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Old 12-15-12, 01:07
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I have quite a lot of sheffield bias here, but id love to see a stage finishing in the city. Unfortunately organisers would have it finishing in the city centre preventing it being an uphill finish instead of finishing on top of hagg hill or pea royd lane.
There couldnt really be much more motivation for Adam Bltyhe and Ben Swift...
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Old 12-15-12, 02:00
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I think we can thank BMW for this. After saying he was
going for the Giro next year Prudhomme begged him to
defend his Tour title and Brad said "Okay, if you give
Yorkshire the Grand Depart in 2014." Thank you BMW.
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Old 12-15-12, 04:55
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I only wish they could include james herriot museum on the route very unlikely lol
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Old 12-15-12, 09:38
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I did have a crazy fantasy involving the tour taking in Shibden Wall on the stage to Sheffield... TOB or Milk Race went up there one year...the look on the faces of the riders as the got to the top was priceless. A good few carried their bikes. Steep incline with cobbles.

More realistically they will take in Cragg Vale on that day, which is perfect for me. Holme Moss is the other candidate. Cow and Calf for scenery perhaps.

Personally, I'd like to see them go via Grassington, Kilnsey, Arncliffe and Malham...but it won't happen, sadly.

Anyway, it's brilliant news.
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Seriously, why the heck is the Tour starting in one of Europe's most waterdown trashyards?
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Don't forget the opening Time Trial for Wiggo/Froome.
Christ, this can't go wrong.
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Don't worry BR, there's nowhere in Britain as downtrodden as your country has made half of Southern Europe.
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Old 12-15-12, 13:01
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Seriously, why the heck is the Tour starting in one of Europe's most waterdown trashyards?
MONEY?

IMO to much UK start
Tour organizers dont remember who make his race to the top
not normal

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bart...e-france-start
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Firenze or Leeds. Yeah I would definitely choose the latter.
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Old 12-15-12, 13:28
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Seriously, why the heck is the Tour starting in one of Europe's most waterdown trashyards?
Spoken by a troll who most likely has never been.
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