Scarborough looks set to witness top-class action

Sir Bradley Wiggins during day one of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 26, 2014. See PA story CYCLING Championships. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire
Sir Bradley Wiggins during day one of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 26, 2014. See PA story CYCLING Championships. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

Scarborough looks set to get its chance to sample world class cycling next year due to the newly-proposed Tour of Yorkshire race.

If approved by the world’s governing body the three-day race will run from May 1 to 3 in 2015.

This comes on the back of the Tour de France’s arrival in Yorkshire, with the main event kicking off this weekend.

Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) said it would be a “breathtaking new race in a region made for cycling”.

UCI is expected to make a decision in September.

The route would include areas that are not part of this year’s Tour de France, which starts in Leeds on Saturday.

The application is for a 2.1 UCI Europe Tour event, which would mean some of the world’s leading cyclists returning to Yorkshire on an annual basis.

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity said: “When we bid to host the Tour de France we did so in the knowledge that this would be the start of a long relationship with ASO.

“Our county is a new cycling heartland of Europe and we look forward to welcoming back some of the world’s best riders in Yorkshire in less than 12 months’ time.”

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme had previously said of Scarborough: “When we visited Yorkshire, Scarborough, the coast and East Yorkshire really captured our imagination and it has stayed long in our hearts. Working with Welcome To Yorkshire, we hope to return here in the future.”