Helping bring world-class cycling to Yorkshire
The annual 3-day road race attracts some of the world's best riders and we're delighted to be an official partner and sponsor of the coveted points classification sprinter jersey. Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries was also the official stage 3 partner which was a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic work that the bike libraries provide across the communities of Yorkshire.
The green sprinter jersey is worn by the rider who totals up the most sprint points at every stage of the Tour so be sure to look out for the green jersey speeding past. This, coupled with our support for the ground-breaking Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, helps demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to cycling across the county.
The elite cyclists thrilled the record breaking 2.2m spectators over the 490km 3-day Tour at the end of April. Millions also watched on TV around the world. The race weaved through Yorkshire: Bridlington to Scarborough; Tadcaster to Harrogate; and finally, Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield.
Stage 3 final stage winner, Serge Pauwels, riding for Dimension Data, celebrated his first career win of a stage and was also crowned the overall victor. Pauwels’ teammate, Omar Fraile, rode across the line with him in second place. Yorkshire Bank’s Green Sprinter Jersey overall winner was Australian Caleb Ewan, riding for Orica-Scott.
|1||Serge Pauwels||Dimension Data|
|2||Omar Fraile Matarranz||Dimension Data|
|3||Jonathan Hivert||Direct Energie|
If you were one of the millions of supporters lining the streets for Tour de Yorkshire 2017, relive those thrilling moments and capture a sense of the weekend.
Watch the very challenging 3-stages that would test the world’s top cyclists.
Building on the success of 2015, the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 saw over 2 million spectators line the route over the three day event. Yorkshire Bank was an official partner of the Tour and sponsored the men's race sprinter jersey which was won by Dylan Groenewegen. The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries also sponsored stage three of the Tour and Helen Page, Propositions & Marketing Director at Yorkshire Bank, presented Thomas Voeckler with the winner's jersey in Scarborough.
|VOECKLER Thomas||Direct Energie|
|ROCHE Nicolas||Team Sky|
|TURGIS Anthony||Cofidis, Solutions Credits|
|YATES Adam||Orica GreenEDGE|
Adam Yates was also awarded the prize for top British Cyclist.
Helen Page, Propositions & Marketing Director at Yorkshire Bank said; “We’re proud to support cycling in Yorkshire at all levels, from children borrowing library bikes to welcoming professional riders to the county. I hope this exciting race will inspire more riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.”
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Yorkshire Bank is a perfect fit for our race and we’re delighted to have them on board.”
Over 6000 amateur cyclists experienced the unique thrill of the Tour de Yorkshire sportive, paving the way for the pros. Pedalling the path of the Tour de Yorkshire elite on many of the same roads, riders took part in this mass participation event over three distances. Team YB, made of Yorkshire Bank staff and competition winners from across the country, joined the throng taking part in one of the British calendar's most challenging and popular sportives.
Families enjoyed a range of activities at the start and finish lines each day, with information on hand about our popular Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries scheme.