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Mark Cavendish pledges 2015 Tour appearance

Mark Cavendish has been on Twitter today for an impromptu Q&A session. He has been asked about his diet, racing rituals and techniques as well as his hobbies and interests.

As expected though, many fans have been asking about the shoulder injury he suffered on Stage One of the Tour de France:

Asked whether he thought Team Sky would regret not putting Bradley Wiggans and Chris Froome in their line up, especially following Froome's injury and withdrawal, Cavendish was carefully diplomatic in his response:

But he is determined to be back up and running in good time to compete for next year's Tour.

Quarter of people want to visit Yorkshire after Tour de France

The success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire is expected to create a tourism boom in the region.

The Tour de France passes through Haworth in Yorkshire Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

A survey has shown a quarter of the country now want to visit Yorkshire. One third of people changed their opinion of the county after watching the biggest Grand Départ in history.


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Nicola Adams gets Tour Makers fired up

Leeds' Olympic Champion boxer Nicola Adams was on hand this weekend to fire-up our region's Tour Makers. Five thousand of them have been at the Leeds Arena on their first day of training ahead of the Grand Depart in 40 days.

Nicola told Calendar that if the Tour Makers are anything like the volunteers at London 2012, the Tour de France is bound to be a great success.

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