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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Gearing up for the Tour de Trophy

Photo by 
Simon Wilkinson.
Communities in Scarborough and Settle are gearing up to welcome the official Tour de Yorkshire trophy which goes on tour after Easter.

Each local authority will have on loan the Y-shaped trophy ahead of race weekend and plans include visits to schools as well as events in start and finish towns.

The trophy will be touring throughout April and calls in at Scarborough on Wednesday, April 13, and Settle on Wednesday, April 20 as well as taking in towns in East and West Yorkshire,

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity said: “Having such a beautiful trophy reflects on Yorkshire itself as well as the race. I’m delighted it will be off on its travels and visiting towns and villages along the route before returning to Scarborough on race weekend.”

The trophy, designed and made by hand at world leading trophy makers Thomas Fattorini Ltd, was won by Team Sky’s Lars Petter Nordhaug in 2015.

A new addition for 2016 is a women’s race trophy, also being made by Fattorini’s.

The women’s trophy will be awarded to the winner of the one-day race which takes place before the men’s stage on Saturday 29 April. Organisers are predicting a thrilling finale in Scarborough on Sunday 1 May.

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