York Press: Tour de France in York

Historic scenes as 100,000 watch Tour de France in York

York Press:

8:50am Monday 7th July 2014

YORK was turned into a festival of colour and excitement yesterday as the world's greatest annual sporting event came to the city.

11 great Tour de France costumes

York Press:

12:21pm Monday 7th July 2014

IT wasn't all about yellow jerseys and lycra for the thousands of spectators who lined the streets of Yorkshire to cheer on the world-class cyclists for the Grand Depart.

Tour de France in York: A once in a lifetime experience

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9:14am Monday 7th July 2014

STEPHEN LEWIS joined spectators in Duncombe Place.

A Tourmaker’s view of the race

York Press:

9:01am Monday 7th July 2014

Press reporter Megi Rychlikova reports on being a Tourmaker.

Where to see the Tour - after Yorkshire

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8:58am Monday 7th July 2014

Today is the start of the Tour-after-Yorkshire with the riders racing from Cambridge to the Mall in London.

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

York Press: TdF Day 2 - Live updates and pics

7:05am Sunday 6th July 2014

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

A steady build up - and then a cacophany of epic proportions

York Press:

6:18pm Sunday 6th July 2014

STEPHEN LEWIS reports on a day with the crowds

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage two of the Tour de France in Yorkshire

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4:55pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A LATE attack by Italy's Vincenzo Nibali earned him victory on stage two of the Tour de France from York to Sheffield.

Le Tour in Yorkshire exceeds all expectations

York Press:

5:08pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Press cycling columnist Christopher Gargett, a York-based cycling blogger and Sky Ride leader, gives his verdict on the opening two stages of the Tour de France

Review: Grand Departy Concert, Huntington Stadium, York

York Press:

4:47pm Sunday 6th July 2014

DESPITE the rain, the wellies and the anoraks it wasn't quite Glastonbury.

Cavendish ruled out of Tour

York Press:

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.

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

York Press:

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.

Fury over Grand Départy concert

York Press:

11:41am Saturday 5th July 2014

FURIOUS concert-goers have hit out after getting wet on the grass at York's Grand Departy - while covered stands nearby remained empty.

Bonjour Le Tour - Allez, allez, allez!

York Press:

10:51am Saturday 5th July 2014

THE stage is set, the bunting is up, and the final potholes have been filled. Now, let the drama begin.

Crowds attend Grand Departy

York Press: Grand Departy at Hunbtington stadium on Friday night. Crowd watching opening performer Belvadere. Picture David Harrison. (7886489)

10:48am Saturday 5th July 2014

CROWDS gathered at Huntington Stadium for York’s Grand Departy celebration.

Tour de France legacy will live on with new cycle race

York Press:

10:30am Saturday 5th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire looks set to feature on the route of a new three-day cycle race as part of the Tour de France legacy.

TdF Day 1 - YOUR PICS - 169 photos - live updates - Incredible scenes across Yorkshire

York Press: TdF Day 1 - Rolling updates & pics

9:41am Saturday 5th July 2014

Follow here for live updates from the Tour de France in Yorkshire

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

York Press: 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.

York Minster dressed to impress for the Tour de France

York Press:

4:07pm Friday 4th July 2014

A GIGANTIC yellow jersey has been installed on the roof of York Minster to celebrate the Tour de France coming to the city.

Grand Depart gets underway

York Press:

9:31am Friday 4th July 2014

The Grand Depart of the Tour De France has officially begun, with a spectacular multilingual evening of dance, music and sport with Yorkshire pride on show.

9 ways to avoid the Tour de France

York Press:

3:14pm Friday 4th July 2014

What to do this weekend if you DON'T want to watch the Tour de France

Froome revels in Tour support

York Press: Chris Froome is hopeful of delivering British sporting success

6:12pm Friday 4th July 2014

Chris Froome will do his utmost to help British sports fans overcome a disappointing summer by winning a second successive Tour de France title this month.

Bonjour et bienvenu dans le Yorkshire!

York Press: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

Bonjour et bienvenu dans le Yorkshire!

Leading sprinter out of Tour after crash

York Press:

3:35pm Friday 4th July 2014

ORICA-GREENEDGE sprinter Michael Matthews will miss the Tour de France following a crash in training earlier this week, his team have confirmed.

Contador confident he can take the fight to Froome

York Press:

3:30pm Friday 4th July 2014

ALBERTO Contador knows that Chris Froome is still the man to beat in the Tour de France but believes he is in better shape to do it in 2014.

