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greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 7,224
edited December 2012 in Pro race
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  • YorkmanYorkman Posts: 290
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.
  • Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    Is that because of the locals they might see up there? "Why is their skin so pale..."
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    I remember the Tour of Britain going through Yorkshire a few years back, isn't that the time when the local Police refused to provide coverage and the race had to be neutralised?

    Impressive credentials...
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    dodgy wrote:
    I remember the Tour of Britain going through Yorkshire a few years back, isn't that the time when the local Police refused to provide coverage and the race had to be neutralised?

    Impressive credentials...

    I don't really think you can compare the TdF and the ToB, one is a major global sporting event with a TV audience of millions to show the area of to, the other is a chipper watched by die hard cycling fans and a load of schoolkids who are frankly just glad to get out of class for an hour.
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  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    dodgy wrote:
    I remember the Tour of Britain going through Yorkshire a few years back, isn't that the time when the local Police refused to provide coverage and the race had to be neutralised?

    Impressive credentials...

    I don't really think you can compare the TdF and the ToB, one is a major global sporting event with a TV audience of millions to show the area of to, the other is a chipper watched by die hard cycling fans and a load of schoolkids who are frankly just glad to get out of class for an hour.

    I know, was just being sarcastic. Call it a chipper, it was the biggest race in the UK, but even a 'chipper' race held in France would be treated with more respect.

    But yes, obviously that debacle isn't going to be repeated for the TdeF - one would hope anyway.
  • andyracandyrac Posts: 508
    Which might explain why 'Welcome to Yorkshire' dropped their backing of the MTB XC World Cup round at Dalby.....they want the, I mean Le Tour..


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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    I wonder if they write into the contract that Russ Downing and Swifty must get rides at t'Tour?
  • Mad RoadieMad Roadie Posts: 710
    Eh UP! tehm bloody cycist are doint'oordee france
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,686 Lives Here
    dodgy wrote:
    dodgy wrote:
    I remember the Tour of Britain going through Yorkshire a few years back, isn't that the time when the local Police refused to provide coverage and the race had to be neutralised?

    Impressive credentials...

    I don't really think you can compare the TdF and the ToB, one is a major global sporting event with a TV audience of millions to show the area of to, the other is a chipper watched by die hard cycling fans and a load of schoolkids who are frankly just glad to get out of class for an hour.

    I know, was just being sarcastic. Call it a chipper, it was the biggest race in the UK, but even a 'chipper' race held in France would be treated with more respect.

    But yes, obviously that debacle isn't going to be repeated for the TdeF - one would hope anyway.

    I'm pretty sure, for the purpose of the Tour, the French gendarmarie have jurisdiction on the Tour route > at least, that's what the crowd was told during the 2007 prologue.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    I think they are proposing the Yorkshire Dales rather than the Moors, so nothing as "vertical" as Rosedale. Shame - but don't think they would have allowed that on one of the first stages!
  • thefogthefog Posts: 197
    An economy boosting 2 day/ stage event proposed, looks very promising.
  • Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    My dad went to watch it one of the years it went up the Chimney. He said Kelly went up it sat down in the big ring :shock:
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,785
    Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    My dad went to watch it one of the years it went up the Chimney. He said Kelly went up it sat down in the big ring :shock:

    "...whilst punching himself in't face with a lump of coal; which he then ate. None of them poncey cereal bars, with their "nutrients" in them days. And bloody grateful for it he was, too."
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,113
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    My dad went to watch it one of the years it went up the Chimney. He said Kelly went up it sat down in the big ring :shock:

    "...whilst punching himself in't face with a lump of coal; which he then ate. None of them poncey cereal bars, with their "nutrients" in them days. And bloody grateful for it he was, too."

    :lol::lol:
  • ocdupalais wrote:
    Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    My dad went to watch it one of the years it went up the Chimney. He said Kelly went up it sat down in the big ring :shock:

    "...whilst punching himself in't face with a lump of coal; which he then ate. None of them poncey cereal bars, with their "nutrients" in them days. And bloody grateful for it he was, too."

