UCI 2019 race programme

Yorkshire UCI 2019 sign
UCI 2019 Yorkshire sign

The UCI 2019 road World Championships take place in Yorkshire from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th September 2019. Harrogate is the central hub, where all the events finish.

This is the race programme.


Para-cycling | Mixed team time trial | Junior women's ITT | Junior men's ITT | U23 men's ITT | Elite women's ITT | Elite men's ITT | Junior men's road race | Junior women's road race | U23 men's road race | Elite women's road race | Elite men's road race | UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit

UCI 2019 race programme: para-cycling road races

Westwood Pasture, Beverley
Westwood Pasture, Beverley

Saturday 21st September 2019

The 2019 Championships open with para-cycling road races, called the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International.

There will be para-cycling road races for all para classifications (13 classifications for men and 13 for women). There are three different start points, for different classifications: Beverley, 106.2km route, Tadcaster, 57km, and Wetherby, 41.2km/28km. All routes finish in Harrogate.

This is the first time that para-cycling will take place alongside the UCI Road World Championships. It will get the 2019 event off to a great start, with competitive races and big crowds.

Map of the para-cycling road races route

UCI 2019 para-cycling race route map
Map of the para-cycling route, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Where to watch the para-cycling road races

World Champion bear at Knaresborough
Harry the World Champion bear at Knaresborough

At the Saturday Market in Beverley, where some of the races start, there's a day of entertainment and activities. Other places to watch include Market Weighton, Tadcaster, Wetherby, Knaresborough, and Harrogte. Read about where to watch the Yorkshire 2019 para-cycling road races.

Read about the para-cycling road races at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: mixed team time trial

Parliament Street, Harrogate
Parliament Street, Harrogate

Sunday 22nd September 2019

The mixed team time trial takes place on the Harrogate circuit, on the Sunday of the opening weekend of the Championships. (It will follow on from the amateur event, the UCI official sportive, which takes place earlier in the day). The mixed team time trial involves national teams of three men and three women. The men ride the 14-km circuit first, and when the second of them crosses the line, the women set off. The final time is taken when the second of the female riders crosses the finish line on West Park.

This should be a fun and exciting event.

Map of the mixed team time trial route

UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit
Map of the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Profile of the mixed team time trial

Profile of the Harrogate circuit, UCI 2019
Profile of the Harrogate circuit, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Where to watch the mixed team time trial

World Champion bear on West Park Stray, Harrogate
World Champion bear on West Park Stray

Since the mixed team time trial takes place on the Harrogate circuit, see my suggestions as to where to watch on the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.

Read about the mixed team time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: junior women's individual time trial

Valley Drive and Cornwall Rd, Harrogate
Valley Drive and Cornwall Road, Harrogate

Monday 23rd September 2019

The junior women's individual time trial is on Monday morning, and the junior men race on Monday afternoon. The start ramp will be in the West Park Fan Zone. From there, the junior women do one lap of the Harrogate circuit, a distance of 14km. It's a rolling route, with very little flat. Pot Bank and Penny Pot Lane are probably the toughest uphill sections. There should be lots of local people watching and encouraging the riders.

Map and profile as for the mixed team time trial. See where to watch on the UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit.

Read about the junior women's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: junior men's individual time trial

Climb up Penny Pot Lane from Oak Beck
Penny Pot Lane, climb up from Oak Beck

Monday 23rd September 2019

The junior men's individual time trial is two laps of the Harrogate circuit, for a total distance of 28km. While there are no long climbs, there are plenty of short, sharp ones - in fact, for almost the whole route, it's either up or down. The advantage of the route is that it's never far from the centre of Harrogate, which should mean plenty of vocal support for the competitors.

The map and profile are as for the mixed team time trial.

Read about the junior men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: under 23 men's time trial

TDF dry stone wall monument, Ripley
Tour de France dry stone wall monument, Ripley

Tuesday 24th September 2018

The U23 men's individual time trial is on the same day, and uses the same Ripon to Harrogate route, as the elite women's ITT. Both courses take the A61 to Ripley, then head off to Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, and Hampsthwaite, before heading into Harrogate. The total distance is 30.3km.

Map of the under 23 men's time trial

Route map, under 23 men's individual time trial, UCI 2019
Route map of under 23 men's elite individual time trial, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Profile of the under 23 men's time trial

Profile of UCI 2019 under 23 men's ITT
Profile of under 23 men's individual time trial © Welcome to Yorkshire

Where to watch the U23 men's individual time trial is as for where to watch the elite women's individual time trial.

