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Full route announced for Yorkshire's 2019 Road World Championships

The full routes and race schedule for the Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been unveiled.

This year's championships are taking place in Innsbruck, Austria Credit: PA

The racing starts on Saturday 21st September with Para-cycling events before the first UCI World Champions are crowned the following day with the maiden Team Time Trial Mixed Relay.

The routes for the women's (L) and men's (R) elite races Credit: Welcome to Yorkshire

This event will replace the separate men’s and women’s trade team time trials, and will be contested by national teams consisting of three male riders and three female riders.

The male athletes will ride first and the women will replace them on the road as soon as the second male rider has crossed the finish line.

Final timings will be taken when the second female rider crosses the finish line, with the fastest team declared the winner.

The men's elite race will end in Harrogate - the same place where the 2014 Tour de France opening stage ended, with Mark Cavendish crashing on the home straight. Credit: PA

The Yorkshire 2019 programme will continue through until Sunday 29th September with Individual Time Trials and Road Races for Junior (Under 18), Under 23 and Elite male and female riders.

Harrogate will serve as the destination town for every race, with start locations across the county to ensure the Championships reach as many people as possible.

Marcel Kittel won the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate - the same place where the Road World Championships will end in 2019. Credit: PA

The Prime Minster has said that 'Yorkshire will once again make the whole country proud' after the county hosted the 2014 Tour de France Grand depart.

The full race programme is as follows.

Saturday 21 September:

  • Para-cycling Road Races (C1 Event): Beverley-Tadcaster-Wetherby-Harrogate Circuit

Sunday 22 September:

  • Harrogate Circuit –Team Time Trial Mixed Relay – 28km (two circuits)

Monday 23 September:

  • Harrogate Circuit–Women Junior Individual Time Trial–14km(one circuit)
  • Men Junior Individual Time Trial-28km (two circuits)
Otley's Lizzie Armitstead won the Road World Championships in 2015 Credit: PA

Tuesday 24 September:

  • Ripon to Harrogate–Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit)
  • Women Elite Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit)

Wednesday 25 September

  • Northallerton to Harrogate – Men Elite Individual TimeTrial - 54km (route only)

Thursday 26 September:

  • Men Junior Road Race: Richmond to Harrogate 144.5km (route plus three circuits)

Friday 27 September Doncaster to Harrogate:

  • Women Junior Road Race – 91.5km (route only)
  • Men Under 23 Road Race – 192.5km (route plus three circuits)

Saturday 28 September Bradford to Harrogate:

  • Women Elite Road Race – 149.5km (route plus three circuits)

Sunday 29 September Leeds to Harrogate:

  • Men Elite Road Race – 284.5km (route plus seven circuits)
  • Go to the top of this article to watch a video showing the full route
  • Click below to watch a video explaining what the Cycling Road World Championships mean to current and former riders: