Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 by veloboy

This is one of the biggest sporting events in the UK. 2.8 million people saw the 2018 edition (thats Roadside) with 21% of those from outside Yorkshire and overseas) The Tour was upgraded by cycling’s governing body, the UCI, in October to HC status for the 2019 edition – the highest category for a multi-day race outside of the UCI WorldTour.

The Mens Race – 4 Stages
It started raining on the start line and that set the tone for the remainder of the Tour

Photos by Me – Maps and graphics by Tour de Yorkshire

The Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race took take place between 3-4 May meaning that for the first time it was held on a Friday and Saturday to allow more people to celebrate the race. Further new ground is also being broken by the fact both stages will be exactly the same as the men’s, meaning the 2019 edition was the longest yet at 264km and also the hardest with over of 3,200m of cumulative climbing.

The Women will race two stages

Men’s Stage 1 Doncaster to Selby

178.5 km The Heritage Stage

The men’s race will start in Doncaster before heading towards Beverley. On the way the riders will pass Cowick Hall and Howden Minster, and the first intermediate sprint will be contested in Elloughton before the peloton sweeps into Beverley. Not long after they will reach the Yorkshire Wolds and tackle the first classified climb at Baggaby Hill before a brisk descent into Pocklington for a second intermediate sprint. The pace will continue to rise on the brisk approach to Selby where the action will reach a pulsating conclusion right outside Selby Abbey which is celebrating its 950th anniversary. 

Welcome to Yotkshire
Men Stage 1 – The Heritage Stage

Stage 1 Depart
Doncaster
May 2nd

The Ineos Backlash (above) in Doncaster

Local lad Connor Swift – British National Road Champion
Chris Lawless
Team Ineos – formerly Team Sky

The usual TdY eclectic mix of World Tour teams mixing it up with Pro Continental and domestic outfits is one of the defining characteristics of this race.

Stage 1 Finish in Selby

The Stage 1 finish line in Selby – Jesper Asselman of Team Roompot wins the Stage

Men’s Stage 2 Barnsley to Bedale

The 2019 men’s and women’s Tour de Yorkshire will included the circuit being used for this year’s Road World Championships races in Harrogate (21-29 September) and will be the only chance riders get to sample the Harrogate circuit under race conditions. Both pelotons, men and women, covered the 14km (8.7 miles) circuit during a 132km route from Barnsley to Bedale.

The World Stage – Men and Women

Men Stage 2 at Ripon

The peloton passing through Ripon on Stage 2

Women’s Stage 1 Barnsley to Bedale

The Women’s Race – 2 Stages

I’m also proud that we’re continuing to lead the way when it comes to promoting women’s cycling. Changing the start of the women’s race from Thursday to Friday should guarantee greater exposure and the routes for the two stages are now exactly the same as the men’s. That means there’s over 1,000m more cumulative climbing than last year and we’ll be in for some enthralling racing.”

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire
Stage 1 Women / Stage 2 Men

Harrogate

Women’s Stage 1 on the on the Harrogate circuit

Men’s Stage 3 Bridlington to Scarborough

132 km The Yorkshire Coast

The riders will roll out of Bridlington and head into the North York Moors National Park. The Côte de Silpho is looming large shortly after Hackness and the opening intermediate sprint comes just after Harwood Dale. The route then continues north and commences an undulating 52km loop just after Fylingdales. Once the peloton has passed through Robin Hood’s Bay they immediately hit the Côte de Hooks House Farm. Then it’s on to Whitby, and before the riders enter town they will contest a second intermediate sprint in front of Whitby Abbey. The views will be spectacular on the approach to Sandsend and it is there that the Côte de Lythe Bank is waiting. Once the riders have crested that summit the route heads inland and the Côtes de Grosmont and Ugglebarnby are positioned just 7km apart. The loop concludes, the pace is sure to be high as the riders drop into Scarborough. The frontrunners will sweep along South Bay, around the castle walls and onto the now-legendary finish along North Bay. It is here that the winner of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will be crowned before the male riders battle it out in front of another massive crowd. 

Côte de Ugglebarnby
Stage 3

The Yorkshire Coast
Ugglebarnby – 2km climb at almost 9% gradient

Women’s Stage 2 Bridlington to Scarborough

Women’s Stage 2 Depart
Bridlington May 4th

Stage 1 Winner – Lorena Wiebes – at the start of Stage 2 in Bridlington wearing the blue race leaders jersey
Marianne Vos
Trek-Segafredo
The Start line In Bridlington
Storey Racing
Rolling out of Bridlington

Women’s Stage 2 Finish
Scarborough

Marianna Vos wins Stage 2 and with it the overall General Classification
Mavi Garcia wins the overall Queen of The Mountains Classification
Luxembourg National Women’s Road Champion Christine Majerus wins the overall Sprinters Classification

Men’s Stage 4 Halifax to Leeds

189.5 km The Yorkshire Classic

“We want The Yorkshire Classic stage of the men’s race to become one of the most anticipated dates on the professional cycling calendar”

Christian Prudhomme, ASO’s Tour de France Director
Stage 4 – The Yorkshire Classic

Côte de Goose Eye
22km into Stage 4

Deja vu……..

Stage 4 Climax
Leeds

Greg van Avermaet wins Stage 4 but fails to shake off Lawless and gain any time difference
2019 Tour de Yorkshire Winner Chris Lawless by a overall margin of 2 seconds in 15 hours 18 minutes and 12 seconds
The final standings: 1st: Chris Lawless 2nd: Greg van Avermaet 3rd: Eddie Dunbar