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The big day is here! Fasten your seat belts and hold on as our amazing video speeds you along the city’s Grand Depart route - in just TWO MINUTES.

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The world’s biggest annual sporting event cycles into Sheffield today - Sunday, July 6, 2014 - and we’ve captured the route from Oughtibridge to the finishing line at the Motorpoint Arena.

It is actually due to arrive in South Yorkshire near Langsett at 3.15pm and will make its way past Midhopestones and High Bradfield before emerging at the top of Grenoside.

Then it’s all down hill to almost Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground, before the race turns left up Herries Road, weaves its way through the north of the city and up the now infamous Jenkin Road hill.

What goes up must come down and the race then heads towards Meadowhall, turns right off Vulcan Way and goes down the final straight to finish outside Sheffield Motorpoint Arena - about an hour after entering South Yorkshire.

So expect the second leg winner to be crowned around 4.15pm.

And don’t blink when the riders race past - your chance in a lifetime to see them on the streets of South Yorkshire will be over in seconds.

We filmed the Oughtibridge to Motorpoint Arena finish line in a 40 minute car journey and then sped up the footage, adding street name captions, so you can see exactly where it’s going.

And below we have also included a street by street guide.

VIDEO: Press the play button to ‘ride’ the route - our exclusive time lapse video thast puts you in the saddle.

But hold on. It will whizz by at an incredible pace.

You can see if it’s going past your house, school or business. Use full street details below and visual guide to find the best place to watch the riders go past, to you cheer on the likes of last year’s 100th Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, aged 28.

He is defending his title - the second Briton in a row to win the crown after Bradley Wiggins’s 2012 victory.

Stage Two is 200km (124 miles), from York race course to Sheffield - via Knaresbrough, Addingham, Keighley, Haworth, Hebden Bridge, Cragg Vale, Ripponden, Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Holme Moss, the Peak District National Park and Langsett, into High Bradfield.

We’ve filmed it from Station Road in Oughtibridge as it travels to Grenoside - a right turn onto Halifax Road sends the riders flying down the steep hill in the direction of Sheffield’s Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium.

But just before it gets there, the pack will turn left at the roundabout with Leppings Lane and go up Herries Road - past Radio Hallam on the left - and take a right turn at the roundabout with Moonshine Lane and Shirecliffe Road.

Winding its was through Burngreave the riders eventually make their way via Gower Street and Sutherland Street onto Savile Street East and Brightside Lane.

A left onto Upwell Street is quickly followed by a right onto Holywell Road.

Then, following a sharp left, comes one of the biggest challenges of the weekend at Jenkin Road - one of the steepest stretches of road anywhere on this year’s Tour route. Up to 60,000 people are expected to cram onto that stretch of the route to watch, with spectacular views at the top looking down on Sheffield’s steel mills.

It could be one of the most rewarding places to watch as the incline slows some to a relative crawl.

The 800m long street with a 30 per cent maximum gradient, 5km from the end of the stage, will sort the men from the boys and could lead to some stage-winning attacks.

Turning right off Jenkin Road onto Newman Road the race heads towards Meadowhall via Barrow Road and Meadowhall Road.

Meadowhall Way takes the race round the shopping centre and via Vulcan Road onto Sheffield Road and then Attercliffe Common for a final sprint to cross the finish line, just after the junction with Broughton Lane, outside Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

The 101st Tour will then race from Cambridge to London prior to the French stages. It will arrive in Ypres in time to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War One.

The Tour will head to some unfamiliar climbs in eastern France before heading down to the Alps and across to the Pyrenees before the penultimate stage - a 54km individual time trial between Bergerac to Perigueux, which could decide the winner of the Tour.

The 21st and final stage will finish, as usual, at the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on Sunday, July 27.

* For more race information and to see the official map of Stage One and Two visit www.letour.yorkshire.com.

THE SHEFFIELD ROUTE: SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014:

Here’s the Tour de France Sheffield Route - road by road from Oughtibridge to Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (21km/13.1 miles)

1. Station Lane, Oughtibridge.

2. Continue onto Oughtibridge Lane

3. Turn right onto Skew Hill Lane

4. Continue onto Salt Box Ln

5. Head northeast on Salt Box Ln toward Penistone Rd/A61

6. Take the first right onto Halifax Rd/A61

7. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Herries Rd/A6102

8. Turn left to stay on Herries Rd/A6102

9. Head northeast on Herries Rd/A6102

10. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Shirecliffe Rd

11. Continue onto Cooks Wood Rd

12. Head south on Cooks Wood Rd toward Rutland Rd/B6070

13. Turn left onto Rutland Rd/B6070

14. Head southeast on Minna Rd/B6070 toward Burngreave Rd/A6135

15. Slight right onto Burngreave Rd/A6135

16. Head northeast on Brunswick Rd/B6080 toward Ellesmere Rd (go through first roundabout)

17. Head east on Gower St/B6080 toward Sorby St

18. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Sutherland St/B6082

19. Head northeast on Savile St E/A6109 toward Windsor St

20. Head northeast on Brightside Ln/A6109 toward Fell St

21. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Upwell St/A6102

22. Head west on Upwell St/A6102 toward Carlisle St E/B6082

23. Turn right onto Holywell Rd/B6082

24. Head northeast on Holywell Rd/B6082 toward Colliery Rd

25. Turn left onto Jenkin Rd

26. Head northwest on Jenkin Rd toward Hyacinth Rd

27. Take the first right onto Newman Rd

28. Head northeast on Newman Rd toward Robin Hood Rd

29. Continue onto Merton Ln

30. Turn right onto Barrow Rd/Route 67/B6082

31. Take the second left onto Barrow Rd/Route 67

32. Turn left onto Barrow Rd

33. Head northeast on Barrow Rd toward Meadowhall Rd/A6109

34. Take the first right onto Meadowhall Rd/A6109

35. Keep right to stay on Meadowhall Rd/A6109

36. Head southeast on Meadowhall Way

37. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Vulcan Rd

38. Keep right to stay on Vulcan Rd

39. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A6178

40. Finish line outside Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Attercliffe Common/A6178.


 
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