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Le Tour de Yorkshire

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Splashes of yellow, crowds and lots of excitement around Yorkshire, as the 101st Tour de France gets under way. BBC website readers have been sending their pictures

image copyrightBrian Goldthorpe

Brian Goldthorpe snapped this picture of the Coaches and Horses pub near the finishing line in Harrogate, which has been renamed in honour of British cyclist Mark Cavendish whose mother lives nearby.

image copyrightIain Cole

Iain Cole sent us this photo of spectators watching the cyclists pass through Buttertubs pass, Yorkshire Dales.

image copyrightPeter Miller

Peter Miller sent us his picture of a skeleton posed on a bicycle outside Ilkley Osteopathic Practice in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

image copyrightNick Huntridge

Nick Huntridge took this picture of the Holy Trinity Church in Skipton, North Yorkshire adorned in the Tour's famous leader jersey colour yellow.

image copyrightHoward Whiteley

Howard Whiteley snapped the competitors as they passed by on the Harrogate road near Wike.

image copyrightHoward Whiteley

Howard also spotted the Red Arrows approaching Harewood House, the scene of le Grand Depart of the Tour.

image copyrightSarah Haywood

Sarah Haywood who snapped this picture of Chris Froome in Leeds city centre near the start of the race says "Seeing the Tour de France like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity."

image copyrightSarah Haywood

The crowds strain to take pictures as the Grand Depart passes through Leeds city centre. Photo: Sarah Haywood

image copyrightHollie Crabtree

Hollie Crabtree took this picture of the Tour as it passed through Otley, West Yorkshire.

image copyrightTim Brook

Tim Brook in York managed to get close to the road to take this picture of Marcel Kittel, yesterday's race winner, leading out the riders in the Grand Depart on day two.

image copyrightAnna Barnard

Anna Barnard snapped this photo of the riders as they whizzed by in York.

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