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Summary

  1. Tom Boonen wins as he outsprints peloton
  2. Geraint Thomas caught inside final few kilometres
  3. Use play icon above to view live coverage
  4. Earlier two riders injured in crashes, causing delay to professional race

Live Reporting

By Ian Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

So that's it.

Etixx-Quick Step looked to have been out of the running all day and then, almost from nowhere, Tom Boonen came through to take the win.

Thanks for joining us and enjoy your Sunday evening.

BreakingTom Boonen wins!

Well, I think it's fair to say we did not see that coming (not just because the pictures went down).

The peloton looked to have left it too late to catch Geraint Thomas but Etixx–Quick-Step rider Boonen came through brilliantly to take the win.

Last 500m

The sprint is on!

Colbrelli in front

Italian rider Sonny Colbrelli is now leading the way.

We're really struggling with pictures at the moment I'm afraid to say.

Thomas has been caught!

Pictures have gone down at just the wrong time but I understand that Geraint Thomas has been caught.

Last 5km

It looks like Ian Stannard has been caught by the peloton.

Geraint Thomas remains out on his own but could he yet be caught?

Chasing pack caught

The peloton have just about caught what remained of the chasing pack and with 8km to go could this end up being closer for Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard than we thought?

10km to go

Geraint Thomas remains about 35 seconds clear of Team Sky team-mate Ian Stannard.

The peloton's attack seems to have been stifled somewhat but the two Team Sky men are going to be made to work hard.

Stannard makes a move

Ian Stannard has made a move away from the rest of the chasers.

The peloton are closing in on the chasing pack and Stannard has decided now is the right time to make his move.

15km to go

The peloton are closing on the chasing pack.

This is where tactics are really going to come into play. At what point do the chasers make a move to try and secure a possible podium place?

20km to go

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas remains one minute clear of the chasing pack of five but the gap from the peloton has been reduced to just over two minutes.

Sir Dave Brailsford was not discounting someone from the peloton making a real move but if they're going to do it they're going to have to do something soon.

Brilliant event - Brailsford

General manager of Team Sky Dave Brailsford is really enjoying the occasion.

He told BBC Sport: "It's been a great three weeks.

"This is a brilliant event. We've seen so many amateur cyclists and it feels like a great celebration of the sport.

"We felt it was important to have a race between the end of the Tour and Rio and this is the one the riders chose."

He's just said he'd love to take part next year. We'll hold you to that one Dave!

25km to go

Heading in to the final 25km of this race and Geraint Thomas has a one minute lead over the chasers.

The peloton have made up some ground on that group and we're all set for a very exciting finish.

Me? I'm wishing I'd not left that chocolate bar in the cupboard.

Chasers 'banging their heads against a brick wall'

Simon Brotherton

BBC Sport commentator

The chasing group behind Geraint Thomas are working so hard but they're not making any ground on the leader.

They must feel like they are banging their heads against a brick wall.

Thomas in the clear

17:36: @IStannard may as well spark up a cigar, no way is he helping to chase down his mate. Race control says Thomas is 34" clear

I can confirm that Ian Stannard has not started smoking a cigar.

He's just sitting at the back of the five-man chasing group - it is fair to say he doesn't seem too interested in actually chasing.

Back down the road...

The peloton are about three-and-a-half minutes behind Thomas now.

The Welshman is looking strong as he heads into the final 33km.

'Superb ride from Thomas'

Simon Brotherton

BBC Sport commentator

This is a superb ride from the Welshman, one week out from the time trial at the Olympic Games.

He's got a considerable way to go but he has a fair old advantge over those chasing him in the evening sunshine.

Thomas flying

Geraint Thomas is basically just doing a time trial at this stage.

The gap the Team GB rider has opened up in such a small amount of time is terrifying.

With no real climbs of any description left today you've got to fancy the Welshman to take the win.

43km to go.

All by himself

Geraint Thomas
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Welsh rider Geraint Thomas is now totally on his own.

The Team Sky man is in full flow and looks to be in absolutely top condition.

The rest of the breakaway are going to have to work really hard to pull him back in.

Breakaway on the climb

Geraint Thomas has broken out on his own... Again.

Pat Bevin is having to work really hard to keep up and he looks set to be left behind now.

Box Hill climb

The lead riders are just heading up Box Hill now with Jelle Wallays leading the seven.

It should be said conditions are absolutely idyllic out there. This is what you imagine a British summer to be like.

Froome watch

We're just looking back at what remains of the peloton.

