The route runs on predominantly flat roads for the first 15 kilometres. The riders are due to reach Masham when the first uphill appears. The short and sharp ascent leads onto a fast downhill before the route climbs out of Masham. The uphill drag to Grewelthorpe levels out and runs onto a fast section to Risplith.
Just before the village the roads kick up for a few hundred metres and the route continues on meandering country roads with, mostly, fast curves. A short uphill kick on the outskirts of Harrogate leads onto a final section with twists and turns. Swans Road, Crescent Road and up to the finish line on Parliament Street.
Recent World Champions are Rohan Dennis (2018), Tom Dumoulin (2017) and Tony Martin (2016).
World Cycling Championships 2019 Yorkshire – ITT men: route, profile, more
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