The winner of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire will be raising a shiny, golden Y-shaped trophy above their heads. The elite cycling race is set to take place on May 1st – 3rd this year. The finest of cycling trophies will take a mini-tour around the county over a few weeks before returning for the race in early May.
The golden ‘Y’ was designed and crafted by Yorkshire company Thomas Fattorini Ltd.
Founded in 1827, the company also made the FA cup trophy and the Rugby League Challenge Cup. The Tour de Yorkshire trophy was unveiled at Brudenell Primary School in Leeds, the city where Fattorini first began his education.
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “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 excitement is really building now right across the county as we move towards race weekend, when Yorkshire will once again go global.”