Gary Verity: 'Top teams want the 2019 World Championships to come to Yorkshire'

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity says that Yorkshire can offer any type of road race course

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Yorkshire's bid to host the 2019 World Road Championships has been boosted with several top teams contacting Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity to lend their support.

Yorkshire are up against a believed four or five other candidates to hold the Championships in three years time, with Verity optimistic about the county's chances in becoming the first UK host of the competition since Goodwood in 1982.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.