Tour of Britain: Stage Three in Borders and Dumfries and Galloway

Crowd cheer off the cyclists from Jedburgh Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people lined the streets of Jedburgh this morning to wave the cyclists off for the tour of Britain.

Around 100 riders, including Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, left Abbey Place in Jedburgh before heading for Hawick.

The competitors then made their way past St Mary's loch, Moffat and Johnstonebridge prior to the first sprint in Lochmaben.

Ellen Johnstone, Lillie Duff, Murrin Notman from Primary One Lochmaben Primary Credit: ITV Border

Children from Lochmaben Primary school made flags to wave on the riders as they pass through the town and onto the second sprint in Dumfries.

Dumfries Whitesands is ready to host the Tour sprint Credit: ITV Border

The riders came through Dumfries at around 14.30, racing down the Whitesands next to the River Nith.

Tour of Britain riders racing through Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

They are currently heading to New Abbey and Beeswing before heading back to the finish line on the Whitesands.

Mark Cavendish on the podium at the Whitesands in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Dumfries Whitesands was packed full of spectators welcoming the cyclists to the finish. It was Mark Cavendish who crossed over the line first to take the stage win. Find out more here:

On Wednesday, stage four of the Tour of Britain begins in Carlisle.