Cycling: Tour of Yorkshire set for May 2015

Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 2 of the Tour De France in Sheffield, Yorkshire
Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 2 of the Tour De France in Sheffield, Yorkshire

The inaugural Tour of Yorkshire has been confirmed on the UCI calendar for next May after the county’s successful staging of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart.

The May 1 to 3, 2015 three-day race will be run by Welcome to Yorkshire - the organisation that brought the Tour to the UK for a fourth time - and Amaury Sports Organisation, the organisers of the Tour.

The race was announced on the eve of the Tour start in Leeds in July, but has now been officially signed off by the UCI, cycling’s world governing body, at meetings held during the Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.