Stars turn out for Tour de Yorkshire presentation (gallery)

Bradley Wiggins, Marcel Kittel and Thomas Voeckler were the star turns of the Tour de Yorkshire presentation on Thursday evening

Wiggins was in high demand with the press

Stars of cycling turned out to the presentation of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday in York, to celebrate the start of the thee-day race.

Welcome to Yorkshire chief Gary Verity and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme were in attendance for the ribbon cutting, as was five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).