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In Pictures: Tour de France in Britain

  • 7 July 2014
  • From the section UK

The third stage of the Tour de France has seen cyclists race from Cambridge to London. Here are images from along their journey.

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The Tour de France's 96-mile (155km) route began in Cambridge for the 197 riders, who began their day by passing that world-famous seat of learning, Cambridge University.

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Travelling from Cambridge to London meant the riders saw plenty of the English countryside. This shot shows the Team Sky riders with Britain's Christopher Froome in last position.

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The people of the village of Finchingfield in north Essex turned out in force to see the world-famous race pass by their very doorsteps.

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And wherever they went, the cyclists were given a warm welcome by the locals.

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Clive and Andrea Bush had ringside seats for the cyclists, as they whizzed past the couple's Finchingfield home.

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Eventually the riders reached London, but they would not have had much time to appreciate all the landmarks, as they were approaching the end of the race.

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The London leg of the route went past many of the famous sights found in the city.

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Some cycling fans went to extra lengths to see the riding action - this man climbed a tree in London's Parliament Square.

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This stage of the race was won after a sprint finish by Germany's Marcel Kittel

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At the end of the day it was Astana team rider, and overall race leader, Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wearing the yellow leader's race jersey.

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