Tour de France 2014: Grand Depart in pictures

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Defending champion Chris Froome looks on as the Duchess of Cambridge cuts the ribbon to officially start the 2014 Tour de France in Leeds.
The Duchess of Cambridge talks to Mark Cavendish before the official start at Harewood House
The Duchess of Cambridge talks to rider Mark Cavendish before the official start at Harewood House
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The peloton rides through the Yorkshire Dales, with members of the Lotto-Belisol team prominent.
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Crowds watch the peloton tackle the climb up Grinton Moor.
Spectators wait for the cyclists to climb Buttertubs pass during the first stage
Spectators wait for the cyclists to climb Buttertubs pass
The Tour de France peloton rides through the centre of Ilkley
The Tour de France peloton rides through the centre of Ilkley.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry try to get a glimpse of the riders as they head for the finish line
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry try to get a glimpse of the riders as they head for the finish line.
Mark Cavendish lies injured on the ground after crashing heavily during the sprint finish
Cavendish lies injured on the ground after crashing heavily during the sprint to the line.
Cavendish gets treatment on the side of the road, his right shoulder clearly giving him a lot of discomfort
Cavendish gets treatment on the side of the road, his right shoulder clearly giving him a lot of discomfort.
Mark Cavendish
Cavendish grimaces in pain after getting back on his bike and rides to the finish.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry applaud as Cavendish rides over the finish line
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry applaud as Cavendish rides over the finish line.
Marcel Kittel wins Tour De France stage one
Germany's Marcel Kittel celebrates as he wins a sprint finish in Harrogate to take the yellow jersey on the opening day.
Stage winner Marcel Kittel is presented with his yellow jersey by the Duchess of Cambridge
Kittel is presented with his yellow jersey by the Duchess of Cambridge
Welcome to Yorkshire sign - Tour de France Grand Depart
It took years of planning to ensure the Grand Depart in Yorkshire went off without a hitch.
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Fans bring bikes of all shapes and sizes with them as they head to Yorkshire to support the race.
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It is not quite Paris, but a 7.5m replica of the Eiffel Tower welcomed the riders to Wharfedale.
Sid's Cafe, Holmfirth
Sid's Cafe in Holmfirth, from BBC sit-com Last of the Summer Wine, is given a King of the Mountains makeover.
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Out on the hills of the Yorkshire Dales, roads resemble the famous Alpine passes as fans write messages for the riders.
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The peloton rides past Cambridge University at the start of the third stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 155km stage between Cambridge and London
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Spectators cheer as the pack with Italy"s Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader"s yellow jersey, third from right
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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (third from right) wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and Spain's Alberto Contador (centre) ride in the pack
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Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square
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Marcel Kittel (C) of Germany and Team Giant-Shimano sprints to victory in stage three
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Marcel Kittel of Germany and Team Giant-Shimano sprints to victory in stage three
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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (third from right) wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and Spain's Alberto Contador (centre) ride in the pack

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