Cragg Vale Corner: A bit of Calderdale in Nice for Tour de France team time trial

Yorkshire cycling fans wait for Sky Procycling to pass Welcome to Yorkshire's Cragg Vale Corner during the Team time-trial
Yorkshire cycling fans wait for Sky Procycling to pass Welcome to Yorkshire's Cragg Vale Corner during the Team time-trial
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The Cote d’Azur got a taste of Calderdale during Tuesday’s Tour de France stage as part of Nice was renamed Cragg Vale Corner.

As the Stage 4 team time trial passed through the streets of the city, British cycling fans - including many from Yorkshire - gathered on the corner of the Promenade des Anglais and Blvd Gambetta.

The corner of the Promenade des Anglais and Blvd Gambetta in Nice - renamed Cragg Vale Corner for the Tour de France team time trial by Welcome to Yorkshire

The corner of the Promenade des Anglais and Blvd Gambetta in Nice - renamed Cragg Vale Corner for the Tour de France team time trial by Welcome to Yorkshire

The spot had been selected by Welcome to Yorkshire, the organisers of next year’s Grand Depart, and named after the Cragg Vale climb - the longest continuous road climb in England - which forms part of the Calderdale stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

Welcome to Yorkshire had urged British and Yorkshire cycling fans in the city for the time trial to gather at Cragg Vale corner and they obliged, armed with White Rose flags and chanting “Yorkshire, Yorkshire” as cars representing the Yorkshire tourism board joined the publicity caravan that drives ahead of the cyclists.

Click the link at the top of this article to see a picture gallery as the teams passed Cragg Vale Corner.

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