Eight key questions about Yorkshire's Road World Championships bid answered

The event will be entirely in Yorkshire and could draw on inspiration from the Tour de France's 2014 Grand Départ in the county.

Tour de France
Stage 1 : Leeds - Harrogate
Peloton (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Yorkshire's announcement that it will bid to host the 2019 Road World Championships was celebrated among the British cycling fraternity.

In what was an expected move after over a year of planning, the press release outlining the bid was big on ambition but fine on exact details.

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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.