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The Tour de France’s kicked off in England

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France kicked off in England this year with the third stage took place over a 155km (96.3-mile) journey from Cambridge to London.

The 155km route from Cambridge to the capital saw tens of thousands of fans lining the roads. It finished on The Mall after taking the 197 riders past Cambridge's historic colleges, through Essex and Epping Forest and on to London.

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Photo Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

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Photo Credit: ASO/P.Perreve

The first stage of the 3,664km (2,277-mile) race began in Leeds on Saturday with the teams descending on Harewood House, where the race was officially started by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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Photo Credit: Neil Hall / Reuters

A sprint finish saw Marcel Kittel claim his first victory on first stage, on Sunday's second stage from York to Sheffield was won by Vincenzo Nibali and the third stage on Monday was won by German Marcel Kittel.

The riders now leave the UK for stage four which begins at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage in France on Tuesday.

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