British Cycling turns down Tour de Yorkshire bid for fourth day

Tour de Yorkshire will remain a three day event in 2016 after the national governing body rejects bid for a fourth day of racing

Ben Hermans, Tour de Yorkshire stage three

Ben Hermans, Tour de Yorkshire stage three

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Tour de Yorkshire will remain a three day event in 2016 after British Cycling turned down a bid from Welcome to Yorkshire to increase the event to four days in length.

Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY) received the backing of Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this week as they made a bid to extend the race, which enjoyed tremendous success in its inaugural edition over the May Bank Holiday earlier this year.

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