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Millions watch Tour de France start in Yorkshire

Cycling fans - including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry - watched the start of the world's most famous cycle race in Yorkshire over the weekend. Millions of spectators lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the sprinters.

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PM wishes luck to British cyclists ahead of Tour

David Cameron has wished the British cyclists taking part in the Tour de France the "very best of luck" on the eve of the race starting in Leeds.

Cameron said it was "tremendously exciting" that the Tour was coming to Yorkshire after he chatted to shoppers about the race in the centre of Wetherby.

David Cameron is himself a keen cyclist. Credit: PA

"It's a brilliant advertisement for Britain and for Yorkshire. 3.5 billion people worldwide will be watching this," said the Prime Minister.

"I believe that, once again, Britain will show that we're brilliant at hosting sporting events and we've got great sportsmen and women to take part in them."

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