Tour de France route

The route of next year's Tour de France which passes through parts of Cambridge and Essex will be revealed in Paris today.

Stage 3 of the Tour de France will be a sprint from Cambridge to London

Stage three of the Tour de France will be a sprint from Cambridge to London on 7th July.

It begins in the city centre, taking in Kings Parade, before leaving Cambridge through Trumpington.

It's a scenic route through the countryside to Saffron Walden, then it passes through villages like Finchingfield and Bannister Green near Braintree and Chelmsford - not a million miles from the homes of Team GB cyclists Ian Stannard and Alex Dowsett - before turning South West to London.

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Tour de France route to be revealed

Sir Bradley Wiggins winning the 2013 Tour de France. Credit: PA images.

Details of the route the Tour de France will take when it rides through this region next year will be revealed later today.

The biggest cycling race in the world will visit Cambridge and parts of Essex in 2014, bringing a huge boost to the area's tourism industry.

Details of the route will be announced at an event in Paris.