Video: The Tour de France arrives in Great Chesterford

10:57 10 July 2014

The Tour de France leaves Cambridge and travels via Sawston.

The Tour de France leaves Cambridge and travels via Sawston.

Lauren Carter

The world’s best cyclists were greeted with rapturous applause as the Tour de France arrived in Uttlesford.

Sky’s Chris Froome, reigning champion and Britain’s best hope to claim the crown once again, was part of the peloton which passed by Great Chesterford on the way to Saffron Walden.

The riders departed from Cambridge on Monday morning as Stage 3 got underway.

Crowds lined the roads to catch a glimpse of the Tour in all its glory – beginning with the caravan of vehicles two hours in advance of Froome & co.

After reaching Saffron Walden, the cyclists made their way towards Radwinter, Great Sampford, Finchingfield and Felsted, before heading for the capital.

Britain’s final stage finished on The Mall in London.

Millions of people have taken the rare opportunity to savour the famous event, which began in Leeds on Saturday, dotted along the roadside between Yorkshire and London.

Here is a selection of photos from Sawston and video from Great Chesterford.

To see more, grab a copy of this Thursday’s Saffron Walden Reporter.

• See the rest of our galleries, including pictures of the crowds across Uttlesford, via the Tour de France section of our website.


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