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Sir Bradley Wiggins of Chorley in pole position after Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins making his way through the Welsh hills Credit: PA

Sir Bradley Wiggins remains in pole position to win the Tour of Britain after Stage 5 of the competition.

The rider from Chorley finished in 7th as cyclists made their way through the Welsh Hills.

Wiggins remains the overall leader, 37 seconds ahead of his Team Sky colleague Ian Stannard.

Wiggins wins Tour of Britain time trial

Sir Bradley Wiggins
Chorley's Sir Bradley Wiggins Credit: Mark Runnacles/PA

Sir Bradley Wiggins produced a dominant performance to win the Tour of Britain time trial and go top of the general classification.

The Team Sky rider clocked 19 minutes 54.20 seconds over stage three - a 16kilometre course that started and ended in Knowsley Safari Park.

That was enough to propel him into the gold jersey, a position he will now aim to defend over the next five days of racing.

Wiggins, who has endured a difficult season including a failed bid at the Giro d'Italia, was 32 seconds ahead of team-mate and fellow Briton Ian Stannard, who registered 20mins 26secs.



Latest Cumbrian Tour of Britain stage welcomed

The route for the most spectacular stage of the Tour of Britain has been unveiled and it's going to test some of the world's best cyclists.

The Lake District leg will see the riders compete for the King of the Mountains title as they go over Honister Pass.

They will also sprint along West Cumbria's Energy Coast on the journey from Carlisle to Kendal.

Our reporter Kim Inglis spoke to Ian Stephens from Cumbria Tourism, Peter Hodges from the Tour of Britain, Matt Cronshaw from Team IG Sigma Sport and Jack Pulla from Madison Genesis:


Latest Tour of Britain stage unveiled

The Tour of Britain in Carlisle last year Credit: ITV News Border

The route for the next spectacular stage of the Tour of Britain has been unveiled.

The latest leg of the cycle race will start in Carlisle and make its way to Kendal via West Cumbria's energy coast - Honister and Ambleside.

Honister will be the highest point of the route - giving the cyclists a real challenge.


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