Tour spectators invited to use free hubs

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10:39am Friday 4th July 2014

SPECTATORS wanting to watch the Tour de France in York on Sunday have been advised on the best places to go.

Police prepared for Tour influx

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8:21am Thursday 3rd July 2014

ALMOST a thousand police officers will be working as the Grand Depart passes through West and North Yorkshire this weekend.

York Hospital braced for Tour de France

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7:53am Thursday 3rd July 2014

York Hospital is braced for the Tour de France amid fears it could be swamped with emergency admissions during the event.

Mark Cavendish in the spotlight

York Press: File photo dated 24/06/2013 of Mark Cavendish speaks to the media at the Icetank in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday July 11, 2013. Mark Cavendish was keen to move on after two more days of controversy in the Tour de France. S

12:20pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

NOT even last year's Tour de France winner Chris Froome will receive the scrutiny Mark Cavendish will face when the famous race arrives in Yorkshire this weekend but, as STEVE CARROLL learns, the super sprinter is determined to grasp a once-in-a-career opportunity.

The best places to watch the Tour de France

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11:02am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The best places to see the Tour de France depends on why you want to watch the Tour.

Ambulance strike still expected this weekend

York Press: The ambulance fleet are at a constant state of alert for emergencies.

11:02am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

DISCUSSIONS over a planned strike during the Grand Depart by Yorkshire Ambulance workers are ongoing, the service has said.

£10 parking charge at ‘free’ Tour spectator hub

York Press:

11:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MOTORISTS planning to park at York’s Designer Outlet on Sunday to watch the Tour de France or use the Park & Ride service will face a £10 parking fee.

Car park in Ripon to be provided for Tour de France

York Press: Newby Hall

10:04am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

NEWBY Hall and Gardens will provide a car park for the Ripon section of the Tour de France on Saturday.

Rail firm comes under fire over lack of early morning service

York Press: John Grogan

11:21am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A YORK train company has been accused of letting people down by failing to provide an early morning service into York when the Tour de France takes place on Sunday.

Ticket sales for Grand Départy now 'brisk' after only 1,000 sold by weekend

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1:25pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

ORGANISERS of York's Grand Départy Concert say ticket sales have been brisk in recent days, after only 1,000 out of 5,000 had been sold by last weekend.

Yellow fever breaks out as Tour de France draws near

York Press: York be Part Of It launches at Rowntree Park

3:25pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

WITH only three days to go, York is gearing up for a big Grand Départ welcome. The 2014 Tour de France officially begins in Leeds on Saturday. But Day 2 sets off from the Knavesmire on Sunday. And the city is bringing out the bunting for the occasion.

Tour de France: Who to watch out for this weekend

York Press: Chris Froome and Team Sky with Mark Cavendish (fourth left) descend out of Grasse during Stage Five of the 2013 Tour de France between Cagnes-sur-Mer and Marseille. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 3, 2013. See PA story CYCLING Tour.

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

With less than a week to go before the start of the Tour de France, excitement is building ahead of Yorkshire’s Grand Depart. With thousands of spectators expected to line the route through the Dales, Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson picks out some of the riders to look out for

VIDEO: See a rider's-eye view of the Tour

York Press: Team Sky's Chris Froome of Great Britain during the final stage of last year's Tour de France in Paris

3:41pm Monday 30th June 2014

Student Sinead Burke knows exactly what the greatest cyclists in the world will face in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales this weekend.

Drivers warned over Tour de France road closures

York Press: Drivers warned over Tour de France road closures

9:50am Monday 30th June 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses are being asked to plan ahead as a large swathe of York city centre will be closed to traffic for up to ten hours when the Tour de France comes to the city at the weekend.

Emergency services reveal plans for Tour weekend

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10:14am Monday 30th June 2014

PLANS for the biggest event York has seen in more than 30 years will see emergency services draw on all available resources this week.

Choir to sing for the Tour in Harrogate

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10:07am Monday 30th June 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire choir will perform for the second time for the Tour de France on Saturday at the Royal Hall, Harrogate.

Big rise in Tour de France related calls to the police

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10:02am Monday 30th June 2014

HUNDREDS of extra unnecessary calls have been made to the North Yorkshire Police control room.

£6m spent on repairing Tour de France routes

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9:43am Monday 30th June 2014

COUNCILS in Yorkshire have spent almost £6 million pounds preparing the roads for next week's Tour de France.

Aeroplane lands on top of York Theatre Royal

York Press: Aeroplane lands on top of York Theatre Royal

10:50am Saturday 28th June 2014

An aircraft landed on top of the Theatre Royal in the centre of York early this morning.

