Council removes 'graffiti' Tour de France road markings

North Yorkshire County Council removes paintings on the route of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate over 'graffiti' claims.

Road markings in Harrogate along the route of the Tour de France have been removed by the local council because some residents viewed them as 'graffiti'.

North Yorkshire County Council admits the ‘Va Va Froome’ and ‘Allez Cav’ markings on the A61, two kilometres from the stage one finish line, received mixed reviews, but decided to remove them as winter set in.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.