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Tour of Britain 2015 - no time to run out of biscuits now, MN peloton!

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YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 09:41:03

Whilst we're still riding up and down northern Spanish mountains, the home tour is rolling out of the beautiful Beaumaris on Angelsey, to start this years ToB with Lord Wiggo and Cav amongst other stars.
They go north into Scotland via Cumbria, down through Northumberland, to the Midlands and across to E Anglia before hitting London next Sunday.

If you tap on this map once things will get ever so slightly clearer...and we have race teams coming up....

CarpeJugulum Sun 06-Sep-15 09:44:37

Can't get to see this (boo!) but will try to catch it in the TV.

Who has the coverage? I've lost my sky remote so can't hunt the channels other than at the box and that's a bit of a faff! blush

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 09:49:34

ToB Start list:

Tour of Britain 2015: start list

1) Dylan van Baarle (NED)
2) Alberto Bettiol (ITA)
3) Sebastian Langeveld (NED)
4) Alan Marangoni (ITA)
5) Ryan Mullen (IRL)
6) Ruben Zepuntke (GER)

11) Mark Cavendish (GBR)
12) Fernando Gaviria (COL)
13) Mark Renshaw (AUS)
14) Zdenek Stybar (CZE)
15) Matteo Trentin (NED)
16) Petr Vakoc (CZE)

Team Sky
21) Ben Swift (GBR)
22) Andy Fenn (GBR)
23) Pete Kennaugh (GBR)
24) Ian Stannard (GBR)
25) Wout Poels (NED)
26) Elia Viviani (ITA)

IAM Cycling
31) Stef Clement (NED)
32) Stefan Denifl (AUT)
33) Sondre Holst Enger (NOR)
34) Roger Kluge (GER)
35) Clement Chevrier (FRA)
36) Jonas van Genechten (BEL)

BMC Racing
41) Taylor Phinney (USA)
42) Floris Gerts (NED)
43) Stefan Kung (SUI)
44) Dylan Teuns (BEL)
45) Danilo Wyss (SUI)
46) Rick Zabel (GER)

Cult Energy Pro Cycling
51) Russ Downing (GBR)
52) Rasmus Quade (DEN)
53) Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN)
54) Martin Mortensen (DEN)
55) Michael Carbel Svendgaard (DEN)
56) Fabian Wegmann (GER)

An Post Chain Reaction
61) Paulius Siskevicius (LTU)
62) Conor Dunne (IRL)
63) Aaron Gate (NZL)
64) Aidis Kruopis (LTU)
65) Xandro Meurisse (BEL)
66) Alistair Slater (GBR)

71) Andre Greipel (GER)
72) Sean de Bie (BEL)
73) Jens Debusschere (BEL)
74) Pim Ligthart (NED)
75) Marcel Sieberg (GER)
76) Frederik Frison (BEL)

81) Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
82) Gerald Ciolek (GER)
83) Tyler Farrar (USA)
84) Serge Pauwels (BEL)
85) Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI)
86) Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA)

91) Mark McNally (GBR)
92) Matt Holmes (GBR)
93) Mike Northey (NZL)
94) Matt Cronshaw (GBR)
95) Tom Scully (NZL)
96) Tom Stewart (GBR)

101) Alex Dowsett (GBR)
102) Ruben Fernandez (ESP)
103) Gorka Izaguirre (ESP)
104) Juan Jose Lobato (ESP)
105) Igor Anton (ESP)
106) Benat Intxausti (ESP)

Team Novo Nordisk
111) Javier Megias (ESP)
112) Joonas Henttala (FIN)
113) David Lozano (ESP)
114) Andrea Peron (ITA)
115) Charles Planet (FRA)
116) Kevin de Mesmaeker (BEL)

JLT-Condor p/b Mavic
121) Kristian House (GBR)
122) Graham Briggs (GBR)
123) Ed Clancy (GBR)
124) Mike Cuming (GBR)
125) Richard Handley (GBR)
126) Tom Moses

131) Moreno Hofland (NED)
132) Koen Bouwman (NED)
133) Steven Kruijswijk (NED)
134) Brian Bulgac (NED)
135) Bram Tankink (NED)
136) Nick van der Lijke (NED)

141) Robert Kiserlovski (CRO)
142) Michael Morkov (DEN)
143) Juraj Sagan (SVK)
144) Chris Anker Sorensen (DEN)
145) Nikolay Trusov (RUS)
146) Antwan Tolhoek (NED)

Great Britain
151) Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR)
152) Gabriel Cullaigh (GBR)
153) Scott Davies (GBR)
154) Hugh Carthy (GBR)
155) Alex Peters (GBR)
156) Ollie Wood (GBR)

161) James Lowsley Williams (GBR)
162) Dale Appleby (GBR)
163) Ian Bibby (GBR)
164) Eddie Dunbar (IRL)
165) Johnny McEvoy (GBR)
166) Rob Partridge (GBR)

