Tour de France & UCI road World Championships
Penny Pot Lane, climb up from Oak Beck
The junior men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI road World Championships in Yorkshire is two laps of the Harrogate circuit.
This is the official route map:
Map of the Harrogate circuit, © Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)
|Date||Monday 23rd September 2019|
|Event classification||Individual time trial|
Penny Pot Lane
The official stage profile for the junior men's individual time trial:
Profile of the Harrogate circuit, © Welcome to Yorkshire
Timings to follow.
The junior men's individual time trial is two laps of the Harrogate circuit, which will also be used as part of the route of many other events at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.
United Reform church & Cathcart House, West Park, Harrogate
The junior men's individual time trial starts at the start/finish point for these Championships, on West Park, in front of the United Reform church.
The route takes the competitors along West Park to the Prince of Wales roundabout. Here, they turn right and go up the Otley Road to Harlow Hill (a gradient of about 3.4%). Then it's downhill followed by a flat section on the way to Beckwithshaw.
Otley Road, downhill towards Beckwithshaw
There's a right turn in Beckwithshaw, down to Oak Beck, then up the other side - a little climb known as Pot Bank. The steepest bit is immediately after crossing the beck, then it eases.
At the roundabout at the top of the road, the competitors turn right on Penny Pot Lane, and descend to cross Oak Beck again. The road bends to the left before the narrow bridge, then bends further left at the other side of the bridge. It will require good skills to keep speed from the descent into the climb.
Penny Pot Lane, bridge over Oak Beck
It's a sharp climb the other side of the beck, on Penny Pot Lane, which turns into Cornwall Road then Harlow Moor Road. Then, there's a left turn down Harlow Moor Drive/Valley Drive, which runs alongside the Valley Gardens, down to the Royal Pump Rooms.
Valley Drive (the road on the left) and Cornwall Road (straight ahead)
Here, it's a left turn to go back uphill on the other side of the Valley Gardens, on Cornwall Road. Then, the riders will turn right on Hereford Road, taking them into the Duchy estate (which gets its name from the Duchy of Lancaster, because historically the Duke of Lancaster was the landowner here, and in much of the rest of Harrogate).
Kent Road, Harrogate
Kent Road leads the way out of the Duchy estate and to Ripon Road. There, the riders have to turn right towards the town centre, climbing to the crest of the hill, then descending the other side, before swinging right on Swan Road.
Swan Hotel, Harrogate
They ride past the Swan Hotel and the Mercer Art Gallery, then when they reach the Royal Pump Rooms, they make a sharp left on Crescent Road.
Crescent Road, Harrogate
Parliament Street, Harrogate
At the end of Crescent Road, it's right up Parliament Street, past Bettys, and onto West Park to the start/finish point.
The junior men do two laps.
To be added.
All photos © Hedgehog Cycling
Back to UCI 2019 events and routes.
The junior men's road race at the UCI road World Championships 2019 in Yorkshire.
Read about the men's road race.
The Harrogate circuit is central to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. The mixed team time trial is exclusively on it, and most of the other races will ride it after a route from elsewhere in Yorkshire. For example, the women's road race does three laps, and the men's road race does seven.