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BAFTA nomination for Yorkshire Grand Depart coverage

Production company behind Stage 1 TV pictures up against FA Cup semi-final, Monty Python and WW1 commemoration

The production team behind TV coverage of the opening stage of last year’s Tour de France in Yorkshire have been nominated for a Television BAFTA.

The programme, made by specialist road and track cycling production company Vsquared, has been nominated in the Sport & Live Events category.

The three other programmes nominated are:

• The FA Cup Semi-Final between Hull City and Sheffield United

• Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go and

• WW1 Remembered – From The Battlefield & Westminster Abbey.

Three individuals are nominated for the award for the Tour de France coverage - Steve Docherty, Carolyn Viccari and James Venner.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the coverage of Stage 1 of the Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France has been nominated for a BAFTA.

“It was incredible as nearly 4 million people lined the route as the race made its way through the UK.

“The images from the day captured the enormity and excitement of the event and winning a BAFTA would be an incredible achievement for all concerned,” he added.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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El_Gibbo | 9 years ago

Does anyone know where the full stage 2 coverage is available from? Only caught the highlights, and I want to watch the whole stage.

Izaak30 | 9 years ago

I think that stage 2 should've been nominated instead. But then that's only because I was at that and not stage 1

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