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Tour de Yorkshire
« on: September 26, 2014, 04:33:37 am »
The UCI has confirmed that there will be a 3 day international  stage race in May 2015.

http://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 07:07:56 am »
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 07:21:54 am »
Rumours were right. Jolly good news.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 07:54:15 am »
Excellent to see the plan come to fruition.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 01:10:47 pm »
Therre's even an intention to have a women's race as well. Could be very exciting.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 02:11:52 pm »
A Bank Holiday jeez, that's a recipe for road chaos if ever there was one. It will be interesting to see the route.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 02:18:51 pm »
Routes are already on their website.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 02:49:09 pm »
Routes are already on their website.

Really? They are not being confirmed until early next year. Do you have a link?
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 02:56:28 pm »
How extraordinary. Earlier on today their website had the routes for Days One and Two showing. They've disappeared now.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 06:13:07 pm »
I saw that, too, but I didn't click them because I think it's the re-use of a TdeF site and the routes were of the three days the TdeF was here.  The lower picture certainly had London in it.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2014, 08:09:50 pm »
"More race information is set to be announced in late 2014, with full routes expected to be unveiled in early 2015."


Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2014, 08:42:17 am »

Posted by: madcow: Yesterday at 08:09:50 PM

"More race information is set to be announced in late 2014, with full routes expected to be unveiled in early 2015

Here we go with the speculation then, one stage will feature the North Yorks Moors with a climb up the Rosedale chimney.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2014, 10:54:17 am »
Tour of Yorkshire?   Not being part of Le Tour an' all.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2014, 08:28:18 am »
Tour o' Yorkshire, 'appen.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2014, 10:22:34 am »

Posted by: madcow: Yesterday at 08:09:50 PM

"More race information is set to be announced in late 2014, with full routes expected to be unveiled in early 2015

Here we go with the speculation then, one stage will feature the North Yorks Moors with a climb up the Rosedale chimney.

I'll see your Rosedale Chimney option and raise with White Horse Bank or Sutton Bank, with the outside chance  of Humber Bridge for added scenic points .   

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2014, 11:16:03 am »
I'd like either or both of Fleet Moss and Kidstones, the latter from the north as it's a really long pull with a chance to separate the field properly.  Park Rash might be too bendy for the caravan?

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2014, 06:48:22 pm »

Posted by: Peter Today at 11:16:03 AM 

I'd like either or both of Fleet Moss and Kidstones, the latter from the north as it's a really long pull with a chance to separate the field properly.  Park Rash might be too bendy for the caravan.

Unlikely I think, El Supremo Verity said that they would take the new "Tour of Yorkshire" to places Le Tour did not visit.   It still leaves plenty of opportunity for some splendid stages in God's Own County.

PS.   I agree that Sutton Bank could be a strong contender

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2014, 08:42:32 pm »
Yes, sorry, I had read that but forgot it!

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2014, 08:45:12 pm »

Posted by: madcow: Yesterday at 08:09:50 PM

"More race information is set to be announced in late 2014, with full routes expected to be unveiled in early 2015

Here we go with the speculation then, one stage will feature the North Yorks Moors with a climb up the Rosedale chimney.

Rosedale hillclimb as a prologue?

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2014, 03:05:15 am »
Tour of Yorkshire?   Not being part of Le Tour an' all.

Tour de Yorkshire because its being run by the Amaury Sport Organisation the same as the TdF and that's what they have provisionally decided to call it.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2014, 11:47:44 pm »
I'd like either or both of Fleet Moss and Kidstones, the latter from the north as it's a really long pull with a chance to separate the field properly.  Park Rash might be too bendy for the caravan?


I reckon Fleet Moss from Hawes, then up and over Park Rash to Middleham - would be good to fit Jordan Moss in from Lofthouse too, but I've not yet worked out how to do that within the confines of day 1 distance.

Following day should ride over to the Moors and pick up Carlton Bank and Rosedale Chimney. I think I'd put Westerdale and Ralph Cross in as well, between the two.

A run to Hull and across to Sheffield could make a different day 3...

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2014, 09:05:17 pm »
Latest news from BBC suggests York and Scarborough as likely stage hosts. Whitby also mentioned on the evening news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30512668

Womens race on day 2 and sportive on day 3

We;re getting ready to host a few people again:)

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2014, 10:52:15 am »
Start and finish points announced and enrty details for Sportive

Mike


Quote from Yorkshire Business News
BRIDLINGTON, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York will all host a start or finish line for next year’s Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race.

The race, which will be held over the May bank holiday weekend (May 1-3) next year, is expected to become a flagship cycling event in the UK and an outstanding cycle race in the international calendar, including the participation of top international teams and cycling stars. It will be broadcast live on national TV and throughout Europe.
 
The full route details will be revealed on January 21, on the 100 days to go to the race, which is being held by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling.
 
Director of the Tour de France at A.S.O., Christian Prudhomme, said: “I am delighted we are returning to Yorkshire where we saw the grandest ever Grand Départ for the Tour de France. It is clear the people of Yorkshire are passionate about cycling and we can’t wait to bring them this new race.”
 
More than three million people turned out to see the Tour de France in Yorkshire and the economic impact has been put at well over £100m.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is another huge milestone for Yorkshire as we position the county as the cycling heartland of Europe. This is the first ever Tour de Yorkshire, I am confident it will become a huge annual event and something that will raise Yorkshire’s profile year on year.”
 
Much of the new race will be in parts of the county the Tour de France didn’t touch.
 
Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The East Riding is an area with a great passion for cycling, a passion that can be summed up by the on-going success of the East Yorkshire Classic Cycling Weekend, which sees some of the country’s top cyclists ride through Beverley, and the mass participation of the recent Sky Ride Local scheme. Hosting a major sporting event will have untold benefits for the whole county in terms of tourism and boosting the local economy and the council will make every effort to capitalise on this."

Organisers had hoped Hull would play a major part in the event, but according to reports, the city council said "budget constraints" meant it had to pass.

The deputy leader of North Yorkshire County Council, councillor Carl Les, added: “There is no doubt the Tour de France was a huge boost for North Yorkshire and we’re keen to support this new race, which will further strengthen the region’s economy. After the dales benefited directly from the Tour de France, we’re particularly pleased to welcome the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire to North Yorkshire’s beautiful east coast and moors.”
 
British Cycling is supporting the new race. President Bob Howden, said: “This new annual race partnering Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O. with British Cycling will help to maintain the legacy progress gained so far, helping us to achieve our collective goals of inspiring more people to get on their bikes and get active. Events of this calibre show to the world that Britain has what it takes to be the par excellence deliverer of iconic world class showpieces.”
 

A mass sportive with several distances where people can ride the same route as the pros will be held on day three (May 3). The mass ride will be delivered by Human Race – owners of the Dragon Ride and many other sportives – in collaboration with the Tour de Yorkshire organisers. People can apply to enter the sportive on the Tour de Yorkshire website - http://www.letouryorkshire.com/
 
Bernard Hinault, five times Tour de France winner, said: “The Tour de France has had a sportive alongside it for many years and it’s a unique experience for amateur riders to ride at L’Etape; so to have this similar experience available at the Tour de Yorkshire will be magnifique and something all keen riders will want to be part of.”

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2015, 11:37:21 am »
Hurah ! Stage 2 is coming right past our village and its a Saturday.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2015, 11:53:16 am »
Are the routes out then?
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