Plymouth Cyclist Wins Tour

A cyclist from Plymouth has won the Tour of Britain.

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Businesses welcome Tour of Britain boost

The 2011 Devon Stage was worth an estimated £3 million to the county.
The 2011 Devon Stage was worth an estimated £3 million to the county. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Businesses in Devon have welcomed the boost given by the Tour of Britain cycle race that passed through the county over the weekend.

Thousands of people lined the 106 mile route between Barnstaple and Dartmouth to catch a glimpse of their cycling heros.

Last year the Devon stage of the race is estimated to have been worth £3 million to the county.

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Plymouth rider holding on to Tour of Britain gold

With just one day to go a cyclist from Devon is still holding on to gold position in the Tour of Britain cycle race.

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, 27, from Plymouth, retained his gold jersey this afternoon, despite Spaniard Pablo Urtasan winning the seventh stage of the race, which set off from Barnstaple this morning.

The final stage takes place tomorrow.

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