Pedal Heaven will not be granted a late Tour de Yorkshire wildcard place

Pedal Heaven's DS Tim Elverson says that they had hoped their strong start to the season would gain them a late entry

The 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

(Image credit: ASO / G. DEMOUVEAUX)

The Tour de Yorkshire have confirmed that they are unable to offer British Continental team Pedal Heaven a place at next week's race.

Following their successful start to the season and Joe Fry's win at the weekend Tour of the Reservoir, the Hampshire-based outfit reserved hope that Welcome to Yorkshire and ASO, the two organisers of the race, would reverse their decision to reject their application to compete.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.