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6th December 2017
Tour de Yorkshire 2018 route announcement, SWPix
The route of the Tour de Yorkshire 2018, from 3rd to 6th May 2018, was announced at the Piece Hall in Halifax by Sir Gary Verity on 5th December 2017. Mark Cavendish was among those in attendance.
These are the four stages:
Beverley Market Place, by Hedgehog Cycling
The first stage begins in Beverley Market Place, and does a 16km loop via Hornsea to come back through Beverley, before heading for the Yorkshire Wolds.
There are intermediate sprints at Pocklington and Howden, with the riders going through Holme-on-Spalding-Moor in between, then the stage is set for a sprint finish in Doncaster.
Cow & Calf pub, by Hedgehog Cycling
Stage 2 starts from Barnsley Town Hall. The peloton heads for Penistone, Worsborough, and Blacker Hill. There's an intermediate sprint at Swinton, the race passes Conisbrough Castle, then another sprint in Scholes. Then it's on to Harewood House, up Old Pool Bank, and through Otley and Ilkley, before a summit finish at the Cow & Calf on Ilkley Moor.
North Bay, Scarborough, by Hedgehog Cycling
Stage 3 begins at Richmond's market place. The riders head to Catterick Garrison, and once the racing starts, they traverse Wensleydale, and continue towards Leyburn and Morton-on-Swale (the first intermediate sprint). Next on the route are Northallerton and Thirsk, then just in the North York Moors comes the climb of Sutton Bank. It's on to Helmsley, Pickering, Scarborough for the first time, Filey, then Scarborough again for the finish at North Bay.
Main Street, Haworth, by Hedgehog Cycling
This should be the decisive stage, with six categorised climbs. After starting at the Piece Hall, Halifax, the riders tackle the Côte de Hebden Bridge, then go up Main Street, Haworth, followed by Goose Eye. The route is then via Skipton to the climb of Barden Moor, then there's an intermediate sprint at Kilnsey Crag. It's on to the Côte de Park Rash, Masham, the Côte de Greenhow Hill, Otley, Otley Chevin, then the Côte de Black Hill Road. Stage 4 ends on the Headrow in Leeds.
All the news from the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, and the routes of the four stages.
Read about the Tour de Yorkshire 2018.
The first details about the 2019 UCI World Championship in Yorkshire are emerging. All the races will finish in Harrogate, with starts in different places in Yorkshire. The Tour de Yorkshire editions between now and 2019 will be dress rehearsals for the World Championships. Scarborough is likely to feature heavily in the Tour de Yorkshire and the 2019 event.
Read about the UCI World Championships 2019 in Yorkshire.
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