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UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: events & routes

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Details of the events and routes at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, after they were announced on 26th September 2018.

Men's road race

Kilnsey Crag

Kilnsey Crag

Sunday 29th September 2019

The men's road race starts in Leeds, and is a monster route of 284.5km. The ride through the Yorkshire Dales closely resembles Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, with climbs at Cray, Buttertubs, and Grinton Moor. On their return Harrogate, the riders do seven laps of the 14-km Beckwithshaw-Penny Pot Lane-Valley Gardens circuit, before the finish line on West Park.

Read about the route of the men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Women's road race

Cote de Lofthouse

Côte de Lofthouse

Saturday 28th September 2019

The women's road race starts in the centre of Bradford. The riders make their way north via Shipley and Otley, then climb up Norwood Edge. They continue to Pateley Bridge, then on to Lofthouse, and the steep Côte de Lofthouse climb. The market town of Masham is at the top of the route, then it's back south via West Tanfield to Ripon. The return to Harrogate is via Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, Clint, Birstwith, Clapham Green, and Hampsthwaite. The finishing circuit is the same as the men's, but only done three times.

Read about the route of the women's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Men's individual time trial

Slow ducks crossing Kirkby Malzeard

Slow ducks crossing, Kirkby Malzeard

Wednesday 25th September 2019

The elite men's individual time trial is a 54km route from Northallerton to Harrogate. Heading south out of Northallerton, it passes through Morton-on-Swale, and crosses the A1M at Leeming Bar, before reaching Bedale. Just after the 20km point, the competitors will cross the river Ure and reach Masham. From Masham, the route is popular with local cyclists: Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, and Risplith, then on to Ripley, where it joins the A61 (less popular with this local cyclist). The A61 Ripon road leads to the finish on West Park in Harrogate.

Read about the route of the elite men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Women's individual time trial

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle

Tuesday 24th September 2019

The elite women's individual time trial is 32.5km. There's a route from Ripon to Harrogate, then one lap of the Harrogate circuit. Ripon to Harrogate is on the A61, via Ripley; the Harrogate circuit is the same one used in many other races - out to Beckwithshaw, down Penny Pot Lane to Oak Beck, down one side of the Valley Gardens and up the other, then back to the A61 on Kent Road.

Read about the route of the elite women's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Mixed team time trial

Parliament Street, Harrogate

Parliament Street, Harrogate

Sunday 22nd September 2019

The mixed team time trial takes place on the Harrogate circuit, on the Sunday of the opening weekend of the Championships. It's national teams of three men and three women. The men ride the 14-km circuit first, and when the second of them crosses the line, the women set off. The final time is taken when the second of the female riders crosses the finish line on West Park.

This should be a fun and exciting event on the opening weekend of the Championships.

Read about the mixed team time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: news

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire 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

More UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news.

UCI World Championships 2019: Yorkshire rainbow jerseys film

Welcome to Yorkshire has produced a short feelgood film, featuring some of the nicest places in the county, and local people on bikes wearing rainbow jerseys.

Tour de France 2019

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels, by Roman Boed, Licence CC BY 2.0

The Tour de France 2019 starts with a Grand Départ in Brussels on 6th July 2019. Read a stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2019.

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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