In November last year, it was announced that the British government was supporting a bid to bring the UCI Road World Championships back to the UK for the first time since 1982 in Goodwood with Yorkshire being reported as having a strong case for hosting the event.
The cycling writer Chris Sidwells has today stated that the Worlds will be hosted in Yorkshire. He tweeted earlier today: “World Road Race Championship 2019 will be in Yorkshire.”
He then went on to say that there was “just a bit more funding to find, but deal is there.”
The UCI World Road Race Championships were previously held in the UK in Leicester in 1970 and Goodwood in 1982. This year’s World Championships are set to take place in Doha, Qatar in October with the 2017 championships taking place in Bergen, Norway and 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria.