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Scarborough to Host Finish of TDY Stage Three

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Published by Jon Burke at 11:09am 7th December 2018. (Updated at 3:39pm 7th December 2018)

Stage Three of next year's Tour de Yorkshire will feature the Yorkshire coast.

It will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough on Saturday 4th May.

Welcome to Yorkshire has announced the full route for the race in 2019, at an event this morning.

It takes place over four days, from Thursday May 2nd to Sunday 5th.

The women's race will be on the Friday and Saturday.

The men's race will be as follows:

Stage One is Doncaster to Selby.

Stage Two is Barnsley to Bedale.

Stage Three is Bridlington to Scarborough.

It goes through Hunmanby, Folkton, East Ayton, Hackness, Silpho, Harwood Dale, Sleights, Grosmont, Egton, Ugthorpe, Ellerby, Lythe, Sandsend, Whitby, Hawsker, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingthorpe, Cloughton, Burniston and finishes in Scarborough.

 

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Stage Four is Halifax to Leeds.

Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity, said:

“We’re blessed with such a diversity of landscapes here in Yorkshire to create such challenging and exciting routes and we wanted the parcours to reflect that, showcasing the county in all its glory. There’s something for everyone; the sprinters will get their chance to shine while the classics specialists and climbers will also have opportunities to make their mark.

With the UCI Road World Championships also taking place in Yorkshire next year, we’re expecting our strongest-ever field. This will be the only chance the riders get to sample the Harrogate circuit under race conditions before it, and the only chance they get to ride up Parliament Street against the usual flow of traffic.

I’m also proud that we’re continuing to lead the way when it comes to promoting women’s cycling. Changing the start of the women’s race from Thursday to Friday should guarantee greater exposure and the routes for the two stages are now exactly the same as the men’s. That means there’s over 1,000m more cumulative climbing than last year and we’ll be in for some enthralling racing.”

North Yorkshire County Council leader, Councillor Carl Les, said:

“It’s wonderful to see the children’s enthusiasm and the way the Tour is embraced by the schools.

I’m confident this will be repeated across communities throughout the county.

North Yorkshire now has a reputation for its colourful celebrations of cycle races. I’m sure people will once again line the streets, decorate bikes and buildings and present wonderful art.”

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

“Today’s route announcement for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire is fantastic news for the East Riding, with our area getting not just one but two days of racing.

It is really exciting to see so many new locations on the route for next year and will give even more of our residents the chance to see some of the world’s top cyclists competing right on their doorstep.

With the event growing in popularity year-on-year, I am sure communities will again get right into the spirit of things, decorate their towns and villages and line the streets to cheer on the riders.

The race gives us the chance to showcase the East Riding to audiences both at home and abroad and to put it on the map as a must-visit destination.

The council is also proud to announce that it has secured its long-term involvement in the Tour de Yorkshire for a further three years – guaranteeing a stage start or finish in the area until 2022.”

School children from Bridlington and Scarborough were at today's launch event in Leeds helping to reveal the stage 3 route.

Pupils from Barrowcliffe School in Scarborough at teh 2019 launch of teh Tour de Yorkshire

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