VIDEO: A Tour de Yorkshire rider's view of the final stage in Halifax

Our special video gives a cyclist's eye view of what riders will face as they tackle the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Halifax.

The Grade I-listed Piece Hall in Halifax, which dates back to 1779 and is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain, will host the departure of the final stage on Sunday.



The riders will pass the Victoria Theatre and Wainhouse Tower on their way out of town before the first of six categorised climbs comes on the Côte de Hebden Bridge.

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After that, the race will head up the cobbled Main Street in Haworth before dropping into Goose Eye for the next punishing ascent. Crossing from Brontë Country into Craven, the route heads past Skipton’s medieval castle after which the next climb is looming on the horizon at Barden Moor.

With that done and dusted, the stage will head into the Yorkshire Dales National Park and pass Barden Tower, Burnsall and Grassington before the riders contest the first intermediate sprint in view of Kilnsey Crag then on to Kettlewell.

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The Côte de Park Rash will no doubt cement its place in Tour de Yorkshire folklore as the riders grind their way up it, and any stragglers will seek to regain parity on the subsequent descent into Middleham.

The action continues on to Masham – home of the Black Sheep and Theakston breweries – and then into Nidderdale before passing through Pateley Bridge and tackling the formidable Côte de Greenhow Hill for the first time since 2016.

The undulating terrain never relents and shortly after passing through Otley the next categorised climb is on the cards at Otley Chevin. If that wasn’t enough, the climb at Black Hill Road must also be crested before the race sweeps into Leeds.

The riders will get a great view of Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley, Burley and Armley before the action reaches a rip-roaring conclusion on The Headrow – where the Tour de France started in 2014.

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