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STAGE 1 LIVE BLOG: Tour de France riders race through the district as hundreds of thousands line Grand Depart route

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  • The sun shone as Tour de France riders thrilled thousands of cycling fans lining the route of Stage 1 of the Yorkshire Grand Depart.
  • 198 riders in 22 teams are raced from Leeds to Harrogate via Harewood, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, Ilkley, Addingham, Skipton and the Dales
  • Marcel Kittel wins Stage 1 of the 101st Tour de France in Harrogate
  • Disappointment for British hope Mark Cavendish, who was injured in a crash close to the finish line
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