Coronavirus: Tour de Yorkshire 2020 postponed because of pandemic

Tour de Yorkshire 2019
The race passed through the historic West Yorkshire village of Haworth in 2019

This year's Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The sixth edition of the race had been scheduled to take place across the county from 30 April to 3 May.

Dates are being looked at for the event to be staged later on in the year.

Peter Box CBE, chair of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "The health and well-being of everyone across the region, and the country, is frankly more important than a sporting event."

The race that is a legacy of the county hosting the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France.

Chris Lawless became the first Briton to win the men's Tour de Yorkshire in 2019 and Marianne Vos claimed overall victory in the women's race.