Millions lined the route from start to finish. In rain and shine they applauded, cheered and encouraged. Le Grand Depart was a huge success for Yorkshire and for the Tour de France.
One of the biggest sporting events in the world is making its way to Yorkshire in 2014. But what happens after its gone? Will we just look back fondly on a great weekend of cycling or will we look forward to the legacy left by the Tour de France visiting the region?
Sweeping roads, beautiful landscapes, challenging climbs, breath taking scenery, historic landmarks. It should be easy to decide where in Yorkshire the Tour passes through, shouldn’t it?
In exactly 498 days one of the largest sporting events in the world will be rocking up on our doorstep. For on that day, Saturday 5th July 2014, the Tour de France will be making its return to British shores after Yorkshire won a bid to host the 101st annual edition of the biggest cycling race in the world.
Team Sky go into the 2012 season full of optimism having made some great additions during the off-season, including World Champion and sprint king, Mark Cavendish.