Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Live stream, TV channel, route, race times, stages and cyclists

THE fifth Tour de Yorkshire gets underway this week as cyclists undertake the gruelling task.

There are a number of new hill climbs this year as some of the best men's and women's cyclists take to the roads of Yorkshire.

 Chris Froome is back taking on the Tour de Yorkshire

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Chris Froome is back taking on the Tour de Yorkshire

When is the Tour de Yorkshire?

The Tour de Yorkshire will take place between Thursday, May 2 and Sunday, May 5.

The men's race will cover 617.5km over four stages and the women's course will cover 264km over two stages.

DAY 1 – Doncaster to Selby – 182.5km (men)

When: Thursday, May 2 – 1.05pm

The route starts in Doncaster before heading through Beverley, Cowick Hall and Howden.

The first classified climb is at Baggaby Hill.

Riders will finish stage one outside Selby Abbey.

DAY 2 – Bardsley to Bedale – 132km (men and women)

When: Friday, May 3 – 9.05am (women) 2.45pm (men)

The second stage will see riders leave Barnsley and head to Pontefract, Castleford, Kippax and Garforth as they cycle around the outskirts of Leeds.

Next will be the Cote de Lindley – a new climb on this year's route.

Finally, riders will cycle through Harrogate, face a sprint along Parliament Street, then through Ripon and finishing in Bedale.

DAY 3 – Bridlington to Scarborough – 135km (men and women)

When: Saturday, May 4 – 9.05am (women) 2.45pm (men)

Riders will start in Bridlington, heading to the North York Moors National Park.

Shortly after cycling through Hackness, riders will take on the Cote de Silpho followed but the Cote de Ugglebarnby and the Cote de Grosmouth.

In a day of hard climbs, as the cyclists turn and head south towards Whitby, they will have to take on the Cote de Lynthe Bank.

The final climb of the day is the Cote de Hooks House Farm and then the cyclists will cycle to Scarborough for the day's finish.

DAY 4 – Halifax to Leeds – 175km (men)

When: Sunday, May 5 – 12.35pm

The final stage will commence in Halifax before they head into Bronte Country and Howorth.

The first climb of the day follows Howorth with the Cote de Goose Eye and then it is on to Skipton.

Shortly after the riders travel through Skipton, the Cote de Barden Moor is waiting followed by an intermediate sprint at Kilnsey Crag.

The final day is the hilliest for the riders and another climb quickly comes as they hit the Cote de Park Rash.

After travelling through Middleham and Masham, the final two climbs will await – the Cote de Greenhow Hill and the Cote de Otley Chevin.

As the riders near the end, they will have a second intermediate sprint in Tinshill before finishing at the Headrow, Leeds.

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Which channel is it on and can I live stream it?

Fans will be able to watch the Tour de Yorkshire on ITV4 and EuroSport.

ITV4

Thursday, May 2 – 1pm – 5.45pm

Friday, May 3 – 9am – 1pm and 2.30pm – 6.15pm

Saturday, May 4 – 9am – 1.15pm and 2.15pm – 6.15pm

Sunday, May 5 – 12.30pm – 5.30pm

EUROSPORT 2 

Thursday, May 2 – 8pm – 9pm

Friday, May 3 – 11am – 1pm and 8pm – 9.30pm

Saturday, May 4 – 1.45pm – 3pm  and 8pm – 9.30pm

Sunday, May 5 – 8pm – 9.30pm

Who is riding the Tour de Yorkshire?

Some of the star riders confirmed for the Tour de Yorkshire are:

  • Annemiek van Vleuten
  • Connor Swift
  • Giro Rosa
  • Abby-Mae Parkinson
  • Elinor Barker
  • Chris Froome
  • Marcel Kittel
  • Lizzie Deignan
  • Mark Cavendish
  • Chris Froome
  • Marcel Kittel

THE fifth Tour de Yorkshire gets underway this week as cyclists undertake the gruelling task.