Tour de Yorkshire set to expand men's and women's races in 2018

Tour de Yorkshire set to expand men's and women's races in 2018

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British Cycling chief executive, Julie Harrington, has welcomed the decision by the UCI to endorse the increase in duration of the men's and women's race at the Tour de Yorkshire.

The UCI have supported the extension of men’s race to four days and the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire to two days. The start and finish destinations for 2018’s event will be announced on 28 September, with the full route then being unveiled on 5 December.

British Cycling chief executive, Julie Harrington, said: “"We welcome the decision by the UCI to endorse the increase in duration of both the men's and women's races at the Tour de Yorkshire as a sign of the fantastic work done by Welcome to Yorkshire in collaboration with British Cycling in building an event which inspires people across Britain to get active by getting on their bikes.

"We look forward to working with the Tour de Yorkshire team to finalise our agreement."