Some of the top riders from across the UK and Europe visited Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire today, to launch the Scottish leg of the 2013 Tour of Britain.
These two cyclists competed in the event last year and are looking forward to returning in September:
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region
A selection of some of the best sunrise pictures from across the region, sent in by ITV Border viewers.
Chilly start. Some frost in places, icy patches possible too. Cloud and sunny spells today, hazier in the west later