Tour of Britain Cycle Race champions speed through Haverhill
20th September 2010
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Flocks of local families lined the streets of Haverhill on Friday morning as the Tour of Britain Cycle Race sped through the town on a crucial stage between Bury St Edmunds and Colchester.


People took to the streets from the crack of dawn to cheer on the international cyclists taking part in the Tour of Britain Cycle Race when they swept through Haverhill at approximately 11am.


The biggest professional bicycle race in the UK, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race takes place over 8 days and attracts over a million spectators, who take to their local streets to cheer on champions of the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.


Taking to roofs and balconies along the route in Haverhill, local residents waved Union Jacks and homemade banners from vantage points along Ehringshausen Way and Tesco's balcony on one of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race's most important stages.


Hordes of local school children were given a short break from their lessons to watch the race shoot past Cineworld as they encouraged British cycling legends, such as Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas.


German rider, Andre Greipel, who was leading the pack as the riders passed through Haverhill, went on to bag first place in the Tour of Brtiain Cycle race as it concluded on Saturday at the Royal Albert Dock.


Full details of the various locations across the UK the Tour of Britain Cycle Race passed on its journey can be found at The Best of Haverhill events page.

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