Tour de France will not visit Bridlington

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THE Tour de France will not visit Bridlington in 2014, with York being the closest location for cycling fans to see the race.

The opening stages of the Tour, the Grand Depart, will be staged in Yorkshire next year and it was hoped that cyclists would visit the east coast.

The potential economic benefit of the Tour visiting Yorkshire is estimated at hundreds of millions of pounds, but it appears that Bridlington and the East Riding will not see a penny.

The first stage of the race will begin in Leeds and finish in Harrogate, while stage two will start in York and finish in Sheffield.

Then the tour moves south for the third stage, running from Cambridge through to the Olympic Park and the Mall in London.

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