Tour de Yorkshire

Where: Yorkshire, UK
When: April 30- May 3, 2020
Rank: UCI 2.1

Spectators on stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire. Image: Watson

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 2019 route: stage by stage

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, the race grew  from a three-day men’s and one-day women’s race to four and two days respectively, and this continues into 2019, where the women’s stage exactly mirror the men’s.

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 was also selected to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. 

In its brief history, it has also seen some illustrious winners. Thomas Voeckler won in 2016 and Greg Van Avermaet took overall victory in 2018.

The sixth edition in 2020 will start in Barnsley.

 

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