The Tour De France Entered London And Everyone Got Very Excited

Stage 3 saw the riders make their way from Cambridge to the capital.

1. After its triumphant start in Yorkshire, the Tour de France continued to make its way through the UK on Monday.

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2. Stage 3 took the riders on a 155km route from Cambridge to London.

3. Vincenzo Nibali started the day overall leader and the Italian rider was probably hoping to avoid this kind of embarrassment again if he remained in first place.

9. People tried to get the best vantage points possible.

11. The sun even came out.

15. In Epping.

16. And rather odd decorations in Felstead.

17. People insisted on still taking selfies, despite Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas calling them a “pain in the arse”.

19. Some preferred artistic shots.

25. But the capital looked rather splendid as it prepared to welcome the Tour.

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30. The crowds didn’t seem to care though.

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Video available at: http://vimeo.com/100117055.

40. Work stopped momentarily as the peloton made its way through the Olympic Park in Stratford.

46. As the riders zipped through Westminster, Labour leader Ed Miliband took time out of his day to record a Vine of the race.

48. The general reaction of everyone was “wow, they’re fast”.

49. Thousands lined the Mall as the riders raced towards the finish line after 155km.

51. And Marcel Kittel from Germany finally out-sprinted Peter Sagan to claim victory.

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The victory was his second stage win of the Tour so far.

54. Overall, Nibali managed to retain the yellow jersey and Froome stayed in fifth overall.

55. The London sprint was the last action in the UK. On Tuesday the Tour de France finally heads to France for the start of the fourth stage.

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Well done everyone.

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