LiveTdF Day 2 - 194 PICS - Live updates - 11 videos

Updated in News

Enable automatic updates every minute? YES NO

Summary

  • Incredible scenes as Tour de France comes through York
  • Huge crowds including 20,000 at Racecourse
  • Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana wins the stage
  • Chris Froome moves up to fifth overall

6:02pm

Okay, we're going to wrap up this live article now. What a tremendous day it's been for York and what a fantastic weekend for the entire region. Today's scenes will live long in the memory. Thanks to everyone who sent us photos. A huge selection of more than 200 by our own photographers can be seen here:

And... don't miss the printed edition of The Press tomorrow for more pictures, reports and reaction to this brilliant day.

Au revoir!

5:59pm

Just in from police.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom if West Yorkshire Police said:

""The Tour de France has been a tremendous success for Yorkshire and, after the amazing scenes and atmosphere these past two days, I am certain that Yorkshire has also been a tremendous success for the Tour de France.
“Everybody involved in planning and delivering this incredible event can be very proud. It has been a real privilege to be part of it.
“From a policing perspective, it wasn’t just about making sure this world-class sporting event was delivered safely. We wanted to do it with a smile on our faces and really embrace the feel-good factor associated with the Tour de France.
“The team work between the three police forces of West, South and North Yorkshire has been very impressive throughout and I thank all the officers and staff for their outstanding contribution.
“It also demonstrates once again the strength of our collaboration and the policing capability in the Yorkshire region.”

The policing operation has been run by North, West and South Yorkshire forces - and of course the French Gendarmerie - led by West Yorkshire's ACC Milsom.

5:42pm

Rider after rider is tweeting their thanks to Yorkshire and the crowds.  They are also urging the crowds to stand back and give them space.  Something to remember for the Tour of Yorkshire next year.

 

 

5:41pm

Also in Your Bike Shed were Australians Ala and Sina Khanabashi, who had travelled up from London to see Le Tour Yorkshire. Ala said: “It’s been awesome, I think the race today has been even more dramatic than yesterday.”

Sitting beside them were friends Jon Lee, John Cooper and Ines Martinez who too had travelled from London to see the race in Yorkshire. Jon said: “I have stood five rows back on the Champs Elysee to watch Le Tour, and now I’ve stood five rows back in Harrogate as well. The crowds have been amazing – for the first two stages of Le Tour it’s ridiculous.”

5:38pm

Among the fans at Your Bike Shed was 34 year old Alex Demelling, who came from Paris to watch Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire.
“The atmosphere has been amazing – to see the French flag flying in England, and all the yellow houses. The route today is brilliant, it’s like the Ardennes classic.”
On Saturday, he was in Harrogate for the dramatic finish. He added: “It was horrible for Cavendish, but that is Le Tour. It is tough and it is bloody.”York Press:

5:35pm

York's Your Bike Shed cafe on Micklegate became something of an unofficial international centre on Sunday afternoon, drawing in dedicated cycling fans from across the world who had travelled to Yorkshire for the race.
Owners Martin and Adele have been preparing for this weekend since they opened the cafe in November, and are screening both live coverage of the race and the highlights of Le Tour every day through July.

York Press: Martin said: "We’ve been on the go for three days now. We’ve got 110 covers, and the cafe has been full almost constantly. We had a quiet period from 10.30-11.30am then we got hit by a tsunami of people. We did a lot to prepare, but I don’t know you can ever prepare for this many people in York.
“Yorkshire has really embraced the Tour, and as someone from York that makes me really proud.”
Adele added: “We’ve had people in from Australia, Germany, Holland, France –it’s been great. I think the best bit has just been how happy everyone is.

"It's been a surreal day - we saw all the crowds heading to the Racecourse early on then it was like a little ghost town around here until 11.30am, when everyone came back."
 

5:32pm

Chris Froome's message to everyone who has supported him over the last two days:
 

 

5:30pm

 
This from Geraint Thomas of Team Sky. 

5:29pm

For one rider, the hills of Yorkshire proved too much. Sacha Modolo has been officially listed as "did not finish" and is out of the Tour.  That means the Tour is two down out of the original 198 as it leaves Yorkshire - three if you count Michael Matthews who crashed during training on the Yorkshire roads and didn't make it to the start line.  But Britons were pleased by his replacement, Simon Yates.

