Mackenzie Thorpe has been named as official artist for the Tour
de Yorkshire 2019. He has created four works of art, inspired by
the Yorkshire landscape, bike racing, and children learning to
ride, or dreaming of riding, bikes.
The full route announcement will be on Friday 7th December 2018.
Sir Gary Verity said: It's always exciting to unveil the host
towns for the Tour de Yorkshire, and this year is no exception.
We're thrilled that Bedale will be making its debut as the town
gave the riders an amazing reception when they passed through
earlier this year...
Stage 1 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire is 178.5km from Doncaster
to Selby. It's called the Heritage Stage. It's quite flat, and is
likely to end in a bunch sprint in Selby.
Setting off from Doncaster, the riders head for Snaith, and cross
the Ouse at Boothferry, before continuing to Howden. They make
their way east to the Humber, and contest the first intermediate
sprint at Elloughton. Next, it's north to Beverley, then into the
Yorkshire Wolds (Middleton-on-the-Wolds, North Dalton).
The only categorised climb on the stage is that of Baggaby Hill,
and the second intermediate sprint follows hot on the wheels of
the climb - just short of Pocklington.
The route edges south west to Sutton-upon-Derwent and Elvington,
then it crosses the Ouse at Cawood. After that, it's south to
Thorpe Willoughby, and a sprint east on the A1238 to Selby.
Stage 2 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire is 132km from Barnsley to
Bedale, and it's called the World Stage. This is also the women's
The riders set off from Barnsley and pedal via Nostell Priory to
Pontefract for the first intermediate sprint. Then they continue
to Castleford, Garforth, and Bramhope, before descending Pool Bank
On the B6161 from Pool, they encounter the only categorised climb
of the stage, Côte de Lindley. They continue to Harrogate, where
they ride the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.
Next, it's north to Ripon and West Tanfield, then via Carthorpe
to Bedale, for a likely bunch sprint to the finish line.
Stage 3 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire is 135km from Bridlington
to Scarborough. It's called 'the Yorkshire coast'. Stage 3 of the
men's Tour de Yorkshire is also Stage 2 of the women's Tour de
A lot is packed into the 135km of Stage 3. From Bridlington, it
heads north into the Yorkshire Wolds and on towards Robin Hood's
Bay. Next, it's on to Whitby for an intermediate sprint, then into
the North York Moors, with a visit to Grosmont. By now, the riders
will be on their way south again, heading for a traditional Tour
de Yorkshire finish at Scarborough North Bay.
After starting in Halifax, the tone is set early on, with a climb
of the cobbles of Main Street, Haworth. The first categorised
climb, though, is Goose Eye. Then it's on to Skipton, Embsay, and
up Barden Moor. After that, the riders head into the heart of the
Yorkshire Dales, to Kilnsey for the first intermediate sprint, and
then to Kettlewell.
The Park Rash climb comes straight after Kettlewell. A descent
into Coverdale brings the riders to Middleham, and from there they
begin the journey back south towards Leeds. It takes in Masham,
Kirkby Malzeard, and Pateley Bridge. After Pateley, there's the
climb of Greenhow Hill to negotiate. Then it's on to Otley, up
Otley Chevin, and down to Cookridge for the second intermediate
That just leaves the final few kilometres into Leeds. The stage
and overall win will be decided at the finish line on The Headrow.
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.