Sheffield announced as Tour de Yorkshire destination

The Tour de Yorkshire will come to Sheffield for the first time next year.

Friday, 2nd December 2016, 1:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:02 pm
The Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough.

The full route for next year’s event, due to take place between April 28 and 30, was revealed yesterday.

Stage one will run between Bridlington and Scarborough, taking in Whitby, while stage two will take riders from Tadcaster to Harrogate, via Knaresborough, Masham and Ripon.

The Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster.

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And stage three, one April 30, will run from Bradford to Sheffield, with four tough climbs in Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge.

Chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Sir Gary Verity said: “I can’t wait to see the world’s best riders tackling these routes. We’ve worked hard to design a course which showcases Yorkshire’s stunning scenery as well as delivering a thrilling sporting event.

“Last year the race attracted two million spectators and generated £60 million for the local economy, and we’ll go from strength to strength again next year.

The event, which was set up after the Tour de France came to Yorkshire in 2014, will take place for the third time next year.

The Tour de Yorkshire in Ilkley.

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