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VIDEO: Tour de France 2014 - travel the Calderdale leg in 10 minutes

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The Tour de France is coming to Calderdale in 2014 - and we can now show you the route the world’s best cyclists will take through the district.

We have filmed the Calderdale section to create this video, speeded up to cover the distance in 10 minutes.

The race will enter Calderdale at Oxenhope Moor and descend through Pecket Well into Hebden Bridge before heading along the Burnley Road to Mytholmroyd.

A right turn will take the race up the five-mile Cragg Vale climb - the longest continuous gradient in England - onto Blackstone Edge, before dropping into Ripponden and the mile-long, 10 per cent slog up Ripponden Bank.

Barkisland, West Vale and Elland are next on the agenda before crossing into Kirklees.

The Calderdale leg is part of 200km Stage Two of the 2014 tour, from York to Sheffield.

Stage One runs from Leeds to Harrogate via the Yorkshire Dales while Stage Three runs from Cambridge to London, with a finish on The Mall.

 

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