These are the key climbs in the women's and men’s road races at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships

The peloton face a collection of brutal Yorkshire climbs – here are all the details

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Yorkshire 2019 World Championships are just around the corner and the pros will be starting to focus on their chances in one of the most prestigious races on the calendar.

Riders in the elite men’s road race will be taking on 285km of tough racing through the picturesque county, from Leeds to Harrogate, while the women's peloton will race over 150km starting from Bradford also to Harrogate, with each race taking on different climbs.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.