The Tour De France In Yorkshire – Blog #2

5th April 2014, Stage 1

So after much deliberation me and a few mates decided to watch stage 1 from Aysgarth and then Leyburn.  Setting off at 10am we made our way over.  We were all very excited…

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We were pretty lucky to stumble across  a closed road that didn’t have too many people spectating so we got a brew and a sandwich and waited for about an hour in the sun for the riders to turn up.

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Soon enough it was time for the riders to arrive.  Here is YouTube clip of the peloton:

Jens Voigt:

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The peloton:

IMG_0011_2Mark Cavendish:

IMG_0012_2Tony Martin:

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Chris Frome:

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We then headed out on closed roads to Leyburn where we caught a second glimpse of the riders before heading back to Bedale to watch the finish on a big screen TV in a park.

Overall a brilliant day with great friends and an even bigger bonus was the tan lines were topped up – they are razor sharp now, ready for my Coast to Coast training that is coming up over the next few weeks.

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