Hilly start to 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire

It is no surprise that the Tour de France director and his route organisation team have avoided to the temptation to play it safe when the race starts in Yorkshire in July of 2014. Prudhomme has often made clear that he likes to give as many riders as possible the opportunity to contend for stage wins and the yellow jersey, and the Yorkshire stages should certainly do that. Sprinters will like the look of the first stage, while breakaway specialists and puncheurs will fancy the look of stage 2.

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