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Tour de France topiary in London

Tour de France themed topiary has been revealed in St James's Park as the nation's capital prepares to welcome the world's most famous cycle race.

Figures of cyclists stand in St James's Park to celebrate the Tour de France coming to London.
Figures of cyclists stand in St James's Park to celebrate the Tour de France coming to London. Credit: PA

The peleton is expected to arrive in the heart of the capital around four o'clock this afternoon.

An estimated 2.5 million people watched the opening two stages in Yorkshire following the Grand Depart in Leeds on Saturday.

Read: ITV Sport's Tour de France coverage

Tour de France topiary can be spotted in St James's Park as the capital excitedly prepares for the world's most famous cycle race.
Tour de France topiary can be spotted in St James's Park as the capital excitedly prepares for the world's most famous cycle race. Credit: PA
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Tour de France: Preparations in full swing for the finish at The Mall in London

People gather close to the finish line at The Mall in London. Credit: ITV Anglia

It's not long until the third stage of the Tour de France in Cambridge but already preparations are in full swing for the finish at The Mall in London.

The peleton is expected to arrive in the heart of the capital around four o'clock this afternoon.

An estimated 2.5 million people watched the opening two stages in Yorkshire following the Grand Depart in Leeds on Saturday.

Italian National Champion Vincenzo Nibali wears the yellow jersey when stage three gets underway in Cambridge and passes through Essex and Epping Forest.

More: ITV Sport's Le Tour de France coverage

Anglia

Tour de France hits East Anglia

The Tour de France Stage 3 sets off from Cambridge on Monday. Credit: Sirotti/Sirotti/PA Images

After the hills and dales of Yorkshire, the Tour de France hits the flatter lands of East Anglia on Monday for the third stage from Cambridge to London via Essex.

The cyclists will depart from Cambridge city centre at 12.15pm on the 155 km stage (96 miles).

Two hours ahead of the cyclists is the Tour's publicity caravan - a procession of colourfully decorated trucks and cars of the race's sponsors.

Read more: Timings, terminology and the technology of the Tour de France

Click here for details of the route through Cambridgeshire

Click here for details of the route through Essex

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