Tour de Yorkshire cancelled for third consecutive year
Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire have confirmed that the race will not be taking place for a third year in a row.
Both the 2020 and 2021 races were cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and now officials have confirmed the 2022 race will not be taking place due to ‘escalating financial challenges and uncertainties.’
The four-day event typically brings thousands of viewers to the county to spectate a race of more than 370 miles as well as the women’s two-day race.
Th event began back in 2015 as a legacy event after the county hosted the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in 2014.
British Cycling Chief Executive Brian Facer said: “Clearly this is very disappointing news for everyone who recognises the value the Tour de Yorkshire brings to the county and to cycling in Britain. This is not just about the economic boost that top level bike racing has brought to Yorkshire, but also in the huge numbers of people who have been inspired to cycle themselves.”
“We will continue to work with Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O. to secure major cycling events in the future. In the meantime, we know that Yorkshire remains passionate about cycling and we are working every day with our colleagues and partners to provide more opportunities for people from communities across the county to get on their bikes.”
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