Giant-Shimano ride Tour de France Yorkshire stages: Photo gallery

Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb and Giant-Shimano team-mates ride the Yorkshire roads to be used in the Tour de France in July. Photos by Andy Jones

Members of the Giant-Shimano team took to the roads of Yorkshire on a damp Tuesday to recce the lanes and climbs used in the opening stages of the 2014 Tour de France.

Four-time 2013 Tour de France stage winner Marcel Kittel was in attendance, no doubt hoping the recon will give him the knowledge to upset rival Mark Cavendish's aim to take stage wins and the yellow jersey when the race starts in Yorkshire in July.

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