By Matthew Crowe and Jason Soutar
Tour De Yorkshire is set to commence this afternoon and it’s causing a great buzz around Yorkshire with millions of spectators expected to line the route of this year’s event.
Stage one will see the riders start at Doncaster at 1:05pm it’s a 111-mile race to Selby where they will arrive at approximately 5.29pm.
Tour de Yorkshire Stage One:— Tour de Yorkshire 🚴 (@letouryorkshire) May 2, 2019
1 x ⛰️ KOM (Baggaby Hill)
2 x 🚴♂️ Sprint (Elloughton, Pocklington)
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This is followed by stage two where the Women’s Race starts in Barnsley on the 82-mile stage to Bedale.
Stage three starts at Bridlington and finishes at Scarborough. The two-day Women’s Race is due to finish in Scarborough at 12.44am. Stage four the final 109-mile stage begins in Halifax and ends at Leeds city-centre finish for the second successive year.
Britain’s Froome is the headline act in the Tour De Yorkshire, with Mark Cavendish also riding after illness. Also, Greg Van Avermaet is part of a strong CCC team.
In the Women’s Race, West Yorkshire born Lizzie Deignan will be competing. Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten and last year’s winner of the Giro Rosa and La Course are amongst this year’s riders.
The excitement is building up nicely in Yorkshire! :
Stage 1 of the #TourdeYorkshire2019 & it's exciting to see the start is in #Doncaster !! Delighted to have worked with such a growing & thriving place now hosting an array of leading events 🚴♀️ enjoy!! #WeAreDoncaster #TourdeYorkshire #doncasterisgreat #placemarketing #TBT pic.twitter.com/c0sRX6xrBo— thinkingplace (@thinking_place) May 2, 2019
2 amazing land art pieces produced for #TourdeYorkshire2019 by @fieldsovision using the @PitchmarkLtd GPS Linemaster marker. A CAD drawing was uploaded to the marker software and just like a sports field, the design was drawn on the grass. Time saved and improved accuracy. pic.twitter.com/N2VcAnRH1k— Stephen Bowes (@Steve_Turfix) May 2, 2019
Not to long to go now until @letouryorkshire gets underway from Doncaster, here's what the riders have got to look forward to…— Doncaster Council (@MyDoncaster) May 2, 2019
First of all it's a start from our historic Market Square…