Cricket legend Michael Vaughan at Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire spectators were able to get up close and personal with cricket legend Michael Vaughan as he paid a special visit to the race on Sunday 1 May.  

The former England captain signed autographs and posed for photographs at the JCT600 stand at the finish line in Scarborough on Sunday afternoon as part of his Laureus sports ambassador role for Mercedes-Benz.

Laureus is a global charity that uses the power of sport to improve the lives of young people and Vaughan is attending the race as part of JCT600’s sponsorship of the race.

The Bradford-based company, which is one of the UK’s largest privately owned independent motor groups, returned as the race’s official car supplier for a second year.
They partnered with Mercedes-Benz to provide a fleet of more than 50 vehicles from the prestige marque. The six in-race cars in the men’s race were all Mercedes-Benz C-Class models. 

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: 
 “Last year’s Tour de Yorkshire was a huge success, and much of that was down to the help provided by our fantastic official suppliers. I am delighted to welcome Tissot on board, and am thrilled to see JCT600, Mavic and Milltag returning for a second year.”
Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire, began on Friday 29 April, starting in Beverley and finishing in Settle, Stage Two, on Saturday 30 April, began in Otley and finished in Doncaster, and Stage Three, on Sunday 1 May, began in Middlesbrough and finished in Scarborough.   

Added: 02 May 2016

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