Wakefield Council may vote in favour of Tour de Yorkshire

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WAKEFIELD looks set to agree to being a host for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next year despite questions being raised over the benefits to the local economy.

Councillors in the city are expected to ignore the recommendation of council officers to reject regional tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire’s invitation to host a stage start or finish of the three-day race in 2017. A report by council officers recommends turning down the chance to host a stage next year but it is understood councillors are likely to over-rule them and press ahead with the event.