Scarborough will host finish of first day of Tour de Yorkshire
Scarborough will once again host the dramatic conclusion to a day's racing in the Tour de Yorkshire.
It was announced this morning that the first leg of the 2017 tour on Friday April 28 will start in Bridlington and end in Scarborough.
The race takes the peloton from the coast through the Yorkshire Wolds, starting outside the refurbished Bridlington Spa and heading into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint.
The classified climbs up the Côtes de Garrowby Hill and Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby where the riders will get a great view of the world-famous Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day.
The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay.
The route is similar to that of the inaugural tour in 2015 and marks the third year running that Scarborough will host the finish.
The race will also take in Sleights, Pickering, Malton and Kirby Misperton.
Sir Gary Verity said: “I can’t wait to see the world’s best riders tackling these routes. We’ve worked hard to design a course which showcases Yorkshire’s stunning scenery as well as delivering a thrilling sporting event.
“Last year the race attracted 2 million spectators and generated Â£60 million for the local economy, and we’ll go from strength to strength again next year."
Christian Prudhomme said: “I always enjoy coming to Yorkshire and the county certainly knows how to put on a show. I am excited by what this year’s route has in store and am sure it will provide three days of fantastic racing.”