Le Tour de France may have left town - but tomorrow's stage in France has a special link to Huddersfield.

More than a week after they whizzed through the city centre took on the gruelling Holme Moss climb the cyclists will be setting off from Besancon in eastern France - which is twinned with Kirklees.

Besancon, France is twinned with Kirklees
Besancon, France is twinned with Kirklees
 

Today the competitors are enjoying a rest day in the city, located near France's border with Switzerland.

The publicity caravane will depart from the city, the capital of the Franche-Comte region, at 10.30am tomorrow morning, before the cyclists begin the 11th Stage at 12.30pm.

Besancon is twinned with towns in Russia, Germany, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Romania, Italy, Israel, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and the USA and is also the birthplace of celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.

The historic city is renowned for its beauty and its Vauban citadel has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of its main industries is clock making - giving it the nickname 'the city of time' - making it an ideal setting for a Tour de France time trial.

The 187.5km stage route will head south, finishing in Oyonnax, which is welcoming Le Tour for the very first time.

Thousands turned out to line the route when Le Tour sped through Huddersfield during Stage 2 of Yorkshire's Grand Depart.

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