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UCI 2019 junior women's road race

Crown, Monk Fryston
Crown, Monk Fryston

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.

Tadcaster High Street
Tadcaster High Street

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.

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: map, facts & figures

Junior women's road race map, UCI 2019
Route map, UCI 2019 road World Championships, junior women's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

There's also a Google map of the race route.

Race details - UCI 2019 junior women's road race
Date Friday 27th September 2018
Event classification Road race
Distance 86km

The official stage profile for the junior women's road race:

Profile of junior women's road race, UCI 2019
Profile of junior women's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: timings

Timings - UCI 2019 junior women's road race
Place Km Time
Doncaster Neutral start 0840
Doncaster start of the racing 0km 0856
Monk Fryston 42km 1002
Tadcaster 56km 1024
Wetherby 67km 1041
Finish in Harrogate 86km 1111

Notes:

  • the distances in the table exclude the neutralised section as the riders roll out of Doncaster; the neutralised part of the course is an extra 7.7km
  • these timings are based on the middle speed estimate (38kmh average). Using the fastest estimated speed (40kmh), the arrival time at the finish line would be 1105; using the slowest estimate (36kmh), the time at the finish is 1119

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: where to watch

World Champion bear at Spofforth
World Champion bear at Spofforth

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.

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: teams

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.

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: the route

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: the start in Doncaster

Doncaster Dome
Doncaster Dome

The junior women's road race starts at Doncaster Dome. The riders roll out on the A638 then A18, past Doncaster Racecourse.

Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse

The flag goes down and the racing starts on the A18, 7.7km from Doncaster Dome.

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: Doncaster to Monk Fryston

Hatfield Chace pub
Hatfield Chace

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.

A1146 near Hatfield
A1146 near Hatfield

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.

River Don, by the A614
River Don, alongside the A614

There's a bridge over the Aire & Calder Navigation.

Bridge over Aire Calder Navigation
A614 bridge over 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.

Drax power station & a wind turbine
Energy old and new...Drax power station and a wind turbine

Snaith is just after West Cowick.

Snaith
Snaith

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 power station
Level crossing and Eggborough power station

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.

Jenny Wren, Beal
The Jenny Wren, Beal

On the way out of Beal, the peloton crosses the river Aire.

River Aire, Beal
River Aire, Beal

After crossing the Aire, the church of Saint Mary at Birkin is visible, and a pleasant country road (Intake Lane) leads there.

Birkin church
Birkin church

Then Roe Lane and Hillam Common Lane bring the pack to Hillam, where they turn right at a T-junction opposite the Cross Keys.

Cross Keys, Hillam
Cross Keys, Hillam

From there, it's only a few wheel rotations to Monk Fryston.

Crown, Monk Fryston
Crown, Monk Fryston

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: Monk Fryston to Tadcaster

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.

Barkston Ash
Barkston Ash

The A162 goes through the village of Towton, and leads to the brewing town of Tadcaster.

Tadcaster bridge
Bridge over the Wharfe at Tadcaster

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: Tadcaster to Harrogate

The junior women leave Tadcaster on Wighill Lane, and at All Saints church, Wighill, they stay on it as it veers left.

Cyclists near Wighill
Cyclists near Wighill

Where Wighill Lane reaches the Thorp Arch Trading Estate, the junior women's route diverges from that of the under 23 men. The junior women head along Wetherby Road/Walton Road to Wetherby.

Wharfe at Wetherby
Weir on the Wharfe at Wetherby

In Wetherby, the riders pick up the A661 and cross the Wharfe.

A661, Wetherby
A661, Wetherby

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.

Stockeld Park gatehouse, Wetherby
Stockeld Park gatehouse, Wetherby

The next village is Spofforth (which is at one end of the Harland Way).

Spofforth
Spofforth

The A661 crosses Crimple Beck at the exit of Spofforth.

Bridge over Crimple Beck, Spofforth
Bridge over Crimple Beck, 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.

Kestrel pub, Harrogate
Kestrel pub, Harrogate

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.

St John's Well, Harrogate
St John's Well, Harrogate

At the Empress roundabout, the route is straight on, on the A59 Skipton Road.

A59 Skipton Road, Harrogate
A59 Skipton Road, Harrogate

Skipton Road leads to the New Park roundabout, where the competitors must turn sharp left.

New Park roundabout, Harrogate
New Park roundabout, Harrogate

UCI 2019 junior women's road race: the finish in Harrogate

Hill up to Harrogate from the Claro Beagle
Hill up to Harrogate from the Claro Beagle

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.

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

There, it's left onto Crescent Road, then sharp right up Parliament Street.

Parliament Street, Harrogate
Parliament Street, Harrogate

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.

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

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