The exciting announcement was made by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire today (Thursday 4th October) – this will be the third time the prestigious global racing event has come to the borough.
Since its first visit to Doncaster in April 2016, the Tour de Yorkshire has passed through 33 of our communities, giving 47.6% of the borough's population opportunity to watch the race. That’s nearly 193,000 residents.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “We’re thrilled to host the Tour de Yorkshire again – who can forget the breath-taking spectacle of world class cyclists racing through our towns and villages or the incredible atmosphere when we welcomed the event for the first time in 2016 and then in May earlier this year.
“Our reputation for hosting major sporting events of this scale continues to go from strength to strength.
“2019 looks like it’s going to be another bumper year for events in the borough and we’re looking forward to working with our communities again to help make them a great success.”
Tour de Yorkshire first came to Doncaster in April 2016, with over 50,000 event-goers across the borough turning out to catch the crème de la crème of the cycling world in action. In May this year, Doncaster was allocated two days of racing with riders again receiving an amazing welcome from communities who had lined the streets to experience the breath-taking cycling and electric atmosphere. Also in 2018, there were in excess of 50,000 spectators across the route in Doncaster’s towns and villages.
Ever since, the Tour de Yorkshire has certainly left its legacy on the town - cycling has grown in popularity across the borough with more people joining local clubs, and all generations being inspired to embrace the enjoyment of cycling.
Exact details of the routes and timings of Tour de Yorkshire 2019 will be unveiled on Friday 7th December.