Pedal power over horsepower as Tour de France hits Spa-Francorchamps (VIDEO)

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The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has established itself as one of the greatest and most fearsome circuits in world motorsport over the past 95 years, with its pronounced undulations and fast-flowing sections making it one of the ultimate challenges for racing drivers.

But the track played host to a very different kind of race on Monday as the Tour de France passed through as part of its third stage.

Riders started the day in Verviers, Belgium, around 30 km north of the track, and passed through en route to the finish in Longwy, France via Luxembourg.

Spa will host its next Formula 1 race at the end of August with the Belgian Grand Prix.