Global media descends on Leeds for Le Tour

The world's media has gathered in Leeds ahead of the Grand Départ this weekend.

Using the West Yorkshire city as a base to cover the event which sprawls across the county, hundreds of journalists will be keeping the sport's global fan base up to date with the latest action from the race.

John Shires spoke to Australian reporter Matthew Keenan:

ITV Sport's Ned Boulting has covered the race since 2003 and says it is "wonderful" that Yorkshire has backed the event so strongly:

Day three takes the cyclists from Sheffield to London in the final leg of the Grand Départ. According to Ned, the London part of the journey has gone "almost unnoticed" in comparison to the "juggernaut" campaign carried out by Welcome to Yorkshire: