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2019 - The Road World Championships in Harrogate

In 2019 the UCI Road Cycling World Championships (or ‘The Worlds’) will be coming to Yorkshire and every race be ending in Harrogate

For one week, the elite of world cycling will take to our now famous roads in pursuit of glory, and the much coveted Rainbow Stripes by being first across our famous finish line next to the Stray.

Expected to take place in September, the 2019 World Championships will bring cyclists specialising in all disciplines of professional road cycling to Yorkshire to race it out in team time trial, inividual time trial and full length road race.

Previously, in Yorkshire

Yorkshire & Harrogate’s link with cycling goes back many years, but recently it was rejuvenated when in 2014 the world’s biggest cycle race, the Tour de France, held its opening two stages in Yorkshire and the first race finished in Harrogate.

The racing, and the scenery and the simply unprecedented crowds meant those two days of racing went down in Tour de France history as the most momentous start to the race, described by race organiser Christian Prudhomme as the “Grandest Grand Depart ever”.

Now in Yorkshire

The incredible support and popularity of the Tour de France led to the creation of the Tour de Yorkshire, an annual stage race across the county that was first held in 2015.

Despite being new to the racing calendar the Tour de Yorkshire has fast become a favourite among fans and riders alike.  The unique terrain, that in some stages might never be flat, and the incredible crowds that line the route regardless of the weather have led to riders returning year after year.

Harrogate revived its finish town status in 2017 for both the women’s race and stage 2 of the men’s race.

Coming to Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire has become a popular and much anticipated part of the world racing calendar, already showing that like other races early in the year it can offer huge variety in terms of weather and roads.

It will almost certainly become more and more popular as riders use it to get a sense of what to expect for Yorkshire 2019, where there are no stages just one race of each discipline to claim the title, World Champion.

The racing will start in counties of Yorkshire and showcase some of the most challenging and rewarding cycling roads in the world as each race makes its way to the finish line in Harrogate.

With their unrelenting undulations, technical winding sections and stunning scenery Yorkshire 2019 will be the highlight of the sporting year and put Yorkshire, and Harrogate at the centre of the cycling world.

Check back to this page over the next two years as we add details of this amazing event.

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