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Tour de France will be back in Yorkshire, says director

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has claimed it is a case of “when, not if” the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

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ASOs Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme, Scott Thwaites, Grace Garner and Sir Gary Verity at the unveiling of the route for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
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Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish in sights of ambitious Tour de Yorkshire chiefs

Tour de Yorkshire organisers hope to lure Tour de France champion Chris Froome to be the headline act of the third staging of the annual race in 2017.

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‘When, not if’: Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, promises director

TOUR DE France director Christian Prudhomme says it is a case of ‘when, not if’ the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

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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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Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds has been named as the sixth worst UK city for bike thefts.

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Tom Barras NFTO climbs up Scapegoat Hill out of Slaithwaite on the Tour de Yorkshire in 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Barras plea for fresh investors for pro cycling team

Yorkshire cycling veteran Tom Barras is appealing for sponsors to keep his dream of running a professional team alive.

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Extreme cyclist climbs height of Everest for charity

Extreme cyclist climbs height of Everest for charity

A record-breaking cyclist has conquered the equivalent height of Mount Everest to raise money for his friend’s seriously ill child.

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Bradley Wiggins, left, and Mark Cavendish pose with their trophies after winning the six-day race at 't Kuipke velodrome in Ghent, Belgium (Picture: Peter Dejong/AP).

Triumphant Bradley Wiggins back-pedals over leaving stage

Sir Bradley Wiggins insists he is still to make a decision about his future after winning what was expected to be his final event.

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Do events like the Tour de Yorkshire lead to cyclists ignoring road safety laws?

YP Letters: ‘Lycra louts’ are menace on the roads

From: R Winstanley, Nidd Vale Terrace, Harrogate.

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Great Britain's (from left to right) Manon Lloyd, Eleanor Dickinson, Emily Nelson and Emily Kay on the podium.

GB teams strike gold in team pursuit at World Cup

Great Britain’s team pursuit squads won gold medals on day one of the Track World Cup in Glasgow, showing the future on the bike is bright despite a tumultuous year off it.

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Tom Pidcock.

Cycling: European Cyclo-Cross glory for Leeds rider Pidcock

Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock was crowned the Junior European Cyclo-Cross Champion after a powerful display of riding at the title race in France yesterday.

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Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates with his gold medal following victory in the men's team pursuit final, his fifth Olympic Gold. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Cycling falls under parliament spotlight

British Cycling will be asked to explain the use of therapeutic use exemptions at a parliamentary hearing which could address wider issues in the sport.

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Ben Swift spent seven years at Team Sky but has moved on to fellow World Tour team TJ Sport

Ben Swift quits cocoon of Team Sky for starring role

Ben Swift has revealed he quit Team Sky to focus on his goals in 2017.

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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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The Tour de France passes through York in 2014.

YP Letters: Yorkshire cycling boost will improve health of the nation

From: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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England's Andy Tennant with his silver medal following the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Final at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Andy Tennant takes long view over Yorkshire’s staging of Road World Championships

Andy Tennant, a track cyclist from the Black Country who regularly rides the roads around his grandparents’ home in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, has set his sights on helping a Briton win the world road cycling title in Yorkshire in 2019.

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2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain, centre, Australia's Richie Porte, right, and France's Romain Bardet poses during the presentation of the 2017 Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Questions remain over Sir Bradley Wiggins, admits rival Chris Froome

Chris Froome admits questions remain over Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins seeking permission to use triamcinolone.

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The 2014 Tour de France peloton races up Haworth - but will the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire improve cycle safety?

Andrew Vine: Stars welcome but humble cyclist still riding for a fall

CYCLING at this time of year is always a little more hair-raising than I’d like.

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Gold medalist Peter Sagan of Slovakia, center, celebrates on the podium with second place Mark Cavendish of Great Britain, left and third place Tom Boonen of Belgium, after the men's Elite Road Race at the 2016 Road World Championships in Doha. Picture: AP/Alexandra Panagiotidou)

Agony for Mark Cavendish as he misses second world road title by whisker

Mark Cavendish narrowly failed to win his second Road World Championship title in Doha after being beaten on the line by defending champion Peter Sagan.

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Defending champion Lizzie Deignan finishes fourth at Road World Championships

Lizzie Deignan finished fourth in defence of the UCI Road World Championships women’s road race title as Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark won gold in Doha.

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