Pop stars to perform Tour de France song at official opening ceremony

York Press: ON TOUR: Alistair Griffin gets ready to sing his official song of the Grand Départ, The Road, along with the Tour Maker Choir outside Betty’s Tea Rooms in St Helen’s Square

10:13am Saturday 28th June 2014

A PAIR of pop performers will launch the Tour de France this week with a show at the official opening ceremony.

Tour de France film screening at York's city Screen

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10:26am Saturday 28th June 2014

IN THE run up to the Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire, York’s City Screen will host an evening with the makers of a feature film which tries to capture the essence of the road race.

Buskers’ delight as Tour de France ‘ban’ is lifted

York Press: Jonny Walker busks in Parliament Street despite               having his permit suspended

9:39am Saturday 28th June 2014

Buskers are claiming victory in their battle with council bosses over the right to perform in the streets of York during the Tour de France Weekend.

Giant yellow jersey unveiled on roof of York Designer Outlet

York Press: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

10:22am Saturday 28th June 2014

A SHOPPING centre in York has created its own tribute to the upcoming Grand Depart, by unveiling a giant yellow jersey – on its roof.

Early days of cycling on show at British Library

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9:41am Saturday 28th June 2014

The history of cycling and the Tour de France has gone on show near York.

Tour de France garden goes on display

York Press: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

10:18am Saturday 28th June 2014

AN AWARD winning Tour de France show garden has gone on permanent display in Knaresborough.

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Marie Curie thank Tour de France visitors

York Press:

11:15am Tuesday 8th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS from Marie Curie Cancer Care thanked visitors to York Racecourse for their generosity following a cycle-themed fund-raising drive this weekend.

Emergency bosses praise staff for Tour de France work

York Press:

11:14am Tuesday 8th July 2014

EMERGENCY service chiefs have praised their staff and partner agencies for the work they did to make the Grand Depart such a success.

York musicians welcome Tour to city

York Press:

10:44am Saturday 5th July 2014

York musicians will welcome the Tour de France to Paris with a performance at the Eiffel Tower on July 27, the day the race reaches the French capital.

Yorkshire medic rides with Tour medical team

York Press:

10:42am Saturday 5th July 2014

A YORKSHIRE medic has told of his excitement at riding with the official Tour de France medical team during the Grand Depart.

Tour de France souvenirs sell fast

York Press:

10:40am Saturday 5th July 2014

TOURISM bosses selling Grand Depart souvenirs say they have been inundated with demand.

Yellow t-shirt for Heart of York bike ride

York Press:

10:36am Saturday 5th July 2014

IN KEEPING with the Tour de France, the t-shirt for this year’s Heart of York bike ride has been unveiled as a bright yellow number.

Handy phrases for Grand Depart weekend

York Press:

10:33am Saturday 5th July 2014

A YORKSHIRE supermarket has released a list of handy French translations for the Grand Dèèpart weekend.

York artists finish colourful masterpiece for Grand Depart

York Press:

10:27am Saturday 5th July 2014

A GIANT community art work which will be on show for fans and TV cameras at the racecourse at the start of the Grand Depart in York was displayed for the first time last night.

Young cycling enthusiasts ready to take on Tour de France

York Press: Members of Clifton Cycling Club who have been chosen to be Les Cadets Juniors for the York stage of the Tour de France (from left) Lizzie Wardale, Esther Farnell, Jack Harrison, Eugene Cross and Brandon Stock, with coach Billy Geraghty. Pic: Mike Tipping

10:17am Saturday 5th July 2014

A TEAM of young cyclists have been selected to ride in the Grand Depart tomorrow.

Aviva employees cycle 200 kms on exercise bikes for charity

York Press:

10:19am Saturday 5th July 2014

A HUNDRED Aviva employees yesterday used exercise bikes at the firm’s office in Wellington Row, York, to cycle 200 kms, the distance of Sunday’s Stage Two.

Ewe-nique sheep-cams to capture Tour de France on camera

York Press: Sony recruits sheep to film ewe-nique footage of the Tour de France Yorkshire leg using the AS100VR ActionCam (7829711)

10:53am Friday 4th July 2014

A 'EWE-NIQUE' view of the Tour de France will be provided by sheep on a North Yorkshire farm after they were fitted with cameras.

Tour de France round-up

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10:47am Friday 4th July 2014

AN ART exhibit has been installed at York’s City Screen. The Peloton is a 15-metre exhibit which includes 200 hand-cut painted paper cyclists, with other Tour-related items.

