The parents of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke say they're astonished and proud of his Tour of Britain success. The 27-year-old from Plymouth became the first home rider to win the event in 19 years. Parents Chris and Marysia Tiernan-Lock spoke to our reporter Richard Lawrence at their Devon home.
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.
Plymouth's Jonathan Tiernan Locke is the overall winner of the 2012 Tour of Britain. It makes him the first home grown winner in 19 years. Mark Cavendish took the stage 8 title.
The West Country welcomed the tour of Britain today with local rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke still in the lead with one stage left to go. Thousands of people lined the route to watch the riders pass. Watch Kathy Wardle's report here.
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.