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Tour de Yorkshire 2020 postponed

Tour de Yorkshire 2020 postponed

Published by Harry Long at 5:39pm 17th March 2020.

The Tour de Yorkshire 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus.  

  • The Tour de Yorkshire 2020 has been postponed.
  • It's due to coronavirus.
  • It's not clear when the race will now be held.  

It's not clear when the race will now be held.  

The decision comes following consultations with stakeholders and sponsors.

Peter Box CBE, Chair of Welcome to Yorkshire said:

“The race is a great spectacle, but we all know that the health and well-being of everyone across the region, and the country, is frankly more important than a sporting event. Our attention now turns to supporting those tourism businesses across the region, many still reeling from the floods, during this unprecedented crisis.”

A statement on the Tour de Yorkshire website reads: 

"Welcome to Yorkshire, ASO and British Cycling are working with the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) to find alternative dates in the international cycling calendar for the race to take place.

Welcome to Yorkshire understands the impact that postponing the race will have on the tourism industry across the region. This early decision gives us the opportunity to focus our efforts on how we can support businesses at this time and continue to promote the region as a destination to visit going forward."