Team Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins reaches the summit of the climb at Haytor. Stage 6 of the 2013 Tour of Britain ran from Sidmouth to Haytor.

Tour of Britain 'welcomed' back to Devon

Details of the Tour of Britain have been announced by the race organisers. Stage 5 of Britain's biggest cycle race will be held in Devon.

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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

Sir Bradley Wiggins to race in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins after winning the Tour de France in 2012. Credit: PA Wire

Sir Bradley Wiggins is to lead Team Sky at this year's Tour of Britain event.

The Olympic champion and winner of last year's Tour De France will be winding through Devon in just 15 days.

Stage six of the race starts in Sidmouth and ends with a gruelling climb up Haytor on Dartmoor. It's estimated it'll bring more than £7 million into the county - as well as showing off Devon to a global television audience.


Cyclists and community react to Tour announcement

by Matthias Kurth

Devon's economy got a big sporting boost today with the news that cycling's Tour of Britain will once again be winding its way through the county in September. It is estimated it will bring more than £7 million into the county - as well as showing off Devon to a global television audience.

Last year's Tour De France and Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will be there, along with Mark Cavendish. Here is Matthias Kurth's full report.

Sidmouth prepares for the Tour of Britain

Last year's Tour of Britain event Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Professional cyclists will be in Sidmouth tomorrow as Devon County Council prepare for the arrival of the Tour of Britain.

Team UK Youth riders will be promoting the Devon Stage of the race. Sidmouth is the start venue of the stage which will cover 85 miles of Devon before the summit finish at Haytor in Dartmoor National Park. The Tour is in its tenth year.

Devon's Tour of Britain summit finish

Tour of Britain cyclists in Exmoor. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive

Devon will make history as the first stage of The Tour of Britain to host a summit finish when Britain’s premier cycle race returns to the county in September to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The organisers of The Tour and Devon County Council have today announced that Devon will host Stage Six from Sidmouth to Haytor in Dartmoor National Park on Friday 20 September.

It will be the first time a stage has finished with a climb in the modern era of the race.

It will be the seventh consecutive year that The Tour will have visited Devon.

In that time it has brought in more than £21 million to the local economy and showcased the county to a worldwide audience.

Last year alone generated more than £7.3 million in Devon in a record breaking year.

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