The "autobus" with the now former yellow jersey Marcel Kittel had 30 riders in it who were the last to come in, apart from one rider.  They were still on the road as Vincenzo Nibali was collecting his yellow jersey on the podium.

119 riders finished more than 10 minutes after the finish. 

5:23pm

And this is Michael Rogers of Tinkoff Saxo.  In his Team Sky days, he was the road captain for Sir Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France win.
 
 
 

5:21pm

 
For those who don't speak French, Jerome Pineau of IAM Cycling tweeted:
"Very difficult stage, but magnificent with crazy crowds.  Thank you to the Tour de France for letting us live such my compliments to Vincenzo Nibali".
 

 

5:16pm

But he also tweeted;

5:15pm

Not everyone is complimentary about the Yorkshire spectators.  The riders are not impressed by people who stand in their way so they can take pictures.  This is from Tejay van Garderen, American leader of BMC and yellow jersey contender

 
 

 

5:11pm

So far 196 riders have finished stage 2.  The last, Ariel Maximiliano Richeze of Lampre Merida, came in 22 minutes 22 seconds down on the winner.  The missing rider is Sacha Modolo of the same team.  Yorkshire may not have mountains but its hills are second to none.

5:03pm

James Brennan of York Racecourse says: “We’ve been proud to be part of this momentous day in hosting the Grand Depart Stage 2 start for York. We’ve been a part of this city’s history since 1731 and have hosted huge events from prestigious visits by the Pope and the Queen to national cultural sporting events such as the Olympic and Paralympic torches. Today once again shows the power of sport to inspire, to bring people together and to be of significant economic benefit to a city like York.”

4:53pm

More from Chris Froome: "The crowds were just incredible.  Going up Holme Moss I had goosebumps all over me with the crowds.  It was massive, absolutely massive."

4:52pm

By winning on Cote de Jenkin Road and collecting one point, Chris Froome is now in the top ten in the King of the Mountains competition.  Expect him to move up later.

4:51pm

Chris Froome's first reaction to the York-Sheffield day of Le Tour "a massive day on the roads of Yorkshire"

 

4:49pm

Marcel Kittel arrives at the finish line in a small "autobus" - French for a group of riders who know they can't win and club together with one aim - to get over the climbs within the cut-off time.  He puts an arm over one of his teammates to say thank you for helping him. 

Every day, riders who fail to finish within a certain percentage of the winner's time is eliminated.

Tomorrow may be his day again - it will be flatter than flat from Cambridge to London.

4:48pm

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, says: "When we first bid for the
Grand Départ of the Tour de France, I promised Christian Prudhomme that we would
deliver the grandest Grand Départ the Tour has ever seen. It gives me immense
pride to say that we made good on that promise, and the success of this spectacular
event will welcome an incredible new chapter in the history of Yorkshire.

"Millions of people both right here at the roadside and in homes all over the world
have seen the magnificence of Yorkshire, and our beautiful county has done itself
proud once again."

He said the estimated £100m economic boost from the tour may prove to have been conservative. He said: "We might have to revise those economic impact figures after the scenes we have witnessed this weekend.

"Undoubtedly, it will give a huge boost to the Yorkshire economy but it's the images of Yorkshire people, Yorkshire pride and Yorkshire's outstanding landscapes beamed around the world which have been simply priceless for the county."

4:46pm

Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, says: "I work for the Tour, but I
also love the Tour, and I have seen that the people of Yorkshire love the Tour too. I
can see the Tour in their hearts, and in their eyes. For that, I say thank you to
Welcome to Yorkshire, and to everyone in Yorkshire who has made this Grand
Départ so very, very special.
"Bernard Hinault said to me, it is the first time in 40 years on a bike that he has seen
crowds like we saw this weekend. What you did was good for Yorkshire, for sure, but
what you did was also good for the Tour. When you said you would deliver the
grandest Grand Départ it was the truth, you have raised the bar for all future hosts of
the Tour de France."

4:45pm

Some statements just in from City of York Council....

Chief executive Kersten England: “What a day! I am so proud of the city my colleagues and I serve, the people who live here and the businesses based here. York will not be forgotten after the celebrations we’ve put on for this once in a lifetime event."

Council leader James Alexander: “I just want to thank all the staff involved from the council, the emergency services and city-wide partners who’ve worked hard for the past year on making this day as special as it has been - ensuring the best of York is seen by billions of people worldwide”.

Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism: “This weekend the city has really come together as a community – an estimated 100,000 people celebrating le Tour in York! Thank you to the many community groups and organisation’s who’ve put such a huge effort in not just today’s festivities but the incredible 100 days cultural festival which has drawn its own crowds along the way”.

 

4:44pm

 
Josh Edmondson is a Yorkshireman from Leeds and a Team Sky rider in his second year as a professional.

4:42pm

Team Sky keep the lead in the team classification, where the times of the best three riders in each team are added together.  As well as Chris Froome in the first group, the British team also had Richie Porte and  Mikel Nieve Iturralde.

 

Welshman Geraint Thomas finished 14 seconds down after doing a lot of work for Froome in the closing stages.  Simon Yates came in 68th out of 197 riders, four and a half minutes down.  Riders are still finishing.  This was a tough stage.

4:34pm

Chris Froome is now fifth in the race for the yellow jersey, two seconds behind new leader Vincenzo Nibali.  He moves up from sixth yesterday.

4:34pm

Sir Rodney Walker, Chair of TdF HUB 2014 Ltd, has just said:

“Around 2.5 million spectators lined the route over two days and revelled in being part of history. The passion of the crowds in Yorkshire has really made this a weekend to remember.

"There has been a huge amount of planning and hard work from all the partners involved to ensure the first two stages were a success. We have once again showcased how the UK can deliver amazing events and a world-wide audience has seen the best of Yorkshire, and the best of the UK. I have no doubts the benefits of hosting the Tour de France in the UK will be felt both in the short and long term.

"Tomorrow will see yet another day of world-class, free sporting action as the cyclists race from Cambridge to London."
                                                                                                                                
Early predictions are that a total of around 2.5m spectators lined the route on Saturday and Sunday. In York, there were more than 100,000 spectators. At Holme Moss, there were around 60,000 spectators.

4:29pm

The average speed of the 201 km from York to Sheffield was 39.1 km, which is slow by Tour de France standards and indicates just how hard the route was.  Nine classified hills and at least six more.

4:28pm

Vincenzo Nibali, Italian champion of the Astana team wins Stage 2 in Sheffield and goes into yellow.  Good news for Chris Froome - he was right there behind him and doesn't have to defend yellow.  Sky can watch Astana doing the hard work in the next few days.

4:26pm

Nibali leads

4:23pm

Nibali and Froome stalking Sagan

4:22pm

Less than 4km to go

4:21pm

Chris Froome wins Cote de Jenkin Road

4:18pm

Almost at Jenkin Road

4:18pm

Video: The view from the window of Crabtree & Evelyn as the peloton passed through St Helen's Square.

4:15pm

 
Fran Millar is part of Team Sky, and sister of Dave Millar, the British rider unexpectedly left out of the Tour.   I don't need to tell you where the picture was taken.

4:09pm

The leading group has reached the outskirts of Sheffield.  One more climb ahead, the infamous Cote de Jenkin Road.

4:07pm

Simon Yates, the young British rider called up to the Tour at the last moment, is losing time.  Less than a week ago, he thought he would be riding the Tour of Austria today.  Yesterday introduced to royalty at Harewood House, today interviewed live on worldwide television on the stage at York Racecourse.  He's had a weekend to remember.

3:56pm

What does Le Tour de France itself think of the Yorkshire welcome?  This is the official race twitter feed about the crowds on Holme Moss:

 
For those new to cycling - L'Alpe d'Huez is one of the iconic Alpine climbs of the Tour where the crowds are always enormous.
 

3:54pm

Video: Riders passing through Duncombe Place earlier today.

3:46pm

News about Mark Cavendish.  He's very much present in spirit with the Tour de France. His wife Peta has tweeted this:
 

 

3:45pm

One of the more unusual pics from today.....

3:41pm

The riders knew what was coming.  This is from the Dutch rider Lars Boom of Belkin.

 

3:38pm

The King of the Mountains, Jens Voigt, is going backwards.  The Pennines are showing they can be as tough as the Alps or the Pyrenees.  They may not be tall, but they are steep and tough.

3:36pm

The Tour de France is back in Yorkshire.  So far today it's visited York, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire again, Derbyshire and now South Yorkshire.  Only Sheffield to come and a few hills, not to mention the Cote de Jenkins Road which ramps up to 30 per cent.

3:31pm

And this is Simon Gerrans' opinion of yesterday's crash with Mark Cavendish. 
 

