Video: Cycling legend sees Huddersfield transformed into a French farm

CYCLING legend Bernard Hinault, a five times Tour de France winner, was on hand today to see a Yorkshire town centre transmformed into a working French farm.

Bernard Hinault by the Harold Wilson statue outside Huddersfield railway station

Huddersfield’s St George’s Square has undergone the temporary transformation as part of the county’s welcome for this weekend’s Tour de France Grand Depart.

M Hinault, himself an award-winning farmer, was impressed by the mock-up, La Vengeance Des Semis, which is tended by 26 farmers, 24 hours a day.

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It features sheep, chickens, pigs and a cow as well as 1,500 sunflowers, 1,700 lettuces and 700kg of vegetables.

Bernard Hinault by the Harold Wilson statue outside Huddersfield railway station

The farm will remain in place until Friday.

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Bernard Hinault by the Harold Wilson statue outside Huddersfield railway station