General director of the Tour de France Christian Prudhomme (L) Britain's ambassador to France Peter Ricketts (C) and CEO of "Welcome to Yorkshire" Gary Verity pose on January 17, 2013 in Paris, prior ... more 
General director of the Tour de France Christian Prudhomme (L) Britain's ambassador to France Peter Ricketts (C) and CEO of "Welcome to Yorkshire" Gary Verity pose on January 17, 2013 in Paris, prior to the official presentation of the 2014 Tour de France's "Grand depart" (Great departure). The 2014 Tour de France will start with a stage between Leeds and Harrogate in the northern English county of Yorkshire on July 5, organisers of cycling's most prestigious and gruelling race announced today. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images less 
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