The Tour De France In Yorkshire – Blog #3

6th April 2014, Stage 2

No cycling today, got tickets to the start of Stage 2 at York Racecourse…


…and as you can see we had a pretty good view of the riders!!  Above you can see Marcel Kittel, Peter Sagan, Jens Voigt and Byran Coquard.

It was a different take on the race today.  There was plenty of stands to wander around, a few food outlets, nice coffee van and the team presentation stage.  We managed to get round the back of this and take a few pics of some of the riders:

Chris Froome:



Peter Sagan:


Marcel Kittel:


After this we had a quick sneak round the VIP helicopters that they use at Le Tour:


Then had a little play on the Army stand:


As all this was happening we got a treat with a Lancaster Bomber and a Spitfire flying past the racecourse to mark the start of the race:

It’s not often you see a Lancaster and this prompted us to find a good place by the course to see the riders roll out.  It was nice for a change to see them all relaxed and enjoying themselves rather than flying along at 60kph:

Bernie Eisel:


Geraint Thomas:


Chris Froome:


Overall it was an amazing morning, despite the 7:30am start, but it was one I won’t forget in a hurry.

Here is the video of the roll out to the start line at the racecourse:




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