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Yorkshire's Tour de France countdown

Bradley Wiggins became the first British man to win the Tour de France in 2012. Photo: PA
Yellow bikes have been appearing in various locations ahead of the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Cyclists will race past Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire. Credit: PA
Reigning champion: Chris Froome became the second British man to win the Tour de France last year. Credit: PA
Winner: Bradley Wiggins made history when he won the Tour de France in 2012. Credit: PA

It is 50 days until the world's largest annual sporting event arrives in North Yorkshire.

Two stages of the Tour de France will pass through North Yorkshire on the 5th and 6th of July.

  • It is the first time the Tour de France has come to the north of England (it has previously visited London and the south coast).
  • Over three billion people are expected to watch the Tour de France on television.
  • British rider Chris Froome won the Tour de France last year.
  • Bradley Wiggins made history in 2012 by becoming the first British man to win the Tour de France.
  • After the Grand Depart in Yorkshire on the 5th and 6th of July, the riders will make their way to Cambridge, Essex and London.

The race will take in the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate and York.