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Yorkshire 2019 World Championships: Race timings, routes and all you need to know

Cyclist magazine
28 Sep 2019

All the available key information about the routes of the 2019 UCI World Championships in Yorkshire

The 2019 UCI World Championships are well underway in Yorkshire after starting on Saturday 21st September. The races will run until Sunday 29th September and each will finish in Harrogate, the lead host town of the championships. A further seven towns and cities around the county will host race starts.

Yorkshire 2019 will be only the second occasion in which Great Britain has hosted the World Championships, with Goodwood 1982 being the first

Across 15 events, the world's best road cyclists will descend on Harrogate looking to be crowned World Champion.

Home spectators will have local riders Lizzie Deignan, Tom Pidcock and Ben Swift to cheer while eyes will be firmly placed upon Dutch duo Mathieu van der Poel and Marianne Vos, as well as the darling of the Tour de France Julian Alaphilippe. 

The marquee events, the elite women's and men's road races, will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th respectively, while the time-trials and age-group events will take place throughout the week.

The Championships started on Saturday 21st September with the Para-Cycling road races before the amateurs were afforded a go on the Sunday with the official World Championships sportive.

Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships 2019: Key information

Dates: Saturday 21st September 2019 to Sunday 29th September 2019
Location: Yorkshire, UK
UK television coverage: Live coverage on BBC and Eurosport - full guide here: 
How to watch the UCI World Championships 2019: Full schedule for live TV and highlights

Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships 2019: Route maps and profiles

Scroll through the gallery to view each race's route map and profile

Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships 2019: Full race programme

Day 1: Saturday 21st September: Para-cycling Road Races (C1 Event), Beverley-Tadcaster-Wetherby-Harrogate Circuit
Day 2: Sunday 22nd September: Team Time Trial Mixed Relay – 28km (two circuits), Harrogate Circuit
Day 3: Monday 23rd September: Women's Junior Individual Time Trial – 14km (one circuit) and Men Junior Individual Time Trial - 28km (two circuits), Harrogate Circuit
Day 4: Tuesday 24th September: Men's Under 23 Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit) and Women Elite Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit), Ripon to Harrogate
Day 5: Wednesday 25th September: Men's Elite Individual Time Trial - 54km (route only), Northallerton to Harrogate
Day 6: Thursday 26th September: Men's Junior Road Race – 144.5km (route plus three circuits), Richmond to Harrogate
Day 7: Friday 27th September: Women's Junior Road Race – 91.5km (route only) and Men Under 23 Road Race – 192.5km (route plus three circuits), Doncaster to Harrogate
Day 8: Saturday 28th September: Women's Elite Road Race – 149.5km (route plus three circuits), Bradford to Harrogate
Day 9: Sunday 29th September: Men's Elite Road Race – 284.5km (route plus seven circuits), Leeds to Harrogate

Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships 2019: TV guide

Full live coverage will be provided free-to-air by BBC and paid through Eurosport during the Championships. Access to the events will also be available through the BBC iPlayer and Eurosport Player, too.

For a complete guide to TV coverage, head to - 
How to watch the UCI World Championships 2019: Full schedule for live TV and highlights

Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships 2019: Things to do

The Cycle Expo Yorkshire will take place between Saturday 21st and 22nd Sunday, showcasing live Q&As, bike demonstrations and interactive experiences at the Yorkshire Event's Centre.

Katusha will be hosting a pop-up store throughout the week on Parliament Street with multiple guests throughout the week. On Wednesday 25th September, Cyclist will be joined by author and columnist Richard Moore to talk about the future of pro cycling.

For more, visit the Katusha website here.

The Championships will have a fan zone open from Saturday 21st through to Sunday 29th September in the centre of Harrogate. 

There will be places to eat and drink as well as a large screen to catch all of the racing. Towards the end of the week, there will also be live music from Jarvis Cocker, The Pigeon Detectives and The Feeling.

Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships 2019: Timings and race event summaries

Read the organiser's summary below, and the full schedule and race timings can be found here:
All times mentioned are subject to change due to weather, rider speeds and many other factors

Saturday 21st September 2019: Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International

This para-cycling includes 14 different race classifications for male and female riders in four para-cycling disciplines. Riders with the greatest functional capacity (B Men, C4-5 Men and B Women) will start in Beverley between 12:00 and 12:06 and are expected to finish in Harrogate between 14:14 and 15:05.

Tadcaster will host the starts of the C1-3, H3, H4 and H5 events for the men and the C4-5 and H5 events for the women between 14:00 and 14:15. These are due to finish in Harrogate between 15:24 and 16:25.

Then Wetherby is the start location for the H1-2 and T1-2 men’s races, and the C1-3, H1-4 and T1-2 women’s races between 15:00 and 15:12. These races will conclude in Harrogate between 16:09 and 17:24.

Harrogate will also host the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay training on the Championships circuit between 09:00 and 11:00.

Sunday 22nd September 2019: Team Time Trial Mixed Relay, Harrogate Circuit

Yorkshire will host the first-ever Mixed Team Time Trial Relay with national teams consisting of male and female riders. The first nation will roll down the start ramp at 12:40 and the final nation is set to complete the course at approximately 15:27.

