Cumbria gained its best-ever economic boost of more than £5m from holding Stage Two of the Tour of Britain cycle race in September. The economic benefit to Cumbria was much greater this year than in any of the previous six occasions the county has hosted the country's premier road cycling event, making it a truly magnificent seventh!
The Tour of Britain, the UK's biggest professional cycle race, was recognised at the glittering annual awards dinner of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) on Thursday evening as the Sporting Event of the Year.
With exactly one month to go until Christmas Day make sure you don't miss out on the chance to get a lasting memento of this year's amazing edition of the Tour of Britain, with our official poster collection the ideal gift for any avid cycling fan.
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The Tour of Britain, British Cycling's premier road cycling event and the UK's national Tour, has been shortlisted for the Global Sport Tourism Awards, which take place next week at the WTM Global Sport Tourism Summit in London.
During the Tour of Britain ITV4 spoke to Lotto Soudal's stagiare James Shaw, as the 20-year-old from Nottinghamshire, rode as a trainee for the World Tour team. Earlier this month Shaw signed for the Lotto Soudal team for 2017 partly because of his performance in his national Tour in the service of Stage One winner Andre Greipel and fourth overall Tony Gallopin.