Author Topic: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?  (Read 7577 times)


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 08:13:38 pm »
Looks exciting.

Thinking of next year, I liked this Wiggo quote:
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 09:50:21 am »
Hmmm..  5 stages will be around the 1000km mark and joining them up into one might make quite a cool point to point randonée for he week before le tour, on the newly resurfaced roads....

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 11:18:36 am »
5 stages is taking the piss a bit isn't it? It's great that the tour visits other countries, but they'll have to rename it Le tour d'autres pays at this rate...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 12:55:30 pm »
That's another stage in "le Tour" becoming a brand in itself, isn't it? Like "the Dakar" which once was the Paris-Dakar race but now takes place on a different continent from either of those places.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 08:04:25 pm »
5 stages is taking the piss a bit isn't it? It's great that the tour visits other countries, but they'll have to rename it Le tour d'autres pays at this rate...

I think the Tour should pay homage to the traditions of British cycling. A prologue 10, followed by a 50, a 100 and a 12 hour on the fastest courses on successive days. All run to RTTC rules. Let's see the climbers fight their way back from that.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 10:03:10 pm »
^ ;D ;D
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 10:14:46 am »
According to inrng it's starting in Leeds in 2014 and two stages to the Channel

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 10:16:59 am »
It was just confirmed on TMS (of all places). Boycott was pleased.

Toady

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 10:23:35 am »
According to inrng it's starting in Leeds in 2014 and two stages to the Channel
Is that 3 stages?  Prologue + 2 stages?  Or is t'TT in Yorkshire then one stage Southward?  I've looked at a couple of sites and it's not clear.

Early days I spose.

marcusjb

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 10:24:09 am »
Sky just announced it on their Facebook feed as well.  No real details as yet.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

tiermat

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 10:25:29 am »
Brilliant!
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 10:36:49 am »
Looks like a trip to Leeds is on the cards for 2014 then! I haven't been there for about 20 years. Last time I passed out in a phone box after a day at the crickeeet  :P
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2012, 10:38:24 am »
Apparently 2 x stages in Yorks then 1 x London then > France. Superb. Let's all get behind this and show Johnny Foreigner the best we have.

tiermat

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 10:42:42 am »
Apparently 2 x stages in Yorks then 1 x London then > France. Superb. Let's all get behind this and show Johnny Foreigner the best we have.

As long as there isn't a farce involving NYP like the ToB, it'll be brilliant (there is a good chance of this as there appears to be a plan to include York in a stage)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 11:39:56 am »
Looks like a trip to Leeds is on the cards for 2014 then! I haven't been there for about 20 years. Last time I passed out in a phone box after a day at the crickeeet  :P
Leeds is only 20 minutes away from my dad's = convenient.  ;D
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 11:52:44 am »
I hope they're going to have a 12 Hour on Boroughbridge to honour the finest moment in the career of Yorkshire's greatest ever cyclist. The least they can do is to route the prologue TT through Morley.

http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=32314


Karla

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2012, 12:06:20 pm »
Apparently 2 x stages in Yorks then 1 x London then > France. Superb. Let's all get behind this and show Johnny Foreigner the best we have.

As long as there isn't a farce involving NYP like the ToB, it'll be brilliant (there is a good chance of this as there appears to be a plan to include York in a stage)

I wonder if they'll enter York along Tadcaster Road?  That really would be very convenient for chateau Bunbury  :)

Bairn Again

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 02:33:53 pm »
The T de F comes to the UK 4 times and two of those are Plymouth & Leeds.  We sure know how to treat those pro riders well, dont we?  ;)

 


Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2012, 03:09:54 pm »
I'm booking some time off work as soon as the routes announced !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2012, 04:05:41 pm »
5 stages is taking the piss a bit isn't it? It's great that the tour visits other countries, but they'll have to rename it Le tour d'autres pays at this rate...

I think the Tour should pay homage to the traditions of British cycling. A prologue 10, followed by a 50, a 100 and a 12 hour on the fastest courses on successive days. All run to RTTC rules. Let's see the climbers fight their way back from that.

The traditions that saw UK cyclists and cycling in the basement of World cycling for many years?  ::-)

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2012, 04:35:31 pm »
5 stages is taking the piss a bit isn't it? It's great that the tour visits other countries, but they'll have to rename it Le tour d'autres pays at this rate...

I think the Tour should pay homage to the traditions of British cycling. A prologue 10, followed by a 50, a 100 and a 12 hour on the fastest courses on successive days. All run to RTTC rules. Let's see the climbers fight their way back from that.

The traditions that saw UK cyclists and cycling in the basement of World cycling for many years?  ::-)

We'll never know what British amateurs might have been capable of on a level playing field. Mens cycling never really had fairness as a priority, at either the professional level or at the amateur level dominated by the Eastern Bloc and the Italians.
The only indication we had was through women's cycling, which had no Olympic representation or a professional scene. Beryl Burton's dominance was probably exceptional.

I hope that British cycling hasn't achieved success by adopting dubious methods, but because those dubious methods have  been stamped out. We haven't become more like them. They have been forced to become more like us. They may even develop a sense of humour like ours at some point.

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2012, 05:27:21 pm »
Well can they not look up the LEL route for the roads south to London on the third day. They need a 300Km stage.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2012, 09:33:48 pm »
Great news.
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Rhys W

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 09:47:44 pm »
Disappointing that the British Cycling-backed Edinburgh-Wales-England bid didn't win tbh, I think that would have been much more of a spectacle.