    Coal? He were lucky t'ave coal.....
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  • Gazzetta67Gazzetta67 Posts: 1,892
    Ehhhhhh Up - Hilarious monty python yorkshire sketch :mrgreen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLoVF7vcBtY
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  • Mad_Malx wrote:
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    My dad went to watch it one of the years it went up the Chimney. He said Kelly went up it sat down in the big ring :shock:

    "...whilst punching himself in't face with a lump of coal; which he then ate. None of them poncey cereal bars, with their "nutrients" in them days. And bloody grateful for it he was, too."

    :lol::lol:

    No trust me, they were in bottom gear when they came past me on the steepest part (which in those days was probably 42 - 21 /23) and it looked like it hurt, certainly Roche who was centimetres away from me, but it didn't slow them down much to be fair.

    When they held the national hill climb up it, some riders when backward and fell off on the same section. Think Boardman won it that time.
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,454
    mroli wrote:
    I think they are proposing the Yorkshire Dales rather than the Moors, so nothing as "vertical" as Rosedale. Shame - but don't think they would have allowed that on one of the first stages!

    Yep, that's the problem in getting an early stage (although the Tour has chucked a few lumps in early in recent races). I suppose they have stages in the Ardennes in the first week of the race and the terrain would be pretty similar to the Yorkshire Moors.

    A few of the conti riders have been surprised how hilly the ToB was so it would be nice to provide the best riders with a parcours that shows off our best cycling roads.
  • BR 1979BR 1979 Posts: 296
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Yorkman wrote:
    Get them up Rosedale Chimney, that'll scare the life out of the continental riders.

    My dad went to watch it one of the years it went up the Chimney. He said Kelly went up it sat down in the big ring :shock:

    "...whilst punching himself in't face with a lump of coal; which he then ate. None of them poncey cereal bars, with their "nutrients" in them days. And bloody grateful for it he was, too."
    :lol: Excellent!
  • I don't think there's much in Yorkshire that would scare a TDF field, other than Rosedale, I remember watching maybe the Leeds classic up White Horse bank, again we stood on the steepest part expecting them to slow a bit , they just flew up it.

    Robert Millar did have form in that department admittedly, but proper mountains are a different kettle of fish to the short sharp shocks of Yorkshire/Britain.
  • thefogthefog Posts: 197
    Surprised there isnt more mention of this - bid now fully submitted last week in Paris to ASO. Decision in late november/ december with public announcement scheduled for January.

    Two stages in Yorkshire - 1st start in Leeds, finish on east coast [provisional and tbc], second stage commencing in York and finishing in Sheffield.

    Another intermediate stage in south east [to get within distances of next stage in France]
  • skyllaskylla Posts: 758
    thefog wrote:
    Surprised there isnt more mention of this - bid now fully submitted last week in Paris to ASO. Decision in late november/ december with public announcement scheduled for January.

    Two stages in Yorkshire - 1st start in Leeds, finish on east coast [provisional and tbc], second stage commencing in York and finishing in Sheffield.

    Another intermediate stage in south east [to get within distances of next stage in France]

    2016, right?
  • thefogthefog Posts: 197
    skylla wrote:
    thefog wrote:
    Surprised there isnt more mention of this - bid now fully submitted last week in Paris to ASO. Decision in late november/ december with public announcement scheduled for January.

    Two stages in Yorkshire - 1st start in Leeds, finish on east coast [provisional and tbc], second stage commencing in York and finishing in Sheffield.

    Another intermediate stage in south east [to get within distances of next stage in France]

    2016, right?

    2014.
  • thefogthefog Posts: 197
    Needless to say, delighted!
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,773
    I don't think there's much in Yorkshire that would scare a TDF field, other than Rosedale, I remember watching maybe the Leeds classic up White Horse bank, again we stood on the steepest part expecting them to slow a bit , they just flew up it.

    Robert Millar did have form in that department admittedly, but proper mountains are a different kettle of fish to the short sharp shocks of Yorkshire/Britain.

    Rosedale is far from the hardest climb in Yorkshire.
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  • wahey!!

    what a great bit of news.. I shall make the most of it when the time comes

    "On Ilkley moor bar 'tat..."

    :D
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Bye eck, lets hope tha whippets don't cause any todo's

    Champion news.
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    At least it will give the council some impetus to sort the terrible Yorkshire roads out.
  • Yorkshire - hmmm - is that the Northern Line or the Picadilly ? ;):wink::wink:
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