Before the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay takes place, amateur riders will take part in the official sportive on the same Harrogate circuit between 07:00 and 10:30.

Mixed Team Time Trial Relay report: Bigham hails 'nail biting' Mixed TTT relay as Great Britain bag bronze

Monday 23rd September 2019: Women's Junior Individual Time Trial and Men's Junior Individual Time Trial, Harrogate Circuit

The first rider in the women's TT will start at 10:10 and once the last of rider has finished at approximately 11:22, the men’s competition will take place between 13:40 and 16:02.

Read more: Watch - Italian junior Tiberi wins World Championships time trial despite start line mechanical

Tuesday 24th September 2019: Men's U23 Individual Time Trial and Women's Elite Individual Time Trial – Ripon to Harrogate

The rider in the men's U23 TT will set off at 10:10 and that race is due to be completed by 12:34, before the women start at 14:40. That race is due to conclude at around 16:45.

Men's U23 ITT report: Weather conditions dominate as Mikkel Bjerg wins third U23 time trial World Championships  
Read more: Watch - Severe weather conditions get the better of riders in the U23 men's TT  
Women's Elite ITT report: Dygert-Owen crushes competition to first elite women's time trial World Championships title

Wednesday 25th September 2019: Men's Elite Individual Time Trial – Northallerton to Harrogate

The first rider will start at 13:10 before the action concludes at around 15:50. Road race training will be taking place on the Harrogate circuit between 10:00 and 12:00.

Men's Elite ITT report: Rohan Dennis untouchable in individual time trial win at the World Championships  
Read more: Primoz Roglic unleashes pointless sprint finish in World Champs TT

Thursday 26th September 2019: Men's Junior Road Race – Richmond to Harrogate

After starting in Richmond at 12:10 the race heads into the Dales and the first key climb is awaiting the riders at Kidstones between 13:14 and 13:20. The second major ascent then comes shortly after the peloton have passed Bolton Abbey between 14:02 and 14:14, and the action should hit the Harrogate circuit between 14:40 and 14:56.

After three laps of the local circuit, the race is expected to conclude on Parliament Street at 15:38 at the earliest.

Men's junior road race report: Young American goes long for solo win

Friday 27th September 2019: Women's Junior Road Race and Men's U23 Road Race – Doncaster to Harrogate

Read more: Under 23 World Championship road race modified after weather warning  
Read more: Could Elynor Backstedt win first gold for Great Britain at the 2019 World Champs?  
Read more: Tom Pidcock Q&A - ‘I'm still not going WorldTour. I’m in no rush and have nothing to prove’

The women’s race leaves Doncaster at 08:40 and the riders should reach Snaith around 09:30. The peloton is then expected to reach Tadcaster at approximately 10:24 and the frontrunners should pass through Wetherby at 10:41 before they reach the Harrogate finish line at 11:11.

The U23 men meanwhile, get going in Doncaster at 14:10 and take a longer, more undulating route into Harrogate. That race should reach Tadcaster between 15:46 and 15:54 before passing through Ripon at around 16:49.

Pateley Bridge should be visited at 17:17 and as soon as the peloton has exited that town they will commence the main climb up to Greenhow. The riders are likely to reach the Harrogate circuit at 17:53 at the expected earliest and they will have to tackle three laps before the estimated finish between 18:53 and 19:21.

Junior women's road race report: Megan Jastrab wins junior women’s World Championships Road Race  
Men's U23 road race report: Eekhoff disqualification means Pidcock takes bronze  
Read more: Tom Pidcock - 'It would have been a fairy tale to win'

Saturday 28th September 2019: Women's Elite Road Race – Bradford to Harrogate

Read more: Q&A with 1982 Road Race World Champion Mandy Jones  
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The peloton will roll out of Bradford at 11:40 and visit Otely at 12:10 before the first categorised ascent comes on Norwood Edge at 12:20. The race then continues through Pateley Bridge beween 12:47 and 12:52.

The climb of Lofthouse is next and they should top that between 13:08 and 13:15 before descending into Masham, home of the Black Sheep Brewery, at 13:37 at the expected latest.

A relatively flat section should see them reach Ripon between 13:50 and 14:02 before they pass onto the Harrogate circuit around 14:33. Three laps of the local circuit should then see the frontrunners emerge before a new world champion is crowned on Parliament Street between 15:36 and 16:00.

Women's elite road race report: Van Vleuten takes elite women's title with incredible 105km solo attack

Sunday 29th September 2019: Men's Elite Road Race – Leeds to Harrogate

Read more: Who are the bookies backing for the World Championships men's race?

The riders head out from Leeds at 08:40 and wind their way into the Dales via Ilkley (09:22-09:23) and Skipton (09:43-09:45). They are due to reach Kettlewell by 10:19 before a trio of significant climbs come one after another.

Cray is first up at 10:29-10:33 and Buttertubs will be crested at around 11:19-11:26 before the peloton reaches the summit of Grinton Moor around midday.

Masham (12:28-12:38), Ripon (12:49-13:00) and Ripley (13:07-13:19) then follow in quick succession before the peloton enters the Harrogate circuit at 13:15.

Seven laps of that tough and technical loop will ensure only the strongest survive for a chance to claim the rainbow jersey on Parliament Street at approximately 15:30-15:50.

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