Following on from the success of the first two stages of the 2014 Tour de France which took place in the Yorkshire countryside. The Tour de Yorkshire is now in it’s third year.
The three day cycle event, which started in 2015, takes place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. It is now the best attended cycle race in the UK.

Stage three of this years event started in Bradford and before finishing 194.5kms later in Sheffield, took in the following towns and villages

  • Bradford
  • Saltaire
  • Ilkley
  • Addingham 
  • Bolton Abbey
  • Skipton
  • Keighley
  • Haworth
  • Halifax
  • Holmfirth
  • Penistone
  • Sheffield

We picked up the race as it came through our home town of Keighley.

 

 The leading group came through behind the outriders. The support for the small group was amazing.

Five minutes later, or so it seemed, the chasing pack were in view, but within seconds they were through and heading up to towards Haworth and their climb up the cobbled Main Street.

The stage was won by Belgium’s Serge Pauwel, who crossed the line with his teammate Omar Fraile.

Fraile eventually came second overall in the tour to Pauwels first position.

Tour de Yorkshire

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