Yorkshire named as host of 2019 UCI Road World Championships

Yorkshire will host the UCI road World Championships in 2019, the UCI announced on Wednesday in Doha

The 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

(Image credit: ASO / G. DEMOUVEAUX)

Yorkshire has been named as the host of the 2019 Road World Championships by cycling’s governing body the UCI.

The county’s bid, which was backed with £24m of funding from the government, saw off competition from several other bidders.

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