Could Chris Froome ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire? Race organisers aim to attract Tour de France star

Organisers look to tempt Froome away from the Tour de Romandie

Chris Froome celebrates another day in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Pauline Ballet)

The organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire have set their sights on attracting some big names to the race in 2018, with Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, and Marcel Kittel all being targetted.

Extended to a four-day race for the fourth edition next year, the host towns for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire were announced on Wednesday, with Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity hoping to attract some star riders to the north-east of England next May.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.