Communities across Yorkshire welcomed the official Tour de Yorkshire trophies when they went on tour earlier this this month. The trophies visited Penistone Grammar School during our Rewards Day on Friday 7 April 2017.
Both the men's and women's Y shaped trophies have been designed and made by hand at world leading trophy makers Thomas Fattorini based in Yorkshire. In 2016, the men's trophy was won by Direct Energie's Thomas Voeckler, while Kirsten Wild of Hitec-Products took home the women's trophy.
Thomas Fattorini Ltd was founded in 1827 by Antonio Fattorini, an Italian speaking immigrant who settled in Yorkshire. The family run business designed and made the FA Cup in 1911, which Bradford City won that very year. The company also made the Rugby League Challenge Cup.
- The current director of the company, Thomas Fattorini, designed the trophies himself.
- The Y is made of brass and copper based alloy, which has been polished and gold plated.
- The base of the trophy is made from aluminium, which has also been polished and chrome plated.
- It took around three to four weeks to make, and a number of craftsmen and women were involved with its design and manufacturing. These include silversmiths, polishers and platers.
- Interactive maps of the race and of the host towns are all available at: letouryorkshire.com
- Tour de Yorkshire is a Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY) / Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) race in association with British Cycling which holds a 2.1 European Tour UCI Classification.
- The Tour de Yorkshire is an annual international race with a new route through Yorkshire each year. It forms part of the legacy of the historic Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014.
Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire passes through the Penistone area, an event not to be missed on Sunday 30 April 2017. The race takes part in 3 stages over 3 days. Full details can be found at: letouryorkshire.com