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The weather was a mixed bag, but the crowds turned out to watch another day's top-class cycling in Suffolk.
Here's BBC Sport's report into today's stage.
Congratulations to stage winner Caleb Ewan, and to the overall leader Lars Boom, who retained the top spot after victory in yesterday's time trial in Clacton.
Back again next year? We await the organiser's verdict...
Highlights of today's race are being shown on ITV4 at 20:00 tonight.
BBC Look East weather
Further showers during the first part of the night could be heavy and thundery in places across the BBC East region, but everywhere should become dry with clear spells and isolated fog patches.
Temperatures in rural areas are likely to drop.
Minimum temperature: 12C (54F)
Saturday should get off to a dry start with some sunshine, but eventually cloud will thicken and there'll be the risk of showers - some again turning heavy and thundery.
Maximum temperature: 18C (64F)
More details from BBC Weather:
Schoolkids were allowed out of the classroom along the 183km route... including those from Kesgrave High School near Ipswich.
Lars Boom has maintained his lead in the general classification of the Tour of Britain, after Stage Six which has taken place between Newmarket and Aldeburgh.
With two stages remaining, Boom holds a lead of eight seconds over Lotto NL-Jumbo team-mate Victor Campenaerts, with Team Sky's Vasil Kiryienka a second further back in third.
The highest-placed Briton is Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, who is 19 seconds off the lead in ninth place.
Saturday's stage is a 185km (115 mile) ride from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham before the Tour concludes on Sunday with a 180km (111 mile) stage that starts in Worcester and ends in Cardiff.
Australian Caleb Ewan has won the sixth stage of the Tour of the Britain for Team Orica-Scott.
They've ridden through wind, rain and sunshine since they left Newmarket at 11:00 - but what can the Tour riders look forward to in Aldeburgh?
Here's a clue:
One of Britain's best-loved cyclists, Mark Cavendish, found time to talk to us just before the Stage Six of the Tour set off from Newmarket this morning.
The 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year said: "It's great to see how much racing has grown."
The Dimension Data rider said in particular, the support in Suffolk is "wicked".
BBC Radio Suffolk
As well as the damp weather, riders are having to cope with windier conditions than in previous stages.
At Thornham Magna, just before the A140 crossing - the gap for the leaders remained at about 2mins 10 seconds.
The lead cyclists have just crossed the A140 - the main road between Norwich and Ipswich.
BBC Radio Suffolk
The scene in Ixworth before the sprint:
The riders are due to reach Ixworth just after 12:00 - there's a sprint here:
St Edmunds Catholic Primary School children get a break from their normal school day to cheer on the Tour riders as they pass through Bury St Edmunds - they don't seem bothered by the damp conditions:
Children from the Guildhall Feoffment School wait patiently in Westgate Street in Bury St Edmunds for the Tour to arrive.
The riders have passed through Flempton.
The leading group is about 2'20" ahead of the rest.
Stage Six of the Tour of Britain may be under way, and in Aldeburgh, where the stage finishes just after 15:00, final preparations are being carried out.
Two years ago on the Women's Tour, Lizzie Armitstead crashed into photographers, having crossed the finish line on Aldeburgh seafront at Market Cross Place.
The finish of today's race is on the town's High Street, which is much wider at set back, parallel to the seafront and prom.
BBC Radio Suffolk
Matthew Holmes from Madison Genesis is out of this stage of the Tour.
The crowds aren't deterred though:
The Tour of Britain has begun in Newmarket with a procession until the race starts properly at Cotton End Road in Exning.
If you're planning to catch sight of the Tour of Britain as it travels from Newmarket to Aldeburgh, here's a look at the team shirts.
Top row, L-R: An Post Chain Reaction - Bardiani CSF - Bike Channel Canyon - BMC Racing Team -Cannondale Drapac Pro Cycling - CCC Sprandi Polkowice - Cylance Pro-Cycling
Row 2: Great Britain - JLT Condor - Lotto Soudal - Madison Genesis - Movistar Team - ONE Pro Cycling - Orica Scott
Row 3: Quick-Step Floors - Team Dimension Data - Team Katusha Alpecin - Team Lotto NL Jumbo - Team Sky - Wanty Groupe Gobert
Umbrellas go up as the rain comes down in Newmarket for the start of Stage 6:
Here's a look at the winners of the first five stages of the Tour:
- Stage 1 - Caleb Ewan/Australia - Orica Scott
- Stage 2 - Elia Viviani/Norway - Team Sky
- Stage 3 - Caleb Ewan
- Stage 4 - Fernando Gaviria/Colombia - Quick-Step Floors
- Stage 5 - Lars Boom/The Netherlands - Lotto NL Jumbo
- Lars Boom - Lotto NL Jumbo - 19mins 2secs
- Victor Campanaerts/Belgium - Lotto NL Jumbo - + 8secs
- Vasil Kiryienka/Belgium - Team Sky - + 9secs
- Stefan Kung/Switzerland - BMC Racing Team - + 10secs
- Jos van Emden/Holland - Lotto NL Jumbo - +13secs