UCI Road World Championships 2019: Yorkshire Host Towns Revealed




From BBC News.


Harrogate has been chosen as the main host town for cycling’s Road World Championships in 2019.

Race start locations have also been proposed in Beverley, Doncaster, Leeds, Northallerton, Ripon and York.

The UCI Road World Championships will see about 1,000 riders from 75 countries competing for the coveted rainbow jersey, organisers said.

The event is expected to attract a global television audience of more than 300 million people.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said it was an “unprecedented opportunity to showcase Yorkshire to the world”.

Brian Cookson, President of the UCI, added that the event would follow on from the success of the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014, and the Tour de Yorkshire.

Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and London, hosted the Grand Depart in 2014.


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