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First British Women's Tour cycles through East

The start of the race in Felixstowe in Suffolk Photo: ITV News Anglia

Some of the world's best cyclists have been in Suffolk and Essex.

The crowds were out for the historic first Women's Tour, an event that promises to bring an economic boost to the region and inspiration to the next generation of cyclists.

Plenty of people came out to support the cyclists Credit: ITV News Anglia

The competitors started off in Felixstowe on the third stage of the race, taking in Kesgrave, Ipswich, Holbrook, Thorpe Le-Soken and finishing in Clacton, a distance of just over 56 miles.

The finish line in Clacton in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

World and Olympic champion Marianne Vos won stage three of the Tour to take the overall lead entering the final two days of racing.

Saturday's fourth stage is something of a homecoming for double Olympic champion Laura Trott and her sister Emma. It will start in their hometown of Cheshunt and finish in Welwyn Garden City, where the pair began racing.

The race finishes in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

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