Tour De France gives The Yorkshire Post sales boost
It’s Grand Depart coverage, including a special souvenir edition added almost 8,500 sales on the Saturday, up 14.6% week-on-week.
Online there was a 62% increase in visitor numbers and page impressions rocketed by 131%.
The Tour De France-themed glossy, Yorkshire Vision, sold an additional 12,696 against the previous week.
Sales figures for its Sunday edition - the second only in its history - have yet to be released.
"The Yorkshire Post managed to completely own the local media coverage over the weekend - both in print and online - and the boost in sales figures is a real testament to the incredible efforts of the whole team there. The coverage was second-to-none and obviously appreciated by both locals and visitors across the county,” said Richard Thomson, group sales and circulation director at Johnston Press.
"Sunday's special edition - which featured a spectacular image-led wraparound, has also proved to be a huge success and is still selling well."