Reporter goes behind the scenes of the Grand Depart by riding alongside the peloton

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The Yorkshire Evening Post was given exclusive access to the Grand Départ. Jonathan Brown reports on riding pillion through Yorkshire with Le Tour’s peloton.

It’s the world’s most watched annual sporting event, but on the Headrow startline for stage one of the 2014 Tour de France I had no idea what to expect.

Tour de France riders make their way past Kilnsey Crag. Picture by Gerard Binks.
Tour de France riders make their way past Kilnsey Crag. Picture by Gerard Binks.

Blessed with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend one of Yorkshire’s defining weekends at the very heart of the action, I felt honoured but utterly unprepared.

 

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