There's been a change to the route of the elite women's
individual time trial at the Yorkshire Worlds.
The original route was straight down the A61 from Ripon to
Harrogate, followed by one lap of the Harrogate circuit. The new
route forks off the A61 at Ripley, and takes in Bedlam, Clint,
Birstwith, and Hampsthwaite.
The change may have been made to minimise disruption to traffic,
but the result is a more challenging, technical, and interesting
time trial course.
Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: Fan Zone on the Stray
26th February 2019
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
The opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the Fan
Zone, as well as every podium presentation.
With 300 days to go until the start of the Yorkshire World
Championships, the search for Yorkshire Champions was launched
today. They are the 2,000+ volunteers who will work for one or
more days during the event, helping it to run smoothly.
The race programme and routes for the 2019 UCI Road World
Championships were announced in Innsbruck today. Sir Gary Verity
and UCI President David Lappartient, in Austria for the 2018
event, unveiled the routes that will be raced in a year's time in
Yorkshire. The excitement can now start to build!
A mixed team time trial event could be introduced to the UCI Road
World Championships when they take place in 2019 in Yorkshire. It
would be a relay event for national teams featuring three men and
Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce is to question councillors
about road closures for the 2019 World Championships, reports
Stray FM. Small businesses are worried that they might lose out on
trade over the nine days.
UCI World Championships
2019 Yorkshire news: logo unveiled
10th May 2018
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
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.
Welcome to Yorkshire is coordinating a fan zone in Harrogate,
where there'll be live coverage of the women's and men's road
races at the 2017 World Championships in Norway. It marks two
years to go until the Yorkshire event.
UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: first details
31st October 2016
Cavendish & Horses pub, Harrogate, during the Tour de France
The first details of the 2019 UCI World Championships in
Yorkshire are emerging, following the UCI
on 12th October 2016 to award the event to the White Rose
According to a Press
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
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
2019 UCI road World Championships.