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Photos: Tour of Britain at Hartside

See some of the best moments from Stage Five of the Tour of Britain, which showcased spectacular Cumbrian scenery, including the Hartside Fell ascent:

Thousands of people lined the route. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
The Hartside ascent was the toughest part of the Stage. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Team Sky's Wout Poels climbs up Hartside pass on his way to victory Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wout Poels wins Tour of Britain stage in Cumbria

Dutchman Wout Poels won Stage Five of the Tour of Britain at Hartside Fell.

The Team Sky rider is now in second place overall, just one second behind the overall lead.

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'Wonderful day' as Tour of Britain graces Cumbria

Stage Five of the Tour of Britain has finished atop the summit of Hartside Fell.

People lined the streets of the route, in towns including Brampton and Penrith, and thousands waited patiently at the finishing line.

Wonderful day for Brampton, we're all really happy to have them here.

It was a great day, and it lasted about three minutes."

– Onlooker in Brampton

Photos: Tour of Britain races through Brampton

The Tour of Britain has passed through Brampton, on its way to the finish line at the summit of Hartside Fell.

People from the town were out in force to welcome the riders:

The Tour races through Brampton. Credit: ITV Border
The Tour races through Brampton. Credit: ITV Border
The Tour races through Brampton. Credit: ITV Border
The leaders race through Brampton. Credit: ITV Border
Yellow bikes are out in force. Credit: ITV Border

Atmosphere buzzing as Tour of Britain races through Cumbria

The atmosphere at the summit of Hartside Fell is buzzing, as Cumbrians have made the trek to the finish line of Stage Five of the Tour of Britain.

ITV Border spoke to some of those who are there:

We arrived here about half nine this morning, walked up from Renwick. We've been before at other events, and we knew that we had to get here early, before the crowds arrive, and before the men in yellow moved us on."

– Onlooker

It's by chance I came across it. I set of cycling on Tuesday from Sunderland, doing the route seven, and heading to Carlisle tomorrow. It's just fantastic to come across it, and to have this brilliant weather."

– Onlooker

It's great that this part of the world gets a bit of publicity for once, and they've absolutely transformed the top of this place, it's amazing."

It's a fantastic cycling area, and we really enjoy cycling. It's really nice bringing other people to the area, and it would be great if it meant more people cycling."

– Onlooker

It's a fantastic day - we're so luck in Britain and we've done cycling proud. I was at the Tour de France and it was an amazing event, and I think we're going to see the same at Hartside today."

– Onlooker

Great for Cumbria, great for the local area, and bringing a load of money in, and it's great weather too!

We cycled up from near Wigton, about 25 miles so far, and we're cycling the long way back."

– Onlooker

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Crowds building at Hartside Summit

Riders competing in the Tour of Britain will face a tough climb today - the ascent up from Melmerby up to Hartside Summit is more than 7km, and hits 8.7 percent at its steepest.

But onlookers are already cycling or walking to the top to get the best view, when the race arrives.

There's a fantastic view from Hartside. Credit: ITV Border
Cyclists arriving to watch. Credit: ITV Border
Cyclists arriving to watch. Credit: ITV Border
The finishing line. Credit: ITV Border

Yellow bikes and bunting to celebrate Tour of Britain

Yellow bikes, bunting and other decorations are already out in force, as people in Cumbria celebrate the return of the Tour of Britain.

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