Monday, July 7 - Stage 3 of the 2014 Tour de France is the last leg in England. There’s really only one place to end this three day excursion, and that’s London. After 159 kilometers in the saddle the finish line is at the Mall, exactly the spot where last 2012’s Olympic road race ended.
Tour de France 2014 route stage 3: Cambridge > London
Without a doubt, Visit England did have a big influence on the composition of the route of the three day Tour excursion on the other side of The Channel. Yesterday riders left from the historical town of York, today they leave the equally historic and equally picturesque Cambridge. Even before the Romans crossed the Channel this area was populated. Cambridge and the local university are closely intertwined – the place owes much to the university. Striking is that Cambridge only got city rights in 1951.
Almost in a straight line riders head for London, passing Epping Forest and Essex. It’s a leg without real hurdles, and Mark Cavendish won’t regret this. At the last Olympics, he could not live up to the expectations of the nation due to a too hilly course.
The last time the Tour de France visited London was in 2007. It was the prologue. Fabian Cancellara won, Bradley Wiggins finished 4th.
Tour de France 2014 Stage 3: Route maps
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Route stage 3: Cambridge (GB) – London (GB) - Tour de France 2014