Tour of Britain in Hemel: As it happened

Live updates from the historic passing of Tour of Britain through Hemel Hempstead.

Reporter Victoria Bull brings you some live updates from the biggest sporting event to ever come to the town. She is accompanied by our videographer Natalee Hazelwood from whom we will have video later today.

Hemel's name up in lights at the Tour of Britain Stage 6 finish (above), stage winner Brandle and Dawsett with the yellow jersey (below)

Hemel's name up in lights at the Tour of Britain Stage 6 finish (above), stage winner Brandle and Dawsett with the yellow jersey (below)

4.35PM: That wraps it up, well done to Hemel and Dacorum for getting behind this great event for the town and borough. See next week’s Gazette for pictures and a round-up of the TOB in our area +++ Video from our videographer Natalee Hazelwood at today’s event

4.30PM: Video attached of how the event was covered on TV as the riders made their way into Hemel Hempstead

4.09PM: Post race press conference now under way

4.02PM: Incredible police presence at #tourofbritain but Dacorum Chief Insp Glen Channer says there has been no trouble!

3.52PM: Alex Dowsett in the yellow jersey is presented to the crowd #tourofbritain #yellowjersey

3.49PM: Matthias Brandle stage winner!! #tourofbritain

3.48PM: Victory ceremony about to tale place #tourofbritain

3.46PM: Amazing to be so close to the action here #tourofbritain Hemel Hempstead

3.45PM: Great to see local businesses supporting the #tourofbritain stage finish - inc Alison Taylor Florists on the podium!

3.41PM: Crowds are buzzing for a glimpse of the elite #tourofbritain cyclists here in Hemel Hempstead

3.40PM: We are waiting for the last of the convoy to pass through before the #tourofbritain sixth stage podium ceremony! Exciting stuff

3.33PM: Second place today goes to Briton Alex Dowsett - who could win the whole #tourofbritain

3.31PM: 1. Brandle 2. Dowsett 3. Stewart top finishers at Hemel Hempstead! Others flying through now #tourofbritain

3.26PM: Matthias Brandle yesterday’s stage winner crosses the line in Hemel Hempstead! #tourofbritain so exciting here!

3.23PM: 4.3km remain - its still 2’18” Kwiatkowski driving at the front but is short of teammates #tob2014

3.22PM: Three leaders not likely to be caught with a time gap of around 2.18! Racing to the finish now and crowds are captivated! #tourofbritain

3.21PM: Amazing to see Hemel’s name up in lights with national TV coverage of #tourofbritain - not long to go now!

3.20PM: Exciting to know the #tourofbritain cyclists are less than 10km away from Hemel Hempstead stage finish now!

3.18PM: Excited atmosphere at stage 6 finish line #Hemel... despite my face in our selfie with @GazetteVictoria #tourofbritain

Our 3.17PM: Councillor Graham Adshead is impressed with the people of Dacorum! ‏@Cllr_GAdshead just tweeted: “It’s the people who make #tob2014 and the people of Dacorum are putting on a good show today!”

3.16PM: The leaders team are driving it on the front - gap now 3’27 with 16km remaining. #OPQS led by @NikiTerpstra and @MarkCavendish, who took over for @golasmichal and @julienvermote chasing the breakaway. #tob2014

3.15PM: Here come the local dignitaries – #VIPs @DacorumBC leader and mayor Andrew Williams and Allan Lawson and Hemel MP Mike Penning

3PM: Great to see so many people lining the road along the #tourofbritain sixth stage finish line in Hemel Hempstead

2.41PM: We’ve even got a #tourofbritain wedding happening today! Congrats to Gemma Fagg and her hubby to be Aaron Pearce!

2.39PM: Cyclists are due to enter Hemel Hempstead earlier than expected - that’s some super fast pedalling! #tourofbritain

2.35PM: Got my lanyard – will this be enough to meet Wiggo? #fingerscrossed #tourofbritain