UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships
The junior men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI road World Championships in Yorkshire is two laps of the Harrogate circuit, for a total distance of 28km.
The start ramp will be in West Park Fan Zone, and the riders roll down it and straight onto West Park. The circuit takes them out to Beckwithshaw, back along Penny Pot Lane to the Valley Gardens, through the Duchy estate, and finally past the Royal Pump Rooms and up Parliament Street to the West Park start-finish line. The second time across the line, they stop the clock.
Results: (1) Antonio Tiberi (Ita) (2) Enzo Leijnse (NL) (3) Marco Brenner (Ger). This is the results sheet.
There's also a Google map of the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.
|Date||Monday 23rd September 2019 (pm)|
|Event classification||Individual time trial|
Penny Pot Lane
The official stage profile for the junior men's individual time trial:
|Place||Km||First starter||Last starter|
|Start/finish line Harrogate||0km||1340||1520|
|End lap 1/start lap 2||14km||1358||1541|
Note: the fastest riders (first wave) are expected to average 46kmh; the last wave riders should average 40kmh.
As the junior men's ITT takes place on the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit, see where to watch on the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.
The start ramp will be in the West Park Fan Zone. It will have big screens showing the action live, and the finish is just outside on West Park - so that would be one good option.
The long list of British riders for the World Championships has been released. Two of the following riders will be selected for the junior men's individual time trial: Leo Hayter, Oliver Knight, Oscar Nilsen Julien, Tom Portsmouth, Oliver Rees, Max Walker, and Sam Watson.
The Dutch team is Lars Boven and Enzo Leijnse.
The French team is Hugo Page and Kévin Vauquelin.
The USA team is Quinn Simmons and Michael Garrison.
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.
The junior men's individual time trial starts at West Park Stray. The start ramp will be inside West Park Fan Zone, and the riders will head down the ramp and onto West Park.
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.
There's a right turn in Beckwithshaw, and the road takes a couple of twists and turns on the way down to Oak Beck.
After crossing Oak Beck, the road rises up the other side - a little climb known as Pot Bank. The steepest bit is immediately after crossing the beck, then the gradient eases.
At the roundabout at the top of the road, the competitors turn right on Penny Pot Lane.
It descends 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.
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 run alongside the Valley Gardens.
These roads lead to the Royal Pump Rooms.
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 leads 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.
They ride past the Swan Hotel and the Mercer Art Gallery, towards the Royal Pump Rooms.
When they reach the Royal Pump Rooms, they make a sharp left on Crescent Road. Hales Bar is on the corner here.
At the end of Crescent Road, it's right up Parliament Street, past Bettys, and onto West Park to cross the finish line for the first time. The junior men do two laps, and they stop the clock on the finish line after the second lap.
At the UEC Road European Championships in August 2019, the winner of the junior men's ITT was Andrea Piccolo of Italy. Lars Boven (Netherlands) was second and Enzo Leijnse (also Netherlands) was third.
Those results may give a pointer as to the riders to look out for in Harrogate.
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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.