 

3:29pm

Michael Rogers, riding for Tinkoff Saxo, and a former time trial world champion, retweeted this message

"Dear people of Britain, you clearly love @letour, so now go ride your bike to work, school, the shops, everywhere, and leave the car at home"

Originally tweeted by Stephen Farrand, a cyclist of Bath and Livorno

3:24pm

- Peter Stetina is an American rider for the BMC team

3:20pm

A balloon seller in Bishopthorpe RoadYork Press:

3:20pm

Street Party stewards in Bishopthorpe Road.York Press:

3:19pm

Street party-goers in Bishopthorpe Road .York Press:

3:18pm

Street party-goers in Bishopthorpe Road .York Press:

3:18pm

Nips in Bishopthorpe Road for the Tour de France.York Press:

3:17pm

Crowds in Bishopthorpe RoadYork Press:

3:17pm

Crowds in Bishopthorpe RoadYork Press:

3:16pm

3:16pm

3:15pm

The peloton passes through bishopthorpe Road.York Press:

3:15pm

The peloton passes through bishopthorpe Road.York Press:

3:14pm

The peloton passes through bishopthorpe Road.York Press:

3:13pm

Video: Huge entertaining the crowds in Parliament Street this afternoon:

3:12pm

Derbyshire says Welcome to the Tour de France as the leaders top Holme Moss.  The Midlands county will only see the riders for a few kilometres before they're back in Yorkshire.  Winner of the Cote de Holme Moss Biel Kadri (French) of AG2R la Mondiale.  

3:07pm

This is turning into a day to forget for the yellow jersey, Marcel Kittel. He's  punctured and lost more time while his wheel is changed.

3:03pm

The peloton is on Holme Moss (the highest point of today's stage) and it is packed with people.  Marcel Kittel is dropped.  He won't be in yellow tomorrow.

3:01pm

They're having a great time down on Bishopthorpe Road today.....

3:00pm

 

3:00pm

2:57pm

2:54pm

Bad news for Chris Froome.  His trusty Aussie lieutenant Richie Porte has crashed. He's back on his bike and chasing the peloton but he's got nearly 2 minutes to catch up.  But Froome has four Team Sky riders with him.  

2:52pm

Good news for Chris Froome.  His fellow British teammate Peter Kennaugh, overlooked for the Tour de France, has just won Stage One of the Tour of Austria in his first race as British national champion.

2:51pm

One of the favourites to take the stage, Peter Sagan, has fallen back but half his team is with him to bring him back into the peloton.

2:37pm

The peloton is back in Yorkshire after a brief excursion into  Greater Manchester and the crowds have been non-stop the whole way.  It has completed four climbs already.  Next on the menu:  the longest continuous ascent in England, Cote de Holme Moss, 4.7km at an average of 7 per cent. It's Category 2, the highest categorised climb of  the three English stages, and therefore officially reckoned the most difficult.  

2:31pm

York's Cycle Paramedics in Parliament Street, Craig Varley, left, Julie Clayton, Steve Harrison, and Sarah Galagher.York Press:

Video: Crowds in Parliament Street:

2:28pm

Press photographer Frank Dwyer has just returned to the office with some stunning pictures. He was at the corner of Museum Street, St Leonard's Place, Blake Street and Duncombe Place. Here are a few of his snaps.....

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

2:28pm

Race fans in St Helen's Square.York Press:

2:27pm

Tour race fans in the city.York Press:

2:26pm

Race fans Guy, left, Toby, Jerry and Lenny.York Press:

2:25pm

The Tour de France, Grand de Part. Race fans the Duffields from Easingwold, Ed, jack, Helen and William.York Press:

2:24pm

A Police motorcyle rider high fives with the crowd as he passes through St Helen's Square.York Press:

2:23pm

The Tour de France riders pass York Minster.York Press:

2:20pm

Another pic from Goodramgate earlier: 

York Press:

2:08pm

Initial unconfirmed figure from the authorities is that there were 100,000 spectators watching the event in York. 

1:56pm

Scenes from Goodramgate earlier today:

1:51pm

The man in the pink shirt was hit one of the cyclists while straying into their path to take a picture. If you're on the route, please don't get TOO close to the riders.