Park&Ride to open earlier for Tour

York Press:

10:44am Friday 4th July 2014

BUS firm First will run extra Park&Ride services from 6am on Sunday, with Askham Bar, Grimston Bar and Rawcliffe Bar open from 4am.

Give pedalling a whirl at the NRM

York Press: VELO RACE: John McGoldrick races with the Rocket on the museum's velocipede ahead of the Grand Depart.

7:51am Thursday 3rd July 2014

YELLOW jerseys and rail bikes will be out in force at the National Railway Museum as part of the attraction's Tour de France celebrations.

It’s a gardening tour de force at Dunnington school

York Press: Pupils from Dunnington School with some of the Drand de Part floral display the school has created and which can be seen at the front of the school. Picture David Harrison. (7810628)

8:08am Thursday 3rd July 2014

CHILDREN at Dunnington Primary School have got into the spirit of the imminent arrival of the world's biggest annual sports event by creating a Tour De France-themed welcome for visitors.

Harrogate businessman riding for charity

York Press: Marie Curie Cancer Care Information Evening

8:02am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A HARROGATE businessman is getting ready to ride the Tour de France route ahead of the pro teams, to raise money for Marie Curie.

Head in his own grand departure

York Press:

11:19am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Tadcaster Grammar School marked the Tour weekend with flags and bicycles on the lawn in front of Toulston.

Hotel staff to take on pedal power challenge

York Press:

11:18am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TOUR De France fever has reached York’s Cedar Court Hotel.

Tour fever spreading across Yorkshire

York Press: Graham Cookman, with his Tour de France Eurostar themed display, outside his home in Stillington. Pic: Mike Tipping (7745730)

11:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TOUR de France fever is spreading across Yorkshire, with even communities miles from the race route getting into the spirit of the event.

Tour-themed window display catching the eye of shoppers

York Press: Lynne Campbell-Wilcock manager of the Imaginarium on Blake Street with the centre piece of their Tour de France themed window display created by Lynne and her staff. Picture David Harrison. (7734693)

11:03am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A CREATIVE Tour de France themed window display has been catching the eyes of shoppers and passers by in York city centre.

It's the Grand De-Pie... Butcher makes edible bike

York Press:

11:32am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A BUTCHER in North Yorkshire has joined in the Tour de France celebrations - by making a bike from meat, pies and pastries.

Dunnington pupils win chance to meet stars of Grand Departy concert

York Press: City of York Councillor Sonja Crisp joined Year Five children at Dunnington Primary School as they celebrated winning tickets for the Grand Departy concert at Huntington Stadium next Friday

9:44am Saturday 28th June 2014

A CLASS of children from Dunnington CE School have won the chance to go back stage and meet singing stars as part of York's Grand Départy Concert.

Tour de France videos

York Press: Tour De France Stage 2 route map

Tour de France route maps for Yorkshire stages:
Stage 1 - Leeds to Harrogate>>
Stage 2 - York to Sheffield>>

Stage Two timetable - Sunday July 6

Publicity caravan leaves Knavesmire - 9am
Start of riders presentation, Knavesmire - 10am
RAF fly past, at Knavesmire - 10.50am
Stage starts at York Racecourse – 11am
York City Centre – 11.15am
Knaresborough town centre – 11.52am
Blubberhouses – 12.32pm
Keighley Victoria Park – 1.05pm
Haworth Town Centre – 1.16pm
Hebden Bridge – 1.40pm
Cragg Vale – 1.48pm
Huddersfield Town Centre – 2.27pm
Holmfirth – 2.48pm
Holme Moss – 3pm
Finishes in Sheffield, near Don Valley Stadium – 4.29pm

Note: All times approximate, based on organisers’ estimates of the peloton’s average speed.

Cycling column

Tour war of attrition back on French soil

York Press:

12:14pm Saturday 19th July 2014

IN week one, the Tour de France lost its big favourite when Chris Froome crashed out, despite attempts to carry on with broken bones.

Thrills, Spills and Tour de France Heartbreak for Froome

York Press:

12:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

AN estimated five million people took to the paths, fields and hills of Yorkshire, Cambridge and London to view the Tour de France pass through England.

Le Tour in Yorkshire exceeds all expectations

York Press:

5:08pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Press cycling columnist Christopher Gargett, a York-based cycling blogger and Sky Ride leader, gives his verdict on the opening two stages of the Tour de France

More from Christopher Gargett's column>>

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