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LIVE: UCI Road World Championships Day 7

LIVE: UCI Road World Championships Day 7

Published at 10:16pm 26th September 2019. (Updated at 7:13pm 27th September 2019)

Get ready for race 2!  James will keep you up to date with the latest on our live blog from 1.30pm.

7:13pm

That's it for tonight.

Well what a day of intense racing!

Tomorrow it's Lizzie Deignan's turn to hit the Yorkshire roads as she rides from Bradford to Harrogate via Otley, Menwith Hill, Pateley Bridge, Masham, Ripon and back into Harrogate.

All the details on timing, road closures and maps are on our Day 8 Guide

7:10pm

Yorkshire, Yorkshire!

It means so much to Tom Pidcock, the Yorkshireman to medal in his home race...

7:08pm

Drama!

After what seemed an age the jury have decided to disqualify the winner of the race meaning it's bronze for GB!

7:05pm

Amazing news

All roads on the Harrogate Circuit including Ripon Road down to the town centre have opened early!

6:37pm

Jarvis Cocker in Harrogate tonight!

6:32pm

A great effort from Yorkshire's Tom Pidcock 

6:20pm

Confirmation of the medal winners

6:19pm

Gold for the Netherlands in the Men's U23 

GB and Yorkshire's Tom Pidcock comes fourth 

6:03pm

Huge crowd at the finish line

Just over 5km to go...

 

 

5:53pm

GB's Tom Pidcock is part of the lead group!

5:52pm

Road closure update 

A59 re-opened.  

5:51pm

And it's raining again in Harrogate!

Just in time for the finish!

5:46pm

Nearing the finish line...

The riders are currently doing two laps of the Harrogate circuit to finish the race.  

5:45pm

Pair of tickets for tomorrow to be won 

We've got a pair of hospitality tickets courtesy of Harrogate Spring Water, which includes a ride in a race car! Listen after 6pm to find out how to win...

5:31pm

Sprint to the finish 

5:29pm

Entering Harrogate....

They're on the way down Ripon Road.

 

5:14pm

Road closure update 

Harrogate Circuit and Ripon Road sector now fully closed 

5:06pm

Around 50km to go...

Strong winds are buffeting the riders as they cross the exposed hills 

 

5:03pm

A serious climb...

Real Yorkshire racing.  The riders are tackling Greenhow Hill

4:49pm

Road closure update 

4:45pm

Big crash in the pack 

4:23pm

Rider pass through Boroughbridge

 

4:14pm

How to deal with a puncture

Courtesy of the Danish team!

 

 

4:12pm

Road closure update 

Roads in the Tadcaster area have now re-opened.

4:09pm

Stray FM's Pete Egerton is in Pateley Bridge 

The riders will be heading for there after passing through Boroughbridge. 

 

4:07pm

Supporters out in force in Boroughbridge

4:05pm

Afternoon!

Harry here on the live blog to take you through the rest of the Men's Under 23 Road Race. 86km to go....

3:56pm

Right that's it from me, James, I'm handing over to Harry who'll take you through to the finish of the race.  Keep tuned!

3:47pm

100KM to go...

3:46pm

Quick update on the roads for you...

3:44pm

The race is well on it's way to Boroughbridge now, the riders have just flown through Tadcaster.

3:38pm

Watch out for Harrogate High with their incredible land art over the next couple of days...

3:36pm

Here's the leading pack...

3:35pm

Boroughbridge is ready for the cyclists who should arrive around 1615

3:29pm

The race is heading for Tadcaster...

3:22pm

Here's the closures coming up in the next 10 minutes...

Kings Road & Cheltenham Parade (A61)
Completely closed: 16:00 - 19:00
Roads re-open by: 19:00

Parliament Street (A61) & West Park (A61)
Completely closed: 08:00 - 21:00
Roads re-open by: 21:00

Otley Road (B6162), Pot Bank (B6161), Oaker Bank (B6161), Penny Pot Lane, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Drive, Harlow Moor Road, Valley Drive, Herefore Road, Kent Road
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15-19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

Ripon Road (A61) (Hydro - Parliament Street), Swan Road, Crescent Road
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15

Completely closed: 17:15 - 19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

SEE ALL THE CLOSURES HERE

3:16pm

Here's the buses that will be hit due to the road closures...

