Chris Froome the 29-year-old British cyclist spent time admiring the serenity and the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales as he and three other members of Team Sky rode from Hawes to Leyburn via Reeth in Swaledale over two climbs that will feature in Stage One of the world-famous race. yesterday
He told ITV news that the scenery was really ''something special'' and purely "breathtaking". He said before his visit he hadn't realised how beautiful Yorkshire is.
Froome was taking part in a two day practise ride of different parts of the Tour De Yorkshire course. He was cheered on by many cycling enthusiasts that lined the bigger climbs of the second stage, which starts in York, to see Froome with teammates Richie Porte, David Lopez and Mikel Nieve accompanied by their sports director Nicolas Portal.
Froome will be back in North Yorkshire on 5th July 2014 to defend his title when the Tour de France starts in Leeds and will be in York for the start of Stage Two on 6th July 2014.
We await to hear if Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the race, will be participlating in this years race.