From the Peak to the Champs Elysees... Le Tour is coming!

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Over 40,000 spectators are expected to be treated to one of the world’s greatest sporting events as the Tour de France cycle race comes to the Peak District.

Communities have been boosted with millions of pounds worth of funding from authorities to welcome the kaleidoscope of colour which is due to hit the region as the peloton swoops its way from York to Sheffield on Sunday, July 6, during Stage Two of the 21 stage endurance test.

Chris Froome at his Team Sky team mates on Jawbone Hill, Sheffield. Picture by Joey O'Connell
Chris Froome at his Team Sky team mates on Jawbone Hill, Sheffield. Picture by Joey O'Connell

The overall 3,656km race starts in Harrogate, on Saturday, July 5, before Sunday’s 200km, Stage Two which includes the Peak’s 1,719ft high Holme Moss summit, Woodhead Pass and nearby Bradfield, Penistone and Langsett before its last day on British soil on Monday, July 7, with Stage Three from Cambridge to London.

 

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