Helping bring world-class cycling to Yorkshire
The annual 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. The green sprinter jersey is worn by the rider who totals the most sprint points at every stage of the Tour.
Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries is also the official stage 3 partner which is a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic work that the bike libraries do across the communities of Yorkshire. This, coupled with our sponsorship of the sprinter jersey, helps demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to cycling across the county.
Following the phenomenal success over the last three years, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) announced that the Tour de Yorkshire will grow from a 3 to a 4 day event.
The stages for the newly expanded fourth edition will begin or end in:
Many of the host towns announced are also home to Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, a direct legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire, which aim to offer every child in Yorkshire access to a bike. So far 46 libraries have opened across the county and over 5,000 bikes have been donated.
The full 2018 race route will be unveiled on Tuesday 5 December 2017 - this announcement will include exact start and finish locations and the distances.
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.