How Cambridge Welcomed The Tour De France Vs. How Yorkshire Welcomed The Tour De France

The Tour kicked off in Yorkshire on Saturday, and continues from Cambridge to London on Monday. The people of Yorkshire embraced the event just a touch more enthusiastically.

1. The starting line in Yorkshire.

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2. The starting line in Cambridge.

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3. Cycling fans in Yorkshire.

4. Cycling fans in Cambridge.

5. Cycling fans in Yorkshire.

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6. Cycling fans in Cambridge.

#tourdefrance Tour de France Cambridge, wearing my @JollaHQ first one Tshirt. @cybette

— Liangchen Chen (@chenliangchen)

7. Cafés in Yorkshire.

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8. Cafés in Cambridge.

Fitzbillies new side counter open for business at TdeF. Yes it IS level. It's the only thing in Cambridge that is

— Tim Hayward (@timhayward)

9. How fans get a good view in Yorkshire.

"@BuzzFeedUK: This Yorkshireman found the best way to ensure his kids got to see the #tourdefrance @alripon

— Dan Prosser (@Danprosser88)

10. How fans get a good view in Cambridge.

11. Churches in Yorkshire.

12. Churches in Cambridge.

@LeTourCambridge People waiting for the Tour de France in Cambridge at 8:00 this morning. #lovecambs@VisitCambs

— Visit Cambridge (@VisitCambs)

13. Dogs watching the tour in Yorkshire.

@yorkshiretea Dougie enjoying his Yorkshire tea on le tour #teaonletour

— gary hynd (@ghynd83)

14. Dogs watching the tour in Cambridge.

15. Road markings in Yorkshire.

A Yorkshire welcome for the Tour de France!

— The SPORT Bible (@TSBible)

16. Road markings in Cambridge.

Big day for #Cambridge. Will be heading out at lunch to catch sight of #tourdefrance as it passes by

— Adam Tuckwell (@BeyondTheSpin)

17. Decorations in Yorkshire.

Gearing up for Le Tour de France in Yorkshire. East Witton has gone bike crazy! @letouryorkshire @letour

— tammytourguide (@tammytourguide)

18. Decorations in Cambridge.

Départ de Cambridge ! Si british #tdf

— Baptiste Schweitzer (@bapschweitzer)

19. Decorations in Yorkshire.

20. Decorations in Cambridge.

Beautiful day in Cambridge. All ready for the 3rd stage of the Tour de France

— Regent Hotel (@RegentCambridge)

21. Decorations in Yorkshire.

#LoveIt Silsden British Legion #tourdeyorkshire #GrandDepart

— Swallow Dental (@SwallowDental)

22. Decorations in Cambridge.

No more sleeps, le Tour is today!! Worth getting up at 3am for scenes like this! #TdF #cambridge @LeTourCambridge

— Checkpoint Reality (@CheckpointR)

23. The crowds in Yorkshire.

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24. The crowds in the build-up to the start in Cambridge.

25. The crowds in Yorkshire.

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26. The crowds in Cambridge.

Excitement in the air!! #letourcambridge

— HdV Cambridge (@HdV_Cambridge)

27. The crowds in Yorkshire.


28. The crowds in Cambridge.

Cambridge was busy this morning. Lots of Lycra.

— Chocolat Chocolat (@cccambridge)

29. Thankfully, the crowd in Cambridge grew larger closer to the time.

Cambridge is ready for Tour de France!!! #TDF

— Anglia Ruskin SU (@AngliaRuskinSU)

30. And the crowds definitely looked fuller by the time the cyclists whooshed through.

Le Tour de France comes to King's College Cambridge and @CUPBookshop #TDF2014 @LeTourCambridge

— Nisha Doshi (@nishadoshi)

31. But Yorkshire’s a hard act to follow.

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32. Next up on the tour: London!

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