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UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial

Climb up Penny Pot Lane from Oak Beck
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, 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.

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: map, facts & figures

Map of Harrogate circuit, UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds
Map of the Harrogate circuit, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

There's also a Google map of the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.

Race details - UCI 2019 junior men's ITT
Date Monday 23rd September 2019 (pm)
Event classification Individual time trial
Distance 28km
Climbs Pot Bank
Penny Pot Lane

The official stage profile for the junior men's individual time trial:

Profile of the Harrogate circuit, UCI 2019
Profile of the Harrogate circuit, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: timings

Timings - UCI 2019 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
Finish 28km 1416 1602

Note: the fastest riders (first wave) are expected to average 46kmh; the last wave riders should average 40kmh.

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: where to watch

World Champion bear on Harlow Moor Road
World Champion bear on Harlow Moor Road, Harrogate

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.

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: teams

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.

This is the start list for the UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial.

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: the route

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.

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: the start

West Park Fan Zone, Harrogate
West Park Fan Zone, Harrogate

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.

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: the course

West Park, Harrogate
West Park, Harrogate

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%).

Otley Road, leading to Harlow Hill
Otley Road, leading to Harlow Hill

Then it's downhill followed by a flat section on the way to Beckwithshaw.

Otley Road to Beckwithshaw
Otley Road, downhill towards 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.

Pot Bank bridge over Oak Beck
Pot Bank, bridge over 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.

Pot Bank
Pot Bank

At the roundabout at the top of the road, the competitors turn right on Penny Pot Lane.

Penny Pot Lane
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.

Bridge over Oak Beck on Penny Pot Lane
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.

Women's TDY on Harlow Moor Road
Stage 1 of the women's Tour de Yorkshire 2019 on Harlow Moor Road

Then, there's a left turn down Harlow Moor Drive/Valley Drive, which run alongside the Valley Gardens.

Harlow Moor Drive
Harlow Moor Drive

These roads lead to the Royal Pump Rooms.

Valley Drive and Cornwall Rd, Harrogate
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, 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.

Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Swan Hotel, Harrogate

They ride past the Swan Hotel and the Mercer Art Gallery, towards the Royal Pump Rooms.

Swan Road, Harrogate
Swan Road, leading to the Royal Pump Rooms, Harrogate

When they reach the Royal Pump Rooms, they make a sharp left on Crescent Road. Hales Bar is on the corner here.

Hales Bar, Harrogate
Hales Bar junction (Swan Road to the left, and Crescent Road to the right)

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: the finish

Parliament Street, Harrogate
Parliament Street, Harrogate

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.

UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds Harrogate circuit finish line
Finish line, West Park, Harrogate

UCI 2019 junior men's individual time trial: favourites

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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UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit

Parliament Street, Harrogate

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.

Discover the Harrogate circuit at the Yorkshire 2019 UCI road World Championships.

West Park, HarrogateBridge over Oak Beck, Penny Pot LaneParliament Street, Harrogate