Bid team hail Tour de France impact on Yorkshire economy

HOSTING the Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire will leave an economic legacy of at least £100m and a sporting legacy for more than a decade.

That was the view of those behind the successful bid to bring the first two stages of next year's elite cycling event to the region.

Further details of the two Yorkshire stages were given after the routes were revealed by yesterday.

Speaking at a packed press conference held at Leeds Town Hall, Gary Verity, chief executive of touris... For the full story register now for free or login below...