The Independent


A North Yorkshire farmer has celebrated the start of the Tour de France cycling tournament, by painting his flock of sheep in the colours of racing jerseys.

Keith Chapman’s animals graze at Daleside Nurseries in Killinghall, near Harrogate, where world-class cyclists will pass through as part of the race that starts in Yorkshire on Thursday.

While the event ends in Paris, France, it will see riders wind through areas of Leeds, Harrogate, Sheffield, Cambridge and London before moving across the English Channel on 8 July.

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