Yorkshire to host the start of 2014 Tour de France

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The famous cycle race will start in Leeds with two other stages also taking place in Britain - one of them finishing in London, say organisers.

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Yorkshire has won the battle of the British regions to host the start of the Tour de France in 2014, the Tour organisers ASO confirmed on Friday morning, crossing the finish line first ahead of a joint "all-British" bid backed by British cycling's governing body, reports The Guardian.