Tour de France spectators gather ahead of race

Hundreds of people are lining the streets of Otley, West Yorkshire, one of the towns on the Tour de France route.

Crowds gather in Otley, one of the Yorkshire towns on the route.
Crowds gather in Otley, one of the Yorkshire towns on the route. Credit: ITV News

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Spectators gather in the sunshine in Otley ahead of the race.
Spectators gather in the sunshine in Otley ahead of the race. Credit: ITV News

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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.