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UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: Fan Zone on the Stray

26th February 2019

Harrogate Stray
West Park Stray, Harrogate

A Fan Zone on Harrogate Stray is to be the focal point during the UCI 2019 World Championships. It will be by the finish line, at the junction of West Park with Beech Grove and Victoria Avenue.

The official Yorkshire Worlds website reports that during each event, the Fan Zone will give spectators the chance to see the riders come past several times. There are to be big screens showing all the action. Entertainment will be provided on a stage, and there'll be refreshments and commercial stands.

The opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the Fan Zone, as well as every podium presentation.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: ITV recce the elite men's road race

16th January 2019

I've only just come across this ITV News video recce of the UCI 2019 elite men's road race. It's with Russell Downing and Jonathan Brown, and they rode the route in October 2018:

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: logo unveiled

10th May 2018

Yorkshire 2019 logo

With 500 days to go until the start of the 2019 UCI World Championships in Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2019 Ltd (the company responsible for the delivery of the event) launched its official logo yesterday.

The logo was created in Leeds by design agency Elmwood. It is centred around the Yorkshire 'Y', and is intended to convey an impression of an approaching peloton, and the rush of bicycle wheels. It incorporates the UCI's rainbow colours.

2019 UCI World Champs Yorkshire logo

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: first details emerge

31st October 2016

Cavendish & Horses pub, Harrogate

Cavendish & Horses pub, Harrogate, during the Tour de France 2014

The first details of the 2019 UCI World Championships in Yorkshire are emerging, following the UCI decision on 12th October 2016 to award the event to the White Rose county.

According to a Press Association report in the Guardian, the routes for 2019 are '90% mapped out, and all the races will finish in Harrogate, with starts spread out across all four corners of the county.'

Sir Gary Verity says that every Tour de Yorkshire between now and 2019 will be a dress rehearsal for the World Championship races. 'When those routes are formally announced for 2019, if you look back at what we had for the Tour de France and what we've had for the different editions of the Tour de Yorkshire, you'll understand what we were doing. We're still testing some stuff to see if it will all work, and what we need to do slightly better.'

As well as Harrogate, it appears that Scarborough will feature strongly in the Tour de Yorkshire and World Championships. Verity: 'I would love to go there every year. Obviously that's for the powers that be in Scarborough to think about, but it's a great location, an iconic location, and whether we do a start or a finish, it's a fantastic backdrop which lends itself to a great bike race. We have to fit in the landmarks, Scarborough is one, and we have to make sure that becomes part of our DNA for this race.'

Tour de France 2018

Pont de Noirmoutier

The Tour de France 2018 starts in the Vendée on 7th July 2018. Read a stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2018.

Yorkshire awarded 2019 UCI road World Championships

Yellow bicycle welcome

Yellow bicycle welcome, by Paul Downey, Flickr, Licence CC BY 2.0

12th October 2016

Meeting in Doha, the UCI today took the decision to award the 2019 road World Championships to Yorkshire. Welcome to Yorkshire, who were involved in the bid along with British Cycling and UK Sport, are delighted. Read about Yorkshire awarded 2019 UCI road World Championships.

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