Tour de Yorkshire 2019 will encompass World Boulevard Elope circuit – BBC Sport

American Megan Guarnier won the 2018 females’s Tour de Yorkshire with victory on stage two in Ilkley

The 2019 males’s and females’s Tour de Yorkshire will encompass the circuit being long-established for next twelve months’s Boulevard World Championships races in Harrogate.

Both pelotons will mask the 14km (eight.7 miles) circuit for the length of a 132km route from Barnsley to Bedale.

This shall be the 2d of 4 levels in the males’s bustle, which runs from 2-5 May perhaps simply, and first of two for the females.

“With the Worlds in Yorkshire, we’re anticipating our strongest field,” said bustle organiser Sir Gary Verity.

“This would possibly well maybe be the last be aware likelihood the riders receive to sample the Harrogate circuit below bustle prerequisites.

“I’m furthermore proud that we’re persevering with to ready the ground close to promoting females’s cycling. Altering the originate of the females’s bustle from Thursday to Friday would possibly perhaps also simply aloof guarantee higher publicity and the routes for the 2 levels are primarily exactly the identical because the males’s.”

Christian Prudhomme, ASO’s Tour de France director, added: “At the side of the Harrogate circuit offers the bustle an added dimension and we desire ‘The Yorkshire Traditional’ stage of the males’s bustle (stage 4) to change into one amongst primarily the most anticipated dates on the professional cycling calendar.”

The levels

  • Thursday, 2 May perhaps simply: Males’s stage one – Doncaster to Selby (178.5km)
  • Friday, 3 May perhaps simply: Males’s stage two / females’s stage one – Barnsley to Bedale (132km)
  • Saturday, 4 May perhaps simply: Males’s stage three / females’s stage two – Bridlington to Scarborough (132km)
  • Sunday, 5 May perhaps simply: Males’s stage 4 – Halifax to Leeds (175km)

The Tour de Yorkshire turned into upgraded by cycling’s governing body, the UCI, in October to HC residence for the 2019 model – the very ultimate category for a multi-day bustle launch air of the UCI WorldTour.

The females’s Tour de Yorkshire moved to a multi-stage event for the first time this twelve months, having been bustle as a one-day bustle for its first two editions.

American Megan Guarnier won the 2018 bustle, with Olympic road bustle champion Greg van Avermaet claiming the males’s event.

The 2019 Boulevard World Championships will bustle from 21-29 September.

The elite males’s road bustle will feature seven laps of the finishing circuit in Harrogate, with the elite females defending three laps.

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