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UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: Alaphilippe to lead French challenge

6th September 2019

Julian Alaphilippe
Julian Alaphilippe at the 2019 Tour de France, by Département des Yvelines, Licence CC BY-ND 2.0

Julian Alaphilippe has been confirmed as the outright leader of the French team for the elite men's road race at the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds.

Team manager Thomas Voeckler says Alaphilippe has recovered from the Tour de France and is motivated for the World Championships. The French team selection was made in consultation with Alaphilippe and his coach, and is a group of riders working 100% for the team leader. It is clear that he is their best chance.

The route doesn't suit Thibaut Pinot, Romain Bardet, and Warren Barguil, so they won't be selected.

The French team will be: Julian Alaphilippe, Julien Bernard, Tony Gallopin, Christophe Laporte, Rémi Cavagna, Anthony Roux, Florian Sénéchal, and an eighth rider yet to be selected.

The French competitors in the time trial will be Benjamin Thomas and Pierre Latour.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: publicity caravan announced

21st August 2019

UCI caravan vehicles at Reeth
UCI Yorkshire Worlds caravan vehicles at Reeth, by SWPix

There's to be a publicity caravan for both races on the final weekend of the UCI 2019 Yorkshire World Championships - the elite women's and the elite men's road races.

The convoy of vehicles travelling ahead of the riders and giving out freebies will do the whole of the women's route from Bradford to Harrogate.

The men's race will have a publicity caravan from Reeth onwards. Reeth was chosen to show solidarity with residents who suffered during recent flooding. The bridge on Grinton Moor that was washed away during the floods is to be replaced with a temporary structure so that the race route doesn't have to be changed.

Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley said, 'Reeth was the perfect place to start the caravan on the final day of action as it has endured such a tough time of it lately. We've got some amazing brands taking part in the caravan and it'll be a brilliant spectacle not to be missed.'

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: new women's time trial route

20th May 2019

Route of the UCI 2019 elite women's ITT
UCI 2019 elite women's ITT route

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.

Read about the UCI 2019 elite women's individual time trial.

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.'

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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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