WITH only one month to go, race timings for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire have now been confirmed.
Millions of spectators are expected to line the route for this year’s four-day racing tour – with a large portion expected to see the riders leave the town centre on Friday May 3.
The start in Barnsley will see the first day of the women’s begin at 9.05am as they embark on their 132km trip to Bedale.
They are expected to get to Mapplewell by 9.16am and Royston by 9.20am.
Later in the afternoon the second stage of the men’s race – which is set to host six time grand tour winner Chris Froome – will leave following the same route out along Huddersfield Road.
The men’s race will begin at 2.45pm and the racers are expected to reach Mapplewell at 2.56pm and Royston by 2.59pm. Both races will officially begin when then flag is dropped near the Millers Pub on Dearne Hall Road after the short procession start.
Timings for the race caravan and ambassadors tour have also been included and list the stop-off points ahead of the race which includes a start in Barnsley Town Centre at 12.30pm and also a stop in Mapplewell at 12.45pm.
This is 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.
Executive director for place, Matthew Gladstone, said: “Friday May 3 will be another big day for Barnsley. Everybody who came to the town centre last year thoroughly enjoyed it, which is why we’ve seen an even greater interest this year.
“The race times mean that people can now start to plan their day accordingly and we’ll soon be revealing more details of the times of our planned entertainment within the town centre during the day.”