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  1. BreakingTour of Britain: Ulverston Sprint result

    Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) takes three points from the first intermediate sprint of the day through Ulverston:

    1. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)
    2. Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
    3. Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors)

    Up next, the pack passes through Torver [12:10] and Coniston [12:14] before the first King of the Mountains climb of the day over Hawkshead Hill [12:22]

  2. Tour of Britain: 0km start

    The race is properly under way.

    Up next, the peloton will fight for points in the first intermediate sprint of the day in Ulverston

    This should happen at about 11:40.

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  3. BreakingTour of Britain: Stage Six starts

    Stage Six of the Tour of Britain has started.

    The racing should begin in earnest when the pack reaches Rampside Road at around 11:15.

  4. Tour of Britain: Stage Six times

    There's not long to go until the start of today's stage of the Tour of Britain.

    Here's are some approximate times for what you can expect to happen:

    • 11:00 – Neutralised start on Duke Street, Barrow (no racing just yet)
    • 11:15 – Start proper on Rampside Road (racing begins)
    • 11:40 – Sprint 1 in Ulverston
    • 12:10 – The race reaches Torver
    • 12:14 – The race reaches Coniston
    • 12:22 – King of the Mountains climb 1 on Hawkshead Hill
    • 12:35 – Sprint 2 in Ambleside
    • 12:42 – The race reaches Grasmere
    • 12:51 – King of the Mountains climb 2 on Dunmail Raise
    • 13:10 – The race reaches Keswick
    • 13:24 – King of the Mountains climb 3 on Whinlatter (first passage)
    • 13:42 – The race passes Loweswater
    • 13:51 – King of the Mountains climb 4 on Fangs Brow
    • 14:13 – The race reaches Seaton
    • 14:21 – MacRebur Sprint
    • 14:36 – Sprint 3 in Cockermouth
    • 15:04 – The race reaches Keswick for a second time
    • 15:15 – King of the Mountains climb 5 and Finish at Whinlatter Pass

    Organisers say that rolling road closures will be put in place along the route around 15 to 20 minutes ahead of the lead rider(s).

    There's a more detailed timetable on the Tour of Britain website.

    Tour of Britain Stage Six start in Barrow-in-Furness
  5. Day Two of the Tour of Britain 2018 in Cumbria

    The county is getting ready for the second day of hosting some of the world's best cyclists in the Tour of Britain 2018.

    Stage Six of the race is expected to begin just after 11:00.

    It begins outside Barrow Town Hall, with the pack then speeding through Ulverston, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Workington, Cockermouth and finishing at Whinlatter Visitor Centre.

    Yesterday, Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič took the overall lead after his team LottoNL-Jumbo won the team time trial between Cockermouth and Whinlatter.

    Tour of Britain 2018 Stage Six profile

    A Fan Zone has been set up in Barrow, at the end of Dalton Road in the town centre, for people who want to watch the race on the big screen.

  6. Cumbrian firefighters tackling huge farm blaze in Lancashire

    Lancs fire
    Image caption: Fire crews tackling the far fire in Lancashire

    The single-storey barn contains around 1,500 tonnes of silage and 200 bales of straw.

    Firefighters tackling huge farm blaze

    lancs fire

    The single-storey barn contains around 1,500 tonnes of silage and 200 bales of straw.

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  7. Weather: Fells forecast shows some hill fog

    BBC Weather

    Here's the fells forecast for daylight hours on Friday 7 September:

    • Temperatures at 3,000ft: Around 8C.
    • Winds: Moderate, locally fresh, northwesterly, with gusts of 30mph.
    • Cloud: Variable amounts of cloud above 1,500ft (450m).
    • Visibility: Moderate or good, locally poor in hill fog.
    • Freezing level: Above the tops.
  8. Weather: Dry and bright

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Expect a dry and bright day across Cumbria with sunshine and isolated showers.

    It'll be breezy with highs of 16C (61F).

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    Video caption: Weather: North East and Cumbria
  9. Good morning and welcome

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Good morning.

    Stay with us throughout the day for Cumbria's news, sport, weather and travel as well as live updates about Stage Six of the Tour of Britain.

    It starts outside Barrow Town Hall just after 11:00 with riders whizzing through Furness and the Lake District to end high up on Whinlatter Pass.

    If you are roadside cheering on the peloton, or if you are doing something completely different, you can always send us a photo, or tell us about a story we're not covering, by sending an email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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  10. Our live coverage across the day

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Our live updates have ended for the day but any breaking news or travel will still appear here.

    We'll be back to start again tomorrow morning from 08:00 for the second Cumbrian stage of the Tour of Britain 2018.

    It starts at 11:00 from Barrow and we're likely to have a winner by 15:00 when the pack has climbed Whinlatter for the third time in two days.

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    Have a great evening.

  11. Weather: Clear with an odd shower

    BBC Weather

    Any showers will die away this evening to be mostly dry with long clear spells.

    There could still be an odd shower on a rather chilly night.

    Lows down to 4C (39F)

    Evening forecast for Keswick

    Check on the forecast where you live with BBC Weather.

  12. Tour of Britain: Leading team were 'humbled' by Whinlatter climb

    Paul Braithwaite

    at the finish line on Whinlatter Pass

    BMC Racing Team were able to start their time trial last because their Australian rider Patrick Bevan was top of the overall tour standings.

    They weren't able to take advantage though and he has fallen back in the general classification.

    Quote Message: They are all over the place, oh, they really are struggling... BMC Racing, the world champions at this discipline, have been humbled by Whinlatter. They had actually targeted this particular race."
  13. Tour of Britain: Lots of riders 'not looking forward' to Stage 5

    Paul Braithwaite

    at the finish line on Whinlatter

    BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Paul Braithwaite also happens to be a real cycling boffin.

    He is at the finish line for today's stage on Whinlatter where he will be trying to have a word with some of the teams as they finish their time trial.

    Here's his analysis of how the riders will find today's race.

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  14. Cumbrian MP taking part in Westminster dog competition

    A Cumbrian Labour MP will complete alongside a rescue dog to try and win a prestigious dog competition.

    Twelve Members of Parliament are taking part in the Westmorland Dog of the Year award organised by the Kennel Club and charity Dogs Trust.

    The Shadow Environment Secretary and Workington MP Sue Hayman is among those taking part.

    Other competitors include:

    • Environment Secretary Michael Gove with his dog, Muffin
    • Shadow Employment Minister Mike Amesbury with his dog, Corbyn
    • Assistant Government Whip Jo Churchill with her dog, Wellington

    The winning pair will be announced later today.

    Sue Hayman