Cycling - Yorkshire to host cycling's road world championships in 2019
The northern English county of Yorkshire will host cycling's road world championships in 2019. The International Cycling Union made the announcement on Wednesday, during the 2016 road worlds in Doha. Yorkshire hosted the opening two stages of the Tour de France in 2014 — Leeds-Harrogate, YorkSheffield — and has also staged the three-day Tour de Yorkshire since 2015. Racing will take place across the county during the 2019 road worlds. The British government is investing 24 million pounds in the 2019 event, 15 million pounds of which will be used to develop 27 purpose-built cycle-sport facilities across Britain.