Tour de Yorkshire 2021 postponed to 2022
Nov 12 2020 05:37 am CET

Tour de Yorkshire 2021 postponed to 2022
Tour de Yorkshire 2021 postponed to 2022
Tour de Yorkshire

The organisation of the Tour de Yorkshire has confirmed that the 2021 edition of the race will be postponed until 2022.

Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) -organisators of the race- have taken this decision after in-depth and constructive discussions that also included all the tourism agency's local authority partners. In 2020, the race was supposed to take place between April 30 and May 3 of 2020 and now it has been postponed until 2022.

"During these uncertain times Welcome to Yorkshire need to focus on the immediate needs of the industry without committing both financial and human resources towards any activity or event that we cannot be certain of," said Welcome to Yorkshire's Chief Executyive James Mason. "Cycling has become synonymous with Yorkshire and the Tour de Yorkshire has become a firm fixture on the world cycling calendar due to the reception the riders and teams receive in our county. Whilst it is very disappointing that we will be bereft of this wonderful race for another year the decision we have made it the right one and perhaps the only one we could make.

"The uncertainty in front of us meant it was impossible to plan or commit the resource that the race needs. This has been a mutual decision made by Welcome to Yorkshire and the A.S.O. and we will all now look forward to putting all our energies into bringing the race back bigger and better than ever in 2022."

"We fully understand Welcome to Yorkshire's position and are totally associated with this joint decision," added Yann Le Moenner, Director General of ASO. "We have worked a lot together since the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014 to put the Tour de Yorkshire on the top of the international cycling calendar.

"This work is obviously not wasted, and we will collectively do our best to re-launch the event in 2022 and give the chance to the world's best riders to be on the Yorkshire roads in front of one of the most enthusiastic audiences the cycling world has ever seen."
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