Tour de France, July 5-25

How's this for convenience (and smart tourism)? This year's Tour de France spends its first three days in England, starting in Leeds, the main city of Yorkshire. It winds through the countryside, including Yorkshire Dales National Park, before arriving in London three days later. The race moves to northern France on July 8, then proceeds through the rest of the country. Pictured: Britain's Christopher Froome rides past spectators near Mont St. Michel, France, on July 10, 2013.
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