Five reasons to visit the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ

Why you should add the Grand Départ to your 2014 diary

It may seem a long time away, but you can be certain Saturday July 5 will soon be upon us – and the 101st Tour de France will roll out of Leeds.

It will be just the fourth time cycling’s greatest race has visited these shores, and the first time it has been as far north as Yorkshire.

Chris Froome will start the 2014 Tour de France as defending champion (Pic: Simon Wilkinson/

Quite simply, it is a must-see event for fans of British cycle sport – and not least those from the white rose county.

Still unconvinced? Here are five reasons to add the Grand Départ to your 2014 diary.

And stay tuned to RoadCyclingUK over the coming days for plenty more on Yorkshire’s big moment.


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