Read about the U23 men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: elite women's individual time trial

Ripley Castle
Ripley Castle

Tuesday 24th September 2019

The elite women's individual time trial is 30.3km. The route is from Ripon to Harrogate, then one lap of the Harrogate circuit. Ripon to Ripley is on the A61, via Ripley, then the competitors will wend their way through Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, Clapham Green, and Hampsthwaite. They reach the A59, and pedal along it as far as the New Park roundabout. There, they re-join the A61, and but for the usual Swan Road/Crescent Road diversion, stay on it all the way to the centre of town. They go up Parliament Street to the finish line on West Park.

The map and profile are the same as for the under 23 men's individual time trial.

Where to watch the elite women's individual time trial

World Champion bear at Hampsthwaite
World Champion bear at Hampsthwaite

Good places to watch the elite women's individual time trial include the start at Ripon, and villages on the river Nidd like Birstwith and Hampsthwaite. Read where to watch the elite women's individual time trial at the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds.

Favourites for the elite women's individual time trial

Annemiek van Vleuten
Annemiek van Vleuten, by Theo Stikkelman, Licence CC BY 2.0

Favourites for the elite women's individual time trial include 2018 World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten, Anna van der Breggen, and Ellen van Dijk.

Read about the elite women's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: elite men's individual time trial

Slow ducks crossing Kirkby Malzeard
Slow ducks crossing, Kirkby Malzeard

Wednesday 25th September 2019

The elite men's individual time trial is a 54km route from Northallerton to Harrogate. Heading south out of Northallerton, it passes through Morton-on-Swale, and crosses the A1M at Leeming Bar, before reaching Bedale. From Bedale, there's a series of dips and rises as the route crosses rivers and streams. One of those rivers is the Ure, and just after crossing it the competitors arrive at Masham. From Masham, the route is popular with local cyclists: Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, and Risplith, then on to Ripley. Here it joins the A61 (less popular with this local cyclist). The A61 Ripon road leads to the finish on West Park in Harrogate.

Map of the elite men's individual time trial

Elite men's individual time trial, route map
Route map of elite men's individual time trial, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Profile of the elite men's individual time trial

Profile of men's ITT, 2019 UCI Road World Championship
Profile of elite men's individual time trial, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Where to watch the elite men's individual time trial

World Champion bear in Masham
World Champion bear in Masham

Six ideas for places to watch the elite men's individual time trial, including the start at Northallerton, towns and villages along the route such as Bedale, Masham, and Kirkby Malzeard, and the finish in Harrogate.

Favourites for the elite men's individual time trial

Rohan Dennis
Rohan Dennis, 2018 time trial World Champion, by Granada, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Favourites for the elite men's individual time trial include Geraint Thomas and Rohan Dennis. In the likely absence of Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome, it's more open than it might have been. Could a relative outsider seize the world title?

Read about the elite men's individual time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: junior men's road race

Blubberhouses Moor
Blubberhouses Moor

Thursday 26th September 2018

The junior men's road race starts in Richmond. It dips into Wensleydale, before heading up Kidstones Bank (otherwise known as the Côte de Cray). The other side of the climb, it's down into Wharfedale (Buckden, Kettlewell, Kilnsey, Threshfield), then on to Bolton Abbey. From Bolton Bridge, the riders are on the A59, with a climb at Summerscales up to Blubberhouses Moor. On arrival in Harrogate, there are three laps of the Harrogate circuit before the finish on West Park.

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Map of the junior men's road race

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

Profile of the junior men's road race

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

Where to watch the junior men's road race

World Champion bear at Richmond
World Champion bear at Richmond

Places to watch include Richmond, Kidstones Bank, Bolton Abbey, Blubberhouses Moor, and Harrogate. Where to watch the junior men's road race.

Read about the junior men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: junior women's road race

Crown, Monk Fryston
Crown, Monk Fryston

Friday 27th September 2019

The junior women's road race starts in Doncaster. It makes its way north via Hatfield and Thorne, then passes to the east of Pontefract and Castleford. Monk Fryston and Sherburn-in-Elmet are on the route before Tadcaster. Wetherby is the next main town, and from there, the riders take the A661 to Spofforth. Arriving in High Harrogate at the Empress roundabout, they are then on the A59 to the New Park roundabout. They approach the finish on West Park, like the other races, on Ripon Road, Swan Road, Crescent Road, and Parliament Street.

