Government calls for 2014 Yorkshire Tour de France changes

Map, Tour de France 2014 Grand Depart launch

The Government has called for an 'Olympic-style delivery agency' to oversee the running of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire after an extra £10million was announced yesterday as having been awarded to the event. 

The central government funding, awarded after weeks of lobbying by the Grand Départ bid winners 'Welcome to Yorkshire' and Yorkshire MPs, will be delivered by UK Sport upon organisers making significant changes to its business plan and governance structure.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.