It’s in the hands of our esteemed Lord Mayor Ian Gillies for now – but soon this trophy will be held aloft by some Lycra-covered super athlete.
For this is what will be presented to the first winner of cycling’s Tour de Yorkshire.
The trophy is on display in the City of York Council’s West Offices until Friday (April 10).
– Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies
Created by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, the giant Y-shaped trophy will be presented to the winner of the inaugural race that runs from May 1-3, with stage two finishing in York.