Tour of Britain brings over £6m to Devon economy

An independent report shows that Stage five of the Tour of Britain brought just over £6m to the Devon economy, but the county will not host a stage in 2015.

Matthias Brandle, stage winner, Tour of Britain 2014 stage five

Devon’s stage of the Tour of Britain netted the local economy more than £6m, according to an independent report.

The 230,000 spectators who lined the 177km route between Exmouth and Exeter generated over £6.045m, boosted by 14% of visitors staying overnight in the county.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.