The Tour de France will return to England for the first time since 2007, as it was announced today the prestigious cycling race will begin in Yorkshire in 2014

The county will host the first two days of racing on 5th and 6th of July, before the Tour moves south for the third stage in the South of England and London. It will be the fourth time the Tour has visited Britain after previous visits in 1974 and 1994.

The director of the Tour said organisers had been encourage to return due to the increasing enthusiasm for cycling in the UK after the success of the Olympics and Bradley Wiggins's victory in this year's Tour de France.

Full details of the route will be released next month. 2013 will be the 100th Tour de France and will start in Corsica.

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