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Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« on: April 19, 2011, 09:46:36 pm »

Tour of Britain, September 11-18:

Stage 1, Peebles-Dumfries
Stage 2, Kendal-Blackpool
Stage 3, The Stoke-on-Trent Stage
Stage 4, Welshpool-Caerphilly
Stage 5, Exeter-Exmouth
Stage 6, Taunton-Wells
Stage 7, Bury St Edmunds-Sandringham
Stage 8a, London, Individual Time Trial
Stage 8b, London, Circuit Race

Time trial and central London circuit on the last day should keep things interesting.

2011 Tour Of Britain Route Unveiled | Cyclingnews.com


Rhys W

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 11:00:51 pm »
A token stage in Scotland and Wales? Ambassador, you are spoiling us!

See you on the top of Caerphilly Mountain!

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 07:07:25 am »
5 and 6 sound like camper-van drama-chasing tifosi days to me.  I need to adopt a team!
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 07:39:36 am »
A token stage in Scotland and Wales? Ambassador, you are spoiling us!

See you on the top of Caerphilly Mountain!

You will!  The rest of the Welsh stage looks like a boring main road blast though. 

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 07:51:11 am »
I'll be at the Stoke stage at least (can cycle there!!) and no doubt the London finish with perhaps a trip to Mid Wales and Scotland thrown in if I can get SWMBO to agree.

Shame that they aren't finishing in Swansea this year. Last years stage there was the best of the Tour IMHO.
Glad they are back to using the City of London/Westminster again: Docklands didn't do it for me last year.
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 08:42:41 am »

Thanks Nuncio!

CountrySickness

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 08:49:23 am »
Is there a detailed route for each stage anywhere?  

Guessing from the map on the official website the Welsh stage looks like it might be going up Mynydd Llangynidr, in which case I'll bag a windswept spot at Cefn Onneu.

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 10:03:53 am »
Hmm, look like a short break in our friends flat in Budleigh is in order, with a visit to the Exmouth finish  :)
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JT

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 10:27:39 am »
Looks like a good route. The short TT in London makes it very interesting.

We'll be going to the last two stages.

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2011, 08:06:02 pm »
Is there a detailed route for each stage anywhere?  

I don't think so.  The detailed routes probably won't be published until July.

Rhys W

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 09:44:34 pm »
Cycling Weekly mentioned a steep hill right at the end of the Welsh stage. Obviously Caerphilly Mountain, but if there's a town centre finish the descent will be worth watching!

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2011, 08:54:14 pm »
Wandered down to Peebles this morning...









Glad of the result in Dumfries but such a shame about Herr Voigt.
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011, 10:32:45 pm »
And that annoying commentator calling the team HTC Columbia the whole time!
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JT

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2011, 08:48:55 am »
And that annoying commentator calling the team HTC Columbia the whole time!

Don't get me started on Hugh Bloody Porter.  >:( Whoever keeps giving him commentary jobs should be introduced to the bat.

Me and Mrs JT are going to the TOB on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - looking forward to it!
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2011, 10:08:25 am »
Stage 2 cancelled due to the weather. As I commuted in this morning I think that's a little weak of them........

And should we be proud that Britain appears to be the owners of something that finally stops the Jensie completing a Tour?

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2011, 10:11:07 am »
And should we be proud that Britain appears to be the owners of something that finally stops the Jensie completing a Tour?

I dunno. I imagine the road where he crashed is currently closed due to the extensive repair work it no doubt needs after Jens smashed into it  :P
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2011, 10:36:03 am »
And should we be proud that Britain appears to be the owners of something that finally stops the Jensie completing a Tour?

I dunno. I imagine the road where he crashed is currently closed due to the extensive repair work it no doubt needs after Jens smashed into it  :P

All this wind is probably a result of the perturbation to the Earth's spin caused by the crash.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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citoyen

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2011, 10:41:37 am »
Some of the road surfaces on yesterday's stage looked shockingly bad. And in those conditions, surprised there weren't more crashes.

Hugh Porter is a twerp.

I can't work out if the finish was disappointingly easy for HTC or if they just made it look that way.

d.

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2011, 10:44:22 am »
Agree about the roads. They were embarrassingly bad. Didn't think much of all the parked cars at the side of the road either!
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citoyen

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2011, 11:09:30 am »
Didn't think much of all the parked cars at the side of the road either!

To be fair, I had the same thought while watching the Vuelta. If they can't clear the road properly for a Grand Tour, a relatively minor domestic race has an excuse.

d.

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2011, 11:46:15 am »
I understand that Stage 2 has been cancelled - wind.

Good call - rider and race personnel safety has to be paramount.

citoyen

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2011, 12:39:37 pm »
Quote
@Mattbrammeier85 Matt Brammeier
Message to Mr Hugh Porter. I do not ride for Anpost and Columbia is no longer our sponsor. #doyourresearch

 ;D

JT

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2011, 12:43:26 pm »
Quote
@Mattbrammeier85 Matt Brammeier
Message to Mr Hugh Porter. I do not ride for Anpost and Columbia is no longer our sponsor. #doyourresearch

 ;D

Good for him.

And the most galling thing is, Porter's commentating to an edit - it's not live commentary stitched together. OK there are time constraints but someone could tell the Brummie t**t to re-record such glaring errors.
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2011, 02:49:10 pm »
The tour is passing 2 miles from my house on Friday. I'm gutted Jens is out so I won't get to see him in teh flesh  :'(

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2011, 03:07:54 pm »
We're just back from not seeing the Tour today.
We'd positioned ourselves near the top of the Grayrigg climb and we were speculating about the possibility of the stage being cancelled because of the winds and the huge amount of debris on the roads. There were branches everywhere.
When we heard on Radio Cumbria that it was off, we headed into Kendal to see the two parade laps and we took loads of photos.
I'll post some later if there are any good ones.
Disappointing day out but, since we're on holiday, we're off to the pub next.