Christian Prudhomme found his usually excellent command of the English language lacking as he ran out of superlatives to describe the Grand Départ.
The Tour de France director told John Shires that Welcome to Yorkshire had delivered on their promise of 'the grandest ever départ':
Another chance to see our Tour de France special programme live from Kettlewell in North Yorkshire
A special programme about how the world's biggest bike race came to begin in Yorkshire
We have pulled together some of our favourite pictures and tweets from across the weekend of Le Grand Départ. Did your shots make it in?