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Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Lizzie Deignan
Lizzie Deignan, photo courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire 2019 is four days, 2nd to 5th May 2019. See route guides to the stages.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: news

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 news: race route announced


The route of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 was announced today. It is:

  • Doncaster to Selby (the Heritage Stage), 178.5km
  • Barnsley to Bedale (the World Stage), 132km
  • Bridlington to Scarborough (the Yorkshire Coast), 132km
  • Halifax to Leeds (the Yorkshire Classic), 175km

Stage 2 includes the Harrogate circuit for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 news: host towns announced

Rossetto wins Stage 4 TDY 2018

Stephane Rossetto wins Stage 4 Tour de Yorkshire 2018, by SWPix

The host towns of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 were announced today. They are:

  • Barnsley
  • Bedale
  • Bridlington
  • Doncaster
  • Halifax
  • Leeds
  • Scarborough
  • Selby

We don't yet know which places will be at the start of stages, and which will host a finish.

One of the stages will include the Harrogate circuit for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships - a good chance to recce the route for those riders who will take part in the Yorkshire World Championships.

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...

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: route guides

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Stage 1


Thursday 2nd May 2019

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.

Read more about Stage 1, Tour de Yorkshire 2019.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Stage 2


Friday 3rd May 2019

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 Stage 1.

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 to Pool.

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.

Read more about Stage 2, Tour de Yorkshire 2019.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Stage 3

Scarborough South Bay
Scarborough South Bay

Saturday 4th May 2019

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 Yorkshire.

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.

Read more about Stage 3, Tour de Yorkshire 2018.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Stage 4

Greenhow Hill
Greenhow Hill

Stage 4 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire is 175km from Halifax to Leeds.

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 sprint.

That just leaves the final few kilometres into Leeds. The stage and overall win will be decided at the finish line on The Headrow.

Read more about Stage 4, Tour de Yorkshire 2019.

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Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Tour de Yorkshire peloton

Tour de Yorkshire peloton, by SWPix.com

Routes and results from the four stages of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire

Cavendish & Horses pub, Harrogate

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.

Beverley Market Place Scarborough South BayHaworth Main Street