The production team behind TV coverage of the opening stage of last year’s Tour de France in Yorkshire have been nominated for a Television BAFTA.
The programme, made by specialist road and track cycling production company Vsquared, has been nominated in the Sport & Live Events category.
The three other programmes nominated are:
• The FA Cup Semi-Final between Hull City and Sheffield United
• Monty Python (Mostly) Live: One Down, Five To Go and
• WW1 Remembered – From The Battlefield & Westminster Abbey.
Three individuals are nominated for the award for the Tour de France coverage - Steve Docherty, Carolyn Viccari and James Venner.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the coverage of Stage 1 of the Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France has been nominated for a BAFTA.
“It was incredible as nearly 4 million people lined the route as the race made its way through the UK.
“The images from the day captured the enormity and excitement of the event and winning a BAFTA would be an incredible achievement for all concerned,” he added.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.