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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.