UCI Day Eight: Elite Men's Road Race re-routed

The Elite Men's Road Race on the final day of the UCI Road World Championships has been re-routed due to heavy rain.

Yorkshire 2019 and The UCI made the decision to divert the route at Bishopdale Beck just outside Aysgarth, and to direct riders east up Temple Bank and along the A684 to Leyburn for the race to continue as normal.

The decision was made after an extensive consultation with multi-agency partners, the environment agency and local mountain rescue teams.

Yorkshire 2019 says it considers the safety of spectators and riders as paramount and want everyone to enjoy the racing, but the conditions in the Dales puts that at risk.

The race will not now pass through Bainbridge, Hawes, Buttertubs, Muker, Gunnerside, Reeth, and Grinton Moor.

The Elite Men’s Road Race got underway in Leeds at the later time of 9:00am.

The re-routing means that there is also going to be nine laps of the Harrogate circuit before the finish on Parliament Street.