'You cannot compare the Tour de Yorkshire to any other race'

Defending champion Thomas Voeckler talks about his final appearance in the Tour de Yorkshire, and why the race is unique on the calendar

Thomas Voeckler wins Tour de Yorkshire 2016 stage three

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Thomas Voeckler says that he is relishing the chance to defend his title in the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, starting on Friday, April 28 - an event which he describes as unique.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.