Chris Froome rides Yorkshire Tour de France stage one

Chris Froome and Sky team-mates Richie Porte, Mikel Nieve and David Lopez ride the route of stage one of the 2014 Tour de France. Photos by Andy Jones

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Chris Froome, Richie Porte, David Lopez and Mikel Nieve
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Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome joined key Sky team-mates Richie Porte, David Lopez and Mikel Nieve on Friday afternoon to ride the route of the opening stage of the 2014 Tour in Yorkshire.

The four riders were on their new Pinarello Dogma F8 team bikes, launched earlier this week.

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Froome leads the descent off Buttertubs

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Sharing a joke and looking relaxed over Buttertubs

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Froome and Lopez head the group up Buttertubs. Hawes in the background

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Buttertubs with the road winding back towards Hawes

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Buttertubs Pass

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Froome descending Buttertubs

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Froome climbs "Cote de Grinton" the final classified climb on the way to Harrogate. On the new Pinarello Dogma F8

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Chris Froome, Richie Porte, David Lopez and Mikel Nieve

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Chris Froome, Richie Portie, Mikel Nieve and David Lopez on Grinton climb

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Grinton climb with Reeth in the distance

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Froome and Co. in the scenery of the Dales

Tour de France 2014 stage one schedule

Stage one: Full route details