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  1. Updates on Monday 5 September 2016

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  1. As it happened: BBC Cumbria Live

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Well then, a thrilling end to this Tour of Britain in Cumbria as Belgium Etixx Quick Step rider Julien Vermote pipped Team Dimension Data's Stephen Cumming from Great Britain to the line on Beast Banks in Kendal.

    It's also the end of our updates for today, but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather for Cumbria.

    If you've got some news to tell or any pictures to share, why not email us, tweet us @BBC_Cumbria or contact us via Facebook.   

    Julien Vermote wins Stage two of the Tour of Britain in Kendal
  2. Tour of Britain stage two won by Adrien Vermote

    Belgium's Adrien Vermote takes first place on Kendal's Beast Banks over Team Dimension Data's Stephen Cummings from Great Britain.

    Dan Martin (Etixx - Quick Step) picks up third place from the chasing group

  3. Tour of Britain: As it stands

    It's all getting very heated as the race gets within 15km of the finish on Beast Banks in Kendal.

    The leading group of 11 riders is around 2mins 29secs ahead of the peloton as they travel down Crook Road towards Kendal.

    Dimension Data's Stephen Cummings and Julien Vermote of Team Etixx - Quick Step are breaking away from the leaders though with a 10 second advantage.

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  4. Your photos: Tour of Britain in Cockermouth

    One of the BBC Weather Watchers Michael's Meadow took this photo of the riders passing through Cockermouth.

    Tour of Britain in Cockermouth
  5. Tour of Britain: as it stands

    There's still a group of 15 riders leading a breakaway from the main peloton who are 1min 40secs behind as the race makes it to Grasmere.

    A chase group of two including Great Britain's Adam Blythe is 1min 20secs behind the lead group.

    It's a sprint clean sweep for André Greipel as he picks up the win in the third and final intermediate sprint through the village to go with his other two wins.

    Up very soon is the gruelling final King of the Mountains climb at The Struggle which has a 20% gradient in places. 

    That's probably coming up at around 15:10.

    Profile of stage from Grasmere to Kendal
  6. King of the Mountains result: Chestnut Hill, Keswick

    Team Wanty - Groupe Gobert's Xandro Meurisse takes the line first on Chestnut Hill in Keswick for the second King of the Mountains climb. 

    Jacopo Mosca (Trek) and Nicholas Roche (Team Sky) follow him in second and third.

    King of the Mountains 2 on map
  7. Sprint results: Hesket Newmarket and Cockermouth

    Overall leader and yellow jersey André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) has won the first two of today's intermediate sprints which add to his overall lead in the general classification and give him points in the race for the sprints jersey.

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    The final sprint takes place in Grasmere at around 14:50.

  8. King of the Mountains result: Whinlatter Pass

    Team Sky's Nicholas Roche takes the first King of the Mountains climb of Stage two over Whinlatter Pass.

    The lead group which is around a 1min 43secs ahead of the peloton is now passing through Keswick with 60km to go.

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  9. Tour of Britain: How it stands

    Overall leader and yellow jersey-wearing André Greipel is leading a breakaway group which includes three Irish riders: Ryan Mullen, Nicolas Roche and Conor Dunne as the riders close in on the first climb of the stage, the Category two Whinlatter Pass.

    Over on the Tour of Britain live coverage, there's a video showing what the climb looks like.

    That group is about +1:28 ahead of the peloton.

    After Whinlatter, it's Keswick which is where BBC Radio Cumbria's John Bowness is waiting with the crowds.

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  10. Wiggo tells BBC Cumbria today could be 'toughest stage of the race'

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Earlier today, BBC Radio Cumbria Sport caught up with Sir Bradley Wiggins before the start of Stage two.

    He told Paul Newton about the challenge ahead for riders today - including getting up the course's final climb at The Struggle.

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    Video caption: The lead rider for Team Wiggins speaks to BBC Radio Cumbria Sport's Paul Newton.
  11. Tour of Britain: Crowds lining the route

    Organisers seem pretty pleased with the number of people who have come out to watch the Tour of Britain today.

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  12. On Look North at lunchtime: Tour of Britain in Cumbria

    Megan Paterson

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    More than 120 elite cyclists are making their way through Cumbria today as stage two of the Tour of Britain takes place.  

    Crowds gathered to see the likes of Olympic medal winners Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish as the stage began in Carlisle this morning.    

    Mark Cavendish at the start of the Tour of Britain

    The 117 mile route will take in some of the Lake District's most difficult passes before finishing in Kendal.  

    Riders at the start of the Tour of Britain

    Watch the full report on BBC One in the North East & Cumbria at 13:30.

  13. Cumbrian pair give advice for tackling the Struggle to Tour of Britain riders

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Here's a great video that's being shared a lot on social media today.

    Ambleside kids Rowan and Bobby have been giving the pro-riders tips on how to ride up The Struggle which is on the edge of the town.

    It's seen by many of the teams as this stage's toughest challenge with a 20% gradient to climb in places.

    Rowan and Bobby climb The Struggle