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Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Tour de Yorkshire 2019
Tour de Yorkshire 2019

“I’m happy with the stage win on the streets of Leeds. I’m always happy to come to Yorkshire; I first came here in 2014 and I like the organisation and the people, and it’s always a great atmosphere!” – Greg van Avermaert, stage winner in Leeds. 

It’s no surprise that Greg enjoyed the atmosphere during his epic win in Leeds: that day alone 800,000 people lined the roads from Halifax into Leeds and over the full four days of racing enthusiastic crowds numbered nearly 2 million. They were treated to two races of the highest quality, featuring world champions and Tour de France winners.

Leeds featured in two fascinating days of racing, as both the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire and the Men’s edition twisted and turned their way between Kippax and Pool-in-Wharfedale on Friday 3 May before the men fought out a tight finale on the Headrow on Sunday 5 May. And it was a legendary Leeds hill that decided the men’s race, with Chris Froome using the punishing climb up Otley Chevin to launch his team-mate Chris Lawless into the winning move. Lawless went on to lift the trophy as overall winner.

Leeds also hosted the finish of the Tour de Yorkshire Ride, welcoming 5,000 amateur riders who had braved three different distances over parts of the Halifax – Leeds stage route. And throughout the four days of racing thousands of people enjoyed the race village in Leeds’ iconic Millennium Square, with entertainment, food and drink, and all the race action live on the big screen.

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:It was great to see another fantastic finish to the Tour de Yorkshire in Leeds, with huge crowds of families and people of all ages cheering on the world’s finest riders in a tremendous atmosphere. It was the ideal start to a run of amazing world-class sporting events coming to Leeds in 2019, with the excitement of the World Triathlon Series Leeds, the Cricket World Cup, the Ashes Test match and the UCI Road World Championships all coming soon to further strengthen the reputation of Leeds as a major international sporting city and the place to be for unforgettable sporting moments.

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Event Village:  1st–5th May, Millennium Square, Leeds

This, free to enter, cultural hub was the venue of the Eve of Tour celebrations on Wednesday 1st May with spectacular live music, entertainment and the TDY team presentations on a stage in Millennium Square. The event was open to all and a fantastic way to kick off the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire. Between Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd crowds of people came down to watch the race on the big screen and grab a bite to eat, then on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Millennium Square in Leeds transformed into a giant cultural hub with interactive family friendly fun for all.

The Village played host to an abundance of entertainment including amazing music, delicious food and drink, family fun activities and lots more to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Village was organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and Leeds City Council. 

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