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Tour of Britain beings boost for local tourism

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke crosses the line at the end of the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain from Barnstaple to Dartmouth. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.