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Old 12-14-12, 15:59
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Default 2014 TdF Grand Depart awarded to Yorkshire

over the two other candidates Edinburgh, Scotland and Florence, Italy

Yorkshire to host Tour de France 2014 start

"Yorkshire will host the first two days racing on the 5th and 6th July before the Tour heads south for a third stage in southern England, with a finish in London. Leeds will be the host city of the Grand Depart and will hold a festival of cycling and the arts to coincide with the arrival of the Tour. Full details of the stages will be revealed at a joint news conference in Leeds and Paris on 17 January."
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Old 12-14-12, 16:03
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Would love it if they did a stage through North Yorkshire, could be a real hilly stage (even 25% if they could put in sutton bank)

Does anyone know of the stage information or has it not been decided on?
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Old 12-14-12, 16:56
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So now I know where my vacation will be in 2014

Also: Yorkshire was also home to Tom Simpson.
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Old 12-14-12, 17:03
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Would love it if they did a stage through North Yorkshire, could be a real hilly stage (even 25% if they could put in sutton bank)

Does anyone know of the stage information or has it not been decided on?
I saw somewhere that the 1st stage would start in Leeds, finish in York maybe, something about a loop stage starting in York? and finishing in Scarborough. So North Yorkshire's covered - no?
3rd stage in the south finishing in London.
I think the article was on CN News.
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Old 12-14-12, 17:06
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I saw somewhere that the 1st stage would start in Leeds, finish in York maybe, something about a loop stage starting in York? and finishing in Scarborough. So North Yorkshire's covered - no?
3rd stage in the south finishing in London.
I think the article was on CN News.
Sorry got that wrong - it hasn't been finalised yet but they are suggesting 1st stage Leeds to Scarborough, 2nd stage York to Sheffield.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/swif...-france-stages
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Sorry got that wrong - it hasn't been finalised yet but they are suggesting 1st stage Leeds to Scarborough, 2nd stage York to Sheffield.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/swif...-france-stages

Scarborough finish could definately include North York Moors (after Dales) could be a very hilly stage, good for somene like Gilbert
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Old 12-14-12, 17:32
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Scarborough finish could definately include North York Moors (after Dales) could be a very hilly stage, good for somene like Gilbert
you'd think it would have to - it's beautiful round there. Trying to picture the route from York to Sheffield is a bit more difficult.
Can't get the A1 & M18 out of my head - i'm sure they'll go a different route
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Scarborough finish could definately include North York Moors (after Dales) could be a very hilly stage, good for somene like Gilbert
yes could easily squeeze in Sutton Bank and Rosedale Chimney on the route to Scarborough.
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Good. As long as ASO don't kill it by somehow avoiding the hills of Yorkshire.
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