The Northern Echo: Tour de France

The Northern Echo: Tour de France

Injured Froome offers tactical insight to Sky team-mates

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Wednesday 16th July 2014

CHRIS FROOME is sending Richie Porte tactical titbits as the 2013 Tour de France champion bids to help his Team Sky colleague and close friend succeed him in the yellow jersey in Paris.

Yorkshire tourism chief "should be knighted" for Grand Depart efforts

The Northern Echo: Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, is among a dozen quality speakers at the Active Bradford Partnership's quarterly seminar

12:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Yorkshire tourism chief who helped bring the Tour de France to "God's Own County" should be knighted, an MP has said.

Froome out of Tour De France after three falls in two days

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

DEFENDING champion Chris Froome has abandoned the 2014 Tour de France after a third crash in two days.

Yorkshire's Grand Depart: Half giant street party - half celebration of growing strength of cycling

The Northern Echo: HUGE SUPPORT: Thousands of spectators lined the streets of Reeth as the peloton passed through on the opening stage of the Tour de France

7:02am Monday 7th July 2014

BY 9am, it was clear this wasn’t going to be a day like any other. In Leeds, thousands of spectators were thronging the Headrow, straining to catch a glimpse of the team trucks spilling out the bikes and their riders that would contest Yorkshire’s Grand Depart.

Tour de France: Cavendish crash ruins an otherwise perfect script

The Northern Echo: CRASHED OUT: Mark Cavendish lies stricken on the floor after crashing close to the finish of the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate

7:02am Monday 7th July 2014

FOR more than four-and-a-half hours, things couldn’t have been going any better. Yorkshire was bathed in glorious sunshine, more than a million spectators were transforming the opening stage of the Tour de France into an open-air carnival, and the longed-for massed sprint was unfolding on Harrogate’s Stray.

TdF Day 2 - 194 PICS - Live updates - 11 videos

The Northern Echo: TdF Day 2 - Live updates and pics

7:05am Sunday 6th July 2014

How York's fabulous and historic Tour de France day unfolded.......

Enterprising farmers use tractor-power to get view as peloton speeds through Grinton Moor

The Northern Echo: BEST VIEW: A group of farmers get a prime viewpoint as anticipation builds ahead of the Grand Depart on Grinton Moor

2:45pm Sunday 6th July 2014

ON Grinton Moor, police estimated that more than 25,000 spectators gathered for a spectacular view as the peloton sped through Reeth before beginning the climb up the bank.

Party atmosphere in city despite peloton passing in a flash

The Northern Echo: RELAXED ATMOSPHERE: A police officer poses for a photograph with fans beside Ripon bypass

2:36pm Sunday 6th July 2014

CELEBRATIONS continued throughout the day in Ripon as throngs of spectators descended on the city for a glimpse of Tour de France.

Reeth welcomes Tour de France and gets into party spirit

The Northern Echo: EARLY BIRDS: Early lunchtime in Reeth before the main crowds arrived

2:30pm Sunday 6th July 2014

DESPITE weeks of warnings about road closures, nose-to-tail traffic and long delays for anyone attempting to get into Swaledale from Richmond, getting to Reeth on Saturday proved to be relaxed and easy.

Carnival atmosphere greets Tour de France cyclists in York

The Northern Echo: The Tour de France peloton passing along Goodramgate in York on Sunday. Picture: Beth Flanagan

2:11pm Sunday 6th July 2014

THEY started gathering in the early dawn, slowly filling the best vantage points in their determination not to miss a minute of the spectacular cavalcade the Tour de France has become.

Cavendish ruled out of Tour

The Northern Echo:

10:19am Sunday 6th July 2014

MARK Cavendish is out of the Tour de France with a shoulder injury sustained in a crash on Saturday's opening stage to Harrogate.

Tour de France in Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Tour de France in Yorkshire

9:30am Friday 4th July 2014

Keep up to date with all the news and best photos and videos with live coverage from now until Sunday of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Cavendish crashes in dramatic finish to stage one of Tour de France

The Northern Echo:

4:58pm Saturday 5th July 2014

MARK Cavendish's bid for the yellow jersey ended in a heap as the Manxman tumbled to the tarmac in a dramatic conclusion to the opening stage of the 101st Tour de France in Harrogate.

Tour de France: Cavendish putting success before sentimentality as he makes Harrogate return

The Northern Echo: MORE GLORY: Mark Cavendish will be targeting his 26th Tour de France stage win when the opening stage of this year's race takes him from Leeds to Harrogate this afternoon

7:02am Saturday 5th July 2014

THERE is nothing particularly new about Mark Cavendish spending some of the summer in Harrogate.

It's the Tour - but not as we know it

6:35am Saturday 5th July 2014

TWO gnarled old Yorkshireman are sitting on a dry stone wall in Healaugh. They've got green beer bottles in their hands. Behind them on their honey-coloured stone house flutter flags and little cyclists' jerseys, and a sprayed yellow bike hangs over their heads.

It's the Tour - but not as we know it

6:33am Saturday 5th July 2014

TWO gnarled old Yorkshireman are sitting on a dry stone wall in Healaugh. They've got green beer bottles in their hands. Behind them on their honey-coloured stone house flutter flags and little cyclists' jerseys, and a sprayed yellow bike hangs over their heads.

Readers win a Tour de France flight-of-a-lifetime

The Northern Echo: TOP FLIGHT: Jo Theakston (centre) with Newsquest /Black Sheep Brewery prize winners Elizabeth and Ian Clough from Brandon. Picture: Nigel Whitfield

7:24pm Friday 4th July 2014

TWO readers enjoyed an enviable view of tomorrow’s (July 5) Tour de France route, after taking a helicopter ride over it hours before the world’s greatest cyclists take to the road.

Customers rush for baguettes and champagne

The Northern Echo: TOUR DE FRANCE FEVER: Waitrose in Harrogate

5:05pm Friday 4th July 2014

A RUSH on French baguettes by customers at Waitrose supermarket in York has resulted in the store selling out.

Excitement grows ahead of Tour de France

The Northern Echo: GETTING READY FOR THE TOUR: Preparations before the start of stage 1 of the Tour de France Grand Depart tomorrow.Cyclists and bikes at a cafe in Leyburn.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:33pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE world’s biggest annual sporting event arrives in the Yorkshire Dales tomorrow (July 5) to find the remote communities awash with colour and excitement.

Children upbeat despite vandalism to tour artwork

The Northern Echo: STILL SMILING: Richmond Church of England Primary School pupilsFrankie Stephen, Erin Stephen, Sam Brooks and Olivia Brooks with one of their works of art which was not damaged by vandals.

3:53pm Friday 4th July 2014

CHILDREN are still smiling despite vandals attacking their Tour de France artwork.

Countdown to the Grand Depart!

Thousands of cycling fans from across the globe will descend on Yorkshire this summer when the world’s biggest annual sporting event comes to the White Rose county for the first time.

We will be updating this section regularly with news about the Tour de France and events being organised to run alongside the race.

The Northern Echo: Tour de France route map
DATE: July 5, 2014 DISTANCE: 191km
Click here for a detailed view of the route
The Northern Echo: Tour de France route map
DATE: July 6, 2014 DISTANCE: 198km
Click here for a detailed view of the route

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