Author Topic: Tour de Yorkshire  (Read 11886 times)

TimC

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2015, 11:31:38 am »
Full results here.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2015, 11:57:18 am »
Thoroughly enjoyed that on ITV4. Very interesting to get David Millar's take on it as it unfolded, though he's going to have to get his thoughts a bit more organised if he's going to do much of this commentary lark in the future!

This ^^^^.  Does this mean that Messrs Sherwen & Liggett Have been pensioned off permanently?
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2015, 07:25:02 pm »
Watched them fly past the village. Good turn out for the middle of nowhere. Interestingly a tour car came past with a guy giving a witty commentary on the race following including "I thing Wiggo is at the back he's only good for an hour these days". We laughed and our next door neighbour said "cock" (not Wiggo the commentator) She revealed another one of the several careers she has had this one as a professional masseur for cycling. Interesting lady.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

CrinklyLion

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2015, 08:12:22 pm »
We picked a spot on Layerthorpe junction, arriving on the bridge the first time just as the motorbike outriders appeared, so got to see the women race by a total of 8 times.  Wandered off to get some coffee and warm at the nearby climbing wall, managed to meet up with MrCharly and all head to a cafe before heading back along Foss Islands Road towards Layerthorpe bridge.  Saw the men race by 5 times, before heading back to the Den for TEA.

The volunteer tourmakers got 10/10 from me.  Some of the other marshalling on the bridge left something to be desired.  Kudos to the family with several chiddlers that set up camp at 10:30 and stayed and cheered for 5 hours, with an impromptu aerobics session in the middle to warm up the kids.

It's definitely a bit too much like organised PE for me, and I think the women were really poorly served by the route they were given.  Nonetheless, a jolly fine day of entertainment and gossipery in h'excellent company :D

Karla

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2015, 02:33:03 pm »
I've just lost my two Knavesmire Rd KOMs  :'(

I had the short one at 40 seconds, it's now on 32.  Reckon I can get it back?

woollypigs

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2015, 05:13:21 pm »
Just back from cyclist spotting, jolly good fun it was. Top of the hill out of Silsden, nicely spread out, good turn out too and the sun was out too. Picture to come after tea.

Ruthie

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2015, 05:19:51 pm »
The Raleigh team strip is definitely the nicest.
Milk please, no sugar.

Ruthie

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2015, 05:58:15 pm »
It was worth going to see the women's race, really exciting stuff. 

TdeYorkshire May 2015 911 by ruthturner3, on Flickr

TdeYorkshire May 2015 912 by ruthturner3, on Flickr

TdeYorkshire May 2015 894 by ruthturner3, on Flickr

TdeYorkshire May 2015 889 by ruthturner3, on Flickr

Milk please, no sugar.

woollypigs

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2015, 08:51:24 pm »
Ruthie, grand photos, sadly we missed the sportive and the woman's race.

Here are a few :












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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2015, 09:32:09 pm »
Is that a fag in the topsport guys mouth or an optical illusion?
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woollypigs

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2015, 09:51:09 pm »
Just looked at the un-cropped photo and yes that is a cancer stick.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2015, 11:12:28 pm »
The race was run by ASO - they're French, they all smoke !!!! (Well, most of them do)
I am often asked, what does YOAV stand for? It stands for Yoav On A Velo

David Martin

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2015, 10:49:17 am »
Just looked at the un-cropped photo and yes that is a cancer stick.
Good job he wasn't in Scotland as that would be illegal (smoking in the workplace)
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mcshroom

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2015, 10:50:25 am »
It is in England and Wales too.
https://www.gov.uk/smoking-at-work-the-law
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2015, 12:37:44 pm »
Who were the flash buggers in the unmarked white Maserati?
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mcshroom

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2015, 01:36:07 pm »
Don't remember that one.

I did think it quite amusing that in amongst all the liveried team cars with custom equipment mounting systems, there was one white Vauxhall Estate with a standard set of roof bars and 4 thule bike carriers.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2015, 03:20:13 pm »
Who were the flash buggers in the unmarked white Maserati?

