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.
4. Defending champion Chris Froome appeared relaxed on Monday morning, clearly happy with his current 5th place.
5. The stage was lined with messages of support for fellow British rider Mark Cavendish who was ruled out of the Tour after crashing near the end of stage one at the weekend.
6. The action got off to a rather inconspicuous start in Cambridge.
7. But the crowds soon started to gather and cheer on the riders at the start of the stage.
14. The riders were greeted by large crowds in Finchingfield.
17. People insisted on still taking selfies, despite Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas calling them a “pain in the arse”.
20. As the stage neared London, the jokes began.
25. But the capital looked rather splendid as it prepared to welcome the Tour.
28. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas.
30. The crowds didn’t seem to care though.
32. People did seem rather bemused/excited by the caravan that preceded the riders into the capital.
37. As the Tour neared the centre of the capital former winner Andy Schleck crashed out, while a spectator was also knocked to the ground.
38. Footage appeared to show Team Sky rider David Lopez clipping the spectator as they took a picture in the middle of the road.
40. Work stopped momentarily as the peloton made its way through the Olympic Park in Stratford.
42. And in the City.
43. Everywhere along the route in London really.
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.
The victory was his second stage win of the Tour so far.
52. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was at the finish line to witness the final dash. It’s hard to know if he was happy with the result.
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.
Well done everyone.