Tour of Britain in Borders and Cumbria

Britain's most prestigious cycling event has swept through the region attracting thousands of spectators over 2 days.

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Thousands of people braved the wind and the rain and lined the streets yesterday as the Tour of Britain continued its journey through our region. The same stage was cancelled last year because of the weather.

If the conditions didn't make things tough enough, the cyclists had to take on the challenge of the Cumbrian fells.

Hundreds of people in Cumbria were able to see Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and the rest of the Sky Team up close on Tuesday night as they dropped in at a village pub near Penrith.

After completing the stage from Jedburgh to Dumfries, the riders went for a meal. As Tim Backshall reports, the pub had won the honour of hosting them in a national competition.



Mark Cavendish wins sprint finish in Dumfries

Cyclists raced from Jedburgh to Dumfries in the Tour of Britain stage.

Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to take stage three of the Tour of Britain in Dumfries.

The 2011 world road race champion had suffered a crash in the closing stages of the opening round and finished second best in a dash for the line at Knowsley Safari Park yesterday.

However, after the peleton - lead by Team Sky colleagues Jeremy Hunt and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins - had finally reeled in the breakaway group heading into the final two kilometres, the Manx Missile was not to be denied as he sprinted clear.

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