The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is set to take place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April, while the women’s event is a single day race on Saturday 29th and the mass participation sportive will be held on the final day of the weekend.
Coming off the back of the Tour de France‘s visit to England’s largest county back in 2014, the Tour de Yorkshire is a legacy event that has proved very popular with roadside crowds over its short two-year history.
The 2017 event will be the race’s third edition as it solidifies its place in the professional cycling calendar.
The 18 men’s and 18 women’s teams that will be competing at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been revealed.
The line-up in the men’s race is a mix of WorldTour and Pro Continental teams, which usually makes for exciting racing as the lower tier riders head out in the breaks to shake things up.
Team Sky have a good record at the race, taking the overall win in 2015 and only just missing a repeat victory in 2016. Fan favourite Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) was the victor in 2016 and he has stated his intention of returning to defend his title.
The women’s startline will include many teams making their debuts, including Dame Sarah Storey’s newly-founded squad.
|Men’s Teams||Women’s Teams|
|BMC Racing||Drops Cycling|
|Team Sunweb||Ale Cipollini Galassia|
|Direct Energie||Cyclance Pro|
|Aqua Blue Sport||FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope|
|Delko Marseille Provence KTM||Ford EcoBoost|
|Roompot NL Loterij||Jadan Weldtite|
|Bike Channel Canyon||Lares-Waowdeals|
|One Pro||Fusion RT Fierlan|
|Team GB||Storey Sport|
The race timings for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by Welcome to Yorkshire.
The Stage of the Coast and Wolds is the first stage of the race, being held on the Yorkshire Coast on 28 April.
It will begin at 12:35pm outside Bridlington Spa and the first intermediate sprint will be contested in Pocklington at 13:48pm before the peloton tackle the Côte de Garrowby Hill at 14:06pm.
The next categorised climb comes on the Côte de Goathland at 15:42pm, and the race reaches the coastline again at Whitby for the second intermediate sprint point outside Whitby Abbey at 16:03pm.
The Côte de Robin Hood’s Bay must then be ascended at 16:19pm before the now legendary finish along Scarborough’s North Bay at 17:00pm.
Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said:
“It’s always exciting to share these timings as supporters can now plan exactly where and when they want to watch the action. Every time I see them I’m astonished by how quickly the peloton travels, but these are the very best riders in the world after all!
Of course, there is a huge amount of added entertainment planned across the county over the full three days, and be sure to line the route early to see our colourful race caravan and fleet of Yorkshire cycling legends pass through.”
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