Controversy in Sabatini sprint; Bergen 2017 faces deficit: Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

September 29, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Colbrelli left fuming at Coppa Sabatini while Pasqualon takes biggest career win; Bergen 2017 organisation overwhelmed by donations in face of €7M budget deficit; Dimension Data renews with Anton, signs Welshman Scott Davies; Spanish climber Rafa Valls signs with Movistar for 2018; American Logan Owen signs with Cannondale-Drapac; Latour back to racing after broken pelvis at Tour de France; 2018 Tour de Yorkshire host towns announced; Video: Phil Gaimon’s Worst Retirement Ever takes on Flagstaff in Boulder, Colorado; Video: SRAM engineers party with eTap rear derailleur races; Video: The O Bike Rabbit Hole.

2018 Tour de Yorkshire host towns announced

by CyclingTips

The eight host locations for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire were announced Thursday. The stages for the newly expanded fourth edition will begin or end in: Barnsley (South Yorkshire), Beverley (East Yorkshire), Doncaster (South Yorkshire), Halifax (Calderdale), Ilkley (Bradford), Leeds (West Yorkshire), Richmond (North Yorkshire), and Scarborough (North Yorkshire).

Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) revealed the locations for the newly expanded four-day men’s race, which will take place May 3-6, 2017. The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire, which is growing from one to two days, will be held May 3-4.

The third edition took place in April and saw an estimated 2.2 million spectators line the route,  generating an estimated £64 million for the Yorkshire economy. In addition to the stage race, Yorkshire will play host to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

“The Tour de Yorkshire has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and we are delighted to be working in partnership with such a great team at Welcome to Yorkshire,” said Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France at the A.S.O. “The way people get behind the race in Yorkshire is incredible and we are looking forward to another fantastic edition in 2018.”

The full 2018 race route will be unveiled at The Piece Hall in Halifax on December 5, including exact start and finish locations and the distance and profile of each stage.