Tour de North Yorkshire

The organisers of the Tour de France have announced that the route the 2014 race will take will run through Yorkshire. The race is thought to be the world's biggest annual sporting event.

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Full Report: Tour de North Yorkshire

The route of the 2014 Tour de France has been announced and stages one and two will pass through our region.

The world's top riders will spend the first two days in Yorkshire, passing through some of the county's most scenic locations.

More than two million people from here and abroad are expected to line the route.

You can watch the details of what has been announced below.

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Yorkshire stages will show the "romance and wonder' of the county

Stage One is described as the stage of romance and wonder, passing seven castles and seven abbeys. It starts in the Headrow goes north, then turns west towards Otley and Ilkley on its way to Skipton. Then it heads for the Dales before heading back through Ripon to the finish in Harrogate.

Stage Two is being called the past, present and future stage. It starts at Clifford's Tower in York, and heads west through Knaresborough to Keighley.

Then it's into Bronte Country, and onto the Pennines, passing through Hebden Bridge before climbing up onto the moors en route to Huddersfield and the notorious Holme Moss climb, Woodhead pass and the finish at the Sheffield Arena.

You can see a step by step guide to the route here.

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