Sheffield Council chief says ‘only fair’ to let other towns star in Tour race

Sheffield Council has said it is ‘only fair’ to allow other towns to enjoy the new Tour de Yorkshire race, after it was confirmed there will be no start or finish stages in Sheffield.

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for culture, confirmed the council did not submit a bid to be involved in the race.

The Grand Départ of this year’s Tour de France had a finish in Sheffield.