I read an interview with Swifty this month, and he's obviously desperate to ride the Tour, especially with the two Yorkshire stages. If he holds his form, maybe he could take EBH's place?BYOP88 said:Is he on the roster for Sky at the TdF?
Re Stage 2, The Badger rode some of it recently and said it's made for someone like Sagan or Gilbert. I (jokingly) posted the last climb in today's Pais Vasco stage thread after Swifty's win: Jenkin Road.
The steepest part makes you want to tack across the road, vintage Froome style, and if it's wet, your back wheel will start spinning. The handrail you can see on the >30% section is to help oldies walk up it, or stop them rolling down.