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Tour of Britain stage 6 as it happens across Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 11:55 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:55 08 September 2017

The Tour of Britain 2017 Stage Six is being held in Suffolk today. Riders at the start line in Newmarket. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Tour of Britain 2017 Stage Six is being held in Suffolk today. Riders at the start line in Newmarket. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Our team will be bringing you live coverage of today’s Tour of Britain stage six, which races across Suffolk – see our updates below.

The racing starts at 10.45am in Newmarket, and the peloton of elite male riders will weave their way across the county with an expected finish time of 3pm in Aldeburgh.

Everything you need to know about stage six of the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain 2017 in Newmarket. Picture: GREGG BROWNThe Tour of Britain 2017 in Newmarket. Picture: GREGG BROWN

With wet weather along the route, spectators could be in for a thrilling day of racing with a higher chance of crashes – particularly at the intermediate sprints and at the finish line.

Information on the Ipswich section of the stage, including road closures

Tour of Britain enters the Suffolk stage which started in Newmarket. British team on the parade stage. Picture: GREGG BROWNTour of Britain enters the Suffolk stage which started in Newmarket. British team on the parade stage. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Some of the world’s best riders are taking part in Britain’s premier cycling event, including household names such as Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas.

Dutchman Lars Boom will be wearing the green jersey of the overall race leader, with his six-second stage victory in yesterday’s time trial stage in Clacton earning him an overall race lead of eight seconds.

Round-up of stage five in Clacton

But with the margins so tight, those in contention for the tour win will not be letting anyone out of their sight during today’s racing.

A village road is to be closed for the majority of a day so highways workers can carry out emergency repairs to the carriageway.

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