Leader of Leeds City Council comments on the 'amazing experience' of the Tour de France

Caption: Crowds in Leeds enjoying the atmosphere in the city centre and watching an unforgettable Grand Départ

Statement from the leader of Leeds City Council about the unforgettable Grand Départ.

Leader of Leeds City Council Council Councillor Keith Wakefield said:

“What an amazing experience that was. The atmosphere of the crowd, the excitement, the colour, the noise, it was all absolutely incredible and is something I will never forget. Hosting the Tour de France has been the biggest event in living memory in Leeds, so thank you to everyone in the city for making this such a historic and successful occasion. The Tour organisers, teams and riders have been absolutely blown away by the welcome they have received here so everyone involved and all those who cheered and clapped at the roadside on Thursday night and this morning should feel very proud. We wish all the riders well now as they head out to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.”


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