Monday, 22 December 2014

Tour de Yorkshire

After the excitement and build up to the grand depart and first stages of this year's Tour de France, there is now a new cycle race that is going to be based in Yorkshire.
Here's the details from 'Welcome to Yorkshire'.

Excitement is building after the key locations were announced that will host a start or finish line for the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race.
Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York will all host a prestigious start or finish of the new UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour race.
The race, which will be held on 1-3 May (Friday to Sunday), is expected to become a flagship cycling event in the UK in 2015 and an outstanding cycle race in the international calendar, including the participation of top international teams. It will be broadcast live on national TV and throughout Europe.
The full route details, including what role these key locations will play, will be revealed on January 21st, on the 100 days to go to the race.
The Tour de Yorkshire is a new race being held by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling.
A recent independent report found the Grand Départ of the Tour de France generated over £100m for the Yorkshire economy and we are confident this new race will further raise the profile of our county and attract visitors - helping businesses big and small.
A mass sportive with several distances will be held on day three (3 May). The Tour de Yorkshire Ride is the unique opportunity for sportive riders in the UK to experience the Tour de France legacy and to pave the way for the pro riders. The sportive will take place on the same day and roads as the 3rd and final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire pro ride. Some of the riders and roads used were also in action at the Yorkshire Grand Départ 2014. Three distances and a women only Cycletta will also be available. For more information click here.
Keep up to date at www.letouryorkshire.com and on Twitter @letouryorkshire

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