Yorkshire confirm interest in hosting European Road Cycling Champs; decision expected Sunday

Welcome to Yorkshire have put their county in the running to replace Nice as the host of the European Road Cycling Championships

The 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

(Image credit: ASO / G. DEMOUVEAUX)

Yorkshire will learn on Sunday (August 14) if they have beaten off competition from two rivals to host September's European Road Cycling Championships.

The French city of Nice was supposed to host the inaugural championships between September 14 and 18 but the high terror threat in the wake of the Bastille Day attacks means the event was postponed.

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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.