Tour de France: Stage Two

Stage two of the Tour de France, described as the "past, present and future" section starts in historic York, heading for Knaresborough, the site of Mother Shipton's Cave, then onto Bolton Abbey, Keighley, the Bronte village of Haworth, then over to Hebden Bridge.

From there, riders face the the country's longest continuous climb up through Cragg Vale, then into the spine of the Pennines, Huddersfield, Holmfirth and the High Peaks. Next is the gruelling Holme Moss climb, descending into Sheffield where Stage Two will finish.

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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.