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Cicle Classic viewing

effilloeffillo Posts: 257
edited May 2016 in Pro race
Has anyone ever been to watch the cicle Classic? Quite fancy getting a fix of watching some racing and this is next weekend, quite hard to find much info about it though. Read through the guide online and there are a few places that sound promising on route but wondered if anyone had any experience of it at all?

Would go up to Yorkshire in a couple of weeks but running a marathon that weekend so it's off the cards.

Looks like it could be a decent race this year.

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  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,409
    I would go to Owston village and stand on the climb as they come off the sector towards the steep part.
  • Jim CJim C Posts: 333
    Owston is a good call. If u have bikes, u'll be able to ride onto the Sommerberg from there - they do at least 2passes, one in each direction - the last usually on the run into the finish
    jc
  • Slightly OT but, Channel 4 are showing a one hour highlights programme on May 7th.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Oh cool, ta
  • ic.ic. Posts: 1,008
    Keep a look out for JTL, hiding behind a beard and an Audlem Cycle Club jersey. He doesn't do well, btw
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    FYI - Just noticed there's a highlights program for this on Eurosport VOD.
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,409
    Watched the highlights of my local classic :)

    Really great race, would hope at some point it gets established as a higher grade event by the UCI and we get the Lotto's and Etixx's over for it. That would be spectacular.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Watched this on the gym exercise bike yesterday, looked a good race (and some excellent crashes!).

    Hope it continues to grow in profile as it is a great event with plenty of character.
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