Exmouth to appear on global TV with Tour of Britain

PUBLISHED: 09:56 05 September 2014

Australian Mark Renshaw takes the stage 5 Tour of Britain win in Exmouth in 2011. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9829-37-11SH

Australian Mark Renshaw takes the stage 5 Tour of Britain win in Exmouth in 2011. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9829-37-11SH

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Exmouth and the surrounding towns and villages will be beamed to a worldwide television audience when they host the Devon stage of this year’s Tour of Britain.

The stage, the fifth of this year’s race, will be held on September 11, setting off from Exmouth’s Strand Gardens for Exeter.

Joining some of the world’s top cycle teams and racers will be the TV cameras, with the stage to be broadcast live on ITV4, and internationally, with last year’s Tour shown in 166 countries.

Councillor Iain Chubb, cabinet member for environment at East Devon District Council, said: “It’s exciting to note that an audience of many millions will glimpse the outstanding landscapes of East Devon as the race passes from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton and on to Woodbury, Topsham and Exeter.

“It’s even more fitting that our stunning stretch of the Jurassic Coast, which is England’s only natural World Heritage Site, should be beamed to audiences worldwide.”

Riders confirmed for the race, which will leave The Strand at 11am and pass through Budleigh at around 11.16am, include Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins, regular Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish, and top sprinter Marcel Kittel.

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