The great summer of sport has a grand finale for the Westcountry as Devon plays host to the penultimate stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain.
The Tour of Britain should return next year despite Devon County Council's contract with organisers ending after this years event
A cycle path has opened linking Exeter International Airport with the A30. It will make the journey much safer for staff who walk or cycle.
Organisers say they plan to have the Tour of Britain return to Devon next year. Hugh Roberts, race organiser says they will miss 2015 due to the Rugby world cup but Stuart Hughes from Devon County Council says they are very keen to see the cycle race back in the area soon.
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.
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.
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.
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Thousands of people are already lining the start of Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain.
The race from Sidmouth to Haytor begins at 11 am.
The sixth stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race gets underway in Devon today. It starts in Sidmouth this morning and will end at Haytor this afternoon with the first summit finish in the history of the event. Sir Bradley Wiggins is leading the race so far.
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