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Tour de France

The main peloton sweeps through Chelmsford

Seeing the Tour de France come through my home county was a dream come true

The two breakaway riders from stage three, Jan Barta and Jean-Marc Bideau, sweep through Chelmsford

RUSSELL HAMPTON: The Tour de France riders will never forget their time in England

Tour de France: The riders race through Roxwell Road, Chelmsford

Tour de France: 10 memorable moments from the tour through Essex

Chris Froome will be racing through Essex today as he heads towards the finish line in The Mall

Chris Froome hoping to avoid trouble as Tour de France powers into Essex and London

Tour de France: Five top tips for the tour

Tour de France: Five top tips for the tour

Route map: Tour de France through Essex

Route map: Tour de France through Essex

Economic windfall from Tour de France

Economic windfall from Tour de France

More than a million people watched Stage One on the roads of Yorkshire

Jason White's on the Tour de France Grand Depart: "I couldn't believe my eyes"

Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his victory on stage two

Vincenzo Nibali wins second stage into Sheffield to ensure he will be wearing Yellow Jersey into Essex

Alberto Contador will be a contender for the GC

Tour de France guide: The glossary

A familiar site - Cavendish (left) vs Marcel Kittel (right) in a sprint finish could be on the cards

Tour de France guide: The Essex stage

Mark Cavendish crosses the line in Harrogate yesterday following his crash

Mark Cavendish ruled out of Tour de France following crash

Mark Cavendish heads for the finishing line following his crash with Simon Gerrans

Mark Cavendish injured in crash during sprint for the line at the end of Tour de France first stage in Harrogate

The peloton will be coming to a town near you

Tour de France guide: When will the race hit your town?

Want to watch Tour de France through Essex? Then plan ahead

Want to watch Tour de France through Essex? Then plan ahead

Chris Froome in the famous Yellow Jersey

Tour de France guide: The jerseys

Mark Cavendish, left, talks to Chris Froome prior to the start of the first stage of the Tour de France

Tour De France gets underway with large crowds cheering the riders off

Fans gather in Leeds this morning for the Grand Depart

Stage One hope rest with Mark Cavendish as Tour de France gets underway

Big job! The team putting together the bales of hay to form the cyclist in the field sculpture

Essex getting to the art of iconic tour

Chris Froome feels lucky to start the defence of his Tour de France crown in front of a home crowd

Chris Froome revelling in British support as he defends Tour de France crown

Training crash rules Michael Matthews out of Tour de France

Training crash rules Michael Matthews out of Tour de France

Alberto Contador is ready to challenge Chris Froome in Tour de France

Alberto Contador is ready to challenge Chris Froome in Tour de France

Mark Cavendish celebrates another win. Will it be another on stage three?

Tour de France guide: The riders

Getting the nod to ride in the Tour de France was a surprise for Simon Yates

Getting the nod to ride in the Tour de France was a surprise for Simon Yates

Tour de France special: Our guide to the world's biggest bike race

Tour de France special: Our guide to the world's biggest bike race

Dowsett in his team colours

Alex Dowsett interview: Tour de France is a unique opportunity for Essex

Froome in the Maillot Jaune

LOOKING BACK: British success in the Tour de France

Reporter Luke tries a raspeberry, oat and nut slice

Cafe Knead a must for cyclists

Women's Tour riders in Manningtree

How Essex became a hotbed of cycling

Sue Fearnley stands proudly with her jerseys

Cafe Knead given seal of approval by county's best cyclists

Daryl Impey failed drug test reason for Tour de France omission

Daryl Impey failed drug test reason for Tour de France omission

David Millar - Pundit for ITV

Britain David Millar joins ITV Tour de France coverage

What we want to see - Cavendish holds his arms aloft after a sprint victory

Olympic gold medalist says prologue win is 'a big ask' for Mark Cavendish

David Millar, riding for Garmin-Sharp, will not be racing

Dowsett joined by David Millar as Brits fail to make the cut for Tour de France line-up

Alex Dowsett in his old time-trial champion's stripes

Alex Dowsett tipped to return better than ever after Tour de France disappointment

George Wood competing in the London Nocturne race last month

George Wood and Russell Hampton reflect on contrasting British Road Race Championships

Jason White cycled the the local part of the stage

VIDEO: Cyclist Jason White rides the Essex stage of the Tour de France

Excited pupils get ready to ride

Southend High School for Boys prepare for Tour de France with town bike ride

Massive blow for Dowsett

Massive blow for Dowsett

Dowsett in time-trial action last week

Local favourite Alex Dowsett NOT selected to ride in Tour de France

Dowsett couldn't make it four in a row. On the podium with 2nd placed Geraint Thomas (left) and winner Sir Bradley Wiggins (centre)

Alex Dowsett and county colleagues fall short in pre-Tour de France cycling championships

The Tour de France is coming to Essex!

The Tour de France is coming to Essex!

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