2014 Tour de France
The 2014 Tour de France event was the 101st held. The event started (Grand Départ) in Yorkshire, England, with Yorkshire hosting the first two days racing on the 5th and 6th July before the Tour headed south for a third stage in southern England.
Back on French soil, the route followed a clockwise direction through France. The total distance covered was 3660.5 km.
Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali won the race by 07' 37'' over French riders Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Frapinot.
- It was the first time that the Tour started in the United Kingdom since 2007, and its was the first visit to Yorkshire.
- Nibali's lead at the end of more than seven minutes was the biggest winning margin since 1997.
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