Tour de Yorkshire - Event Round Up


TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - EVENT ROUND-UP


Yorkshire has long had a cycling pedigree as a region for hosting events and is home to a wealth of elite athletes, so hosting a major stage race attracting some of the world’s greatest teams seems sensible. Now in its second year, the Tour de Yorkshire is back and will bring the likes of Team Sky, BMC Racing and Wiggle High5 to a gruelling three day stage race across the county.

 

Although only having a short history, the Tour de Yorkshire has a wider impact that stretches further than just the three day race. The Tour de Yorkshire has been an integral in tackling some major social issues in the region through promoting healthy living, increasing green travel/tourism, boosting tourism and supporting social inclusion. This great positive impact that the race is having on the county shows the power that cycling can have on a community.

 

The three-day stage race will tour Yorkshire from the 29th of April to the 1st May and cover 520km for the men’s race (3 day stage race)  and 136km for the women’s race (one day race).

2016 Event Round-Up

 

STAGE ONE (185KM) 29TH APRIL

  • Beverley to Settle
  • 2x sprint points
  • 1 x King of the Mountain
  • Total ascent: 1832m

STAGE TWO (136KM) 30TH APRIL (MEN'S AND WOMEN'S RACE)

  • Otley to Doncaster
  • 2x sprint points
  • 3x King/Queen of the mountain
  • Total ascent: 1110m

STAGE THREE (198KM) 1ST MAY

  • Middlesbrough to Scarborough
  • 2x sprint points
  • 6x king of the mountain
  • Total ascent: 2593m

Current World Champion and Yorkshire resident Lizzie Armistead has announced that she will be taking part in the women’s race of the Tour de Yorkshire from Otley to Doncaster. The Tour de Yorkshire also offers the largest prize fund in the world for a women’s race with a total of £50,000.