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Eyes of the cycling world on Tadcaster

It was summed up pretty well by Sir Gary Verity who said on Friday: "2017 will be Tadcaster’s year!"

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Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Video: Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Pateley and Tadcaster primed for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

Stage two of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Tadcaster, taking in Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and Ripon before finishing in Harrogate.

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Sir Gary Verity believes rural Britain could be enjoying far greater benefits from overseas tourism than is currently being realised.  Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Tour de Yorkshire: Venues announced for Britain’s top cycling event

The host towns and cities for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled.

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Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, as Yorkshire is chosen to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, during a press conference at the Welcome to Yorkshire offices, Leeds.

Now let’s add a fourth day to Tour de Yorkshire, says Verity

WELCOME to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity is hoping the successful bid to bring the 2019 road world championships to the region will persuade British Cycling to give the Tour de Yorkshire an extra day.

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Lottery millions helping to bring world's top cyclists to Yorkshire for 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships

Lottery millions for Yorkshire cycling showcase 'will enhance UK as world leading host'

Millions of pounds of National Lottery funding for the 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships will help Yorkshire enhance the UK's reputation as a world leading host, says the head of UK Sport.
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Tour de France 2014 - Stage 2, York to Sheffield - Yorkshire, England - The peloton Passes through Addingham for the second time in Le Tour. (Picture: SWPix.com)

Racing into the history books: Yorkshire wins bid to host 2019 Road World Cycle Championships

Yorkshire’s standing as the capital of world cycling was confirmed today when it was announced that the county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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Harrogate hosting the Tour de France in 2014. The UCI Road World Championships will come to Yorkshire in 2019.

Excitement across world peloton at return to Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s selection as host for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships has been greeted with delight across the peloton.

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Mark Cavendish (centre) shakes hands with Alberto Contador (left) and Chris Froome at the start of of the first stage of the Tour de France in in Leeds. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire awaits UCI decision over hosting cycling World Championships

Yorkshire is confident of being named host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships on Wednesday.

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‘Fat to fit’ cyclists to feature in new Dales film campaign

An Ilkley cycle clothing brand has launched a campaign to help persuade people of all shapes and sizes to get on their bikes.

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RIO VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: Yorkshire's Ed Clancy gears up to equal Sir Bradley Wiggins' five Olympic golds

Yorkshire's Olympic cycling superstar Ed Clancy hopes to equal Sir Bradley Wiggins' total of five gold medals.

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VOTE: Which Yorkshire athletes will medal at Rio 2016?

The Rio Olympics formally gets underway tonight as the hundreds of athletes parade around the Maracana for the opening ceremony.

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Britain's Chris Froome. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tour de France: Chris Froome now looks ready to repel Nairo Quintana’s customary ambush

Two years ago, as he reclined in his chair at Rudding Park in Harrogate on the eve of Yorkshire’s staging of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, Sir Dave Brailsford gave a revealing insight into the mind of one of his sport’s great winners.

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Does the bike fit?

Column: Cycling Sense with Tony Booth

With cycling enthusiasts becoming increasingly serious about optimising their performance, a good place to start is to ensure that your bike gives you the optimum riding position.

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Tour de Yorkshire. The men's race passes All Saints Church in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

‘Fantastic’ Tour de Yorkshire worth £50m-plus to economy

There can be no doubt that the people of Yorkshire have taken the spectacle of professional cycling to heart, and this weekend offered yet further proof of such glowing sentiments.

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Sir Gary Verity, Chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire has praised Beverley's role in the Tour de Yorkshire

Fourth day for Tour de Yorkshire a ‘no-brainer’

The addition of an extra day to the Tour de Yorkshire in the future is a “no-brainer” but the decision lies with British Cycling, Sir Gary Verity said.

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As it happened: 2016 Tour de Yorkshire

Thomas Voeckler wins the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire in front of incredible crowds in Scarborough.

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Thomas Voeckler, Direct Energie, crosses the finish line in Scarborough's North Bay to win the stage and take the overall honours from Team Sky's Nico Roche.
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Tour de Yorkshire: Thomas Voeckler wins blue jersey in Scarborough

A HUGE crowd cheered French star Thomas Voeckler to a thrilling victory in the Tour de Yorkshire.

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Team Sky's Danny Van Poppel (right) wins stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire. (Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Tour de Yorkshire still shines brightly despite blackout

On the day the town’s football club were all-but relegated, and 24 hours before its rugby union team play the biggest game in their history, Doncaster witnessed a quite thrilling finale to the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

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As it happened: Otley, Pontefract and Doncaster shine in Tour de Yorkshire

Team Sky’s Danny van Poppel won the second stage of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, after Kirsten Wild won the women’s race, with technical issues meaning neither race was fully televised as planned.

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