line at Drumlanrig Castle at (15:29 - 16:14).

You can keep up-to-date with the live results throughout the day by clicking here.

The Tour will be shown on television- for times click here.

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