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SLIDESHOWS & VIDEO: Magnifique Tour de Sheffield

Magnifique: Sheffield Tour de France Grand Depart

Magnifique: Sheffield Tour de France Grand Depart

 

Magnifique...that was the Tour de France Grand Depart and today we bring you the best of all our photo and video coverage of the day the world’s biggest race rolled into Sheffield.

Get your hands on a copy of The Star today - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - for our 16-page Tour de France special.

It’s also available to view and keep on our FREE Star web tablet app - download details and links here.

And below we have links to view even more photos with slideshows of all the areas we covered on the Sheffield route - Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Hillsborough, Jenkin Road, Meadowhall and the Stage Two finish line/Don Valley Bowl.

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Play our slideshows to take in the enormity of the spectacle as an estimated 1.5 million people lined our streets to cheer on the riders on Sunday, July 6.

You can pause them and if you see photos of you and your friends please tell everyone you know to take a look at the day you all helped to make history.

BUY PHOTOS: You can view and buy all the photos taken by our photographers online - CLICK HERE.

Photos can also be bought from our shop in York Street, Sheffield.

SLIDESHOWS:

BRADFIELD: View photos from the spectator hub area as the race came into Sheffield - CLICK HERE.

OUGHTIBRIDGE: Next stop on the race into the city - CLICK HERE.

HILLSBOROUGH: Le Tour turned right at Grenoside and raced down Halifax Road into Hillsbrough - CLICK HERE!view slideshow.

JENKIN ROAD: As the race weaved its way through Sheffield estates it climbed up the now infamous Côte du Jenkin Road - with a maximum gradient of 33 per cent, the steepest section of this year’s race.

MEADOWHALL: Shoppers got more than they bargained for as the riders they whizzed around Meadowhall towards the end of Stage Two.

FINISH LINE/ DON VALLEY BOWL: Thousands of people raced for the finish line outside Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena hours before the riders - to get the best view of the end of Stage Two. Many enjoyed the spectator hub in the adjacent Don Valley Bowl.

BUY PHOTOS: You can view and buy all the photos taken by our photographers online - CLICK HERE.

Photos can also be bought from our shop in York Street, Sheffield.

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MORE VIDEOS:

WATCH: Sheffield Tour de France route in 2 MINUTES.

VIDEO: Tour de Sheffield special report.

WATCH: Le Tour riders’ view of Yorkshire crowds - filmed by Star man Chris Holt during his pillion ride on a motorbike in front of Le Tour’s peloton.

VIDEO: Fans raced for Le Tour finish line and Don Valley Bowl spectator hub in Sheffield.

WATCH: Tour de France fans camping in Bradfield.

VIDEO: Wincobank shines as Tour passes through.

WATCH: Get On Yer Bike - South Yorkshire singing plumber Paul Ballington’s Tour de France Grand Depart fun song video, filmed by The Star.

 
 
 

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