York Press:

1:49pm

York Racecourse is open all day with people coming and going all the time.  The racecourse authorities are periodically reminding everyone that the British Grand Prix and Wimbledon are being screened - on selected televisions - but they're not getting many takers.  Most people are outside soaking up the sun and the cycling coverage.

1:45pm

Near Clifford's Tower, a big souvenir tent is doing brisk business in t-shirts and other Tour in York memorabilia.

1:45pm

The J'aime Bishy rue party is so popular, people have spilled out as far as the city walls and are picnicking on the grass.

1:44pm

1:40pm

1:29pm

The Tour de Farnce, Grand de Part. The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Flight's Lancaster and Spitfire pass over St Helen's Square.York Press:

1:28pm

The Tour de Farnce, Grand de Part. Pictured from Grabtree & Evelyn the riders pass through St Helen's Square.York Press:

1:27pm

The Tour de Farnce, Grand de Part. Pictured from Grabtree & Evelyn the riders pass through St Helen's Square.York Press:

1:27pm

The Tour de Farnce, Grand de Part. Pictured from Grabtree & Evelyn the riders pass through St Helen's Square.York Press:

1:20pm

We've just spoken to Kate McMullen, Head of Visit York. She says: "This has been a truly momentous event for York and Yorkshire with millions of people around the world tuning in to see the city and county in all their stunning glory.

"The atmosphere in the city has been electric and residents and businesses have done us proud in welcoming the Tour and our visitors with such infectious warmth and excitement. What an honour it has been to host the world’s biggest annual sporting event here in York."

1:18pm

Result of the intermediate sprint in Keighley:

1.    Blel Kadri (AG2R-La Mondiale)
2.    David De Las Cruz (NetApp)
3.    Perrig Quémeneur (Europcar)
4.    Matthew Busche (Trek)
5.    Armindo Fonseca (Bretagne-Séché)
6.    Bart De Clercq (Lotto)
7.    Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis)
8.    Bryan Coquard (Europcar)
9.    Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)
10.    André Greipel (Lotto)
11.    Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
12.    Kevin Reza (Europcar)
13.    Alexander Porsev (Katusha)
14.    Elia Viviani (Cannondale)
15.    Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale)

1:06pm

Dan Knott (left) and his son George and Paul Wilton and his daughter Charlotte from Dringhouses wait for the Tour de France to enter Clifford St.York Press:

1:05pm

Fly Past...One young Tour de France fan finds a spot in a window on Clifford St as the Lancaster flies overhead.York Press:

1:05pm

A Tour de france fan finds a high vantage point in Clifford St ar the cyclists make their way past Cliffords TowerYork Press:

1:04pm

Friends Kate Main (left), Katherine Irvine and Andrea Bourne made sure of their place in Clifford St arriving at 6.00 to watch the Tour de France pass Cliffords Tower.York Press:

1:03pm

David and Sarah Richardson travelled from Wigan to watch the Tour de France pass Cliffords Tower.York Press:

1:03pm

A toddler waves a Union Flag in Clifford Street as the Lancaster bomber and Spitfire fly overhead.

York Press:

1:02pm

A toddler waves a Union Flag in Clifford Street as the Lancaster bomber and Spitfire fly overhead.

York Press:

12:53pm

Here's another pic from earlier, taken by Lee Redpath in Clifton - 

York Press: Tour de France

12:52pm

The riders are just north of Silsden. They should reach Keighley in about 15 minutes. They've done 60km so far today.

12:51pm

12:51pm

The peloton as it passed Clifton Green earlier this morning.

They've crossed the border into West Yorkshire now, and heading on the south/west route on to Sheffield.

York Press:

12:51pm

L'apres tour is in full flow. Houses along the route are holding their own party, cyclists and pedestrians are making the most of the chance to walk and ride along roads normally full of traffic and Bishopthorpe Road  has been filled with stands and tents, on the same Tarmac the Tour de France used less than two hours ago.

The Bishopthorpe Road Tour de France Street Party is packed.

12:48pm

2 pics by Anthony Chappel-Ross, who was in St Helen's Square:

York Press:

York Press:

12:47pm

These chocolate buttons, given out by Phoebe Stockton from York Cocoa House, were very popular with the crowds round the Minster. They were doing  good trade in hot drinks too, and several specatators praised the way local businesses weren't upping their prices to make money out of the Tour crowds.

Phoebe, who works part time at the Cocoa House, said she had seen crowds building in the city centre as early as 6.30am.York Press:

12:46pm

5 more pics from Mike Tipping:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

12:39pm

5 pictures by our photographer Nigel Holland, who was at the old Fire Station site in Clifford Street:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

12:35pm

12:34pm

12:33pm

Another brilliant pic.....

12:31pm

12:20pm

Tim O'Hern and his fellow cricketers are from Leeds. They were on the Headrow yesterday as well as in York today.  They said York Racecourse was the better start venue because there is so much space and everything can be in one place but Leeds had something happening in virtually every street all day. 

So, York, can we match Leeds?

12:11pm

Some of the pictures taken by our photographers Martin Oates and Mike Tipping:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

York Press:

12:07pm

Cyclists Dave Taylor and Miles Ropley were in York early for a prime roadside position just opposition St Wilfrid's church. The pair and cycled up from Essex last week to be in Yorkshire for Le Tour. Camping just outside york they cycled to Leeds and Harrogate for yesterday's finish.

They too have been impressed by the strength of support in Yorkshire. Miles said: "It was great they closed the A61 from Leeds to Harrogate yesterday, it was a free ride and there were 1000s of people on bikes- it was fantastic to see.
"We will be watching it in essex tomorrow and we haven't seen anything like the decorations and preparations you've got up here down at home. I'm worried that after the support in Yorkshire, Essex will let us down."

They were gutted to hear Cav wouldnt be racing after yesterdays crash. Dave said: "Chris Froome might win Le Tour but he won't be going for any stage wins, Cav was only British rider we could watch on telly and really scream forYork Press: ."
 

12:04pm

There is an impromptu game of cricket underway at the racecourse. French cricket of course.

12:02pm

There's a pair on the roof of St Michael le Belfry's church who had a great view! Those black clouds did get quite threatening, and spectators even felt a few spots of rain, but all in all the city seemed to escape the worst of the rain forecast.

York Press:

 

 

12:02pm

Howls of dismay in the picnic area of York Racecourse as the Big Screen momentarily tries to switch to the tennis. Wimbledon is definitely not wanted. The Big Screen returns rapidly to the cycling.

12:01pm

Video: Reaction of the crowd in Clifton as the Tour had passed through. Video: David Dunning.

11:58am

Front row of the Peloton riders in Bootham. Picture: Lee Redpath

York Press:

11:57am

11:54am

Riders now passing through Knaresborough - 175km to go.

York Press:

11:53am

The crowds cleared pretty quickly once the peloton passed the Minster, around half an hour ago. Among the spectators were the Double family from Stilllington and their friends the Saunders from Winchester. The two families watched yesterday in Bainbridge in the Dales, and were blown away by the support they have seen across Yorkshire. Len Double, a former amateur rider himself, said: "I think the support we have seen in Yorkshire is more impressive than I have seen in France."

For Guy Saunders, seeing the race in Yorkshire was particularly special. His late father David commentated on the race in France for many years - ITV commentator Phil Liggett started out as Mr Saunders' driver on the 1973 Tour. Guy said: "He would have been so proud to see the race in England. It's a bit of an emotional day for me." York Press:

11:51am

11:50am

Video: A view of the riders from Clifford's Tower:

11:50am

11:50am

11:49am

11:48am

11:45am

11:44am

A video from Team Movistar earlier today, at York Racecourse -

11:44am

At York Racecourse, the team outfit souvenir stall and the British Cycling stands are busy. Judging by the number of people checking on details of guided rides in and around York and in East Yorkshire, there will be a lot of cyclists on the roads this summer.

 

11:44am

11:43am

11:41am

11:40am

Next stop is Knaresborough, which has been going Tour de France crazy for weeks. It looks stunning - we'll have some pics from there shortly....

11:40am

11:39am

11:39am

11:39am

11:36am

Riders pass through Clifton - Video: David Dunning:

11:34am

The travelling parts of the Tour de France are rapidly disappearing from the racecourse. The Village is packed up and preparing to head for Cambridge. It moves ahead of the Tour every day.

Elsewhere yesterday's press centre, which started in Wellington Place in Leeds before moving to Harrogate is now at today's finish in Sheffield.

Many of the cars that precede the publicity caravan are press cars carrying the "en route" media who cover the entire Tour are headed for the prcentre.

 

 

 

11:28am

11:28am

Among those staying on at the Racecourse are the Nicholson family from Rawcliffe, who loved every moment of the presentation. Young Bobby Nicholson was invited up onto the stage during the build-up. "It was fantastic", she said.  

