The Tour de Yorkshire canceled for the third consecutive year

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Aug 31 (Reuters) – The 2022 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling race has been canceled due to “escalating financial challenges” following the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on Tuesday.

The last two editions of the multi-stage race, which attracts the world’s best teams and riders as well as thousands of fans for a sporting race on hilly roads, have been canceled due to continued uncertainty over the pandemic.

The event was born after the success of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014 in Yorkshire.

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James Mason, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, which organizes the event with Tour de France owners Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), said the two bodies had mutually agreed to cancel the event.

“We intended to make the race happen, but unfortunately some circumstances were out of our control and sometimes you have to make big calls for the right reasons,” Mason said in a statement.

“The people of Yorkshire are proud and we only want the best for the county. We always have the ambition to put on big events to put Yorkshire on the world stage and we will continue to work with our partners to plan them. “

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Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris

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