Tour de Yorkshire 2018 host towns revealed
The eight host locations for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire have been announced.
The stages for the newly expanded fourth edition will begin or end in:
Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) revealed the locations for the newly expanded four-day men’s race which will take place between May 3 and 6.. The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire – which is doubling in size from one to two days – will be held over between May 3 and 4.
Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is a true success story and in just three years it has grown to become one of the best attended and most dramatic races on the cycling calendar.
“Of course, with the men’s race being extended to four days and the women’s race now being held over two, it means we can visit more parts of the county and I know our eight start and finish locations will put on a real show.”
Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France at the A.S.O, said: “The Tour de Yorkshire has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and we are delighted to be working in partnership with such a great team at Welcome to Yorkshire.
“The way people get behind the race in Yorkshire is incredible and we are looking forward to another fantastic edition in 2018.”
The full 2018 race route will be unveiled at The Piece Hall in Halifax on December 5, and will include exact start and finish locations and the distance and profile of each stage.