PICTURES: Wiggins fever in Sidmouth ahead of the Tour

Sir Bradley Wiggins takes time out from his preparations for the Devon stage of the Tour of Britain to sign autographs Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

Hundreds of Sir Bradley Wiggins fans wait outside the Team Sky bus ahead of the race Credit: ITV News West Country

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Tour of Britain 2013

The Tour of Britain cycling race arrives in Devon. It is estimated that Stage 6 from Sidmouth to Haytor will bring more than £7 million into the county.