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U23 men's road race

Pateley Bridge High Street

High Street, Pateley Bridge

The U23 men's road race at the 2019 UCI road World Championships in Yorkshire starts in Doncaster, and heads north to Hatfield and Thorne. It passes to the east of Pontefract and Castleford, going through Monk Fryston, then continues north to Sherburn-in-Elmet and Tadcaster. Then the race runs roughly parallel with the A1, across the river Nidd, and to Boroughbridge. From there, it veers west to Ripon, and continues to Pateley Bridge.

There's a climb of Greenhow Hill, before the riders head via Thruscross and Blubberhouses to Harrogate, for three laps of the Harrogate circuit before the finish line on West Park.

U23 men's road race: facts, figures, and map

U23 men's road race, UCI 2019

Route map, U23 men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, © Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Date Friday 27th September 2019
Distance U23 men's road race
Climbs Greenhow Hill

The official stage profile for the U23 men's road race:

Profile of U23 men's road race, UCI 2019

Profile of U23 men's road race, © Welcome to Yorkshire

U23 men's road race: timings

Timings to follow.

U23 men's road race: the route

U23 men's road race: the start

The men's elite road race starts

U23 men's road race:

First part of the route.

U23 men's road race: next part of the route

Next part of the route.

U23 men's road race: the finish

The U23 men's road race finishes

U23 men's road race: favourites

U23 men's road race: comments

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U23 men's individual time trial

The U23 men's individual time trial at the UCI road World Championships 2019 in Yorkshire.

Read about the men's U23 ITT.

U23 men's road race: towns, sights and attractions

U23 men's road race: Doncaster

Doncaster Corn Exchange

Corn Exchange Doncaster, by John Lord, Flickr, Licence CC BY 2.0

Doncaster is a market town on the river Don, with a population of 109,805 (2011 census).

It grew up around a Roman fort called Danum, built in the C1st AD on the river Don (the site of St George's Minster today). The fort was on a Roman route from Lincoln to York.

Doncaster's charter for a market was granted in 1248. More recently, its population expanded due to coal mining in the area. Coal mining has declined, but Doncaster remains a distribution centre, due to its good transport links. Other industries include glass, and wire rope, manufacture.

Amongst the attractions in Doncaster today are Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, The Dome sports & leisure centre, Cusworth Hall & Country Park, and shopping at Doncaster Market and Frenchgate. The local football team is Doncaster Rovers, and there's a rugby league side, Doncaster RLFC.

Doncaster Market

Doncaster Markets, by The Trust Doncaster Central Development Trust, Flickr, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

U23 men's road race: Harrogate


Harrogate is a town of about 75,000 people, in North Yorkshire.

Its mineral waters were discovered in the 1500s, and it grew as a spa town in the centuries that followed. Many of the spa facilities were built in Queen Victoria's time.

Royal Pump Rooms, Harrogate

Royal Pump Rooms, Harrogate

You can visit the Royal Pump Rooms museum, drink the foul sulphur water from a tap outside (not advised), or dip into the Turkish Baths.

These days, Harrogate's economy is still partly based on tourism and visitors. It has a major Convention Centre, the Great Yorkshire Showground, and many good hotels.

Attractions include the RHS garden at Harlow Carr, the Valley Gardens, and Betty's tea rooms.

Betty's tea rooms Harrogate

Read more about Harrogate.

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