Published On: Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014 on 10:51 am

Host locations for Tour de Yorkshire 2015 revealed

Yellow Tour Statue Leeds

The start and finish locations of a new world-class professional cycle race in Yorkshire have been announced.

Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York, will all feature in the Tour de Yorkshire event taking place between 1 and 3 May.

The three-day cycle race was announced in September and will be the third international cycle race held annually in Great Britain, joining the Tour of Britain and RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

It has been approved by governing body UCI and will be run by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation, which operates the Tour de France.

Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, said: “I am delighted we are returning to Yorkshire, where we saw the grandest ever Grand Depart for the Tour de France. It is clear the people of Yorkshire are passionate about cycling and we can’t wait to bring them this new race.”

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, said: “This is another huge milestone for Yorkshire as we position the county as the cycling heartland of Europe.

“This is the first ever Tour de Yorkshire. I am confident it will become a huge annual event and something that will raise Yorkshire’s profile year on year.”

It is hoped the event, which will be broadcast on television, will attract some of the world’s leading cyclists.

The route details for the Tour de Yorkshire will be revealed on 21 January.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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