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Greipel sprints to stage victory in Ipswich

Andre Greipel won Saturday's penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain in Ipswich Credit: PA

Andre Greipel won Saturday's penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Edvald Boasson Hagen moved onto the verge of a second win in the event.

Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won a sprint finish at the end of the 227.1-kilometres seventh stage from Fakenham to Ipswich by a narrow margin from Team Sky's Elia Viviani.

Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka), the winner of the 2009 Tour of Britain, was fifth on the stage to consolidate his 13-second overall advantage.

Woet Poels (Team Sky) is the Norwegian's nearest rival ahead of Sunday's final stage in central London, which is expected to end in a sprint.

Wiggins among favourites as Tour of Britain starts

Sir Bradley Wiggins is among the race favourites Credit: PA

Former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is among the race favourites along with Nairo Quintana, second behind Britain's Chris Froome in this year's Tour.

This year's race starts on the Scottish Borders and will move through the Lake District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor before concluding with a showpiece finish in central London.

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Sir Bradley to lead team as Tour of Britain begins

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead the Tour of Britain team today in Peebles, Scotland.

The 33-year-old will joined by Ian Stannard, Josh Edmondson, Bernhard Eisel, Mathew Hayman and David Lopez as part of the six-man team.

Bradley Wiggins after winning the Tour de France last year. Credit: PA

ITV4 and ITV.com will show daily coverage of the Tour of Britain 2013, the nation’s biggest professional cycle race.

Sir Bradley Wiggins to lead Tour of Britain team

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has been announced as the leader of the Tour of Britain team, which begins on September 15 in Peebles, Scotland.

The 33-year-old will joined by Ian Stannard, Josh Edmondson, Bernhard Eisel, Mathew Hayman and David Lopez as part of the six-man team.

Bradley Wiggins after winning the Tour de France last year. Credit: PA

Sir Bradley said: "I'm really looking forward to the Tour of Britain; it's a race I’m fond of and it’s nice to see it growing in stature each year.

"The crowds and the roads make it special and it’s always very humbling to see the fantastic support that we get from the public".

Tour of Britain cyclist died after being hit by car

Cyclist Victor Cabedo, who competed in the recent Tour of Britain, died after being hit by a car during training this afternoon in Onda, near Valencia, his Spanish team Eukaltel-Euskadi has confirmed.

Team spokesman Jesus Aizkorbe paid tribute to Cabedo as "a professional rider with a lot of promise who was killed by means that could have been avoided."