Yorkshire Tour De France Route
17 January 2013, 11:54
We know now what route the Tour de France will take when it comes to Yorkshire next year.
Yorkshire is celebrating news they will be hosting the Tour de France in 2014 after organisers confirmed stages will begin in Leeds and York.
Details of the exact routes of the first three stages of the race have been announced in Paris.
Leeds hosts the Grand Depart on 5 July, with the stage taking in the Yorkshire Dales before finishing in Harrogate.
Stage two of the 101st Tour starts in York and passes through Keighley and Huddersfield on the way to Sheffield.
The third stage will take part in the Olympic Park in London and finish in London, on The Mall.
There was a mass frenzy when it was announced the 2014 Tour in Yorkshire.
Preparations are now starting in Harrogate, Sheffield and Huddersfield.
Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council, said: "We're delighted to announce to the world that York is hosting the Tour de France Grand Depart, particularly as this year is its centenary race.
"As a cyclist myself, it's a privilege to be appointed as the senior legacy lead for the region and to ensure that this important legacy lives on in Yorkshire, builds on this city's long-standing commitment to cycling and inspires generations to come - maybe even a future Tour winner?"
To see the route map from Leeds to Harrogate click HERE
To see the route map from York to Sheffield click HERE