Tour de Yorkshire: what we know

CW takes a closer look at the new, three-day stage race that will take place on these shores in May 2015.

Buttertubs, Tour de France 2014, stage one

The confirmation that the Tour de Yorkshire, a new stage race run organised by Tour de France owner ASO alongside Welcome to Yorkshire, will take place in 2015 hit the headlines last week.

But aside from the typical vagaries found in advance notice press releases, what is actually known about Britain’s newest UCI-ranked stage race? CW takes a look.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.