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Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The fourth edition of the race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 169 villages, towns and cities along the way
Stage 1 - Tour de France - Credit Welcome To Yorkshire
Stage 1 - Tour de France - credit Welcome to Yorkshire

 

Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May 2018

The Tour de Yorkshire is an international cycling event, attracting participants and spectactors from around the world!  With beautiful scenery of Yorkshire and plenty of spectator spots this thrilling event makes a fantastic day out. This year, the spectacular finale will be in Leeds!

MEN'S RACE STAGES

Following its phenomenal success over the last three years, the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will double in size from one day to two in 2018 and take place on 3-4 May. It will once again offer one of the largest prize pots in the sport and a stellar cast of riders will be on hand to compete on Yorkshire roads.

WOMEN'S RACE STAGES

General entries are now open for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2018; the iconic and infamously tough legacy sportive of the Grand Départ 2014. Taking place on Sunday 6 May from Leeds, six thousand amateur cyclists will have the chance to ride key sections of the Tour de Yorkshire final stage, just hours before the pros.

MASERATI TOUR DE YORKSHIRE RIDE STAGES

 

To find out more about the race visit the Tour de Yorkshire website.

ONLINE SPECTATOR GUIDE

 

The Village, Millennium Square, Leeds

'The Village' will take over Millennium Square in Leeds from Saturday 28th April to Sunday 6th May with free entry across the 9 days. There will be an array of entertainment which will include amazing art and music, delicious food and drink, family fun activities and lots on offer to satisfy cycling fans.

 

Eve of Tour Celebrations - 2 May

On Wednesday 2 May join us for our Eve of Tour Celebrations where there’ll be spectacular live music, team presentations and entertainment on stage from 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and be part of the excitement building among fans in the city of this year’s final stage.

The Village is in celebration of the Tour de Yorkshire’s fourth edition and the first week of the Leeds International Festival.

This cultural hub has been organised by Welcome to Yorkshire, Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID), and Leeds City Council.

 

MEN'S RACE STAGES

Stage 1 Men - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The race gets going in Beverley’s historic market place before proceeding to the seaside resort of Hornsea. The Caravan starts at 11:05am and Men's Race at 1:50pm. The peloton will then tackle a 16km loop before heading back through Beverley and into the Yorkshire Wolds. The first classified climb at Baggaby Hill will get the legs pumping before a brisk descent into Pocklington for the opening intermediate sprint. After passing through Holme-on-Spalding Moor the pace will gradually ramp up again for a second sprint in Howden and then it’s full steam into Doncaster on the newly opened Great Yorkshire Way. The riders will sweep past the world-famous Racecourse before a flat-out finish along South Parade at approximately 6pm. FIND OUT MORE

Stage 2 Men - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The peloton will start outside Barnsley’s impressive Town Hall and head towards Penistone; the caravan at 11:55am, the riders at 2:20pm. The route ventures into Worsbrough and the first mountains classification points are up for grabs at Blacker Hill. With those in the bag the race will pass though Elsecar before an intermediate sprint is contested in Swinton. Conisbrough Castle provides a stunning backdrop before the riders continue north for a second intermediate sprint in Scholes, and Harewood House also makes an appearance prior to the classified Côte de Old Pool Bank climb. The route will then pass through Otley and Ilkley before reaching the race’s first-ever summit finish on the Cow and Calf at around 5:50pm. In an added twist, King of the Mountains points will also be on offer right before the stage winner is crowned on top of this iconic Yorkshire climb. FIND OUT MORE

Stage 3 Men - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The riders head to Catterick Garrison before the start flag is lowered (Caravan at 11am, Men's Race at 1:10pm). They’ll then ride to Morton on Swale where the first intermediate sprint will be fought out. No sooner have the riders crossed into the North York Moors than they’ll be faced with the fearsome Sutton Bank climb. The first contenders over the top there will be rewarded with points in the mountains classification. The climbers will be looking to come to the fore again on the Côte de Silpho before the race breezes into Scarborough for the first time. The peloton will continue on to Filey before heading inland and back towards Scarborough and onto the now-legendary finish along North Bay with the first expected to finish at 5:26pm. FIND OUT MORE

Stage 4 Men - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The Piece Hall in Halifax provides a spectacular location for the start (9:55am for Caravan, 12:10pm for riders) of this decisive stage and the first of six categorised climbs comes on the Côte de Hebden Bridge. The race will head up the cobbled Main Street in Haworth before dropping into Goose Eye for the next punishing ascent. Crossing from Brontë Country into Craven, the route heads through Skipton and the next climb is looming on Barden Moor. The action will then head into the Dales before the riders contest the first intermediate sprint in view of Kilnsey Crag. The Côte de Park Rash will no-doubt cement its place in Tour de Yorkshire folklore as the peloton grind their way up it, and the route continues on to Masham and then into Nidderdale before making a return to the formidable Côte de Greenhow Hill for the first time since 2016. The undulating terrain never relents and shortly after passing through Otley the next categorised climb is on the cards at Otley Chevin. If that wasn’t enough, the Côte de Black Hill Road must also be crested before the race sweeps into Leeds and reaches a rip-roaring conclusion on The Headrow – on exactly the same spot as where the Tour de France started in 2014. Be there from 3:30pm to catch the end of the caravan and the breathtaking finish! FIND OUT MORE

WOMEN'S RACE STAGES

Following its phenomenal success over the last three years, the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will double in size from one day to two in 2018 and take place on 3-4 May. It will once again offer one of the largest prize pots in the sport and a stellar cast of riders will be on hand to compete on Yorkshire roads.

Stage one starts in the blissful and beautiful market town of Beverley at 8:40am before racing through to Doncaster at 12pm. FIND OUT MORE

Stage 1 Women - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The stages will start each morning and follow the last 132km and 121.5km respectively of the men’s stages which commence later each day.

Stage two will start at 9am in the historical town of Yorkshire before cycling through the stunning landscape of Ilkley before racing to the thrilling finale at around 12:20pm. FIND OUT MORE

Stage 2 Women - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

MASERATI TOUR DE YORKSHIRE RIDE STAGES

Taking place on the same roads as 2014 Tour de France Stage 1, the event passes through some of the most stunning cycling the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. With three distances available, there are routes suitable for all levels of experience:

Long - 129km / 2,059m of climbing - View route

Medium - 84km / 1,228m of climbing - View route

Short - 49km / 600m of climbing - View route

The 2018 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire Ride sees the addition of two timed closed road sections including a timed sprint and a timed hill climb. Working in partnership with Strava, there will be segment challenges with King of the Mountain, Queen of the Mountain and Sprint Jerseys up for grabs. Riders will also be able to compare their times against the pros who will ride on the exact same stretch of road later in the day.

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