Tour de Yorkshire Guide
Thursday 3rd May 2018: Beverley - Doncaster 182KM
Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire will depart from Beverley, heading into Hornsea on the coast. After Hornsea, the competitors face a ride back west, north and then a cruelling assent up Cote de Baggaby Hill before heading south-west for the finish in Doncaster.
The women's race will also follow this route on the 3rd May.
Friday 4th May 2018: Barnsley - Ilkley 149KM
Stage Two of the race begins in the Barnsley before heading into KPenistone, Worisbrough Bridge and towards the first climb of the stage, Cote de Blacker Hill. There's a sprint at Swinton before the riders head into the West Yorkshire town of Pontefract and then Castleford. There's a second sprint at Scholes, a ride out towards Harewood and then the the competitors are faced with the second assent at Cote de Old Pool Bank. Next, its on to Otley before finishing in the spa town of Ilkey, with the first summit finish in the race's history on the Cow and Calf.
Stage Two of the women's race will also head from Barnsley to Ilkley on 4th May.
Saturday 5th May 2018: Richmond - Scarborough 184KM
The third of the Tour de Yorkshire will see the race starting in Richmond, near the Yorkshire Dales, finishing in Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast. This will be one of the most challenging for the competitors, with several tough climbs along the route. From Richmond, we head into the market town of Leyburn and through the dales into Bedale, Morton on Swale and heading into the market town of Northallerton. After this, the riders head onto Thirsk before facing their first challenge at Cote de Sutton Bank (sure to be a memorable moment in the race for its stunning views over the countryside). Next we head through the North York Moors, calling at the towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and a sprint through Pickering. The next assent is Cote de Silpho, their next stop before heading towards the Yorkshire Coast for the finish line. The riders pass through Scarborough before making a detour to Filey and Cayton. To finish, they will loop back to Scarborough for what is sure to be a dramatic finale on Scarborough's North Bay.
Sunday 6th May 2018: Halifax - Leeds 189.5KM
In 2018 the race adds a fourth stage, a brutal ride from Halifax to Leeds with an eye-watering six climbs along the route. The first climb from Halifax is at the pretty town of Hebden Bridge, from which the riders will reach Goose Eye, Barden Moorr and Park Rash. Next stop is the dales market town of Middleham, famous for its Richard III connections, before heading south for a further climb at Cote de Greenhow Hill. Another climb is at Otley Chevin before the race terminates in Leeds, in the same spot where the Grand Depart began in 2014.
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