Top cyclist Chris Froome to check out Tour de France route

York Press: Chris Froome Chris Froome

TOP road cyclist Chris Froome could be in York within weeks as he continues his preparations to defend his Tour de France title.

The British rider will be visiting Yorkshire early this spring to reconnoitre the first stages of this year’s edition of the world-famous cycle race.

Stage 2 runs from York to Sheffield and has been widely rated by cycling experts as a particularly tricky stage, including several Pennine climbs.

“It’s not an area that I know very well at all,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I’ve been up there a couple of times, but I’m going to be going back this year early in spring to have a look at some of the stages we are going to be doing over the first three days of the Tour de France.

“Generally there is a big buzz around that, there is a lot of excitement and the team really is looking foward to the start over in Yorkshire. It really is going to be quite exciting for us.”

Froome will lead the British professional cycling team Team Sky in the Tour de France. He lives in Monaco close to the French Alps and was born in Kenya.

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9:46am Wed 5 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

They want to take their Tour de France and go tour France with it......
They want to take their Tour de France and go tour France with it...... Oyy you
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10:19am Wed 5 Mar 14

goatman says...

Make him ride between New Earswick and Westfield Road in Wiggy, or between Strensall and Flaxton, or out to Beningborough Hall. Ruts, mud, collapsing road surface and a few six-inch deep potholes ought to sort him out. Oh, I forgot, he doesn't pay York Council Tax so no doubt they'll put a nice new road surface down for him!
Make him ride between New Earswick and Westfield Road in Wiggy, or between Strensall and Flaxton, or out to Beningborough Hall. Ruts, mud, collapsing road surface and a few six-inch deep potholes ought to sort him out. Oh, I forgot, he doesn't pay York Council Tax so no doubt they'll put a nice new road surface down for him! goatman
  • Score: 3

12:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

naburn says...

If he comes past my home(which he will,it's on the route) hope he has a P.R.O with him..he will need it!
If he comes past my home(which he will,it's on the route) hope he has a P.R.O with him..he will need it! naburn
  • Score: -7

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