David Harmon introduces the Tour de France

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23/05/2014

Everything you wanted to know about the Le Grand Départ but were afraid to ask!

Over 100 of the Region’s key business leaders gathered to hear leading cycle commentator, David Harmon, offer his unique insight into Le Grand Départ at a special lunch hosted by Walker Morris and thebusinessdesk.com on Wednesday 21 May.

The event, entitled ‘Everything you wanted to know about Le Grand Départ but were afraid to ask’ provided a perfect introduction to the Tour de France ahead of its arrival in Yorkshire on 5 July.  Harmon explained to the audience what they could expect from Le Tour and said “it will be the best Grand Départ of all time. There is no doubt about it, this will be the most spectacular ever.”

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Click on the image above to view the interview with David Harmon

David Harmon, who through his career at Eurosport, SkySports and other leading sports channels, has become the voice of cycling for over a decade. He is recognised nationally and internationally for his presentation of the sport in his straight-forward, knowledgeable and inimitable humorous way.

Peter Considine, partner at Walker Morris said:

“Yorkshire’s beautiful landscape and cycling go hand in hand so cycling has always been popular in the county, but having the world’s greatest cycle race come to Yorkshire is inspiring a whole new audience for the sport. With this in mind, we wanted to create an event that made the complexities of grand tour stage racing, and Le Tour in particular, more readily understandable for this newer audience so they can get the most out of the Grand Départ.  After all, making sense of complex situations is what we look to do for our clients every day so the theme seemed to fit very well with our approach here at Walker Morris.”

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Click on the image above to view the interview with Peter Considine and Richard Townsend

The briefing was followed by a Q&A fielded by David Parkin from thebusinessdesk.com. The briefing promoted a whole range of questions to David Harmon about Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome and his views on the Ladies Le Tour.

Peter Considine added:

“We are extremely grateful to David Harmon, who through his career at Eurosport, SkySports and other leading sports channels became the voice of cycling for over a decade, for presenting his unique insight to the event in a fantastically witty, knowledgeable and straight-forward way. David’s enthusiasm for the sport is infectious and his ability to explain the strategy, tactics and highlights of Le Tour has helped us all to a much better appreciation of the great race. Roll on Le Grand Départ!”

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Click on the image above to view the interview with Nick Cannon and Tim Cameron Jones

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