The crowds waited patiently - and they weren't disappointed!

Le Tour de France sped through Huddersfield in a blur of bikes, lycra and team colours, cheered on by thousands of spectators lining the route.

Huddersfield folk came out in force to witness the iconic bike race, with hundreds more filling spectator hubs in St George's Square, Huddersfield, and Sands Recreation Ground in Holmfirth.

Click below for pictures of Le Tour in Huddersfield and Holmfirth

The Examiner's Joanne Douglas joined spectators on the Huddersfield ring road to watch the cyclists whizz past:

Watch the cyclists whizz through the town centre

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Examiner reporter Nick Lavigueur was among the crowds at Blackley to soak up the atmosphere.

Watch his video of the caravan and cyclists passing through:

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There were dramatic scenes when Richie Porte of Team Sky had an accident along the route, having to dismount for a minute or two before rejoining the race.

More than 60,000 people flocked to Holme Moss to cheer the riders up the steep climb, with TV cameras capturing stunning views of the surrounding countryside as the cyclists snaked uphill.

Don't miss the eight-page Tour de France supplement in tomorrow's Examiner and relive all the excitement!

And keep your eye on our Tour de France live blog for more pictures and videos.

Your Tour de France Yorkshire selfies - can you spot yourself in our gallery?

Did you enjoy Le Grand Depart? Test your Tour de France knowledge with our cycling jargon quiz and Le Tour locations quiz

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