The elite riders are now flying round the town - who will win?

Bikers have flown from around the world to take part in the race, which is the first of its kind in Huddersfield.

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Fifty riders are taking part in the elite race which set off at 8pm, and is one hour and 10 minutes plus five laps.

Riders taking part in that include the Downing brothers, Russ and Dean, who have featured for top continental sides.

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Check out Le Tour route though our area in pictures here

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