See above a selection of images from yesterday's visit to Leeds by five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault and Director of the Tour de France Christian Prudhomme.
The star guests, accompanied on the visit by the Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield and Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity, met schoolchildren from across the city at Kippax North School, Brigshaw High School and Carr Manor Community School.
The visit was part of the build-up to Leeds being the host city for the Grand Départ of next year's Tour de France in July 2014.
Full captions for each image are available on request. The image directly above at Carr Manor Community School shows Bernard Hinault (centre, on bike) with (left to right): Leeds City Council cycling champion Cllr Roger Harington, Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Keith Wakefield, Leeds City Council executive member for children's services Cllr Judith Blake, Director of the Tour de France Christian Prudhomme and Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity.
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