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Live Reporting

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for our live coverage today.

    The day firmly belongs to Mathieu Van der Poel, who not only bagged another stage win, but extended his overall lead.

    However, Matteo Trentin is just 12 seconds behind and the top 10 are separated by less than a minute.

    Mathieu Van der Poel

    The Tour of Britain moves on to Greater Manchester tomorrow for the final stage, with plenty at stake.

    Again the weather was kind today and the crowd turned up in their thousands to line the route from Warwick to Burton Dassett.

    Tour of Britain crowd
  2. Ben Swift highest ranked British rider

    Ben Swift of Team Ineos remains the highest-ranked British rider in the general classification in 16th place after today's stage.

    Matthieu van der Poel

    He was part of the group that attacked on the final climb, but was caught in the closing metres as Van der Poel sprinted to victory.

    General classification
  3. Van der Poel extends lead going into final stage

    Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel will go into tomorrow's final stage with an extended lead in the general classification.

    Mathieu van der Poel

    He leads Italian Matteo Trentin by 12 seconds, with Australian rider Simon Clarke in third place going into Saturday’s Greater Manchester finale.

    Poel thanked his team for "a perfect job" today, but said it had been a hard stage, telling ITV Sport he'd had to dig "pretty deep".

    "Everybody hurt their legs today," he said, "and tomorrow is going to be no different."

    Leaderboard
  4. Stage seven in pictures

    Here are some more great images from the day.

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    Race
    Race
  5. BreakingMathieu van der Poel wins Tour of Britain stage seven

    The man who went into today's race as leader, Mathieu van der Poel, has won the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain.

    The Dutch rider put in a strong finish to end ahead of Matteo Trentin who took the green jersey from him earlier in the week.

    Mathieu van der Poel
  6. Swift and Shaw in front group

    British riders Ben Swift and James Shaw are in the leading pack of five as the riders head into the final climb of the day at Burton Dassett Country Park.

    They're about eight seconds ahead of the pack.

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  7. Fans bag the best spots for stage finish

    Martin Winch

    BBC News

    Fans have gathered at Burton Dassett Country Park for the finale of today's stage.

    Burton Dassett

    The Colvin family (pictured) from Napton-on-the-Hill have bagged themselves a prime spot.

    Robert, Helen and Laren Colvin

    "We've been to several tours and saw the finish in Leamington last year," Robert Colvin said.

    "When it's on your doorstep why wouldn't you come?"

  8. Peloton catch leaders

    Dylan van Baarle has won the second King of the Mountains climb, but he and Cameron Meyer have been caught by the peloton.

    There's a group of five riders all jostling for position.

  9. Dylan van Baarle takes King of the Mountains points

    Dylan van Baarle led Cameron Meyer across the line on the first ascent of Burton Dassett Country Park.

    Their lead over the peloton is now down to one minute ten seconds.

    There's two laps of the park to go.

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  10. Group closes in on breakaway riders

    The gap between the two breakaway riders and the main group has dropped to just over a minute and a half.

    The riders are just heading up to the first of three climbs at Burton Dassett Country Park.

    Cameron Meyer and Dylan van Baarle

    Cameron Meyer and Dylan van Baarle are still out in front.

  11. Riders ready themselves for triple ascent finish

    The Tour of Britain riders will finish today's stage with three ascents of Burton Dassett Country Park.

    The 4.9% average climb is part of a 12km finishing circuit.

    Burton Dassett
    Burton Dassett
    Burton Dassett
  12. Video: Local rider takes on Tour of Britain

    Today's Tour of Britain field includes local rider Jake Stewart.

    The 19-year-old from Coventry, who rides for the Great Britain Cycling Team, said the familiar route and faces would act as an incentive.

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    Video caption: Local rider looks forward to Tour of Britain
  13. Pack moves up for second hill climb

    Cameron Meyer took first place at the intermediate sprint at Pillerton Priors with the riders moving up Sun Rising Hill in the second King of the Mountains climb of the day.

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  14. Tour of Britain entourage rolls through Warwickshire

    Ever wondered how long it takes for the all the riders, support cars and emergency services to roll through the tour route?

    This - from the village of Bulkington earlier - will give you some idea.

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    Video caption: Tour of Britain passes through Bulkington
  15. Cameron Meyer takes King of the Mountains points

    And it's Cameron Meyer who pips Dylan van Baarle in the Friz Hill climb.

    The duo are still ahead of the pack, and now heading for the day's final sprint at Pillerton Priors.

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  16. Friz hill is first of five climbs

    Friz Hill is the first of five King of the Mountains climbs today.

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    Dylan van Baarle, riding for Team Ineos and Cameron Meyer for Mitchelton-Scott are heading up the 1.7km hill and are still more than two minutes ahead of the pack.

    Riders will then head to Sun Rising Hill, before Burton Dassett Country Park.

  17. Riders head for first hill climb

    Riders are heading for the first King of the Mountains climb at Friz Hill.

    Dylan van Baarle and Cameron Meyer are now leading the peloton by more than two and a half minutes.

    Race
  18. In pictures: Tour of Britain - behind the scenes

    Journalism student Adam Dickinson from Coventry has captured some lovely pictures from behind the scenes of today's tour.

    These are some of our favourites.

    Behind the scenes
    At the start
    Eddie Dunbar - centre of attention
  19. Allez Warwickshire!

    Workers on a housing development in Pillerton Priors turned out to welcome the tour riders earlier.

    Housing development

    The Deeley Group helps organise a local charity ride, the Starley Sportive - and have even issued construction workers with hard hats featuring the colour schemes of the four race leaders' jerseys.