The eight host locations for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O).
The Tour de Yorkshire will take place between Thursday 30 April – Sunday 3 May and the stages for the sixth edition will begin or end in:
The locations were revealed by Welcome to Yorkshire’s Commercial Director Peter Dodd at a press conference at organisation’s headquarters in Leeds on Friday morning.
Also confirmed was that the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire will form part of the inaugural UCI ProSeries, and its new 2.Pro classification remains the highest-possible status for a multi-day race outside of the UCI WorldTour.
Matthew Gladstone, Executive Director for Place, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the Tour de Yorkshire once again in Barnsley. This has become an annual celebration for our residents with thousands of visitors coming to our borough to attend the prestigious event.
It will be the perfect opportunity to showcase the incredible redevelopment of our town centre, where visitors can fully enjoy the great offer of local restaurants, brand new shops and vibrant bars all while enjoying the racing.
The 2020 Tour de Yorkshire promises to be a fantastic event for people of all ages, and with plenty already being planned, it will be one not to be missed.”
Peter Dodd, Commercial Director of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “It’s always exciting to unveil the host locations for the Tour de Yorkshire and this year is no exception. We’re delighted Huddersfield, Leyburn, Redcar and Skipton will each be making their debuts as we’re always striving to bring our race to new parts of this great county.
“The other locations have already proven themselves as more-than-worthy recipients and we cannot wait to revisit them as well.”
Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France at the A.S.O, said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is a true success story and it is now one of the best attended and most dramatic races on the cycling calendar.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with such a great team at Welcome to Yorkshire and I know our eight start and finish locations will put on a real show in 2020.”
The full routes for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will be unveiled at a second press conference on Friday 17 January along with an announcement regarding the Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive.