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Below are the best images from the Tour de France 2014…
Grand Départ 2014
Stage 1: A spectator waves on the riders with the union jack.
Stage 1: The peloton sweeps through the dales.
Stage 1: Fans flock to the Yorkshire dales.
Stage 1: Jens Voigt battles through the crowds.
Stage 1: A young fan sums up the enthusiasm in Yorkshire.
Stage 1: Mark Cavendish crashes out.
Tour de France: From Cambridge to the continent.
Stage 3: Fan with “Ride of Chucky” sign in East London.
Stage 5: Chris Froome abandons the tour after another crash.
Stage 5: Muddy race leader Vincenzo Nibali.
Stage: Vincenzo Nibali washes mud from his face.
Stage 7: Pierre Rolland in reflective mode between stages.
Stage 9: The literal water carrier.
Stage 9: Tony Martin and Achim Schmeidel watch the World Cup in their hotel room.
Stage 10: Tony Gallopin.
Stage 10: A forest in the Vosges mountains.
Stage 10: A bloodied Alberto Contador abandons the tour.
Stage 13: Super powered fans man line the route.
Stage 15: Fans cheer on the peloton from the roof of a VW camper van.
Stage 16: Michael Rogers, Jose Serpa and Thomas Voeckler climb the Col Port de Bales.
Stage 17: The peloton take on the Pyrenees.
Stage 17: Rafal Majka and Giovanni Visconti.
Stage 18: Vincenzo-Mibali climbs solo towards the finish on the Hautacam.
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