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Kittel wins stage three of Tour de France in London

Marcel Kittel celebrated outside Buckingham Palace after winning the final English stage of the 2014 Tour de France from Cambridge to London.

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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. 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. Credit: PA

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