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Tour de France: Yorkshire timings revealed

Riders in the 2013 race pass the Welcome to Yorkshire flag

Riders in the 2013 race pass the Welcome to Yorkshire flag

The fastest riders will finish Stage One of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate at 4.20pm on July 5.

Full timings for the opening two stages have been revealed by organisers the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).

The timings consider a schedule of times for entering and leaving villages and towns, assuming riders are travelling at either 44km/h (27mph), 42km/h (26mph) or 40km/h (24mph).

The first yellow jersey of the 2014 edition of the world’s biggest annual sporting event will be won on Harrogate’s West Park.

The town also features on Stage Two of le Tour, in its first visit to the north of England.

The publicity caravan will travel approximately two hours ahead of the fastest riders, leaving Leeds at 9.10am on July 5, reaching Harrogate at 2.46pm.

On Sunday, July 6, the caravan will leave York at 9.20am, reach Knaresborough at 11.51am and Starbeck at 11.57am.

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Stage One selected timings, assuming riders are travelling at 44km/h:

Depart Leeds: 11.10am

Otley: 12.07pm

Skipton: 12.47pm

Hawes: 2.13pm

Reeth: 2.50pm

Leyburn: 3.07pm

West Tanfield: 3.40pm

North Stainley: 3.43pm

Ripon: 3.51pm

Wormald Green: 4.03pm

Killinghall: 4.13pm

Enter Harrogate: 4.17pm

Stage finish Harrogate West Park: 4.30pm

Stage Two selected timings, assuming riders are travelling at 44km/h:

Depart York: 11.20am

Knaresborough: 11.51am

Starbeck: 11.57am

Harrogate: 12.01am

Keighley: 12.55

Huddersfield: 2.18pm

Stage finish Sheffield: 4.14pm

 

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