Cyclist hopes to pedal his way into Team GB
A PLYMOUTH-born man could compete internationally if he performs well in the Tour of Britain – a cycle race hitting Dartmoor this week.
If Jonathan Tiernan-Locke rides well in the ToB Devon leg he could clinch a place in Britain's cycling team for the World Road Race Championships.
Locke, who has leapt to international prominence over the past two seasons, must prove himself as the ToB hits Devon Friday September 15.
Westcountry scenery will provide a stunning backdrop for the road race, when all eight stages are televised next week.
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It will be the first time that action from every day of the eight-stage cycle race, which started on Sunday in Ipswich, has been broadcast live, throughout the world.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: "It's a great way to showcase our county to a worldwide audience. This demonstrates that The Tour of Britain is now one of the world's major cycling tours."
The 106 mile Devon Stage starts in Barnstaple, goes through Dartmoor and ends in Dartmouth.It will pass Okehampton, Princetown, Tavistock and Buckfastleigh.
Organisers also said Team GB will return to the race for the first time since 2008, represented by British Under-23 riders George Atkins, Owain Doull, Josh Edmondson, Tom Moses, Alastair Slater and Simon Yates.
They will make up the 17th and final team taking part, creating the biggest starting line-up in the tour with 102 riders taking part.
Mr Hughes said: "It will be great for spectators to see the next generation of cyclists representing Britain."