Tour de Yorkshire is go

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Published: Friday 1st May 2015 by The News Editor

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East Yorkshire cycling fans can see Bradley Wiggins set off in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire on Friday lunchtime.

Sir Bradley is among the competitors looking to win the three-day 500km (310-mile) race which starts in Bridlington.

The 35-year-old 2012 Olympic gold medallist and others will start the first 174km (108 mile) leg from Sewerby to Scarborough at midday.

This will follow South Marine Drive’s ceremonial launch by Bridlington Spa at 11.45am.

Saturday’s stage two sees the bikers travel 174km (108 miles) again, this time linking Selby with York. Contestants cycling Sunday’s last stage will travel 167km (103 miles) between Wakefield and Leeds.

Officials picked Yorkshire’s easterly regions and coastline on the North Sea which were overlooked during the Tour de France event.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s executive, Gary Verity, said he wanted all involved to have a “memorable” and “fabulous” time at this “historic” event.

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Published: Friday 1st May 2015 by The News Editor

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