When does the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 begin, what is the route and is it on TV?

WE'RE now pedalling shortly in the direction of one other Tour de Yorkshire, with the 2017 version kicking off TODAY.

The UK race first occurred in 2015 and is a part of the UCI Europe Tour.

 This year will see the third edition of the Tour de Yorkshire

Getty Photographs
This yr will see the third version of the Tour de Yorkshire

Final yr, Frenchman Thomas Voeckler of Direct Energie took house the trophy, with Staff Sky's Norwegian racer Lars Petter Nordhaug profitable the first ever version.

Discover out all of the details about the race, under…

When is the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire?

 This year's Tour de Yorkshire will take place in the final weekend of April

PA:Press Affiliation
This yr's Tour de Yorkshire will happen in the ultimate weekend of April

The UK race takes place between Friday 28 and Sunday 30 April.

Getting underway at Bridlington Spa, the important occasion will see riders race for 3 separate levels throughout three days… tallying a 490km complete.

There may also be a one-stage ladies's race at 122.5km and a 'Sportive' charity race with three totally different lengths, relying how robust a problem you crave.

What is the race route for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire?

 Stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

PA:Press Affiliation
Stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Stage 1 – Bridlington to Scarborough: 173km

Stage 2 – Tadcaster to Harrogate: 122.5km

 Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

PA:Press Affiliation
Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Stage three – Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield: 194.5km

Ladies's race – Tadcaster to Harrogate: 122.5km

Sportive – Fox Valley to Fox Valley: 45km, 75km and 100km

 Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

PA:Press Affiliation
Stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Which groups are participating in the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire?

A number of well-known groups might be competing in the UK race, together with Workforce Sky.

Elsewhere, BMC Racing Group, Staff Katusha Alpecin and Orica-Scott will all even be on show.

Take a look at the full record under…

 There will also be a women's race and a sportive in 2017

Getty Photographs
There may even be a ladies's race and a sportive in 2017

BMC Racing Group, Staff Sky, Group Katusha-Alpecin, Orica-Scott, Staff Sunweb, Dimension Knowledge, Direct Energie, Staff Lotto NL Jumbo, Staff Cofidis, Delko-Marseille Provence KTM, Group Roompot, Aqua Blue Sport, BIKE Channel Canyon, ONE Professional Cycling, Nice Britain Cycling Workforce, JLT Condor, Madison Genesis, Raleigh GAC.

The place is Staff Wiggins? Why have they been snubbed?

You’ll have observed on the record a sure Staff Wiggins was not listed.

Race organisers stated the occasion was oversubscribed and "sadly somebody needed to miss out".

The group's sports director Simon Cope stated: "It's very disappointing and it is very a lot a shock.

A complete of forty nine groups utilized for the 36 out there slots – 18 in every of the the males's and ladies's races.

WE'RE now pedalling shortly in the direction of one other Tour de Yorkshire, with the 2017 version kicking off TODAY.

Tags: