Follow the opening stage of this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain from Glasgow to Kirkcudbright on Saturday 7 September with our live text commentary blog.

The riders will roll out from the historic George Square at 10:30, with today’s finish in the Dumfries & Galloway market town expected at 15:32. Discover the stage route and full timings here.

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