On the back of this year’s incredible start to the Tour de France in Yorkshire, there’s no shortage of offers play host to the Grand Depart in future years.
The Netherlands will kick off next year’s race for the sixth time, a record for a country not bordering France, but there have been plenty of calls for Yorkshire to be re-awarded the honour in 2016.
After getting under way in the picturesque surroundings of Yorkshire, the race spent two days travelling through the county before ending in Sheffield, showing off some of the region’s sensational views to a global audience and increasing tourism to the area significantly.
While the third stage of the Tour received a less carnival atmosphere when it arrived in the south of England, anyone who saw the scenes in Yorkshire will have seen just why there have been so many calls for the event to return to the north of England soon.
The race itself, possibly spurred on by the fantastic opening two stages, lived up to all the hype, with Vincenzo Nibali going on to win the title despite a number of other rivals starting the race ahead of the Italian in the betting odds.