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News: Tour de France in Yorkshire

HELPING HAND: Chris Froome

Injured Froome offers tactical insight to Sky team-mates

Gary Verity

Yorkshire tourism chief "should be knighted" for Grand Depart efforts

Chris Froome

Froome out of Tour De France after three falls in two days

HUGE SUPPORT: Thousands of spectators lined the streets of Reeth as the peloton passed through on the opening stage of the Tour de France

Yorkshire's Grand Depart: Half giant street party - half celebration of growing strength of cycling

CRASHED OUT: Mark Cavendish lies stricken on the floor after crashing close to the finish of the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate

Tour de France: Cavendish crash ruins an otherwise perfect script

TdF Day 2 - Live updates and pics

Live TdF Day 2 - 194 PICS - Live updates - 11 videos

BEST VIEW: A group of farmers get a prime viewpoint as anticipation builds ahead of the Grand Depart on Grinton Moor

Enterprising farmers use tractor-power to get view as peloton speeds through Grinton Moor

RELAXED ATMOSPHERE: A police officer poses for a photograph with fans beside Ripon bypass

Party atmosphere in city despite peloton passing in a flash

EARLY BIRDS: Early lunchtime in Reeth before the main crowds arrived

Reeth welcomes Tour de France and gets into party spirit

The Tour de France peloton passing along Goodramgate in York on Sunday. Picture: Beth Flanagan

Carnival atmosphere greets Tour de France cyclists in York

OUT OF TOUR: Mark Cavendish

Cavendish ruled out of Tour

Tour de France in Yorkshire

Live Tour de France in Yorkshire

The peloton on Grinton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales earlier today

Cavendish crashes in dramatic finish to stage one of Tour de France

MORE GLORY: Mark Cavendish will be targeting his 26th Tour de France stage win when the opening stage of this year's race takes him from Leeds to Harrogate this afternoon

Tour de France: Cavendish putting success before sentimentality as he makes Harrogate return

It's the Tour - but not as we know it

It's the Tour - but not as we know it

TOP FLIGHT: Jo Theakston (centre) with Newsquest /Black Sheep Brewery prize winners Elizabeth and Ian Clough from Brandon. Picture: Nigel Whitfield

Readers win a Tour de France flight-of-a-lifetime

TOUR DE FRANCE FEVER: Waitrose in Harrogate

Customers rush for baguettes and champagne

GETTING READY FOR THE TOUR: Preparations before the start of stage 1 of the Tour de France Grand Depart tomorrow.Cyclists and bikes at a cafe in Leyburn.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Excitement grows ahead of Tour de France

STILL SMILING: Richmond Church of England Primary School pupilsFrankie Stephen, Erin Stephen, Sam Brooks and Olivia Brooks with one of their works of art which was not damaged by vandals.

Children upbeat despite vandalism to tour artwork

OUT: Michael Matthews will miss the Tour de France after a training crash

Leading sprinter out of Tour after crash

CONFIDENT MOOD: Alberto Contador has identified reigning champion Chris Froome as the man to beat in the Tour de France - but is confident he is up to the job

Contador confident he can take the fight to Froome

Health expert hopes Tour will inspire others to cycle

Every letter tells the story

PRACTICE RUN: Andre Greipel (centre white jersey) rides with the rest of the Lotto Belisol Team for the Tour de France out training on the course for Stage 1 of the Race between Leeds and Harrogate as they tackle a climb near Leyburn

Long road ahead to fix the team problem with Miller

Year 6 pupils from St Teresa’s School in Hartlepool are pictured during the Bikeability course with (from back left) instructor Ash Cowan, Paul Watson, and instructor Kenny Braham.

As Tour arrives in North, cyclists urged to take care on the roads

READY TO GO: Richie Porte (left) joined Chris Froome (right) for a training ride in Yorkshire ahead of this weekend's start of the Tour de France

Tour de France: Porte confident Team Sky are ready to support Froome

TEAM SKY: Chris Froome (right) leads Team Sky past during the team presentation at The Leeds Arena. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

The Grandest of Grand Departs - Yorkshire-style

CYCLE SMASH: The scene the accident involving two cyclists. Photo by SMRT

Three cyclists taken to hospital after two accidents on Buttertubs Pass

Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team's Mark Cavendish with daughter Delilah Grace and wife Peta (left) after a press conference in Leeds

Thousands gather for Tour De France's opening ceremony in Yorkshire

Police urge public not to ring them about road closures

Don't miss our Tour de France coverage over the weekend

Don't miss our Tour de France coverage online this weekend

Tour start important event for UK

TOUR MAKER: 77 year old John Harris who is one of the voulnteers for The Tour de France in Harrogate   Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

Army of volunteers will help make Tour de France extra special

CYCLING FOR CHARITY: Cyclists Russell Collins and Steve Saddington preparing to complete the entire Tour de France route to raise cash for Phoenix House and a cancer charity.

Phoenix House to benefit from Tour de France challenge bike ride

PICTURESQUE: The Lotto Belisol Team tackle a climb near Leyburn during a training run yesterday on the course for stage one of the race between Leeds and Harrogate

Froome shocked former team-mate Daryl Impey tested positive for drugs

RIDERS READY: Giant-Shimano, one of the teams that has trained in the Yorkshire Dales ahead of the Tour de France

Million more spectators expected to turn out for Yorkshire Grand Depart

VELO RACE: John McGoldrick races with the Rocket on the museum's  velocipede ahead of the Grand Depart.

Loco fans try velocipedes as Tour fever spreads

OPENING STAGE: From left, Mayoress of Harrogate borough Councillor Shirley Fawcett, Masham town crier John Todd, chairman of Masham Parish Council Councillor Andrew Burrell, Mayor of Harrogate borough Councillor Jim Clark unveil the cairn

Dry stone waller creates lasting Tour de France legacy for town

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons

PM: "I'll do everything to promote Tour De France in North Yorkshire other than wear Lycra"

Farmer Keith Chapman with his Tour de France flock

Farmer's flock sports colourful coats for Grand Depart

LE TOUR: A giant bicycle made from straw bales in a field near Constable Burton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Farmer creates bale bike to celebrate Tour de France

IN TRAINING: Members of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team in training at the Buttertubs in the Yorkshire Dales. Picture: Paul Denning.

Mountain rescue teams ready for Tour de France emergencies

TOUR DE FARCE: Members of Reeth Artyfacts group

Drama and singing group to stage a parody sketch show ahead of Tour de France

Air ambulance's Yorkshire eggs

Breweries join forces to celebrate Tour de France

JUDY BELL: "A fun element to the show."

Cheesy version of the great race

YORKSHIRE BOUND: The Tour de France begins with two stages in Yorkshire this weekend

Tour de France: Who to watch out for this weekend

David Millar, who will miss out on the Tour de France after being overlooked by Garmin-Sharp

David Millar missing le Tour because he is "not 100 per cent ready for race" says Garmin-Sharp sports director

EASTERN EXPOSURE: Ji-Cheng, the first Chinese rider in the Tour de France

Giant bicycle artwork unveiled as Tour audience set to rise with first Chinese rider

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