Tour de France 2014: Grand Depart – rider reaction

The peloton reacts as Yorkshire delivers a stunning send off

The greatest ever Grand Depart was what we were promised, and the greatest ever was certainly what was delivered.

Millions of fans packing the route, two enthralling stages with hugely dramatic finales and a thrilling send off for the Tour de France.

From the despair for Mark Cavendish after his stage one crash, to the joy of Vincenzo Nibali as he attacked late on stage two to claim the yellow jersey, one of world sport’s biggest events has certainly not let us down.

But how did it feel from the inside? We have rounded up some of the best Twitter reaction from those in the know, below.

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