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Tour de France 2014

The 101st Tour de France gets underway Saturday July 5th with the Grand Depart in Leeds.

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Yorkshire pride as The Grand Départ departs

The Tour de France has left the region after a weekend when the world's biggest annual sporting event brought two and a half million spectators to Yorkshire.

There was disappointment this morning when British star Mark Cavendish confirmed he would not be racing and today's stage was won by Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali.

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But organisers say the overall winner was Yorkshire.

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