2014 Tour de France route confirmed

The first stage will start on Saturday 5th July 2014 in front of Leeds Town Hall. The stage will cover 120 miles through the countryside before reaching Harrogate, where the first Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France 2014 will be awarded.

The next day, the riders will leave from York for Sheffield on a tricky 200 km stage. The peloton will head south on Monday 7th July, with a stage from Cambridge to London.

After passing the Olympic Park, the race will continue along the banks of the Thames and the city's monuments including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey. The finish will be on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

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Tour de France route announced

Organisers expect stage finish in London