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Haworth holds its breath as Le Tour approaches

Tour de France route saved following last minute repairs

A blown electricity cable in Haworth threatened to derail the Tour de France last night as it left homes and businesses without power.

Last minute repairs save route

There was a blackout at around 10pm, followed by reports of smoke "rising from the pavement".

Last minute repairs save route

By 1am, work was underway to dig up the road. It was finished with hours to spare so the cyclists will proceed down Changegate as planned - though the fresh Tarmac is still warm.

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