More than 250,000 people lined Devon's streets and roads to watch the county's Stage of the Tour of Britain last September according to an independent report.
It reveals that despite the wet weather the Devon Stage on Friday 9 September 2016, hosted by Devon County Council, attracted more spectators than the previous 2014 stage and generated more than £4 million for Devon’s economy.
Crowds lined the 93mile route starting in Sidmouth and taking in town's including Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Tiverton, Crediton, Moretonhampstead, Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey before finishing at Haytor.
Spectators got a glimpse of some of cycling’s biggest stars, including Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, two of seven Rio medallists competing.
But, it was Team Sky’s Wout Poels who won the Devon stage of the Tour, for the second time in his career, following his victory at Teignmouth in 2010.