Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was given a huge cheer by the thousands of people who gathered for the Opening ceremony of the Tour de France.
Prudhomme said he was overwhelmed by the response the race and racers had received and was silenced by the applause when he referred to Yorkshire as "God's county".
Video from ITV4.
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We've put together some of the best of our viewers' pictures of preparations for le Tour de France in Yorkshire