Tour of Britain 2013

The Tour of Britain cycling race arrives in Devon. It is estimated that Stage 6 from Sidmouth to Haytor will bring more than £7 million into the county.

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Full report: Tour of Britain comes to Devon

The Tour of Britain rode into Devon today watched by thousands.

Olympic gold medalist Sir Bradley Wiggins and some of the world's other best cyclists began the race in Sidmouth and made their way around the county, taking in places like Tiverton and Exeter, before finishing at Haytor on Dartmoor.

Huge crowds lined the route, adding to the festival atmosphere. Organisers say it was a complete success and has brought millions of pounds to the local economy. Seth Conway reports on the day Devon hosted a great sporting spectacle.


And they're off!

Our reporter Seth Conway was able to film the start of the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain in Sidmouth on his mobile.

Thousands of people came out early to get a good view of the race, which began at 11am.

The route will go through Honiton, north of Cullompton, Bickleigh, Exeter, Exminster, Starcross, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead, Bovey Tracey, finishing at Haytor at around 2.30pm.

PICTURES: Wiggins fever in Sidmouth ahead of the Tour

Sir Bradley Wiggins takes time out from his preparations for the Devon stage of the Tour of Britain to sign autographs Credit: ITV News West Country

ITV News managed to catch a few words with Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins before the start of today's stage of the Tour of Britain in Sidmouth.

He told us that he hopes he can go a long way to sealing victory today but he doesn't know quite what to expect on the mountain climbs today.

He has a 30 second lead going into stage 6.

Hundreds of Sir Bradley Wiggins fans wait outside the Team Sky bus ahead of the race Credit: ITV News West Country


The Tour heads into Devon

Olympic gold medalist and Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is on his way to Devon along with some of the best cyclists in the world as they prepare for the latest stage of the Tour of Britain race.

They'll cycle from Sidmouth to Haytor on Dartmoor, with thousands of spectators lining the route. It's also said it'll bring millions of pounds to the Devon economy.

Our correspondent Seth Conway reports from Sidmouth

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