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Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Mike_P, 2 Dec 2016.

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  1. Mike_P

    Mike_P Über Member

    Friday 28th April Bridlington to Scarborough
    Saturday 29th Tadcaster to Harrogate (mens and womens)
    Sunday 30th Bradford to Fox Valley Sheffield
    http://letour.yorkshire.com/
     
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  2. Mike_P

    Mike_P Über Member

    Cycling Weekly have picked up on the unclassified climb out of Birstwith (14% according to the road sign) on the Saturdays being a potential spoiler for the sprinters. Its that just before the 12 mile mark on this Strava gradient profile of the route from the edge of Ripon to Harrogate.
    Ripon-Harr.jpg
     
  3. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I was there at the announcement today - part of the 'peloton' riding outside :bicycle:

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  4. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Brid to Scarborough won't be a long stage, unless they go via York
     
  5. Shibden Wall will be interesting

    Even Sean Kelly took to the pavements on that!
     
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  6. albion

    albion Über Member

    Location:
    South Tyneside
    Viewing will be at Whitby for me.

    Anyone fancy a 140 mile day ride from toon?
     
  7. Dave Mann, off the front, from about the '6 minute' mark

     
  8. lyn1

    lyn1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but the crowds will be dramatically larger than in 1988, so they will have no choice but to ride the cobbles.
     
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  9. Yes, which is why it will be interesting
     
  10. UP Ewden Heights too!!!!!!!!!
    (aka 'The Strines'/Mortimer Road)

    Not a pleasant hill, from the bridge in the bottom, over Ewden Beck

     
  11. gk09

    gk09 Active Member

    Location:
    York
    Annoying that it goes about 10 miles from my door on stage 1 when I'll be at work. I'll be at stage 2 though, just depends whether after a 50 mile ride or a 40 minute drive!
     
  12. DRM

    DRM Senior Member

    Location:
    West Yorks
    Yaay sundays stage is close to me, looks like a ride out to watch it, will have a drive out to watch saturdays stage too.