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Route For 2020 Tour De Yorkshire Announced

The route sees both the women's and men's races travel through Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield.

The confirmed routes for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race were announced today at Leeds Civic Hall.

The races, which are both in their 6th years, are said to take on the toughest routes in the history of the race, and feature more climbing than ever before.

The Tour de Yorkshire was launched in 2015 as a legacy of the 2014 Grand Départ. It is organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation.

The men’s race will take place between 30 April –3 May and for the first time this year, will shape part of the inaugural UCI ProSeries.

The new class remains the highest status for a multi-day race outside of the UCI World Tour. The route will cover all four corners of the county, and will travel through 160 villages, towns and cities along the way, with Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield to name a few.

The Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, runs between 1-2 May and will also visit parts of West Yorkshire.

On Saturday May 2, stage three of the men’s race will pass through Bradford, with Oxenhope, ‘Côte de Leeming’, Denholme, Keelham and Queensbury on the list. Stage two of the women’s race will also follow this route.

The last day of the men’s race will run from Halifax to Leeds, passing through Haworth, Oakworth and Ilkley.

               

Also at the event, Claire Baxter of Harrogate was announced as the Official Tour de Yorkshire Artist for 2020. She manages her own gallery in Pateley Bridge.

James  Mason,  Chief  Executive  of  Welcome  to  Yorkshire,  said: “It’s exciting for  me to  be involved with the Tour de Yorkshire for the very first time and this year’s routes look fantastic. Many of our county’s iconic climbs are included, and we’re particularly pleased to see Buttertubs and Grinton Moor making appearances after they were unfortunately cut from the World Championships route on account of the weather last September. 

“Seeing the men and women tackle Shibden Wall will also be special, and we’re delighted to be bringing the race to so many new places as well. We’relucky to have such a diversity of landscapes here in Yorkshire and these races will have something for every type of rider. I’m really looking forward to it and I’m sure we’re in for some really exciting action.”

Christian Prudhomme, ASO’s Tour de FranceDirector, said: “Once again, the team at Welcome to Yorkshire have done a tremendous job in designing such a beautiful, challenging and varied route and I am looking forward to seeing how both races play out. “They are both harder than ever before, and when you factor in the millions of fans that will be lining the route, we know that the 2020 edition will be one to remember.”

For a full list of stages, and detailed routes for stages 3 and 4 through West Yorkshire see below:

Men's race

Stage one: Thursday, 30 April - Beverley to Redcar (176.5km)

Stage two: Friday 1 May - Skipton to Leyburn (124.5km)

Stage three: Saturday, 2 May - Barnsley to Huddersfield (134km)

Stage four: Sunday, 3 May - Halifax to Leeds (177.5km)

Women's race

Stage one: Friday, 1 May - Skipton to Leyburn (124.5km)

Stage two: Saturday, 2 May - Barnsley to Huddersfield (114.5km)

 

                    

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