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Old 12-14-12, 19:14
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Good. As long as ASO don't kill it by somehow avoiding the hills of Yorkshire.
They probably will.
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Old 12-14-12, 19:18
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They probably will.
You mean A1 / M18??
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Old 12-14-12, 19:32
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If you could see the state of Edinburgh at the moment, this is no surprise! Trams, pah

A team presentation on the Castle esplanade would have been pretty cool though
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Old 12-14-12, 19:36
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Good. As long as ASO don't kill it by somehow avoiding the hills of Yorkshire.
They just avoided the mountains of Corsica. If 2015 Tour will start in Briancon, they will make a flat stage to Gap. I'm wrong, they will make a downhill stage to Gap. ASO can so easy make a flat stage anywhere in this world. Bring on the Hymalayans, you'll be surprised how much flat is in China.
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Old 12-14-12, 22:23
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They just avoided the mountains of Corsica. If 2015 Tour will start in Briancon, they will make a flat stage to Gap. I'm wrong, they will make a downhill stage to Gap. ASO can so easy make a flat stage anywhere in this world. Bring on the Hymalayans, you'll be surprised how much flat is in China.
yeah, this can easily result in 3 flat stages celebrating Cavendish.
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Old 12-14-12, 22:29
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yeah, this can easily result in 3 flat stages celebrating Cavendish.
Most probably there will be two flat and one hilly stage to give their new golden boy JTL a chance too.
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Old 12-14-12, 22:45
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Most probably there will be two flat and one hilly stage to give their new golden boy JTL a chance too.
Thank god for JTL.
Btw, happy with the Yorkshire depart. Gotta keep the show going.
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Old 12-14-12, 23:15
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Hopefully the Sheffield stage can finish off a bit like the old ToB stages to the city:



Finishing in Scarborough, I expect that the really tough climbs will be quite far from the finish, so with this they can thin the bunch out a bit again, before finishing in the city. I anticipate the same run-in as those Tour of Britain stages, but it's a city full of hills. I found this post that creates a route around the city full of short hills that could make things very interesting indeed. None really long, but lots that could entice attacking and make the race hard to control.
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Old 12-14-12, 23:43
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I think that is the only news I could have scooped the clinic on (but was sworn to secrecy!) Congrats Yorkshire....smarter bid than the rest of Britain put together!....Any good triathletes down your way? Or a history of women champions?
Maybe after Scotland gets Independence, Yorkshire will follow
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Old 12-15-12, 01:05
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yeah, this can easily result in 3 flat stages celebrating Cavendish.
Don't forget the opening Time Trial for Wiggo/Froome.
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