A NEW Rotherham-based cycling team has clinched a place in this year's Tour de Yorkshire.
Holdsworth Racing, managed by former pro Dean Downing and captained by his racing brother Russ, have been chosen among the 40 teams to take part in the showpiece event from May 3-6.
Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity said: "The demand from teams looking to compete in the Tour de Yorkshire is always high and that reflects the esteem in which our race is regarded.
"Having the best teams in the business coming to Yorkshire is a massive coup and we're delighted to have a record number of British-based teams pitting themselves against the world's finest riders."
Holdsworth, a prominent professional bike racing team in the 1970s, has been revived by Rotherham-based bike retailer Planet X, founded by Dave Loughran.
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