Welcome to Yorkshire respond to 2014 Tour funding announcement

Gary Verity, Tour de France 2014 Grand Depart launch

Welcome to Yorkshire, the organisation behind the successful bid to host the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France, has responded to the announcement yesterday afternoon that the Government is set to conditionally back the event with £10 million.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) agreed to provide the funding on the condition that an "Olympic style delivery agency" was set up. 

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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.