3:12pm

Rain, what rain!  Brave fans watching the race at the fan park

3:10pm

It wouldn't be Yorkshire without a bit of the wet stuff!

3:08pm

The race is just coming through Monk Fryston

It's heading through Monk Fryston and heading at speed up towards Tadcaster.

 

3:05pm

Despite the weather Boroughbridge is ready to welcome the UCI...

3:00pm

Northern Trains are asking a little favour...

2:58pm

Lovely to welcome the worlds media to Harrogate, including the very lovely Clare Balding speaking to Harrogate Police.

2:55pm

Look at that RAIN!

2:50pm

The brave folks at the fanzone are doing at great job of supporting despite the rain!

2:44pm

Fancy a famous running partner for Harrogate Park Run tomorrow?

You may just recognise Chris' dulcet tones if he does Park Run around the Stray tomorrow.

2:42pm

Meanwhile, the race is well underway with riders trying to pull away in front.

2:32pm

Ahhh this could be a problem, hopefully it'll all be sorted before the bikes come...

2:29pm

We're hard up 'ere in Yorkshire!

What ever the weather you come out in your thousands!  Here's the Mayor of Pateley Bridge preparing to be part of the volunteer team this afternoon in the rain.

2:27pm

You can't come to Harrogate and not have a Bettys!

Cycling superstar Annemiek van Vleuten has enjoyed a Fat Rascal with her family, it's the law if you come to Harrogate.

2:20pm

After a delayed official start due to a dodgy chain they're off...

2:15pm

Back in Harrogate, the world really is arriving in the fan park...

The Dutch have arrived...

2:12pm

Thanks for the cracking start Doncaster

The riders are on their way out of Donny...

2:05pm

The race is underway!

The Men's U23 is currently doing the neutral start from Doncaster and will head out and up toward the edge of York and along the A1, taking in Whixley, Borougbridge and over to Ripon and down through Pateley to Greenhow, Blubberhouses and along the A59 to the finish.

 

1:55pm

We're all set for the second race, and here are the road closures in Harrogate.

Kings Road & Cheltenham Parade (A61)

Completely closed: 16:00 - 19:00
Roads re-open by: 19:00

Parliament Street (A61) & West Park (A61)

Completely closed: 08:00 - 21:00

Otley Road (B6162), Pot Bank (B6161), Oaker Bank (B6161), Penny Pot Lane, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Drive, Harlow Moor Road, Valley Drive, Herefore Road, Kent Road

Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15-19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

Ripon Road (A61) (Hydro - Parliament Street), Swan Road, Crescent Road

Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15 - 19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

FOR THE FULL LIST OF CLOSURES ARE HERE

 

1:35pm

The U23 Men are preparing to go in Doncaster...

1:32pm

Boroughbridge is ready to welcome the UCI's...

1:30pm

Ripon's Abi Smith who rode this morning describes her race as 'Crazy.'

Find more about what she said here.

Abi Smith
1:27pm

Race 2 : Welcome!

Hello from James, I am with you this afternoon to keep you up to date with the very latest on the road closures, the race and atmosphere.  Keep your pictures coming in and we'll share them!

Quick bit of news about the Jarvis Cocker event this evening from Yorkshire 2019...

12:05pm

A lovely way to sign off...

Hey James here, thank you for your company on the blog.  This is a nice way to sign off, with the kids of Willow Tree Primary loving the UCI.

I'll be back at 130pm with the warm up to the Men's U23s.

See you then!

11:56am

Good news bus travellers!

11:49am

Heads up for the weather this weekend!

11:48am

WE LOVE HARROGATE!  This New Yorker loves you...

