By Nigel Wynn
The 2014 Tour de France kicks off in Leeds on Saturday, July 5, for the first of three stages hosted by Great Britain.
Approximate race timings have been released by the Tour organiser, showing when the peloton will reach certain points along its route and giving spectators a chance to plan their day.
Stage one from Leeds to Harrogate covers 190.5km, and includes three categorised climbs and one intermediate sprint point.
Tour de France 2014, stage one: Leeds to Harrogate, 190.5km
Saturday, July 5 2014
Timings given are based on an average race speed of 42km/h. Actual timings may therefore differ if the peloton speed is greater or lesser than this average.
Start: LEEDS 11:10
Otley (A659-A660) 12:12
Skipton (A6069-A6131) 12:49
Cote de Cray, category 4 climb 13:38
Newbiggin intermediate sprint point 13:50
West Burton 13:53
Cote de Buttertubs, category 3 climb 14:29
Low Row 14:49
Cote de Griton Moor, category 3 climb 15:05
West Tanfield 15:50
North Stainley 15:54
North Lees 15:59
Wormald Green 16:15
Enter Harrogate 16:29
Finish: HARROGATE 16:32
Tour de France 2014: stage one schedule
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