Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have unveiled the highly anticipated race timings and it comes right past our Headquarters!
Millions of spectators are expected to line the route over the four days of action which will see the Tour de Yorkshire take place between 2-5 May and the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race between 3-4 May.
The Women’s Race has moved to a Friday and Saturday this year in order to allow more people to celebrate the race. The women’s stages will commence in the morning with the men’s stages following in the afternoon.
Timings have been calculated by anticipating the peloton’s average speed but are subject to change depending on variables such as wind speed, direction and how aggressively the riders race.
Timings for the race caravan and ambassadors tour have also been included and list the stop-off points ahead of the race where fans will be treated to a host of promotional goodies from the official race partners as well as getting to meet some British cycling legends.
Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd said: “It’s always exciting to share these timings as spectators can now plan exactly where and when they want to watch the race. Every time we see them we’re astonished by how quickly the peloton travels, but these are the best riders in the world after all!
“There is a whole host of added entertainment being planned en-route so be sure to line the roadside early on the days so you get to see the colourful race caravan and fleet of Yorkshire cycling legends pass through.”
The full schedule and race timings can be viewed online now at http://letouryorkshire.com/timings