11:46am

Here's what it means to win the a UCI race...

11:42am

Next up it's the Men's Under 23s from 2pm.

11:36am

Good news!

The A59 Skipton Road has fully opened early!

11:32am

The next race

More racing is on the way from 2pm.  We'll keep you up to date with any news on the roads before then!  Keep sending us your pictures.

11:29am

Well done Team GB

11:25am

Re-opening under way

11:24am

Keep sending us your pictures!

A cracking shot from Tadcaster.

11:21am

The results...

11:19am

Road closure update : Wetherby

The Wetherby road closures will start to open from around 11:30, for Harrogate it'll be around midday.

Road Closures
11:14am

Watch the finish...

11:12am

Well done to Abi

Abi from Ripon Grammar, she came a very respectable 35th.  You've done us proud!

Here's Abi earlier in the year...

11:08am

The first race is over - USA wins

The female junior race is over and it's a wet finish with USA taking the win.

11:03am

It's hotting up now with a breakaway!

11:02am

Another crash!

We've had yet another crash as the riders head towards the finish near the Empress Roundabout.

11:00am

The kids are loving it!

10:55am

Riders head into Harrogate

The peleton heads passed the Kestrel and they're heading up Wetherby Road.

10:53am

Hello to everyone at Harrogate Fire Station waiting for the riders!

We'll have a cuppa with you!

 

10:52am

The pace is really increasing as we head into the final 10km

10:50am

It's the final stretch

The teams are only 11km away from the finish line.

10:48am

A beautiful shot of Wetherby...

 

10:44am

Heading through Wetherby

The riders are now heading out of Wetherby as the weather turns, the final run into Harrogate could be very slippy as the speed builds.

 

10:42am

We love this by Saltergate Junior School in Harrogate!

Saltergate UCI
10:35am

Watch the scenes from Stray Force 1

10:29am

Harrogate Road Closures : NOW ACTIVE

Harrogate Road Closures
As Harrogate is the finish and main hub for all UCI World Road Cycling Championship events, there are longer road closures in place.

On Friday 27th September 2019 the road closures in Harrogate will be as follows:

Kings Road & Cheltenham Parade (A61)

Open: 00:00 - 10:30 
Completely closed: 10:30 - 11:30
Open: 11:30 - 16:00
Completely closed: 16:00 - 19:00
Roads re-open by: 19:00

Parliament Street (A61) & West Park (A61)

Open: 00:00 - 08:00
Completely closed: 08:00 - 21:00
Roads re-open by: 21:00

A reminder that "open" times mean that it's managed access only to these roads until 1st October.

Otley Road (B6162), Pot Bank (B6161), Oaker Bank (B6161), Penny Pot Lane, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Drive, Harlow Moor Road, Valley Drive, Herefore Road, Kent Road

Open: 00:00 - 15:45
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15-19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

Ripon Road (A61) (Hydro - Parliament Street), Swan Road, Crescent Road

Open: 00:00 - 09:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 09:00 - 10:30
Completely closed: 10:30 - 12:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 12:00 - 13:00
Open: 13:00 - 15:45
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15 - 19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

10:27am

Go ABI go!

The Great Britain team are smashing it so far.  Come on ABI!

10:24am

Check out these amazing views from Stray Force 1!

 

10:19am

Stray Force 1 is up in the air

We'll be doing live updates on the travel, keep listening

10:15am

Road Closures : Wetherby to Harrogate

The closures are now in place between Wetherby and Harrogate, through the centre of Wetherby up the A661 passed Stockeld Park, then on up passed Plumpton Rocks and in to Harrogate over the Kestrel.

Full closures here

 

Wetherby to Harrogate
10:03am

The peleton have caught up with the leader

10:01am

Ten minute warning!

Road closures in Wetherby will be starting shortly.  Here's a map below and see the full times here.

Road Closures
9:53am

A nice little reminder for tonight...