Map of the junior women's road race

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

Profile of 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

Where to watch the junior women's road race

World Champion bear at Spofforth Castle
World Champion bear at Spofforth

Places to watch include Doncaster, Tadcaster, Wetherby, Spofforth, and Harrogate. Where to watch the junior women's road race.

Read about the junior women's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: under 23 men's road race

Pateley Bridge High Street
High Street, Pateley Bridge

Friday 27th September 2018

The U23 men's road race starts in Doncaster, and heads north to Sherburn-in-Elmet, Tadcaster, and Boroughbridge. Then the route is west to Ripon and Pateley Bridge, before the riders go up Greenhow Hill, a popular climb with lots of roadside spectators when it has featured in the Tour de Yorkshire. The riders then travel via Thruscross and Blubberhouses to Harrogate. There are three laps of the Harrogate circuit before the finish on West Park.

Map of the under 23 men's road race

U23 men's road race, UCI 2019
Route map, U23 men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Profile of the under 23 men's road race

Profile of U23 men's road race, UCI 2019
Profile of UCI 2019 U23 men's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Where to watch the U23 men's road race

World Champion bear at Greenhow Hill
Harry the World Champion bear at Greenhow Hill

Places to watch the U23 men's road race include the start at Doncaster, Tadcaster, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Greenhow Hill, and Harrogate.

Read about the U23 men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: elite women's road race

Cote de Lofthouse
Côte de Lofthouse

Saturday 28th September 2019

The women's road race starts in the centre of Bradford. The riders make their way north via Shipley and Otley, then climb up Norwood Edge. They continue to Pateley Bridge, then on to Lofthouse, and the steep Côte de Lofthouse climb. The market town of Masham is at the northern extremity of the route, then it's back south via West Tanfield to Ripon. The return to Harrogate takes in Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, Clint, Birstwith, and Hampsthwaite. The Harrogate circuit is tackled three times before the finish line.

Map of the elite women's road race

Route map, elite women's road race, 2019 UCI World Champs
Official route map of elite women's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Profile of the elite women's road race

Profile of the elite women's road race
Profile of elite women's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Where to watch the elite women's road race

World Champion bear at the top of Lofthouse climb
World Champion bear at the top of the Lofthouse climb

Where to watch the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds elite women's road race. There are lots of great places. They include the start in Bradford, Otley, Norwood Edge, Pateley Bridge, the Lofthouse climb, Masham, Hampsthwaite, and Harrogate.

Favourites for the elite women's road race

Lizzie Deignan
Lizzie Deignan (photo courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire)

The favourites for the UCI 2019 elite women's road race include Yorkshire's own Lizzy Deignan, and Dutch riders like Annemiek van Vleuten, Anna van der Breggen, and Marianne Vos.

Read about favourites for the UCI 2019 Yorkshire Worlds elite women's road race.

Read about the women's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 race programme: elite men's road race

A view of Kilnsey Crag
Kilnsey Crag

Sunday 29th September 2019

The men's road race starts in Leeds, and is a monster route of 280km. The ride through the Yorkshire Dales closely resembles Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, with climbs at Cray, Buttertubs, and Grinton Moor. On their return to Harrogate, the riders do seven laps of the 14-km Beckwithshaw-Penny Pot Lane-Valley Gardens circuit, before the finish line on West Park.

Map of the elite men's road race

Route of elite men's road race, UCI road World Championships 2019
Map of the route of the elite men's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire. (See full-size map)

Profile of the elite men's road race

Profile of elite men's road race, UCI 2019
Profile of elite men's road race, ©Welcome to Yorkshire

Where to watch the elite men's road race

World Champion bear on Buttertubs
World Champion bear on Buttertubs

Seven ideas for places to watch the elite men's road race, including the start, the climbs in the Yorkshire Dales, and the finishing circuit in Harrogate.

Favourites for the elite men's road race

Julian Alaphilippe
Julian Alaphilippe at the 2019 Tour de France, by Département des Yvelines, Licence CC BY-ND 2.0

Favourites for the elite men's road race include Julian Alaphilippe and Peter Sagan.

Read about the elite men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

UCI 2019 Harrogate circuit

Parliament Street, Harrogate

The Harrogate circuit is central to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. The mixed team time trial is exclusively on it, and most of the other races will ride it after a route from elsewhere in Yorkshire. For example, the women's road race does three laps, and the men's road race does seven.

Discover the Harrogate circuit at the 2019 UCI road World Championships.