 

11:27am

11:26am

11:24am

11:22am

So many people, so many pictures - what a day for York!

11:21am

Riders are past the outer ring road and travelling down the A59. The riders are expected in Knaresborough around 11.50am.

11:20am

Recording the event in York:

11:19am

Back in the Tour Village, a magician has been gathering the crowds all morning with her levitation and light production ability.

11:15am

A magician entertains the crowds at York Racecourse.York Press: Back at York Racecourse, it's time to party. The bars are open, the music is playing and the big screens are relaying the race live. They even promise Wimbledon later on as well.

11:14am

If you're on the A64 heading west, look out for the team buses. They've left the racecourse and are taking a more direct route to Sheffield than the riders. You can't miss them. They're huge, painted in their team colours and there are 22 of them.

 

11:13am

11:11am

11:08am

11:08am

A bid by some enterprising amateur cyclists to follow the convoy is stopped by alert stewards before they can pass the Grandstand.

 

11:07am

Riders are now passing Clifford's Tower, and on to Coney Street.

 

 

11:02am

And here come the team cars 44 of them, two per team.

11:01am

They're off!

11:00am

Riders looking relaxed. Some thoughtful. It's a difficult day for them

10:59am

A few more interviews - Jens Voigt this time. We are told two minutes to go.

 

10:57am

Back comes the Battle of Britain flight.

10:55am

The officials' cars are lined up behind the riders. Seconds to go to the start.

 

10:53am

There are huge crowds all the way up Tower Street and Clifford Street, on both sides of the road and packed tightly in the central reservation. Each part of the convoy is being cheered.

York Press:

 

10:51am

Chris Beale from Newcastle "It's going to be a great day. I came down on the train. It was packed but no problems"

10:49am

Video: David Dunning has been speaking to spectators and businesses in York this morning, including a family who have set up camp in a bus shelter:

10:43am

And another roar from the Grandstand, this time for Geraint Thomas.

10:38am

An enormous welcome for Chris Froome.

10:38am

From the podium the riders go to the Village to meet VIPs, guests.

10:35am

There's a huge cheer at York Racecourse as Simon Yates takes to the stage, introduced as the pride of the nation. He's from Bury and is racing with Australian team, Orica Greenedge

10:34am

Mark Cavendish, who crashed out just before the finish yesterday, says: "I normally bounce back from crashes quite well; I assess my body. Yesterday was first time in my career I knew something was wrong."

He says he wanted to finish and had to finish, and hoped the injury would ease over night, but said: "It was actually worse this morning. I'm devastated about it."

10:31am

Dave Bligh from Stockton on Tees said: "I saw it in the Dales yesterday and then it took me two hours to get from Leyburn to Richmond. It was better today - I caught the Park&Ride."

10:30am

He's from the Red Rose county but Simon Yates gets a huge welcome onto the podium from 20,000 people in York.

10:29am

10:28am

10:27am

Very little talking in the Grandstand. Everyone is concentrating on the rider presentations.

10:27am

Crowds are starting to form in Huddersfield as well, and the riders are not due there until 2.27pm - 

10:26am

Clive Miller at the racecourse says: "I travelled up from Maidenhead to see the race. I am lucky in that I can stay with my mother in law in York, Heather Harding. I've seen the Tour de France in Paris in the past."

10:25am

Carl and Jayne Wain, in Bishopthorpe Road, are hugely excited today.

Jayne says: "I' ve been watching the Tour since I was 12 and it's the most excited I've been in my life! The only disappointment is that we were up last night writing in chalk on the road, and then it rained and washed it off!

"We loved it yesterday. We could not believe the number of people. "

York Press:

10:22am

Little Lochlan Beer, in Campleshon Road, was dressed out in a bright yellow "Ey Up" tee-shirt and was proudly cycling around among the crowds this morning. Here he is with dad Roy - but he he was a little camera shy alas....

York Press:

10:22am

As far as the Yorkshire and English fans are concerned, there's only one rider that matters today. No pressure, Chris, but England expects Froome to win.

Video: The scene at York Racecourse...

 

10:21am

Some people are still buzzing about yesterday's excitement....

Ali Rankin from York spent Saturday in Masham with her family for Stage one of the Grand Depart and said: "It's an amazing carnival atmosphere in Masham. Thousands of people are lining the road doing Mexican waves, whoops and cheers for every amateur riding the route. Yorkshire did Le Tour proud!"

