Having decided to have a day in front of the TV to watch Stage 2 (that worked out well didn’t it?) I was all set to watch Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire from Sutton Bank.
Having checked the weather forecast the night before it looked to be dry but as I picked up Farny in the car the heavens opened. Great. The rain showed no sign of easing up so we though ‘sod it’ and set off regardless.
The conditions were pretty horrific and 7 miles in they finally got the better of us. As we turned left to Ainderby Quernhow Farny’s bike slid from under him and he skidded along the road. As I was following pretty close behind I grabbed my breaks no no avail and ran into the back of him and ended up on the floor.
After the initial shock thankfully I was ok but Farny had ripped his shorts and jacket and got some pretty bad road rash. We decided to call it a day as his bike wasn’t selecting all gears and phoned the Mrs up to collect us.
So it was decided that after a quick shower we would head to Northallerton and watch from there then have some recovery ales and big up our crash.
The last 20 seconds or so show a little bit of the damage to ferny’s bike and clothes!
Only managed to take a few pics:
The break passed through with a 2 minute gap over the peloton.
NFTO were busy on the front, closely followed by Lotto Jumbo.
So with that the Tour de Yorkshire was over. We went to the pub and enjoyed a few beers then I watched the highlights back. Sutton Bank looked incredible and i was gutted that we didn’t make it there but hopefully next year we’ll get to watch the riders up another iconic Yorkshire climb.
And finally if you don’t like gore please don’t scroll down – this is a pic of Farny’s road rash!