Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “Today marks a moment in history. Yorkshire has shown it can host world-class events with the Grand Départ and Tours de Yorkshire, and now the county has been chosen to host the nine-day UCI Road World Championships in 2019.
“We have got the scenery, the crowds, and the warm welcome, and we are sure the world’s best riders will love the challenging roads we have to offer.”
Simon Morton, chief operating officer of UK Sport, said: “To secure such a prestigious event is testament to the UK’s reputation as a world class host of sporting events and our continuing commitment to inspire the nation through sporting success.
“Working in partnership with government, British Cycling and Welcome to Yorkshire we are confident the 2019 UCI Road World Championships will deliver a lasting legacy for a sport that achieved such incredible success at Rio 2016.
“To host the championships in 2019 will also give British athletes the opportunity to compete in front of a passionate home crowd as they fine tune their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
Ian Drake, chief executive of British Cycling said: “To get £15 million to invest in cycle sport facilities is massive and will truly leave a lasting legacy for this event.
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