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Cycling legend suffers punctured lung in crash

Yorkshire's very own Tour de France legend Brian Robinson remains in hospital after a crash near his home yesterday.

His son in law, Martyn Bolt, told ITV Calendar that the 83-year-old had suffered a broken collarbone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung in the collision.

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Stars hoping for Robinson's speedy recovery

Veteran cyclist Robinson in hospital after crash

Brian Robinson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Yorkshire cycling legend Brian Robinson is in hospital tonight after a collision with a car.

Mr Robinson, 83, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital this afternoon after a crash involving a blue Volkswagen Passat in Lees Hall Road in Thornill Lees just after 1pm.

He suffered severe cuts and bruises, as well as a suspected broken collar bone.

Mr Robinson is being kept in hospital tonight for observations.

Mr Robinson, who lives in Mirfield, was the first British man to complete the Tour de France and the first Brit to win a stage – both in the 1950s.

After the Tour ..... the tourists take notice

The Tour de France showcased to the world the best of what Yorkshire has to offer. And the latest tourism polls show that the world took notice.

A quarter of people surveyed in the UK now want to visit, after seeing the tour's success. The excitement - and economy - generated by Le Grand Depart remains in many of the towns and villages. Jonny Blair reports from Hawes in North Yorkshire.

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Mark Cavendish pledges 2015 Tour appearance

Mark Cavendish has been on Twitter today for an impromptu Q&A session. He has been asked about his diet, racing rituals and techniques as well as his hobbies and interests.

As expected though, many fans have been asking about the shoulder injury he suffered on Stage One of the Tour de France:

Asked whether he thought Team Sky would regret not putting Bradley Wiggans and Chris Froome in their line up, especially following Froome's injury and withdrawal, Cavendish was carefully diplomatic in his response:

But he is determined to be back up and running in good time to compete for next year's Tour.

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Quarter of people want to visit Yorkshire after Tour de France

The success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire is expected to create a tourism boom in the region.

The Tour de France passes through Haworth in Yorkshire Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

A survey has shown a quarter of the country now want to visit Yorkshire. One third of people changed their opinion of the county after watching the biggest Grand Départ in history.

Tour de France legacy evident in Yorkshire

This time last week Yorkshire's Grand Départ had come to an end in Sheffield, but that does not mean Tour fever has left the region. In fact, the Tour de France is already showing its legacy by inspiring more people to get on their bikes.

A new cycling event was launched today in North Yorkshire. Hundreds of riders took to the streets for the first ever Ripon Tour Sportive as Sarah Clark reports.

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