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29th June 2017
Harrogate is to be the main competition town at the centre of the 2019 UCI World Championships in Yorkshire.
Welcome to Yorkshire announced that Harrogate is to be the finish location of all the races. Harrogate will also be the start venue for two circuit races. The starts of the other races will be in towns and cities across Yorkshire: the proposed places are Beverley, Doncaster, Leeds, Northallerton, Ripon, and York.
The event takes place in September 2019, and features time trials and road races for men and women at U18, U23, and elite level. 6,000 to 7,000 national federation members, delegates, technicians, and journalists are expected to attend, and the TV audience is around 300 million.
Sir Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire said, 'We are delighted to announce our intention to start the UCI Road World Championship races in 2019 in all four corners of Yorkshire, making sure the races take in the full splendour of this beautiful and diverse county. This is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Yorkshire to the world, and I have no doubt that every town and village on the final routes will be ready with their famous Yorkshire welcome, as seen for the Tour de France, and now each year for the Tour de Yorkshire.'
Julie Harrington, the CEO of British Cycling, said, 'Today's announcement will generate huge anticipation across Yorkshire, and it is also an exciting day for the rest of the country, thanks to the £15 million national investment in cycle sport facilities. At British Cycling, we judge the success of major events not only in medals won or in numbers watching, but by people inspired to get active by getting on a bike. The landmark facilities investment secured by British Cycling means a national legacy has been built into the championships from the start, and marks all of the stakeholders in this event as pioneers, setting a new standard for the hosting of major sporting events.'
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