NEXT year's Tour de France route will run through Barnsley.
On Sunday, July 6, the Tour's second stage comes to Barnsley as the route travels through parts of the borough.
The route was revealed at a press conference in Paris earlier on Wednesday morning, where all the stages of the 2014 Tour have been announced to the teams, dignitaries and media.
Entering Barnsley from the A6024 Woodhead and Peak District area, the peloton will ride past Salter’s Brook Bridge, over the Flouch roundabout, through Langsett on the A616, and leaves the Barnsley borough at Midhopestones, travelling on to Sheffield, where the stage will finish.
Over the next few months, Barnsley Council will be working with a variety of organisations, businesses, cycling clubs and communities to ensure anyone coming to Barnsley to be a part of the Tour de France has the best experience possible.
In the build up to the arrival of the Tour, detailed information will be given to residents, businesses and visitors regarding the impact of the race on Barnsley. We'll make sure you get each bit of information.
Christian Prudhomme, director of Le Tour, said: “
"We're excited to take Le Tour back to Britain again. I know the Grand Depart in Yorkshire will be visually stunning and technically challenging and the third stage from the cycling city of Cambridge to the historic heart of London will provide a fitting finale.
"The British cycling fans are passionate people and I'm sure they will line the routes of the three stages cheering the teams and riders all the way from Yorkshire to London, providing an unforgettable start to the 2014 Tour."
Diana Terris, Barnsley Council's chief executive, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Barnsley as we welcome such a high profile, international event to our borough.
"I hope that the hard work we're putting into being part of the Tour de France will create a wonderful legacy for cycling in Barnsley."
The 101st edition of Le Tour will start on Saturday, July 5 in Leeds before travelling 120 miles to Harrogate, where the first Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France 2014 will be awarded.
The next day, the riders will leave York for Sheffield on a tricky 125-mile stage whose final section will include a climb of Holme Moss.