The race start and finish times for this year’s UCI Road World Championships have been unveiled by the organisers, Yorkshire 2019.
Millions of spectators are expected to line the routes over the nine days of action, with the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International taking place on Saturday 21st September before the Championships themselves run between 22nd-29th September.
Two races – the Men’s under 23 and the Women’s Junior – will come through Thorne on Friday 27 September. Starting out from the Doncaster Dome, the races will make their way to Dunsville and Hatfield before coming to Thorne and heading out along the A614 Selby Road towards the eventual finish line in Harrogate.
The route takes both races right through Thorne Town Centre; coming over the canal bridge on to South Parade, through the Market Place, along King Street and Fieldside before heading out along Selby Road.
The women’s race starts in Doncaster at 08.40 on the morning of the 27th and the Men’s under 23 race starts at 14.10 in the afternoon. The women’s race is estimated to pass through Thorne at around 08.59 – 09.11 and the men’s at around 14.39 – 14.41.
Race organisers say timings have been calculated by anticipating the riders’ average speeds, but they are subject to change depending on variables such as wind speed, direction and how aggressively the athletes race.
Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley said: “It’s exciting to share these timings as spectators can now plan exactly where and when they want to watch the action”.
Speaking about the individual time trials and road race events, Andy added: “Those always prove spectacular occasions with really dramatic racing. We can’t wait for this global celebration of cycling to commence and we look forward to making more exciting announcements in the months to come.”
The full schedule and race timings can be viewed online at: yorkshire2019.co.uk/timings