Moorends’ Connor Swift has confirmed his attendance at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Connor, the current British road race champion, is set to compete for the third time in the race which takes place between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 May 2019.
Connor will be making his return to home roads in Doncaster wearing the national champion’s jersey. The 23-year-old Madison Genesis rider recce-ed the course earlier in the year and can’t wait to get going. He said: “Being able to race the Tour de Yorkshire in the national champion’s jersey and having the fans supporting me will be smashing. Cycling in Yorkshire has a massive following and we’re expecting huge crowds.”
Stage One of the four-day Tour de Yorkshire starts in Doncaster Town Centre at 1.05pm on Thursday 2 May. The 182.5km stage on that day sets off from Doncaster’s market square and goes North through Askern before heading out to the East Riding and Snaith, East Cowick, Rawcliffe, Airmyn, Howden and Beverley before finishing in Selby on the same day. Full race timings and route maps can be found here: letour.yorkshire.com
You can watch Connor Swift’s Stage One recce film here:
Read our four-page feature on pages 34-37 of the Thorne Times May edition here: www.thornetimes.co.uk/library