Yorkshire Tour de France route

The organisers of the Tour de France announce the route the 2014 race will take through Yorkshire when the region hosts the start of what is the world's biggest annual sporting event.

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Tour de France: Stage One

Stage One of the Tour de France, described as the "romance and wonder of seven castles and seven abbeys" begins in Leeds, with riders heading for Harewood House and onto Otley, home of Olympic Silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead.

From there it is over Ilkley Moor, to Skipton, through Wharfedale, to Aysgarth Falls and to Buttertubs Pass. The riders will then pass through Swaledale to the furthest corner of the Yorkshire Dales - the 14th Century Bolton Castle and onto Richmond Castle.

From there to Middleham then past the three abbeys.... Jervaulx, Rievaulx and Fountains, to Ripon with stage one finishing at The Stray in Harrogate.

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