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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