Back for its sixth year and taking place from 30th April to 3rd May 2020 – this year’s race will pass through 160 towns villages, 49 of which are new and the race itself is being dubbed their “hardest ever”. It was announced just this morning that this years Tour De Yorkshire routes will be as follows:
Stage 1 Start Location: Beverley
York Moors National Park
Robin Hood’s Bay
Stage 1 Finish Location: Redcar
Stage 2 Start Location: Skipton
Horton In Ribblesdale
Yorkshire Dales National Park
Stage 2 Finish Location: Leyburn
Stage 3 Start Location: Barnsley
Stage 3 Finish Location: Huddersfield
Stage 4 Start Location: Halifax
Stage 4 Finish Location: Leeds
Women’s Race (1st-2nd May)
The women’s race will follow the same route as the men’s.
The event features some new Yorkshire locations, will be a nice surprise for local residents of places such as Huddersfield, Redcar and Skipton – which will make their debuts this year.
Speaking of the event, Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France at the A.S.O, has said:
“The Tour de Yorkshire is a true success story and it is now one of the best attended and most dramatic races on the cycling calendar.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with such a great team at Welcome to Yorkshire and I know our eight start and finish locations will put on a real show in 2020.”
Last year’s race generated £60M for Yorkshire’s economy, with 28M people tuning in to watch the race – attracting “Tour De France style” crowds across the region.
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