It is a UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2017 and an outstanding event in the international cycling calendar, with some of the top international teams taking part and a women's race on Saturday 29th April. It will be broadcast live on TV in the UK and worldwide. It has 3 stages: Stage 1 starts in Bridlington and finishes on Scarborough. Stage 2 starts in Tadcaster and finishes in Harrogate. Stage 3 starts in Bradford and finishes at Fox Valley, Sheffield.
The next Tour de Yorkshire will be held on 28 - 30 April 2017.
The complete course will cover 490KM (304 miles) over three stages - one stage each day, full details.
No. Most will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, apart from the start and finish lines and some climbs where the road closures will be longer. Road closures will be managed by the police.
No, the route around Yorkshire will be different every year, allowing us to showcase all of our beautiful county.
The Tour de Yorkshire race is owned by the ASO, the Amaury Sports Organisation, a French company based in Paris. It therefore has a French name and some of the key climbs have been given a French name as a nod to the French origins of the race.
These will be announced in the New Year.
We saw around 2 million people come out to watch the race in 2016, we hope many more will watch come to watch the race in 2017.
These will be announced nearer to the race.
Spectators will be able to watch the event for free anywhere along the route but obviously starts, finishes and climb locations will be most popular.
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The race colours are yellow and bright blue.
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Yes, all 3 stages and the women's race will be televised.
The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire took place predominantly in areas which missed out on the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Welcome to Yorkshire continue to work with local authorities who were keen to support the new race and A.S.O. (the Amaury Sports Organisation) regarding technical requirements to select the best route for this international road race.
The Tour de Yorkshire Ride is a unique opportunity for cyclists to ride the Tour de Yorkshire route, experience the Tour de France legacy and to pave the way for the pro riders. Thousands are expected to take part in the charity event, making it one of the biggest sportive in the UK.
No, roads will remain open. Only rolling road closures will be in place during the Tour de Yorkshire Pro race.
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The 2017 official race charity will be the Alzheimer’s Society.
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