Tour de Yorkshire route announced

Ruben Hill
December 5, 2017

The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will not be visiting Bridlington, but cycling enthusiasts will not have far to travel to catch a glimpse of the star names.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire, announced the route for next May's race at a press conference in Halifax this morning (Tuesday).

"I remember as a kid, Billy Bremner and Don Revie standing on the steps of the town hall addressing thousands of people".

It will take place between May 3-6 and have a total four stages. In a report by the BBC, it was suggested that the 30-time Tour de France stage victor would compete in the race for the first time.

As of 2018, the Tour de Yorkshire will be raced over four days, with the race expanding for its third edition.

Alongside the Richmond to Scarborough journey these will be Beverley to Doncaster, Barnsley to Ilkley and, finally, Halifax to Leeds.

The women's race that runs concurrently is also set to expand, doubling from one day to two as of next year.

"There's a real buzz in the pro peloton about Yorkshire - that's down to the Tour de France, the Tour de Yorkshire, the world championships coming here in 2019, and primarily the people of Yorkshire we get coming out".

The Tour was launched in 2015 after being the stage for the 2014 Grand Depart.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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