Tour de France: York Minster puts yellow jersey on roof

York Minster is claiming the highest yellow jersey in Yorkshire as it released these pictures of its banner on top of the central tower.

The Tour de France will pass the South Door of the Minster at the start of Stage 2, between York and Sheffield, on Sunday.

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The banner on top of York Minster is the spirit of the Tour de France Credit: York Minster
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The Tour passes the South Door on Saturday, but the only way to see the banner is from above Credit: York Minster

A spokesman said: "Those visiting York Minster on Saturday evening for one of the early evening Tower Tours will be able to see the banner up close - but without a doubt, the best view will be from the heavens above."

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The 15m square banner was made by a local firm. Credit: York Minster

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