'A case of when not if' the Tour de France returns to Yorkshire

Welcome to Yorkshire are also still in talks with the Vuelta a España to bring the Spanish race to Britain

Tour de France 2014 in Yorkshire (Getty)

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Despite their current financial difficulties, Welcome to Yorkshire has said it's "a case of when not if" either the Tour de France returns to the county or the Vuelta a España is welcomed for the very first time.

It was recently revealed the tourist board has just 12 months to repay a £500,000 loan that prevented its collapse, but the organisation is focused further ahead on when it will next host a Grand Tour.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.