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Tour de France comes to the UK.

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Announced just last week, the first 2 stages of the 2014 Tour de France will be in Yorkshire.

It should be a fantastic spectacle.

Tour de France 2014: Race to visit Yorkshire

The 2014 Tour de France will feature a stage that visits the London 2012 Olympic Park and ends on the Mall after two opening stages in Yorkshire.

Leeds hosts the Grand Depart on 5 July, with the stage taking in the Yorkshire Dales before finishing in Harrogate.

Stage two of the 101st Tour starts in York and passes through Keighley and Huddersfield on the way to Sheffield.

The race last visited the UK in 2007, when London hosted the prologue and the opening stage.

"Since the resounding success of the Grand Depart in London in 2007, we were very keen to return to the United Kingdom," said Tour director Christian Prudhomme.

BBC Sport - Tour de France 2014: Race to visit Yorkshire and the Mall
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