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Your guide to the Tour de France in East Anglia

Stage 3 of the Tour de France is 155km from Cambridge to London. Photo: Sirotti/Sirotti/PA Images

After the hills and dales of Yorkshire, the Tour de France hits the flatter lanscape of East Anglia on Monday 7 July for the third stage from Cambridge to London via Essex.

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The race starts in Cambridge at 12.15pm but two hours ahead of the cyclists will be a procession of colourful sponsors trucks and cars called the caravan.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators will be lining the route through the towns, villages and country lanes of Cambridgeshire and Essex as the cyclists head towards the capital.

Click below to see a guide to watching the Tour de France from ITV News Anglia reporter Stuart Leithes

Race timings are approximate depending on the speed of the riders - these are the earliest expected timings:

  • 12.15pm Cambridge
  • 12.25pm Trumpington, Cambridge
  • 12.29pm Great Shelford, Cambs
  • 12.32pm Stapleford, Cambs
  • 12.43pm Great Chesterford, Essex
  • 12.45pm Little Chesterford, Essex
  • 12.50pm Saffron Walden, Essex
  • 12.56pm Sewards End, Essex

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  • 1.01pm Radwinter, Essex
  • 1.06pm Great Sampford, Essex
  • 1.14pm Finchingfield, Essex
  • 1.19pm Wethersfield, Essex
  • 1.22pm Shalford, Essex
  • 1.23pm Church End, Essex
  • 1.25pm Shalford Green, Essex
  • 1.33pm Rayne, Essex
Confidis rider Nicolas Edet makes his way to the summit over Holme Moss Moor, Yorkshire. Credit: EMPICS Sport
  • 1.37pm Bartholomew Green, Essex
  • 1.39pm Frenches Green, Essex
  • 1.40pm Bannister Green, Essex
  • 1.41pm Watch House Green, Essex
  • 1.42pm Felstead, Essex
  • 1.47pm Hartford End, Essex
  • 1.54pm Great Waltham, Essex
  • 1.58pm Chignal Smealy, Essex

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson on the hundreds of thousands of spectators who are expected to line the route

  • 2.02pm Chelmsford
  • 2.07pm Roxwell, Essex
  • 2.22pm Fyfield, Essex
  • 2.25pm Moreton, Essex
  • 2.45pm North Weald Bassett, Essex
  • 2.40pm Coopersale, Essex
  • 2.41pm Epping, Essex

The race then heads into London with a finish in The Mall expected around 3.45pm.

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