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The second stage of the Tour will take the riders to the Cyclopark in Kent.

They will tackle a 62.5km (25-lap) circuit race around the Gravesend venue.

It will be Kent's first ever stage of the Women's Tour, and the biggest international sporting event the county has held since the 2007 Tour de France Grand Depart.

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The peloton 'breaks the speed limit' in Eye

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There were lots of smiles in Eye as the peloton whizzed through the town.

One spectator commented on how the women "certainly broke the newly imposed 20mph speed restriction".

The Women's Tour in Eye
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The Women's Tour in Eye
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Schoolchildren out in force in Eye

Earlier, pupils in Eye had been given time out of classes to line the route.

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A history of the big cycling events in Suffolk

Suffolk has been a favourite county for hosting stages of some of Britain's major cycling races in recent years.

In the inaugral Women's Tour in 2014, the third stage went from Felixstowe to Clacton.

In 2015, stage one ended in Aldeburgh where Lizzie Armitstead crashed at the finish line, while stage two went from Braintree in Essex to Clacton, via Sudbury and Hadleigh.

Women's Tour in East Bergholt, 2015
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Cyclists pass through John Constable's home village of East Bergholt in 2015

The 2016 event had a stage from Southwold to Norwich, while last year featured a stage beteen Framlingham and Southwold.

For the men's Tour of Britain, the opening stage in 2012 went from Ipswich to Norwich.

In 2015, it was back in Norfolk and Suffolk, including a sprint section on the runway at the Army's Wattisham airfield.

Tour of Britain at Wattisham airfield
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In 2017, the men had a sprint time trial at Clacton in Essex, followed by a stage six jaunt between Newmarket and Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

Suffolk's ready to host start of Women's Tour

Suffolk is to welcome the opening stage of the 2019 Women's Tour.

Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore won last year's opening stage of the race which went from Framlingham to Southwold
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Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore won last year's opening stage of the race which went from Framlingham to Southwold in Suffolk

Britain's biggest women's pro-cycling race will set off from Beccles at 10:30.

The colourful peloton of just under 100 riders will weave its way along the 157.6km (98 mile) route to Stowmarket.

They will go through places including Halesworth, Framlingham, Stradbroke, Eye and Bury St Edmunds, where thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets to cheer them on.

It is the fourth time the OVO Energy Women's Tour has started in Suffolk.

Today's stage is the first of six, the Tour will head to Kent tomorrow and will finish in Pembrey, Wales, on Saturday.