Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 28, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale Pro Cycling Tour de France roster; Former British Olympian dies in cycling crash; Seven WorldTour teams for Revolution Series; Study finds Tour de Yorkshire boosted economy by £60m; Crash determines Canadian men’s road championship; Focus on Marianne Vos

Study finds Tour de Yorkshire boosted economy by £60m

by CyclingTips

A university study found that the Tour de Yorkshire brought in around £60m of economic impact to the area, an increase of £1m from the previous year.

Doncaster - Great Britain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Wild Kirsten (Netherlands / Hitec Products) - Garner Lucy (Great Britain / Wiggle High5) - Floortje Mackaij (Netherlands / Liv - Plantur) pictured during the Tour of Yorkshire - from Otley to Doncaster for women in Yorkshire, England - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016

“Even in the face of some not-so-welcoming weather, these statistics show that the Tour de Yorkshire is rapidly going from strength to strength,” Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire said.

“The people of Yorkshire have really taken the Tour de Yorkshire to their hearts and already we can’t wait for next year.”

While the study found the majority of spectators were from the Yorkshire area, 21% were from elsewhere in the UK or abroad. The amount spent on accommodation was £26m and £33m was spent on non-accommodation items including food, drink, transport and souvenirs.

The race also reported that TV viewership nearly doubled compared to 2015, with 11.4m viewers watching across 178 countries.

Click through to read more at The BBC.