Chris Froome is back there and he doesn't look to be overly exerting himself.

He said earlier that a victory today would be "nice" but he's going to have to be content with just getting through safely now.

One from seven?

It looks like today's winner is going to come from this front group of seven.

Team Sky have never won the event before but with Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard very well-placed that wait could come to an end today.

Chasers hit the front

The chasing group of three are now right up there with the four-man breakaway, which, by my maths, means we now have a seven-man breakaway.

The peloton is just short of three minutes behind.

64km to go.

Holmes King of the Mountains?

16:51: Out of the shade and over the K.O.M. line the leaders go. @MatthewHolmes51 may just have sewn up that particular gong. 🏆

Four becomes three

The riders at the front are working really hard as they go up a series of inclines.

Jempy Drucker, of camel selfie fame (see 15:53 BST entry), is up in the leading group of four and he is looking for a second successive win in this race.

Meanwhile, the chasing group of four is now a chasing group of three consisting of Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard and Pat Bevin.

'Wonderful day for a bike race'

Simon Brotherton

BBC Sport commentator

It's a wonderful day for a bike race.

The four leaders are likely to have some company before too long.

There's 71km to go and Team Sky have taken people by surprise here.

State of play

The breakaway, which is now down to four men, has a lead of less than a minute on the chasers.

The chasing group is also made up of four men and they have opened up a growing lead over the rest, which includes Chris Froome.

That move from Thomas has totally changed the shape of this race.

Froome on his own

That move from Geraint Thomas has really opened up the race and the breakaway's lead is down to just over one minute.

Chris Froome is probably about 500m behind his Team Sky team-mates Ian Stannard and Thomas.

'Thomas is flying'

Geraint Thomas
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BBC Sport commentator Simon Brotherton has just said "Thomas is flying" and it's hard to argue with him.

The Welshman has left the peloton trailing in his wake.

Chris Froome has followed the move of his Team Sky team-mate.

Thomas opening up the race

16:23: @millarmind on @BBCSport says @TeamSky's attack off the front of the bunch will "Rip this race apart" It's @GeraintThomas86 going

The break-out led by Geraint Thomas has really opened up this race.

The gap to the peloton is now down to less than 90 seconds.

Peloton closing in

The six-man breakaway's lead is down to just over two minutes.

Team Sky are leading the chase at the front of the peloton with Geraint Thomas and Ben Swift leading the way.

89km to go...

'I think I could beat Boris Johnson'

Boris Johnson
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The mayor of London has got into the spirit of the day.

Sadiq Khan told BBC Sport: "It's the world's biggest cycling festival.

"We are going to make it safer and easier for people to ride across our great city.

"I think I could beat Boris Johnson but I don't know about Chris Froome!

"I'll have to compete next year but I don't know in which race yet."

Khan's predecessor Johnson completed the 100-mile event in 2013. 

King of the Mountains battle

16:06: K.O.M recap: THREE KINGS - @jempy_drucker, @dextergardias and @Jonathanlastra_ are locked on 9 points each currently 🚵👑🚵👑🚵👑

Team Sky pushing on

Chris Froome
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Team Sky are still doing the majority of the work at the front of the peloton as we go into the final 100km.

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome looked relaxed during the race's enforced pause earlier on but he's working hard now.

The gap to the six-man breakaway remains a shade under three minutes.

Lastra wins first sprint

15:49: @Jonathanlastra_ won the first sprint 👏. Riders now on the Ranmore Common circuit. 3 laps to do in total. #RideLondon

Webber heralds 'mind-blowing' event

Former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber competed in the 100-mile route earlier.

He told BBC Sport: "It was mind-blowing.

"I love my outdoor sports and it was never a chore for me to keep fit.

"It was the perfect weather and it was absolutely mega."

Team Rwanda caught up in crash

We just briefly saw some shots of a crash at the back of the peloton.

Hard to see which riders were caught up in it but there looked to be a few from Team Rwanda in there.

Hopefully it was nothing serious.

Drucker looking for repeat

Jempy Drucker
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Luxembourg rider Jempy Drucker is looking to win the race for a second time after winning it last year.

He's one of the six in the breakaway from the peloton.

Not sure if he's brought his beloved camel with him today.

Quick recap

Just in case you hadn't seen earlier we're running a little bit behind because the race was briefly paused on police advice on public safety grounds.

There was a backlog of riders on the route caused by a couple of bad crashes earlier in the day.

Hopefully it'll be plain sailing from here on in.