Olympic-standard velodrome proposed for Leeds

The idea, put forward by Liberal Democrat councillor Brian Cleasby, will be discussed at a meeting of Leeds City Council on July 8

Tour de France
Stage 1 : Leeds - Harrogate
Peloton (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

After 1.5m people took to the streets of Leeds for May's Tour de Yorkshire, councillors are now looking into the possibility of bringing an Olympic-standard velodrome to the city.

The news comes on the back of last year's lucrative hosting of the Tour de France's Grand Départ in the region, as well as the unveiling of an outdoor velodrome in York.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.