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Tuesday 15 July 2014
The Grandest of Grand Départs!
When The Tour Came to Yorkshire...
“The Grandest ever Grand Départ”
Christian Prudhomme, (Director of the Tour de France)
The Tour de France in numbers
(most figures supplied by Welcome to Yorkshire)
of the Tour de France in the UK
lining the route of the 3 Stages
2m fans watching live on ITV
on both Saturday and Sunday
25 hours of live TV coverage
million spectators at the spectator hubs, starts and Fan Parks
to watch across all three stages - 25,000 of whom were in the Ilkley hub out of an estimated 45,000 visitors to the town!
100 kilometres of barriers and fencing
70 kilometres of event bunting
Busiest day in the history of Leeds Train Station with 243,000 passengers
10,000 Tour Maker
volunteers en route - the first ever to accompany a Tour de France
Accompanied by the
first ever cultural festival of its kind
, the Yorkshire Festival attracting
over 750,000 people to 1,400 performances
37 police forward escort riders
giving high fives!
100 different agencies
working on delivering the event
3million pageviews on
over race weekend
half a million people hashtagging
in the build up to the Tour de France
Yellow bikes everywhere!
One amazing experience no-one will ever forget!
When The Tour Came to Yorkshire!
(Watch the film! 3 mins)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tour de France