The Tour de Yorkshire returned to North Yorkshire on 2 to 5 May in what looks set to be a brilliant year for cycling fans.
North Yorkshire’s roads once again played a significant part in the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race this year. The Tour de Yorkshire was extended to four days and ran from Thursday 2 May to Sunday 5 May 2019. The extra day allowed the women’s race to increase from one to two days, taking place on 3 and 4 May.
The Tour de Yorkshire brought an elite field of cyclists and live international TV coverage to North Yorkshire. It was an exciting event and a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful county and enhance Yorkshire’s growing reputation as the home of world class cycling.
Tour de Yorkshire 2019 highlights
Relive the magic of this year's Tour de Yorkshire and hear what the event means to the people and business owners of North Yorkshire.
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Past Tour de Yorkshire highlights
Race route 2017
Stage one of the event was on Friday 28 April. It started in Bridlington and ended in Scarborough, covering 173km, with 110km (63 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire.
The route took in Norton, Malton, Amotherby, Kirby Misperton, Pickering, Sleights, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. This map shows the route of stage one of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage one recce with Adam Blythe
Stage two of the event was on Saturday 29 April. It started in Tadcaster and ended in Harrogate, covering 123km, with 108km (88 per cent) in North Yorkshire.
The route took in Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Masham, West Tanfield, Ripon, Hampsthwaite and Harrogate. This map shows the route of stage two of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage two recce with Lucy Garner
Stage three of the event was on Sunday 30 April. It started in Bradford and ended in Fox Valley, Sheffield, with approximately 20 per cent of the route in North Yorkshire, 38km of the full 194km.
The route took in Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Linton, Skipton and Kildwick. This map shows the route of stage three of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage three recce, part one with Russ Downing
Summary of stage one
Summary of stage two
Videos courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire and Tour organiser ASO