Facts On The Tour De France In Yorkshire

1 July 2014, 16:38

The Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire and you can get all the facts and figures here.

We're days away from one of the biggest sporting events in the world arriving in Yorkshire – the Tour de France 2014.

On Saturday July 5 the Yorkshire Grand Depart will begin in Leeds before stage two of the iconic bike race comes to Calderdale and Huddersfield on Sunday July 6.

Here are some of the big facts about the race-

The Grand Depart – it’s the opening of the race of the Tour de France and is regularly held outside France, this year in Yorkshire.

2 million - The number of spectators expected to line the route of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, where the world's greatest cycle race begins.

3,500km – the length of the entire race

3 weeks – the length of the race, It starts at the end of June/beginning of July.

3.5 billion – The worldwide television audience watching the Tour de France.

188 – the number of countries across the world that broadcast the Tour de France.

1,200 – the number of hotel rooms reserved each night for the teams, staff, press and tour personnel

12 million - The Tour de France attracts 12 million spectators along the route in a typical year’s race

The Race Caravan – that’s the procession of elaborate floats and vehicles that go around before the racing action. The 180 vehicles give out goodies.

60,000 – The number of packets of sweets on the Race Caravan, they come from HARIBO UK, based in Pontefract.

5 million – the number of tea bags from Taylors of Harrogate for the Race Caravan.  

 

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