A pictorial preview of the route of the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire. Photos by Andy Jones

Tour de France 2014, stage one: Leeds to Harrogate, 190.5km
Saturday, July 5 2014

Roger Hammond and Bradley Wiggins line up for the stage start in Leeds during the 2004 Tour of Britain

Roger Hammond and Bradley Wiggins line up for the stage start in Leeds during the 2004 Tour of Britain

Cote de Cray(Cat 4)on the route schedule is the first of three categorised climbs on this first stage. Kidstones Bank is the local name passing the White Lion Inn in Cray at the bottom

Cote de Cray(Cat 4) on the route schedule is the first of three categorised climbs on this first stage. Kidstones Bank is the local name passing the White Lion Inn in Cray at the bottom

Looking back down the climb towards the White Lion Inn

Looking back down the climb towards the White Lion Inn

Hairpin around the half way point up the Cote de Cray (Kidstones)

Hairpin around the half way point up the Cote de Cray (Kidstones)

View back down the top half of Cote de Cray above the hairpin in the previous picture. A fast descent follows soon after at 16% which welcomes the riders in Richmondshire

View back down the top half of Cote de Cray above the hairpin in the previous picture. A fast descent follows soon after at 16% which welcomes the riders in Richmondshire

Welcome to Richmondshire - the 16% descent off the Cote De Cray

Welcome to Richmondshire – the 16% descent off the Cote De Cray

Between Cote de Cray and Cote de Buttertubs the Tour riders will pass Aysgarth Falls

Between Cote de Cray and Cote de Buttertubs the Tour riders will pass Aysgarth Falls

Cote de Buttertubs (Cat 3) comes next in the stage 1 route schedule.

Cote de Buttertubs (Cat 3) comes next in the stage 1 route schedule.

The view the riders will get as they descend off Cote de Buttertubs and on towards Reeth

The view the riders will get as they descend off Cote de Buttertubs and on towards Reeth

The Dales Bike Centre cafe decked out in Le Tour colours

The Dales Bike Centre cafe decked out in Le Tour colours

The Dales Bike Centre and cafe is passed just out of Reeth at Grinton before the route schedule tackles Cote de Grinton Moor(Cat 3) up past the YHA and the military ranges over the Yorkshire moorland heights

The Dales Bike Centre and cafe is passed just out of Reeth at Grinton before the route schedule tackles Cote de Grinton Moor(Cat 3) up past the YHA and the military ranges over the Yorkshire moorland heights

Cote de Grinton Moor - the road rises out of the dale with Reeth in the mid-distance

Cote de Grinton Moor – the road rises out of the dale with Reeth in the mid-distance

Looking back down Cote de Grinton Moor as you enter the military ranges over the moorland tops. From here it's just over an hour of racing to the finish in Harrogate

Looking back down Cote de Grinton Moor as you enter the military ranges over the moorland tops. From here it’s just over an hour of racing to the finish in Harrogate