THE trophy which will be presented to the winner of the new Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race has been unveiled.

Crafted in the shape of the letter Y it will be presented to the overall winner of the three-day race on May 3.

It has been designed and crafted by the Yorkshire company Thomas Fattorini Ltd, whose earlier commissions include the FA Cup and the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

Director of marketing Tom Fattorini said: “We do business internationally, supplying trophies to the likes of FIFA, and when we were invited to support the production of the Tour de Yorkshire trophy and medals we felt it was a perfect fit given our Yorkshire history.

“We look forward to the winner proudly showing off the new trophy to the world on May 3.”

The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Gary Verity, added: “The company’s history and Yorkshire roots make them the perfect partner for providing the inaugural race trophy and medals.

“We were thrilled when we saw the design and even more excited when we saw the trophy for the first time.

“The excitement is really building now right across the county as we move towards race weekend, when Yorkshire will once again go global.”

The race, which runs from May 1 to 3, will be broadcast on ITV, Eurosport and to more than 100 countries around the world.

The trophy will now embark on a mini-tour around the county during the next few weeks.