2017 Tour de Yorkshire
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The third day will see the riders cross our canals no less than five times - at Saltaire, Skipton Farnhill, Riddlesden and Cooper Bridge.
STAGE 3 on Sunday 30th April will start in Bradford and finish in Fox Valley, Sheffield - 194.5km
On Stage Three the riders roll out of City Park in Bradford and take in Salts Mill before the start flag is lowered. The action then briefly joins the 2014 Tour de France route at Burley-in-Wharfedale before passing into the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is the next town on the agenda, with the first of eight categorised climbs being contested on the Côte de Silsden. The next ascent comes on the cobbled rise up Haworth’s picturesque main street and another climb at Leeming must also be tackled before they face the infamous Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled brute could see splits form before the final intermediate sprint in Stocksbridge. The riders then embark on a torturous 22km finishing circuit that features no less than four categorised climbs at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley.
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships are coming to Yorkshire.
Sir Gary Verity says:
"Yorkshire has shown it can host world class events with the Grand Départ, the Tour de Yorkshire and now the county has been chosen to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019. This will be 12 races over eight days in this nine day event. We have got the scenery, we have got the warm welcome and we know we can bring the crowds."
The UCI Road World Championships is one of the most prestigious events on the professional cycling calendar.
Future UCI Road World Championships:
o 2017 - Bergen (Norway)
o 2018 - Innsbruck (Austria)
o 2019 - YORKSHIRE (GREAT BRITAIN)
· 1,000 of the best male and female riders from around 75 countries around the globe compete for the chance to win the iconic rainbow jersey.
· The event takes place over nine days and includes individual and team time trials as well as full road races for Under 18, Under 23 and Elite riders.
· 6,000-7,000 national federation members, delegates, technicians and journalists set to be in attendance.
· A predicted global televised audience in excess of 300 MILLION.
· The full route of the race in Yorkshire will be announced over the coming months.
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The pictures show some of the route for the triumphant 2014 Grand Départ, shared with the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire.