Picture gallery from a wonderful first weekend of UCI Road World Championship cycling in Harrogate

Sunday's wet weather failed to dampen the spirits as the UCI World Road Championships finally got started in Harrogate over the weekend.

Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 7:18 pm
The UCI Fan Zone.

Saturday's glorious sunshine at least saw the opening event, the Para-Cycling International, played out in front of cheering crowds and a packed Fan Zone. However, crowd numbers were bound to have been affected on Sunday as much of the race was hampered by heavy rain. In the end it was Holland who won the relay, followed by Germany and Great Britain.

Two-year-old Rowan Lyond from Bishop Monkton rings his cow bell with his face painted.
Fans watch the action on the big screen as the team relay takes place across Harrogate.
Fans watch the action on the big screens at the Fan Zone.
The Harrogate finish line.
Cycling fans watch the Para-Cycling International.
The finishing line of the UCI situated on West Park.
Fans cheer on the riders as they set off for the team relay.
Great Britain's, Harry Tanfield, John Archibald and Dan Bigham set off on their way to 3rd place.
The Dutch riders set off on their team relay ride.
Dutch fans celebrate their victory... with a Yorkshire flag!
Fans cheer the riders along during the team relay.
Smile for the UCI!!!
Security is high throughout the UCI week in Harrogate.
Waiting for the riders.
Cycling fans enjoy the action on West Park.
Riders race along the Stray during Sunday's team relay.
Fans cheer on the riders outside the Coach & Horses.
Fans flocked to the Fan Zone on Saturday to see the finish of the UCI Para-Cycling International.
Action from the UCI Para-Cycling International.
Fans celebrate the UCI on the route through Masham during Saturday's Para-cycling International.
Fans watch the big screens as the team relay rides through Harrogate.
The Dutch team celebrate their victory.
The Belgian team pass the pump room.
The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of the fans who turned out to watch the team relay.
The Netherlands riders Jos Van Emden and Bauke Mollema cross the finish line.
The Netherlands' Bauke Mollema at the finish.
The Netherlands Jos Van Emden at the finish.
The podium with Germany finishing second, Holland first and Great Britain third.
Bauke Mollema of Holland throws his flowers to the crowd.
The podium with second placed Germany, winners the Netherlands and third-placed Great Britain.
The Italian women come through the finish.
Tean GB men on the start ramp, Dan Bigham, John Archbald and Harry Tanfield.
The Belgian team pass the Pump Rooms.
Fans put up with the wet weather.
The Dutch team of Koen Bouman, Lucinda Brand, Riejanne Markus and Amy Pieters, celebrate at the finish as they realise they have won the Gold Medal.