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Tour route officially announced

Tour route officially announced

Published at 9:23am 23rd October 2013. (Updated at 8:30am 20th January 2014)

The man credited with bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire has told the world: "We are honoured, we are proud and we are ready."

Gary Verity has spoken at the launch of the 2014 route in Paris.

We now know the exact route of the opening two stages, which will pass through the centres of Skipton, Ilkley, Otley and Masham.

You can find a link to the route here.