Where: Yorkshire, UK
When: May 3-6, 2018
Rank: UCI 2.1

The Tour de Yorkshire began life as a three-day legacy event for Yorkshire following the Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France, regarded by some as one of the greatest opening weekends the race has ever seen.

>>> Tour de Yorkshire 2018 route announced

Despite its young age, the race has already established itself as Britain’s second biggest stage race behind only the Tour of Britain.

For 2018, it’s grown from a three-day men’s and one-day women’s race to four and two days respectively.

The race has proved a hit with large crowds flocking to the roadsides, and plenty of exciting racing over Yorkshire’s terrain.

The challenging landscape and local support mean that Yorkshire has also been selected to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

 

In 2017, Dimension Data rider Serge Pauwels took the overall win of the men’s race and Boels-Dolmans’ Lizzie Deignan won the women’s addition. 

Tour de Yorkshire 2018 stages

Stage one, May 3: Beverley to Doncaster (182km)
Stage two, May 4: Barnsley to Ilkley (149km)
Stage three, May 5: Richmond to Scarborough (184km)
Stage four, May 6: Halifax to Leeds (189.5km)

Women’s Tour de Yorkshire

Stage one, May 3: Beverley to Doncaster (132.5km)
Stage two, May 4: Barnsley to Ilkley (124km)

Key info: Route | TV guide | Start list | Spectators’ guide

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