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UCI 2019 junior women's individual time trial

Valley Drive and Cornwall Rd, Harrogate
Valley Drive and Cornwall Road, Harrogate

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.

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

Map of Harrogate circuit, UCI 2019
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 women's ITT
Date Monday 23rd September 2019 (am)
Event classification Individual time trial
Distance 14km
Climbs Pot Bank
Penny Pot Lane

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

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

UCI 2019 junior women's individual time trial: timings

Timings - UCI 2019 junior women's individual time trial
Place Km First starter Last starter
Start/finish line Harrogate 0km 1010 1100
Finish 14km 1030 1122

Note: the fastest riders (first wave) are expected to average 42kmh; the last wave riders should average 38kmh.

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

World Champion bear on Pot Bank
World Champion bear on Pot Bank, Harrogate

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.

UCI 2019 junior women'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 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

UCI 2019 junior women's individual time trial: the circuit

Otley Road, Harrogate
Harlow Hill, Harrogate (Otley Road west away from 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.

Mini-roundabout at Beckwithshaw
Mini-roundabout at 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.

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

At the top of the hill is the Jubilee Roundabout, and here the riders turn right down Penny Pot Lane.

Penny Pot Lane
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.

Climb up from Oak Beck, Penny Pot Lane
Climb up from Oak Beck, Penny Pot Lane

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.

Harlow Moor Drive
Parked cars ruining a photo of Harlow Moor Drive

At the bottom of Harlow Moor Drive/Valley Drive, the riders reach the Royal Pump Rooms, and turn left up Cornwall Road.

Royal Pump Rooms, Harrogate
Royal Pump Rooms, Harrogate

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, Harrogate
Kent Road, Harrogate

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, Harrogate
Swan Hotel, Harrogate

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, Harrogate
Parliament Street, Harrogate

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

Bettys and West Park, Harrogate
Bettys & West Park, Harrogate

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.

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

Junior women's individual time trial: favourites

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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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, 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.

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