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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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Fans taking selfies 'danger' to Tour de France riders

Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas. Credit: PA

Fans who take selfies while watching the Tour de France are dangerous to riders, Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas has warned.

The Welsh cyclist said: "The worst thing is when people have got their back to the peloton taking selfies. There were a few. They don't see us coming, they're stood in the road and it's dodgy. If you want to do that, stand on a wall or something.

"I think people need to realise we take up the whole road."

Crowds line the streets as Le Tour passes through Yorkshire. Credit: PA

He added: "There have been too many accidents with riders hitting spectators, we don't want to see that but it could easily happen."

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