Tour de Yorkshire’s fourth edition has now listed the 8 hosting locations for next season’s tour. They are as follows:
1- Scarborough (North Yorkshire)
2- Barnsley (South Yorkshire)
3- Beverley (East Yorkshire)
4- Ilkley (Bradford)
5- Doncaster (South Yorkshire)
6- Leeds (West Yorkshire)
7- Richmond (North Yorkshire)
8- Halifax (Calderdale)
These are the locations published by the Welcome To Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organization organizers revealed to host the now-expanded four-day men’s cycling race which is planned to take place between 3 and 6 of May.
On the other hand, the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire is also doubling in size going from a one-day race to a two-day race. It will take place in 3 and 4 May next year.
Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity, said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is a true success story and in just three years it has grown to become one of the best attended and most dramatic races on the cycling calendar.”
“Of course, with the men’s race being extended to four days and the women’s race now being held over two, it means we can visit more parts of the county and I know our eight starts and finish locations will put on a real show.”
A successful season
— Tour de Yorkshire (@letouryorkshire) September 28, 2017
This year, the third edition of Tour de Yorkshire took place in April. It clearly showcased an increased interest among fans, sponsors and cyclists returning once again stronger than ever while doubled in size.
A record of 2.2 million spectators lined the route able to generate more than 64 million pounds for the economy of Yorkshire showing once again the success of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.
The tour had also a live streaming in around 180 countries attracting up to 9.8 million global viewers.
Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France at the A.S.O, during an official interview, declared: “The Tour de Yorkshire has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and we are delighted to be working in partnership with such a great team at Welcome to Yorkshire.
“The way people get behind the race in Yorkshire is incredible. We are looking forward to another fantastic edition in 2018.”
— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) September 28, 2017