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The 2020 Tour de Yorkshire route is unveiled and promises to be the toughest yet

Tour de Yorkshire returns to Hebden Bridge
Weekend of action

The full routes for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race have been unveiled.

Organisers say the 2020 races promise to be the toughest edition yet as riders tackle the climbs of Buttertubs and Grinton Moor made famous by the Tour de France in 2014.

The four-day men's race begins on April 30 with a 176.5km stage up the east coast from Beverley to Redcar via Whitby.

The following day is the Three Peaks Stage, with Stage Two Men and Stage One Women (both 124.5km) from Skipton to Leyburn

On Saturday May 2nd the Heritage Stage sees both races tackle a stage from Barnsley to Huddersfield via Hebden Bridge - and Todmorden for the men - and the feared cobbled climb of Shibden Wall, just 18km from the finish line, with the women's stage 114.5km long and the men racing for 134km.

The women's race concludes in Huddersfield, while the men's race wraps up on May 3rd with the 177.5km final stage - The Yorkshire Classic - from the Piece Hall in Halifax to Leeds via Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales, taking in the climbs of Goose Eye, Barden Moor, Greenhow Hill, the Cow and Calf, and Otley.