UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships
The junior women's road race at the 2019 UCI road World Championships in Yorkshire starts in Doncaster, and makes its way north via Hatfield and Thorne. It passes through Snaith, and continues to Monk Fryston and Sherburn-in-Elmet, before reaching Tadcaster.
Wetherby is the next main town, and from there the riders take the A661 to Spofforth. Continuing to High Harrogate, they arrive at the Empress roundabout, then pedal along the A59 Skipton Road to the New Park roundabout. The junior women's road race route approaches the finish, like the other races, along Ripon Road, Swan Road, Crescent Road, and Parliament Street. The finish line is on West Park in Harrogate.
Result: (1) Megan Jastrab (USA) (2) Julie de Wilde (Bel) (3) Lieke Nooijen (Ned). This is the results sheet.
There's also a Google map of the race route.
|Date||Friday 27th September 2018|
|Event classification||Road race|
The official stage profile for the junior women's road race:
|Doncaster start of the racing||0km||0856|
|Finish in Harrogate||86km||1111|
Where to watch the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds junior women's road race. Good places to watch include the start at Doncaster, Tadcaster, Wetherby, Spofforth, and Harrogate.
The long list of British riders for the World Championships has been released. Five of the following riders will be selected for the junior women's road race: Elynor Backstedt, Ella Barnwell, Eluned King, Sophie Lewis, Amy Monkhouse, Anna Shackley, Amelia Sharpe, Abi Smith, and Maddie Wadsworth.
The Dutch team is Shirin van Anrooij, Ilse Pluimers, Femke Gerritse, Silke Smulders, and Lieke Nooijen.
The French team is Léa Curinier, Cédrine Kerbaol, Ysoline Corbineau, Amandine Fouquenet, and Kristina Nenadovic.
The USA team is Megan Jastrab, Ava Sykes, Katie Clouse, Gabrielle Lehnert, and Zoe Ta-Perez.
This is the start list for the UCI 2019 junior women's road race.
The junior women's road race starts at Doncaster Dome. The riders roll out on the A638 then A18, past Doncaster Racecourse.
The flag goes down and the racing starts on the A18, 7.7km from Doncaster Dome.
The junior women leave Doncaster, heading north on the A18. They travel via Edenthorpe to Hatfield. (Hatfield Main Colliery produced coal from 1916 to 2001, and from 2007 to 2015. It was used as a location for some scenes in the film Brassed Off).
There aren't many hills on the course, and the first part of the route in particular is very flat.
Reaching Thorne, a market town of 17,000 people, the riders cross the Stainforth & Keadby Canal, and go under the M18. After Thorne, they follow the A614 Selby Road by the river Don.
There's a bridge over the Aire & Calder Navigation.
After another bridge, this one over the M62, the route turns left on the A1041 to East and West Cowick. Here, the road is between the river Aire and the Aire & Calder Navigation. Old and new energy are juxtaposed.
Snaith is just after West Cowick.
From Snaith, the race route is on the A645. It crosses the railway line at Little Heck; with a name like that, it could only be in Yorkshire. (Little Heck is not far from Great Heck). Near Hensall, there's a level crossing, from which there are views of Eggborough coal-fired power station (closed September 2018).
Eggborough is best-known for its power station, but there's also a major glass plant, owned by French company Saint-Gobain.
The riders turn right to Kellington, a village which grew in size to accommodate miners working at nearby Kellingley Colliery. Leaving Kellington, Beal Carrs is away to the right; the route continues to the picturesque village of Beal.
On the way out of Beal, the peloton crosses the river Aire.
After crossing the Aire, the church of Saint Mary at Birkin is visible, and a pleasant country road (Intake Lane) leads there.
Then Roe Lane and Hillam Common Lane bring the pack to Hillam, where they turn right at a T-junction opposite the Cross Keys.
From there, it's only a few wheel rotations to Monk Fryston.
Heading north out of Monk Fryston, the riders go over the railway line, and reach South Milford. A very short distance further north is Sherburn-in-Elmet.
Just north of Sherburn-in-Elmet, the competitors pick up the A162, which passes Barkston Ash and Scarthingwell.
The A162 goes through the village of Towton, and leads to the brewing town of Tadcaster.
The junior women leave Tadcaster on Wighill Lane, and at All Saints church, Wighill, they stay on it as it veers left.
In Wetherby, the riders pick up the A661 and cross the Wharfe.
There's a hill as you leave Wetherby on the A661 (a rare thing on this route), then it's a rolling road past Stockeld Park.
The next village is Spofforth (which is at one end of the Harland Way).
The A661 crosses Crimple Beck at the exit of Spofforth.
The road then rises towards Crosper Farm. There are some downs and ups, in particular near Plompton Rocks. Then the A661 reaches a roundabout on the edge of Harrogate, and immediately after, it passes the Kestrel pub.
The riders makes their way uphill past the Yorkshire Showground to part of Harrogate Stray. Approaching the Empress roundabout, St John's Well (on the riders' right) is evidence of Harrogate's history as a spa town.
At the Empress roundabout, the route is straight on, on the A59 Skipton Road.
Skipton Road leads to the New Park roundabout, where the competitors must turn sharp left.
From the New Park roundabout, the junior women take the same way into town as most of the other races at these Championships. That's up the A61 past the Claro Beagle, over the crest of the hill, and right on Swan Road. Swan Road leads to the Royal Pump Rooms.
There, it's left onto Crescent Road, then sharp right up Parliament Street.
Parliament Street leads to West Park, where the road flattens out for the final 300m to the finish line, which is level with the United Reform church.
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