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Live Reporting

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  1. Tour of Britain set for tight stage seven

    Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel heads into tomorrow's seventh stage of the tour in Warwickshire with a six-second lead.

    Mathieu van der Poel

    Riders will start the 187km stage in Warwick passing through Nuneaton, Bedworth and Rugby before ending in a hill finish in Burton Dassett Country Park.

    That's all for our coverage today, but we'll be back tomorrow with stage seven.

    And there'll be more from Pershore on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

  2. Video: Taking on time trial route

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    To get a flavour of the course, Rachel Carter at BBC Hereford and Worcester followed Eddie Dunbar as he wound his way round the streets of Pershore, and beyond.

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    Video caption: On the course with Eddie Dunbar
  3. Tour of Britain stage winner 'beat some big names'

    Team Mitchelton Scott has praised Edoardo Affini for taking the top spot today and "beating some big names" in the process.


    They also praised a "strong ride" by Affini's teammate, Australian Luke Durbridge, who came in fourth.

  4. Tour of Britain: Six seconds between leaders

    Mathieu van der Poel has moved into green jersey position after coming sixth in today's 14.4km time trial in Pershore.

    He took back the jersey from Matteo Trentin who's just six seconds behind with Pavel Sivakov in third position in the general classification.


    Trentin's teammate at Michelton-Scott Edoardo Affini held on to win stage six with a seven second lead over Sebastian Langveld and Dylan van Baarle.

    British rider Alex Dowsett was seventh.

  5. Tour of Britain in pictures

    Here are some more of our favourite images from today's stage in Pershore.

    Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
    Image caption: Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
    Eddie Dunbar of Team Ineos
    Image caption: Eddie Dunbar of Team Ineos
    Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.
    Image caption: Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.
  6. Tour of Britain: Affini holds on to win time trial

    Edoardo Affini has won the time trial in Pershore today, with a seven second lead.

    Edoardo Affini

    It's the first time trial win for the Italian, said team Mitchelton-Scott.

  7. Mathieu van der Poel takes the green jersey

    Mathieu van der Poel has taken back the green jersey from Matteo Trentin after today's sixth stage of the Tour of Britain in Pershore.

    The Dutch rider won the fourth stage of the competition from Gateshead to Kendal but lost out to Italian Matteo Trentin in stage five.

    Mathieu van der Poel
  8. Battle for the green jersey

    Mathieu van de Poel has finished outside Edoardo Affini's time, but has he done enough to take back the green jersey from leader Matteo Trentin?

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  9. Ben Swift finishes

    Ben Swift has crossed the finish line, 41 seconds behind leader Edoardo Affini.

    All eyes are now on leader Matteo Trentin and Mathieu van der Poel who are fighting it out for the general classification.

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  10. Tour of Britain: Last rider on the road

    Competition leader Matteo Trentin, has set off on his time trial - the last rider of the day.

    Itialian Edoardo Affini is still in the lead of today's stage.

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  11. GB's Ben Swift begins time trial

    British road race champion Ben Swift, riding for Team Ineos, is now on the course.

    He sat sixth overall at the start of the day, the top British rider.

    Ben Swift
  12. Tour great news for 'little old Pershore'

    Nick Clitheroe

    BBC Midlands Today

    Local cyclists have welcomed the Tour of Britain to Pershore.

    Some of them told me it's a great spectacle and that Worcestershire's the perfect place to host a stage.

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    Video caption: Cycling fans welcome Tour of Britain riders to Pershore

    I'll have more on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

  13. 'Amazing' crowds at Tour of Britain

    Street entertainers and a fans' village are keeping the public entertained, between the drama of today's time trial in Pershore.

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    Wychavon District Council said the event was a platform to promote health, wellbeing and community engagement, and thanked the crowds for turning out.

  14. Van Baarle fails to capitalise on strong start

    Despite being five seconds ahead at the intermediate stage, 2014 champion Dylan Van Baarle has finished seven seconds down on Edoardo Affini at 16 minutes 46 seconds.

    Leader board

    He's level pegging time-wise with Sebastian Langeveld, with British time trial champion Alex Dowsett in fourth place.

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  15. Penny Farthing champion tackles time trial

    We know today's stage winner will post a time under 17 minutes, but how long do you reckon it would take to do it on a Penny Farthing?

    Dave Preece

    Local rider, and former national champion, Dave Preece found out earlier this year when he tackled the 14.4km (9 mile) route.

    The 2014 British Open Penny Farthing racing champion completed the course in 40 minutes and 24 seconds, at an average speed of 21.4km/h.

    Quote Message: I enjoyed my lap but it was tough going. The short climb out of Pershore is quite steep and it was only just ridable. The middle section of the course was better and almost perfect for the Penny Farthing. I made good progress here and had great views over the hedgerows from my elevated riding position!" from Dave Preece
    Dave Preece
  16. Affini still leads

    Despite a strong ride, Alex Dowsett for Katusha Alpecin hasn't managed to beat Edoardo Affini's time.

    He finished just behind on 16 minutes 52 seconds.

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  17. Edoardo Affini leads time trial

    Italian Edoardo Affini for Mitchelton-Scott has set the fastest time so far at the Tour of Britain time trials.

    He leads with a time of 16 minutes 39 seconds.

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  18. In pictures: Tour of Britain stage six

    Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data
    Image caption: Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data
    Rhys Britton of Great Britain Cycling Team
    Image caption: Rhys Britton of Great Britain Cycling Team
    Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
    Image caption: Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
    Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.
    Image caption: Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.
  19. Weather set to remain dry for Tour leaders

    It should be a cloudy afternoon in Worcestershire for today's stage six of the Tour of Britain.

    BBC Weather says there's only a small chance of rain, however, with temperatures expected to get up to about 22C (72F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  20. Tour of Britain: Last riders to get two-minute gap

    Riders are setting off every minute in today's time trial, until the last 10 riders who will each get a two-minute gap.

    This is how it all started.

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