Photo Gallery: Round-up of the Tour of Britain’s East Anglian stage

The people of Norfolk came out in their thousands yesterday to show their support for the Tour of Britain and its elite cyclists.

The East Anglian stage began in Bury St Edmunds just after 10am and saw competitors race through the Suffolk countryside before crossing the county boundary to race through many of Norfolk's towns and villages.

Lithuanian Gediminas Bagdonas, claimed victory with British cyclist Ian Wilkinson and Team Europcar's Mathieu Claude pushing him right to the finish line at the royal estate.

Mark Cavendish came in seventh, one minute 23 seconds behind Bagdonas who clocked an impressive four hours and 33 minutes.

Following the race, Cavendish wrote on social network website Twitter: 'Impressive! I haven't seen so many spectators for a bike race in UK since the Tour De France [in] 2007. So much support! Thanks everyone for turning out.'

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EDP and Evening News reporters David Blackmore, Stephanie Brooks, Adam Gretton and Ian Clarke joined photographers Matthew Usher, Anthony Kelly, Sonya Duncan and Steve Adams in covering yesterday's event.

You can read their in-depth stories and see brilliant pictures of the Tour of Britain making its way across the county by clicking on the links at the top of this page.

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Make sure you pick up a copy of tomorrow's EDP and Evening News for more reaction and pictures.

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