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The new Tour de Yorkshire trophy has been unveiled at a primary school in Leeds.
Schoolchildren at Bludenell Primary School were given a chance to get their hands on the trophy for the first time.
The new trophy has been crafted in the shape of the famous letter Y for Yorkshire, and will be presented to the winner of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire which takes place on May 1 to 3.
The trophy has been made by Thomas Fattorini - a firm which originally began in Yorkshire.
One part of the company, known back in 1827 as Fattorini & Sons of Bradford, made the FA Cup trophy which Bradford City won that very first year in 1911. The company also made the Rugby League Challenge Cup.
The company’s history and Yorkshire roots make them the perfect partner for providing the inaugural race trophy and medals. We were thrilled when we saw the design and even more excited when we saw the trophy for the first time.
The trophy will now embark on a mini-tour around the county during the next few weeks before returning for the race on May 1 – 3, with the first ever winner of the Tour de Yorkshire being presented with the trophy on Sunday May 3 in Roundhay Park in Leeds.
It is 45 days until The Tour de Yorkshire, the cycling event organised after the huge success of last year's Grand Depart.
It has also been confirmation that some big names will be taking part.
They include Sir Bradley Wiggins, Marcel Kittel and, the women's race, Paralmpic champion Dame Sarah Storey.
Jonny Blair was at the official announcement in Scarborough.
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It has been announced that this year's Tour de Yorkshire cycling event will also feature a women's race.
The women's road race will held on the York circuit of the Tour de Yorkshire when it visits the town on Saturday the second of May. The inaugural event - which follows on from last year's Grand Depart - will begin in Bridlington the day before.
The family and friends they described as 'a hero' in the cycling community have said their final goodbyes.
Craig Armitage died after his bike collided with a car during an event in North Yorkshire. A few days later, those he rode alongside paid tribute in a mass cycle through Otley.
He was looking forward to what he was going to be doing with his cycling - teaching kids, coaching them.
I remember speaking to him just before he left that day, he was so passionate.
The father-of-three regularly raised money for charity by long-distance rides. Since his death, friends have raised more than £16,000 to support his family.
Hundreds turned out in Craig's home town to pay their respects at his funeral:
Friends and family of Otley cyclist Craig Armitage say the funeral today was a "fitting tribute" to the man who devoted his life to cycling.
The 34-year-old father of three died last month after a collision near Bolton Abbey.
Colleague and friend, Gary Hudson, said Craig's "spirit will live on":
Following on from the success of the Tour de France yellow bikes, a Bridlington guest house owner has got into the spirit of the Tour de Yorkshire by decorating bicycles blue to display for the event.
The Tour De Yorkshire will start in the east coast town in May.
The funeral takes place today of a cycling coach from Otley who died in a road accident last month.
Craig Armitage was taking part in a cycling event when he was in collision with a car near Bolton Abbey.
Hundreds turned out for a bike ride in his memory a week later. His private funeral takes place at Otley Parish Church later today.