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Tour de France director given Grand Depart countdown clock
4:46pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
MASTER craftsmen are helping the boss of the Tour de France keep an eye on the countdown to Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire next year.
Family-run firm Beaver Furniture, based in Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, near Thirsk, has given a solid oak clock engraved with a Yorkshire Rose and the dates of the event to Christian Prudhomme, the race’s director.
While the route will not pass the landmark village on the edge of the North York Moors as had been anticipated, David Glegg, the firm’s managing director, said excitement was building there ahead of the two days of racing next July he had wanted to create a lasting momento of the occasion.
He said: “It’s such fantastic news that Le Tour is coming to Yorkshire, we wanted to express our enthusiasm for the event in our own unique way.”
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