Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:
“This is more wonderful news for Yorkshire, bringing the cycling road world championships to the county in 2019. Following on from the amazing Tour de France Grand Départ in 2014 and the success of the Tour de Yorkshire, it will be fantastic to welcome the world’s finest cyclists to our county again with huge crowds and a watching global audience.”
The towns and cities across Yorkshire being lined up as host locations for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been revealed. Harrogate has been named as the main competition town and finish location for each race. Race start locations have been proposed in Beverley, Doncaster, Leeds, Northallerton, Ripon, and York.
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships include a wide range of men’s, women’s and junior races, which take place over nine days. Harrogate will host two circuit races and the other races will start in locations in right across the county.
The event in September 2019 will mean cycling on a scale never seen before heads to Yorkshire. This will build even further on the county’s growing global reputation for the sport after the hosting ‘the grandest of Grand Départs’ for the 2014 Tour de France and the annual legacy race the Tour de Yorkshire which has continued to grow each year, with record breaking spectator numbers.
Yorkshire won the right to host the event after a joint bid between Welcome to Yorkshire, British Cycling and UK Sport and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.