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Excitement builds in Yorkshire ahead of Tour de France

4 July 2014 Last updated at 15:01 BST

The excitement is building in Yorkshire ahead of the the beginning of the Tour de France in Leeds on Saturday.

Huge crowds are expected to turn out to watch the world's most famous bike race thunder through villages in the hills and dales.

Nearly 200 riders from 22 teams are competing, including 2013's yellow jersey winner Chris Froome.

Danny Savage reports.