Colourful Yorkshire flock gears up for the start of iconic race

As the Tour de France kicks off in Leeds this Saturday (July, 5), sheep in North Yorkshire have got their jerseys at the ready to support the cyclists.

Keith Chapman, a farmer from the village of Killinghall, North Yorkshire, has painted his sheep in colours of the Tour de France race jerseys. The tour passes through the village during both the first and second stages this weekend.

Pictured are sheep in the yellow ‘overall leader’, polka dot ‘best climber’ and green ‘best sprinter’ jerseys.

The tour will also pass through York, Sheffield and London before heading to France and finishing at Paris Champs-Élysées, Paris.

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  • I think it's so great to see the lovely humour and enjoyment that the TdeY had brought.... but how confused must the sheep be... suddenly your friend is dressed in extraordinary clothing!

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