Tour de France fans stun the stars as race hits Derbyshire

Stage Two of the Tour de France from York through Derbyshire and to Sheffield.

Stage Two of the Tour de France from York through Derbyshire and to Sheffield.

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Over 2.5million awe-inspiring fans and dignified sportsmanship took the honours as the region hosted one of the greatest Grand Departs of the Tour de France in fine style.

Months of planning, dedication and camping ensured the roads between Stage Two’s York to Derbyshire and Sheffield stretch on Sunday, July 6, and Stage One’s Leeds to Harrogate stretch, on Saturday, July 5, were lined with cheering supporters as the 21 stage, three-week long race got underway in the UK.

And the riders deserved nothing less - despite a sport in need of a makeover given its shameful history of drug abuse - there could not have been a better two days to show that this 3,656km race boasts stars of great dignity, integrity and sportsmanship.

 

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