The full route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire has been unveiled at the Piece Hall in Halifax.
Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Tuesday morning with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme.
Mark Cavendish – winner of 30 Tour de France stages, a UCI Road World Championship and numerous other accolades – was one of the many star riders in attendance along with a host of Yorkshire cycling legends such as Brian Robinson, Malcolm Elliott and Denise Burton-Cole.
As part of Stage Four, which has been dubbed ‘The Yorkshire Terrier’, the tour will finish in Leeds on The Headrow in the city centre, which famously in 2014, hosted the start of the Tour de France Grand Départ.
Speaking on the news that Leeds will host the finale of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, May 6, the leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake, said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that Leeds has been chosen to host the big finale of next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Each year this exciting sporting event gets bigger and better and helps to put our region firmly on the map, both nationally and internationally.
“I’m sure people in communities across Leeds will once again create another brilliant and unforgettable atmosphere when the tour arrives next year.”
For more information regarding the full route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, please see: https://www.yorkshire.com/ or on Twitter: @letouryorkshire