There were too many flash buggers in Maseratis but then I suppose that's the price you pay to get a biggish car dealer like JCT600 to provide cars for officials etc. 80% of the cars in the peloton were foreigners.

We rode down to Selby on Saturday morning , arriving about an hour after the official start time hoping to get just a hint of atmosphere before heading up to York to see the finish.
Even then the events people were packing up and any sponsors had already gone. The much vaunted big screen was showing the previous day's racing, probably because TV rights stopped them showing live action.
I can't help thinking that Welcome to Yorkshire and the local council missed  a big opportunity to get locals interested in the rest of the event. An add on like a farmers market, mini beer fest or bike fest might have helped.
 Selby doesn't get much good publicity at the best of times but the marketing was hopeless.
By the way ,Selby Abbey church is absolutely fantastic inside -a hidden gem.

On Sunday we drove to the course near Arthington and stood at the top of the last sprint. Most people had no idea how big the race was so after the two breakaway guys and the mini peloton with Voeckler went past a lot of folks started walking up the road. We stood our ground and four minutes later (quite a long gap ) the rest of the peloton groaned past , having given up any hope of catching the GC contenders and cruising into Leeds to finish off another day on the bike.

If they decide to come back after the weather we had , then the TdeY could become a minor late spring classic. Hilly but not Alpine, 3 days -long enough to stretch the pros but not knackering like a Grand Tour  and different TV audience for sponsors and advertisers. Let's hope the love in between (Sir ) Gary Verity and Christian Prudhome continues.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2015, 05:43:14 pm »
There were three Maseratis, a white one, a black one and a silver one. All carrying "VIP" guests. And the reason you didn't see any live pictures an hour after the start is that live coverage only came on for the last 2 hours of the race. Given the sizeable crowds that I saw in towns the race went through like Whitby, Beverley and Barnsley as well as the hills of West Yorkshire, and the start and finish towns, I'd say the locals were pretty interested.
I am often asked, what does YOAV stand for? It stands for Yoav On A Velo

woollypigs

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2015, 05:59:16 pm »
Heard that 1.5 million where watching enroute.

mcshroom

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2015, 10:25:01 pm »
Google+ has been trying to make some moving images out of my photos from Saturday. Not sure this one's quite right though ;D
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The junction we picked was great though, with 8 passes of the womens race and 5 of the mens.










more here if you are interested :) - photos

I also got some video, including a close call between a team car and one of the riders.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/76JAGwrKFwM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/76JAGwrKFwM&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/76JAGwrKFwM

A slight grumble though - One TV camera on that junction would have given enough coverage for ITV to do an acceptable highlights package of the womens race, rather than the 5 seconds of sprinting at the end that was so meaningless even the presenter sounded apologetic.
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tiermat

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #70 on: May 06, 2015, 09:21:31 am »
Heard that 1.5 million where watching enroute.

That, IIRC, is the total for the whole 3 days, with an estimated 800,000 lining the route on Sunday.

Apparently us good Yorkshire folk are the new Belgians*.  Sod that for a game of soldiers, I'm not swapping my roast beef and yorkshire puds for Moules Frites for anyone! :)

*refers: http://road.cc/content/news/150035-just-incredible-gary-verity-hails-huge-support-tour-de-yorkshire
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2016, 10:52:26 am »
I see the professionals have to do Robin Hood Bay in 2017....  ;D

I've heard that a right little snorter!

Karla

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2016, 11:11:59 am »
Heard that 1.5 million where watching enroute.

That, IIRC, is the total for the whole 3 days, with an estimated 800,000 lining the route on Sunday.

Apparently us good Yorkshire folk are the new Belgians*.  Sod that for a game of soldiers, I'm not swapping my roast beef and yorkshire puds for Moules Frites for anyone! :)

*refers: http://road.cc/content/news/150035-just-incredible-gary-verity-hails-huge-support-tour-de-yorkshire

Yebbut the beer ...

Re: Tour de Yorkshire
« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2016, 11:59:02 am »
I see the professionals have to do Robin Hood Bay in 2017....  ;D

I've heard that a right little snorter!

There are some proper climbs on that day, true enough