Prime Minister backs plans for expanded Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire could become a four-day race in 2016 after the success of its first year and Prime Minister David Cameron supports the growth

Podium, Tour de Yorkshire stage three

Podium, Tour de Yorkshire stage three

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Prime Minister David Cameron says he is impressed by plans to grow the Tour de Yorkshire, with preparations for the 2016 race already well underway.

The race, held on three days at the start of May, attracted over 1.5m people to the county as WorldTour and domestic teams battled it out over testing terrains.

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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.