First published in East Anglian Daily Times on September 9, 2017.
All eyes were on Suffolk and thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the world’s top cyclists as the Tour of Britain swept through the county today.
Excited crowds gathered at the start line in Newmarket on Friday morning with onlookers turning up early to watch big name riders such as Mark Cavendish saddle up ready for stage six of the race.
For the first time ever this year the Suffolk stage was based entirely within county borders and cycling fans from across the globe looked on as the riders raced east to the finish in Aldeburgh.
Australian Caleb Ewan sprinted to secure his third stage win of the tour by three bike lengths.
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