Verity: First Tour de Yorkshire could net £40m for economy

Welcome to Yorkshire boss Gary Verity believes the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire could brink £30-40m to the local economy

Yorkshire caravan, Tour de France 2013, stage five

Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire believe the three-day race this May could bring up to £40m to the local economy.

Gary Verity, of Welcome to Yorkshire, believes the number could be proportionally as significant as that experienced by the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in the county last July.

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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.