OFFICIAL event jerseys for the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, which takes place from May 1 to 3, have been unveiled.

The new kit has been designed by the Yorkshire-based company, Milltag, which has also created the four jerseys to be awarded on the race podium, including the overall event leader, the King of the Mountain, and the sprints jersey.

The jersey, which is in the race’s signature blue colour with a yellow Y, is available in men’s and women’s specific fit, and pre-orders are being taken now.

The Tour de Yorkshire forms part of the legacy of the historic Yorkshire Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France, and will pass through various locations across the Bradford district - such as Haworth, Silsden, Addingham, Ilkley, and Otley - on its third day.

Ed Cowburn, founder of Milltag, said: “Being a proud Yorkshireman, It’s a dream come true that we have been able to work with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire on these jerseys for the first-ever Tour de Yorkshire.

“We took inspiration from the rich heritage of Yorkshire’s textile industry and used Welcome to Yorkshire’s iconic ‘Y’ logo to create a series of individual patterns for each of the winner’s jerseys which appear on the shoulders and pockets, you could say that we’ve woven Yorkshire into every jersey.”

Laurent Lachaux, from ASO, said: “We were instantly impressed with Milltag’s design ideas and very quickly realised we had found a company with great passion for design and for cycling.

“The technical quality of the jerseys is excellent, and as it is combined with a creative and fresh design, we are delighted to unveil this jersey today.”

People can order the jerseys, which cost £55, from