Hull to host three-day Grand Depart legacy race

Yorkshire will host new event organised by Tour de France organiser ASO from 2015 - Sponsor yet to be found for three-day race

Yorkshire, Le Tour 2014, Sheffield Grand Prix 2013

As the countdown to the Yorkshire Grand Depart ticks to a conclusion, Welcome to Yorkshire’s Gary Verity, the man who with his team bought the Tour de France to Yorkshire, revealed more details about a legacy event for the county.

Verity first spoke about a new three-day race in Yorkshire earlier this year, organised by Tour owner ASO. He said: “We are working closely with ASO and British Cycling to continue the lasting legacy of Yorkshire’s Grand Départ by delivering this new race for Yorkshire from 2015, which will rank as a major new addition to the global cycling calendar. It has the potential to take in wider parts of the county and will help affirm Yorkshire as a cycling heartland of Europe.”

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