One Pro Cycling
171) Yanto Barker (GBR)
172) Marcin Bialoblocki (POL)
173) George Harper (GBR)
174) Josh Hunt (GBR)
175) Chris Opie (GBR)
176) Peter Williams (GBR)

Team Raleigh-GAC
181) Steve Lampier (GBR)
182) Karol Domagalski (POL)
183) Morgan Kneisky (FRA)
184) Andy Hawdon (GBR)
185) Evan Oliphant (GBR)
186) George Pym (GBR)

191) Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
192) Michael Thompson (GBR)
193) Jon Dibben (GBR)
194) Owain Doull (GBR)
195) Chris Lawless (GBR)
196) Andy Tennant (GBR)

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 09:54:39

TV coverage for UK is on ITV4 daily - 3 hours live from 1pm and then a highlights show usually at 8pm for an hour (except tonight when it's 10pm). Eurosport are still trudging round

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 09:59:07

So to push us off, here is the route map for Stage 1 today, Angelsey to Wrexham, which essentially means the fun of riding Snowdonia....

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 10:03:15

And for ease of ref. here is the official website with more info and much clearer stage maps bike

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 13:48:31

and no race radios. Interesting.

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 06-Sep-15 17:02:33

I watched them set off earlier on ITV, as went on holiday to North Wales this summer and I wanted to see Beaumaris on the telly. If anyone ever visits there is an amazing ice cream shop. Doubt the peloton had a chance to stop for one, shame really.
First mountain points were at Pen-y-pass which is where we parked to climb Snowdon.

Now waiting for the highlights - with that and the Vuelta still going on I'm glad I don't have much to do other than watch cycling this evening.

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 18:16:45

ooh Snowdon, nice. Good views from the top on the day Endo?

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 06-Sep-15 19:11:25

Nah, couldn't see a thing. We were lucky it wasn't actually raining or snowing, I think a bit of cloud probably comes as standard.

jorahmormont Sun 06-Sep-15 19:15:17

I live in Wrexham, there was quite a lot going on today. We'd hoped to pop in but I was too poorly. Shame as I've read it was quite a finish!

puffylovett Sun 06-Sep-15 20:45:36

It's coming past us next Friday, apparently (over near the roaches/ leek somewhere I think). One of our friends is demanding that we go along to watch

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 20:47:23

it WAS quite a finish...but the highlights aren't on yet...

DramaAlpaca Sun 06-Sep-15 20:51:28

Ooh, a Tour of Britain Thread! bike

I was watching the Vuelta, which I'd recorded on Eurosport, when someone decided to show a photo of a tweet giving the result of stage one of the TofB. Massive spoiler angry. I'd been so looking forward to watching the highlights later. The commentators had to apologise as lots of viewers complained.

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 20:54:24

I didn't think you'd be getting the ToB over there DA - that ITV4 was the sole carrier so a bit limited on coverage. My techy limits being made
Still a good

YellowJerseyPan Sun 06-Sep-15 20:58:15

Friday comes to Buxton in the Peaks, near me, but worky things that I just can't get out of means a non. It's about 15 miles away. Damn. Not been to a ToB before.

DramaAlpaca Sun 06-Sep-15 20:59:54

Yup we do. Highlights tonight, and live coverage on Eurosport 2 tomorrow, in HD no less shock. We don't have ITV in HD, so it's Eurosport all the way.

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 06-Sep-15 21:31:08

Highlights not on until 10! Am trying to avoid spoilering. ITV4 Vuelta coverage didn't mention it.
They did ask Nairo Quintana where he was hiding the motor and the batteries in his bike, which I thought was quite funny.
(the top 5 riders all had their bikes inspected by the UCI in case of motors).

DoctorTwo Mon 07-Sep-15 17:57:16

I did wonder whether there was a thread, and lo and behold! grin

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 07-Sep-15 19:23:15

That was a good finish. I didn't see him coming either.

Likeaninjanow Wed 09-Sep-15 20:56:36

I saw the IAM team at edinburgh Hilton yesterday. It was really exciting...loads of bikes crammed onto cars, and fit cycling types walking about!

MrSlant Wed 09-Sep-15 20:59:55

<waves as she flies past on her none existent road bike> Stupid school and sport and all that, not time to even watch this. Grrrrrr. <ignores fact that some of the sport is hers> (I am taking beach lifeguard exams, so exciting, so time consuming, so covered in bruises)(It is worth missing Cav for)


YellowJerseyPan Wed 09-Sep-15 23:16:39

I'm a bad 'road captain' I'm afraid - just caught up with events now. Lifeguard stuff sounds really really interesting! Good for you, though less of the bruises. bike

YellowJerseyPan Fri 11-Sep-15 12:31:56

192 kms Stoke to Nottingham? hmm


EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 12-Sep-15 15:43:15

Yes, if you don't go in a straight line!

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