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Summary

  1. Updates from Stage Six of the Tour of Britain on Friday, 8 September 2017
  2. Stage Six won by Caleb Ewan from Team Orica-Scott
  3. Lars Boom maintains overall lead with two days left
  4. James Shaw KoM winner
  5. Jacob Hennessy claims first place in Kesgrave sprint
  6. Connor Swift wins Stradbroke sprint
  7. Hayden McCormick wins Ixworth sprint
  8. Three riders abandon race

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye from the Tour of Britain Stage 6

    The weather was a mixed bag, but the crowds turned out to watch another day's top-class cycling in Suffolk.

    Here's BBC Sport's report into today's stage.

    Congratulations to stage winner Caleb Ewan, and to the overall leader Lars Boom, who retained the top spot after victory in yesterday's time trial in Clacton.

    Tour of Britain at Snape Maltings

    Back again next year? We await the organiser's verdict...

  2. A day out for school children

    Schoolkids were allowed out of the classroom along the 183km route... including those from Kesgrave High School near Ipswich.

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  3. More pictures: Stradbroke, Rendlesham and Snape

    Tour of Britain at Stradbroke
    Image caption: Approaching Stradbroke just before the halfway point
    Tour of Britain at Rendlesham
    Image caption: Rendlesham Primary School pupils wait on the B1069 opposite Bentwaters airbase
    Tour of Britain at Snape
    Image caption: The King of the Mountain stage at Snape Maltings
    Tour of Britain at Snape
    Image caption: Crossing the River Alde at Snape
  4. Lars Boom retains overall lead after Stage Six of Tour

    Lars Boom has maintained his lead in the general classification of the Tour of Britain, after Stage Six which has taken place between Newmarket and Aldeburgh.

    With two stages remaining, Boom holds a lead of eight seconds over Lotto NL-Jumbo team-mate Victor Campenaerts, with Team Sky's Vasil Kiryienka a second further back in third.

    The highest-placed Briton is Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, who is 19 seconds off the lead in ninth place.

    Saturday's stage is a 185km (115 mile) ride from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham before the Tour concludes on Sunday with a 180km (111 mile) stage that starts in Worcester and ends in Cardiff.

    Rankings after Stage Six
  5. BreakingCaleb Ewan wins Suffolk stage of Tour of Britain

    Australian Caleb Ewan has won the sixth stage of the Tour of the Britain for Team Orica-Scott.

  6. Spectators happy to wait for the cyclists to come into sight

    There's less than 25km (16miles) to go to the end of Stage Six of the Tour of Britain and cycling enthusiasts are starting to reserve their places along the final stretch in Aldeburgh High Street:

    People waiting for the finish of the race
  7. Where shall we cyclists meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain?

    They've ridden through wind, rain and sunshine since they left Newmarket at 11:00 - but what can the Tour riders look forward to in Aldeburgh?

    Here's a clue:

    Weather chart
  8. Suffolk support for cycling is 'wicked'

    One of Britain's best-loved cyclists, Mark Cavendish, found time to talk to us just before the Stage Six of the Tour set off from Newmarket this morning.

    The 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year said: "It's great to see how much racing has grown."

    The Dimension Data rider said in particular, the support in Suffolk is "wicked".

    Mark Cavendish
  9. Kesgrave stages third and final Tour sprint

    Rain doesn't appear to be dampening the spirits of those waiting for the final sprint of Stage Six of the Tour of Britain at Kesgrave near Ipswich:

    Sprint finish in Kesgrave

    Here's how the sprint finished:

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    Kesgrave sprint finish
  10. Feed zone goodies for riders

    Kate Arkell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    These soigneurs must be a welcome sight for cyclists who've been on the road for about two-and-a-half hours - they're handing out energy bars, gels and sandwiches:

    Soigneurs in Hacheston

    This is my last picture for a while, as we've left the cyclists and are heading in advance to Aldeburgh - we're on a bridge over the A12:

    Roundabout over the A12