UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships
The junior women's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI road World Championships in Yorkshire is one lap of the Harrogate circuit, for a total distance of 14km.
The start ramp will be in the West Park Fan Zone. The riders roll out of the Fan Zone onto West Park and pedal as fast as they can round the circuit, crossing the West Park finish line in front of the United Reform church.
Results: (1) Aigul Gareeva (Russia) (2) Shirin van Anrooij (3) Elynor Backstedt (GB). See the full results sheet.
There's also a Google map of the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.
|Date||Monday 23rd September 2019 (am)|
|Event classification||Individual time trial|
Penny Pot Lane
The official stage profile for the junior women's individual time trial:
|Place||Km||First starter||Last starter|
|Start/finish line Harrogate||0km||1010||1100|
Note: the fastest riders (first wave) are expected to average 42kmh; the last wave riders should average 38kmh.
The junior women's ITT takes place on the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit, so see where to watch on the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.
It's worth saying that 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 spectating 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 women's individual time trial: Elynor Backstedt, Ella Barnwell, Sophie Lewis, Amy Monkhouse, Caitlin Peters, Amelia Sharpe, and Abi Smith.
The Dutch team is Shirin van Anrooij, Leonie Bos, and Femke Gerritse.
The French team is Léa Curinier and Cédrine Kerbaol.
The USA team is Megan Jastrab and Zoe Ta-Perez.
The junior women's individual time trial begins in the Fan Zone at West Park, Harrogate. That's where the start ramp will be set up. The riders immediately join West Park, and set off past the Coach & Horses pub to the Prince of Wales roundabout.
At the Prince of Wales roundabout, the competitors turn right, and begin the long, straight drag up Otley Road to Harlow Hill. Then it's downhill past the Pine Marten pub and Harlow Carr, and some flat before reaching Beckwithshaw.
On reaching Beckwithshaw, it's a right turn - down to Oak Beck, and up the other side on a little climb known as Pot Bank.
At the top of the hill is the Jubilee Roundabout, and here the riders turn right down Penny Pot Lane.
They have a sharp turn to the right to negotiate on the way down the hill to the narrow bridge over Oak Beck. Then the sequence is left bend onto the bridge - over the bridge - left bend after the bridge, and immediately up a steep drag away from the beck.
Penny Pot Lane turns into Cornwall Road then Harlow Moor Road. It's still uphill, but not so steep. After a left turn onto Harlow Moor Drive, it's downhill, past the south side of the Valley Gardens.
At the bottom of Harlow Moor Drive/Valley Drive, the riders reach the Royal Pump Rooms, and turn left up Cornwall Road.
Now they go up the north side of the Valley Gardens, before heading into the leafy residential area known as the Duchy estate. They are on Hereford Road initially, then they take the third right turn on Kent Road.
Kent Road brings them out onto the A61 Ripon Road, where they turn right up to the crest of the hill, briefly down, then soon right on Swan Road.
Swan Road brings the competitors back to the Royal Pump Rooms, where they swing left onto Crescent Road. At the end of Crescent Road, they turn right up Parliament Street.
Parliament Street leads up to Bettys tea rooms, where the road flattens out, and continues to the start/finish point on West Park, in front of Cathcart House and the United Reform church.
At the European Championships on 7th August 2019, the winner of the junior women's individual time trial was Shirin van Anrooij of the Netherlands. Aigul Gareeva of Russia was a close second, and Wilma Olausson of Sweden was third.
Of course, at the Worlds there are riders from other continents, but it's probably fair to guess that Shirin van Anrooij will be a strong contender for gold.
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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, as are the junior individual time trials. 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.