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Star-studded startlist revealed for 2021 Tour of Britain

British sporting heroes, Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallists, world champions and former stage and jersey winners will all feature in this year’s Tour of Britain (5 – 12 September).

Devon will host Stage Two of the Tour on Monday 6 September, starting in Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

Just days away from the start of the race, the provisional line-ups for the 18 competing teams...

Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain

Some of the biggest names in cycling will be competing in this year’s Tour of Britain, and if you’re planning to watch them in action in Devon on Monday 6 September you can take your pick of 115 miles along the route.

Devon County Council will host Stage Two of the 17th edition of the race on Monday 6 September, with a stella field of riders including Mark Cavendish and Wout Van Aert...

Melbourne Cup prize money: How much does the Melbourne Cup winner make?

The Melbourne Cup is among the most prestigious and famous flat horse racing events in Australia. Even in terms of international prestige and fame, The Melbourne Cup has remained a pioneering name in global horseracing for over 160-years at this point. Now, what the winner of the Melbourne Cup makes depends highly on which particular year we are discussing.

It changes almost every...

Belgian star Wout Van Aert to make Tour of Britain debut in 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallist and six-time Tour de France stage winner Wout Van Aert will make his Tour of Britain debut next month. The Belgian star is the second rider confirmed for this year’s Tour, which starts in Penzance, Cornwall, on Sunday 5 September and will race into Devon the following day (Monday 6 September). Van Aert will lead the Dutch Jumbo-Visma team at the UK’s biggest cycle...

How can we measure the success of The Hundred?

It has been just over a month since the England and Wales Cricket Board kicked off the inaugural season of The Hundred. After a one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the glitz and glamour of the unknown is slowly but surely collecting an audience. Introduced as the British equivalent to the Indian Premier League, The Hundred is essentially a repackaged version of cricket, intended...

Legendary sprinter Mark Cavendish confirmed as first rider for 2021 Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish, cycling's greatest sprinter of all time, has been confirmed as the first rider for this year’s Tour of Britain. The Tour organisers have announced that the British cycling legend, who has won more stages of the modern Tour of Britain than any other rider, with 10 Stage victories, will lead his Belgian Deceuninck - Quick-Step team at the UK’s biggest race.

Devon will...

Pro cyclist gives his verdict on the Devon Stage of The Tour of Britain

Around 115 miles (185km) of the county will feature in the Devon Stage of this year’s Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September.

We asked Freddie Scheske, Devon-based pro cyclist and University of Exeter graduate, to give us his verdict on the route which starts in Sherford and finishes in Exeter.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling rider is hoping to make his Tour debut next month...

Teams announced to compete in 2021 Tour of Britain

The world’s top three teams will be among 18 squads competing in next month’s Tour of Britain .

INEOS Grenadiers, Deceuninck – Quick-Step and Team Jumbo - Visma will line up in the 17th edition of the UK’s leading bike race, with Devon hosting Stage Two of The Tour on Monday 6 September.

They are among the seven UCI WorldTeams – along with Israel Start-Up Nation, Movistar...

Footballers score grand support

An expanding football club has been gifted £1,000 by Persimmon Homes South West to help fund a its running costs and support players.

Starcross Dons Football Club, based in Starcross, near Exeter, was awarded the funds through the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme, which supports up to 64 good causes every month.

John Thipthorpe, for the club, welcomed the donation...

4 Famous Olympians from Devon

With the delayed Tokyo Olympics now underway this summer, many people’s thoughts are on sport and their favourite Olympic events. Thanks to high medal totals from Team GB at the last few games, in the UK especially these have become big community events, with large groups of people coming together to watch the games & enjoy each other’s company – something that was much needed after the...

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