Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme geastures during a press conference to announce the routes for the 2014 Tour De France at Leeds Town Hall in Leeds, northern England, on January 17, 2013. The 2014 Tour de France will start with a stage between Leeds and Harrogate in the northern English county of Yorkshire on July 5, organisers of cycling's most prestigious and gruelling race announced. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES.
King Phillipe of Belgium (C) and The Tour de France Race Director Christian Prudhomme (R) are seen before giving the start of the 100th edition of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege road race on April 27, 2014 in Liege, Belgium. The 263km race, named 'La Doyenne' is the oldest of the monuments in the cycling calendar.