Le Tour 2014

route map?

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17/01/2013 at 12:58
They haven't announced the route for this years tour yet !

All you will get are the start and finish towns until this time next year
17/01/2013 at 13:04
They haven't even said they are going to Sheffield !

The start & finish towns get announced 12 months before the race, and the route only 5 months before, all is speculation until Christian Prudhomme stands on the stage
Rafiki    pirate
17/01/2013 at 13:12

This is on the BBC website today...so it must be true:

Route of the opening three stages of the 2014 Tour de France

Stage one - Saturday, 5 July

Leeds - Harewood - Otley - Ilkley - Skipton - Kettlewell - Aysgarth - Hawes - Reeth - Leyburn - Ripon - Harrogate

Stage two - Sunday, 6 July

York - Knaresborough - Silsden - Keighley - Haworth - Hebden Bridge - Elland - Huddersfield - Holmfirth - Sheffield

Stage three - Monday, 7 July

Cambridge - Epping Forest - the Olympic Park - the Mall

17/01/2013 at 13:15

Because the BBC never gets anything wrong.... 

17/01/2013 at 13:16

Mr Cake, they are indeed passing Cake manor...


17/01/2013 at 13:22
That's the same telegraph report that says the ASO plays its cards close to its chest....

I refer you to my comment until Prudhomme stands up and tells the wold it's all guesswork
Rafiki    pirate
17/01/2013 at 13:26

 Dave, is that becasue he's got the guys form justracing/Challenge Henley organising the road closures for Le Tour?? They won't be agreed till the week before 

Edited: 17/01/2013 at 13:26
17/01/2013 at 13:28

If it's in the papers it's true....

17/01/2013 at 13:30
Nope it's just the way the ASO operates, they used their own motorcycle outriders last time in 2007

They staged a massive live TV spectacular in November to detail the start and finish towns for this years tour, and they still haven't published the exact route, so anything about 2014 is speculation, based on the announcement of the Grande Depart bringing Yorkshire
17/01/2013 at 13:33
17/01/2013 at 13:41

This is the most detailed map I have found. Looking forward for a bimble up Holme Moss from Glossop when it gets here.


cougie    pirate
17/01/2013 at 14:11

Oh excellent. I'd go for Holme Moss too. Er - I wonder how many people it can take ???

17/01/2013 at 14:18

There is a smallish car park at the top, but I guess the roads will be shut pretty early. Hopefully that should keep the numbers down a bit. Should get a few hundred lining the road: probably better to aim for the Holmfirth side (i.e. the up-side). They will be a complete blur on the way back down. 

cougie    pirate
17/01/2013 at 14:29

A few hundred ? You're going to get thousands.  I've been there for the Tour of Britain and the Wincanton classic - there were hundreds there for that.  Its gonna be gridlock even for bikes when the tour comes through. 

17/01/2013 at 14:37

True enough - get there early, I suppose. It comes towards the end of the day's stage, so I suppose the crowds will start building up early on. I guess the road up from Holmfirth will be pretty much lined the whole way.

cougie    pirate
17/01/2013 at 14:40

Lets hope its a sunny day ! It'd be bleak up there today !

17/01/2013 at 14:41

Last time in 2007, I'm trying to remember but we did the stage in Kent and I think the roads were closed and blocked off 4 or 5 hours before the event


Can't we get excited over this years event first tho ????  

Champs Elysee, round the Arc de Triomph (1st time it's ever been closed) and fireworks all in the dark.. Plus of course Cav wins !

Rafiki    pirate
17/01/2013 at 15:12

 you been on the Guinness again Cake??

17/01/2013 at 15:13

I'd forgotten about the evening finish at this years Tour.  The print media must be looking forward to that.

17/01/2013 at 15:34

Have a look at yorkshire.com. There's the routes for both stages on there, plus loads of other info. I've put my name down for volunteering, so may see you at Holme Moss!

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