Tour de France gets underway in Leeds

Mark Cavendish (front) lead the Grand Depart at the ceremonial start of The Tour De France 2014.
Mark Cavendish (front) lead the Grand Depart at the ceremonial start of The Tour De France 2014. Credit: PA

The first stage of the Tour de France has got underway in Leeds, with cyclists racing 190.5 kilometres to Harrogate.

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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.