Several roads will be closed in Sidmouth this evening as the Tour of Britain cycle race arrives in Devon. Road closures are in close from 5pm until 8pm in the town. These include: The Esplanade, Station Road, Chapel Road, Chapel Street, Dove Lane, New Street, Fore Street and Church Street.
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.
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.
Cllr Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council.
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 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.
The Mayor of West Devon - Councillor Robin Musgrave - says the region's tourist industry will benefit from the success of the Tour of Britain cycle race.
Thousands of people lined the route from Barnstaple to Dartmouth at the weekend. The race was won by Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is from Plymouth and trains on Dartmoor.
Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has withdrawn from the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain today with a stomach bug his team have announced. The seventh stage is due to take place in Devon from Barnstaple to Dartmouth.
Team Sky wrote on Twitter: "Unfortunately Bradley Wiggins was unable to start stage six of the Tour of Britain today after picking up a stomach bug."
The 32-year-old won the Tour on July 22 and his fourth Olympic gold on 1 August.