The grand tour de France this year began in the city of Yorkshire. The tour saw its opening ceremony in the city centre arena of Leeds. In the grandest depart ever saw 10,000 people witness one of the grandest events that this sport has ever witnessed. The director in the opening ceremony said that up to five million people will be witnessing this grand tour. The first two stage of the race saw millions of people gather on the streets of Yorkshire. The race went through the city streets of Yorkshire and country side. The first stages of the Tour proved to be the grandest of the Departs that ever the cycling greats have witnessed. After watching the crowd in the second day the director of tour stated his happiness saying that it was simply unbelievable that this big a crowd came in to witness the sport.
The director of the tour also shared the thoughts of five times tour champion Bernad Hinault. Hinault believed that in his 40 years association with the sport he has never seen such a big crowd. This is clearly a big achievement towards spreading of the sport. After the two successful stages the tour now moves south to the capital of the country. The best part of the stage was experienced during the climbs. But the third and the final stage of the race have no rise point thus it will be a flatter track as compared to the others. This stage is meant for the sprinters and during the travel towards the capital the racers will go through the parts of Essex. While reaching towards the end of the race the riders will go pass the various main points of the city. The race will end up in the same point where the 2012 Olympic cyclers ended.