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200,000 watched the Tour of Britain in Nottinghamshire

Stage four in Nottinghamshire was won by Fernando Gaviria, wearing the white helmet. Photo: PA

An estimated 200,000 took to the roads to see Tour of Britain cyclists race past them in what is thought to have been the biggest crowd yet.

Stage four of the event took place across Nottinghamshire, with the race starting in Mansfield and ending in Newark-on-Trent.

TV commentators said the county boasted the 'biggest crowds of the tour so far!'

Nottinghamshire County Council leader, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, said:

It was quite a day for Nottinghamshire. We witnessed a major international sporting event, broadcast live to millions of viewers, with a thrilling finale and Iā€™m delighted to have been part of it.

It was an incredible day and shows that our county has what it takes to host a sporting event of this scale ā€“ which is why we want to see the Tour of Britain come back here in 2018 ā€“ so that even more people can experience this fantastic event.

– Councillor Kay Cutts MBE

Stage five of the event took place today (7 September) on the Essex coast, starting and ending on Clacton-on-Sea.