Bridlington date for cycling Olympians


Published: Monday 20th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Cycling fans already knew that Sir Bradley Wiggins would be on the starting line when the Tour de Yorkshire sets off from Bridlington on May 1.

And now it has been announced that fellow Olympic gold medallists Ed Clancy and Samuel Sanchez will also be taking part in the Tour’s men’s race.

Clancy, 30, helped Britain take gold in the team pursuit event in 2008 and again in 2012, while Spaniard Sanchez topped the medal podium seven years ago.

The first stage of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire will see competitors negotiating a route between Bridlington and Scarborough.

Day two will see the riders racing between Selby and York, with the event concluding with a Wakefield to Leeds route on May 3.

Sir Bradley Wiggins, 34, who won the Tour de France in 2012, has announced that he will be leading his Team Wiggins development squad in the event.

The women’s 80km race is to be staged on May 2 where the line-up will include Dame Sarah Storey, who has won multiple Paralympic gold medals in both cycling and swimming.

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Published: Monday 20th April 2015 by The News Editor

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