Tour de Yorkshire presents climbing route for 2020
Jan 19 2020 02:22 am CET

Tour de Yorkshire presents climbing route for 2020
Tour de Yorkshire presents climbing route for 2020
Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire has presented its route for the 2020 edition of the race, which is the toughest of its history.

The sixth edition of the men's Tour de Yorkshire will be held between April 30 and May 3 and will have a route that will take the peloton through all the corners of the English county. The first stage will be 176.5 kilometres long between Beverley and Redcar over a rolling course that will finish in a sprint among the men than survive the climbs.

The second stage will take place between Skipton and Leyburn over a 124.5-kilometre route that is for the puncheurs and has an uphill finish. The third day of competition will be from Barnsley to Huddersfield on a 134-kilometre course and be crucial for the GC men as it features four climbs of the first category and two of the second category.

Halifax will host the start of the last stage, which will be 177.5 kilometres long and a finale in Leeds. The new champion of the race will be decided on a route that will include four climbs of the first category and three ascents of the second category.

During the second and the third stages of the men's race, the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race will take place mostly over the same routes and will once again offer equal prize money, which makes it one of the best paid events in the women's calendar.

"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," said James Mason, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire. "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’re lucky 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."




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