If you're going to see Jarvis Cocker tonight, don't forget your wellies!

9:52am

Another crash!

The pelton suffers another crash.

9:42am

We love the effort schools are putting into displays, check this one out from Highfield Prep HLC.

9:41am

A painful smash

A mid-pack crash saw several riders down and some very tangled bikes.  Most of the riders are back in the peleton now.

9:30am

Wow!  50 second lead...

Bukanova is leading the way at 43kmph with a 50 second lead!

9:22am

Ripon Road : Amber Closure

Ripon Road sector in Harrogate is now on a Amber closure with crossing points in place until 1030am when the full closure kicks in.  See the full closure list here.

 

 

9:17am

Road closure warning : Wetherby

The first closures for today will kick in around Wetherby in about an hours time.  At 10.10 the temporary road closure will start from the Thorp Arch Estate at Walton heading through the centre of Wetherby and up along to Stockeld Park.

Wetherby road closures

 

9:09am

Ouch!

This shows even an orange jacket doesn't stop you getting hit. 

9:03am

Skipton Road - UPDATE

Rumours were around of an early closure for Skipton road, but we can confirm it will be 10:30 as stated.

8:43am

...and they're off!

Day 7 begins, we've got a keen eye on Abi Smith a student at Ripon Grammar school.  We expect the race in our patch around 10am when it comes into Wetherby.

 

8:37am

5 minutes to go!

The first race is set to go from Doncaster.  The weather is looking a lot finer than yesterday, we'll keep you up to date with the road closures in our area.

8:21am

Road closures for this morning

Day 7 Closures

Harrogate Road Closures
As Harrogate is the finish and main hub for all UCI World Road Cycling Championship events, there are longer road closures in place.

On Friday 27th September 2019 the road closures in Harrogate will be as follows:

Kings Road & Cheltenham Parade (A61)

Open: 00:00 - 10:30 
Completely closed: 10:30 - 11:30
Open: 11:30 - 16:00
Completely closed: 16:00 - 19:00
Roads re-open by: 19:00

Parliament Street (A61) & West Park (A61)

Open: 00:00 - 08:00
Completely closed: 08:00 - 21:00
Roads re-open by: 21:00

A reminder that "open" times mean that it's managed access only to these roads until 1st October.

Otley Road (B6162), Pot Bank (B6161), Oaker Bank (B6161), Penny Pot Lane, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Drive, Harlow Moor Road, Valley Drive, Herefore Road, Kent Road

Open: 00:00 - 15:45
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15-19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

Ripon Road (A61) (Hydro - Parliament Street), Swan Road, Crescent Road

Open: 00:00 - 09:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 09:00 - 10:30
Completely closed: 10:30 - 12:00
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 12:00 - 13:00
Open: 13:00 - 15:45
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 15:45 - 17:15
Completely closed: 17:15 - 19:30
Closed with crossing points to allow vehicle access: 19:30 - 20:30
Roads re-open from: 20:30

SEE THE FULL CLOSURE LIST FOR THE FULL DAY HERE

 

8:13am

When you've got to go...

Did you see the rider who had to stop yesterday for a 'jimmy riddle' at Noir in Harrogate?  We sent Pete Egerton down to find out more.  This was the result...

8:02am

Good luck Abi Smith!

Abi, who attends Ripon Grammar will be racing this morning.  Check out Abi back in August when she won the North West Junior Tour..

7:54am

Share your pictures!

Don't forget to tweet us your pictures of your decoration for the race today!  Just like Joanita has done in Boroughbridge! #BeautifulBunting

7:46am

The full list of road closures for this morning

If you not sure of the route today, here's the full list of expected road closure times for our area.

Road Closed

 

 

7:36am

Ready for Day 7?

Today the racing starts at 8.40 from Doncaster.  We'll keep you up to date with the latest on the road closures and the race!

10:20pm

More to follow

Live updates will appear here from 8am

Check the guide to day 7 here. You will certainly want to check evening rush hour!

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