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Old 12-17-12, 01:03
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Uh huh, OK. That's why there are groups going north , south, east and west every day if you want to ride. I've never ridden anywhere in the UK more immersed in biking. Guess we can thank Raleigh for that.
+1 - it was actually a reference to Raleigh!
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Living here in England im obviously delighted I can go and drive 3 hours up the road and see 2 stages of the Tour. My girlfriend loves it up there aswel so we will probably go up for a few days break.

Won't bother with the London stage, they will probably make it pan flat to get Cav a win infront of huge crowds in the capital.
Didn't really work lat time did it?
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huge news for cycling great deal done, cyclings so big in UK now it will pay off.
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Prologue, hilly and flat for the three days I guess. In that order.
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Didn't really work lat time did it?
Of course not but that wont stop them trying again As a spectatior i'd much rather view a nice hilly stage with good racing.
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Old 12-18-12, 09:03
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According to welowire.com TDF might kick off with three road stages:
1/ Saturday 5 July 2014: Leeds > Scarborough
2/ Sunday 6 July 2014: York > Sheffield
3/ Monday 7 July 2014: Cambridge > London
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Old 12-18-12, 10:53
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Seriously, why the heck is the Tour starting in one of Europe's most waterdown trashyards?
Ever been to Yorkshire?
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Old 12-18-12, 11:45
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It's not a trash yard, but at the same time it can be a bit bleak.

Wonder how it will look like on TV?
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Old 12-18-12, 14:43
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It's not a trash yard, but at the same time it can be a bit bleak.

Wonder how it will look like on TV?
On the tops of moors in the winter yes, but so can anywhere, there's lots of great and beautiful places in Yorkshire, especially the Dales.

Leeds is has a nice city centre with an abundance in listed buildings and York is one of the most interesting historic cities in England.

The tour gets Alpine climbs and the plains every year, this is a bit different and will provide more interesting racing than the likes of Belgium.
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Old 12-18-12, 16:14
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Hopefully the Sheffield stage can finish off a bit like the old ToB stages to the city:


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That's exactly the sort of route to a Sheffield finish that I was expecting.

Leeds to Scarborough will be lumpy, but with a flat finish. Could either be a great day for an Ardennes-style attack or a Cav fest.

The completely flat stage will be reserved for London, which seems culturally appropriate somehow.
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