The Tour de Yorkshire comes back to the dales again
The May bank holiday weekend of 2019 saw the fifth annual "Tour de Yorkshire" cycling event taking place in the Yorkshire region, with two of the four stages once again taking in various places in the Yorkshire Dales area.
Day two of the men's race took place on Friday 3rd May 2019 starting out in Barnsley with the peloton passing through the Vale of York and up to Harrogate before running up lower Wensleydale through Masham and across via West Tanfield to finish the day in Bedale.
The fourth and final day of the tour took place on Sunday 5th May 2019 and took in the sights of Bronte Country before passing through Skipton and Embsay and Threshfield then on along upper Wharfedale to Kettlewell from where the cyclists faced the challenge of Park Rash taking them over in to Coverdale and down lower Wensleydale to Masham and then across via Kirkby Malzeard to Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale. The next major climb for the cyclists took them out of Nidderdale over Greenhow Hill to Otley in lower Wharfedale and on to the finishing point and the end of the day's racing and the event in Leeds.
The stage was won by the Dutch rider Greg van Avermet, with Britain's Chris Lawless being crowned overall winner of the four day event for Team Ineos.
[News item posted by Eagle Intermedia - May 2018.]