- 3 updates
The route for next year's Tour de France has been confirmed and the East features heavily on the stages being held here in England.
Beginning in Cambridge, the 100 mile Stage 3 of the world-famous cycle race then passes through the Cambridgeshire countryside and onto Essex, before ending up in London.
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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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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.