This morning, at Leeds Civic Hall, race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation confirmed the route for Tour De Yorkshire 2019. It was announced that Doncaster will host the start of Stage One Men’s race on Thursday 2 May 2019.
The race will begin in what will be the newly refurbished market square which will showcase the historic market to the world.
The cyclists will then ride out past the Mansion House, Hallgate, Christ Church and then over St George’s Bridge on to the A19. The route will then go through:
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “I am delighted that we are hosting the start of this most prestigious race. This is the third time that we have welcomed the Tour de Yorkshire to our borough and now even more of our communities will experience the sheer exhilaration and excitement of this event.
“The market square will provide the perfect backdrop for the start. Our award winning market is one of the oldest in the country and a real jewel in our crown. We have invested over £6 million in to the area as I have been determined to preserve and grow the market for our future generations. Now millions of race viewers will be able to see the square in its full glory.”
When Doncaster last hosted the event in 2016 and 2018, over 100,000 event-goers in total turned out across the borough. Following this huge success, cycling has continued to grow in popularity and an ever increasing number of people from all ages are joining local clubs across Doncaster to experience the joy of cycling.
Mayor Ros Jones added: “I have no doubt that next year’s race will inspire many more to take up this sport.”
The race will leave Doncaster at Norton and then travel through much of East Yorkshire and finish in Selby, followed by three more days racing across Yorkshire.
More information is available at www.doncaster.gov.uk/tdy along with a map and a drive through of the race through Doncaster.
For more details about the wider race visit https://letour.yorkshire.com/