Tour de Yorkshire 2019, stage one preview: Mark Cavendish could be in the mix in sprinters’ finish

Stage one of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire begins in Doncaster on Thursday, travelling north to the finish in Selby, over 178.5km.

It is a relatively flat profile which heads east towards Hull before turning north through Beverley, and then wrapping back round west to Selby. 

The perfect place for one of the stronger climbers to attack would be Kilnwick Percy Hill, but if the sprinters get over in one piece then they can expect to fight it out for the stage win. 

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Chris Froome and Greg van Avermaet are among some of the bigger names and stronger riders in the bunch over the four days, with the Belgian looking to defend his crown after last year’s victory.

But it is the likes of Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel who could be in the mix for any sprint finish on stage one – providing any early breakaway has been hunted down.


Tour de Yorkshire – stage-by-stage guide





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2/8 Stage 1 profile

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4/8 Stage 2 profile

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6/8 Stage 3 profile

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1/8 Stage 1 map

2/8 Stage 1 profile

3/8 Stage 2 map

4/8 Stage 2 profile

5/8 Stage 3 map

6/8 Stage 3 profile

7/8 Stage 4 map

8/8 Stage 4 map

Take a look above through our stage-by-stage guide to this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

 

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