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Tour de Yorkshire: Detailed Timings Announced

Tour de Yorkshire 2015


The highly anticipated start and finish times for the Tour de Yorkshire have been announced today, along with the precise location details of the race starts and finishes.

The major international cycling race will be held on the 1st – 3rd May with the routes for the three days taking the event through some of the county’s most spectacular scenery.

The routes were announced in Bridlington earlier this year and now the race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation based in France, have announced the timings and details of the location starts and finishes.

Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire Route Schedule
Stage 1 Route Schedule. Click to enlarge
Stage one from Bridlington to Scarborough will have a ceremonial start at 11.45am on South Marine Drive outside the Bridlington Spa.  Riders will have a 5km neutralised section before the official race start at Sewerby at 12 noon. Depending on rider's speed the race will finish between 4pm and 4.30pm on Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough.

Key timings for stage one include Dalby Forest King of the Mountain climb at approximately 1.15pm, a sprint through Pickering at approximately 1.40pm, Rosedale Abbey King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.08pm, Grosmont King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.52pm, the Whitby Sprint at around 3.09pm and the finish in Scarborough between 4pm and 4.30pm depending on the speed of the riders.

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

"Today’s confirmation of the timings and precise routes in and out of the start and finish towns and cities will help fans, spectators and businesses who can now begin to plan their weekend, where to watch and how to get the best out of the event. This is going to be an extremely exciting three days for Yorkshire."

Thierry Gouvenou, Tour de France Sports Director said:

"Our technical team had a good final visit to Yorkshire and we are very happy with the route the riders will take. With 515km in total there are some excellent opportunities throughout the three days for spectators to see riders take Sprint and King of the Mountain climb points, ahead of finish lines designed to generate the kind of welcome that Yorkshire spectators gave the peloton in the Tour de France."

The race, which is set to be one of the most exciting cycling events held in Europe in 2015 and will be broadcast in the UK, and on Eurosport, to 70 countries around the world.

For more details on the Tour de Yorkshire race, including starts, finishes and timings for stages 2 and 3 visit letouryorkshire.com/routemaps

Tour de Yorkshire: Detailed Timings Announced Reviewed by Editor on 22:05:00 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. And the financial cost will never be re-couped! The money could be better spent elsewhere?

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