10:21am

David Millar, not riding, gets a warm round of applause at the podium presentations.

 

10:20am

Three German fans with a huge flag are understandably delighted with yesteday's result but are realistic about his chances of being in yellow tomorrow. However, London beckons for their man - Kittel.

 

10:19am

Yorkshire Building Society won't be with the Tour once it crosses the Channel but hopes  being part of the Grand Depart will help it's brand in France.

 

10:18am

A fleet of 5 helicopters has taken off from York Racecourse, to capture all today's drama for television. The riders have been signing in and are being presented to the huge crowds at the Racecourse. Team Europcar are up first and have been getting huge cheers from the crowd.

10:17am

See our Stage 1 picture gallery to get a flavour of what to expect later today.

York Press: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3183880

10:17am

One of the decorated houses in Bishopthorpe Road. Mandy Reed (far right on the pic) says: "It's fantastic - it couldn't be better for us. People were here from 7.30am. It was amazing yesterday and made Yorkshire look so beautiful."

York Press:

10:15am

10:14am

10:13am

View from one of the teams -

10:13am

10:12am

10:12am

10:11am

10:02am

10:01am

10:00am

9:57am

Police are urging today's crowds to take care, after a boy was injured in an accident involving a Tour vehicle yesterday.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom, the Police Gold Commander for the Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Départ, said: “Saturday was an amazing day with unbelievable crowds and we are expecting the same again today.

“Safety remains a top priority for the police and everybody involved in organising the event, so please stay off the routes when the caravan and peloton are passing through.

“Your safety matters to us. Let’s make Yorkshire proud again today.”

9:54am

Another shot from York city-centre:York Press:

9:53am

Mansion House in YorkYork Press:

9:50am

York councillor Andy D'Agorne says: "A vehicle for emptying the portable toilets has sunk into soft ground at the Millennium Bridge Tour de France camp site, after driving over the area which had been excavated recently for electricity cable. It's been a great event and the site has been well run, but this obviously wasn't planned for!"

York Press:

9:49am

9:47am

9:46am

9:45am

9:45am

9:44am

9:43am

9:43am

9:42am

What a view!...

9:41am

This group of Year 6 pupils travelled up from Buckhurst Hill Primary School in Essex. The school been coming to York for school trips for 20 years. Tomorrow their school will be closed and the tour will pass many of the children's homes on its last leg in England. Teacher Angela Harris said they thought they would miss out, but coming to York meant they get the tour fun in Yorkshire instead of Essex.

York Press:

9:38am

A message from First York for anyone coming in to York by bus:

Askham Bar Park and Ride full, please use Rawcliffe, and Designer Outlet PR.

Grimston Bar PR nearly full.

Spaces at Rawcliffe Bar.

9:37am

Joe and Caitlin Stanley,12, cycled in from Huntington at 8am. Some of the lucky ones, it only took them 10 mins to get into town. The caravan has been but Caitlin said she is most looking forward to seeing the cyclists. 'Im not supporting anyone in particular just looking forward to seeing the bikes.'

York Press:

9:36am

Press reporter Victoria Prest said at 9am:

This is the scene outside the Minster. The crowds are already 2 and 3 deep, and we don't expect the caravan for at least 20 minutes. A tour van is pumping out europop and selling fan packs right outside the minster. As far put as Huntington road there's a real air of anticipation and groups of people all heading into town together to see the action.

York Press:

9:35am

News just in that Mark Cavenidsh will not start Day 2, following his injury yesterday. More to follow on that...

9:33am

9:29am

9:29am

They're getting ready in Knaresborough too....

9:28am

9:27am

9:27am

The smell of coffee drifts across York Racecourse as the Tour has breakfast in the Tour village. Among the VIPS and commercial representatives are some from Yorkshire doing some marketing.

Tim Watkinson of Sheffield Hallam University is hoping the global exposure will not only encourage more students to join, but also highlight its  sports and sports science strengths. 

9:26am

9:26am

9:25am

9:24am

9:24am

The Tour caravan passes in front of the crowd at York Racecourse.York Press:

9:24am

The Tour caravan passes in front of the crowd at York Racecourse.York Press:

9:24am

9:23am

A young cycling fan dressed for the Tour de France celebrations at York Racecourse.York Press:

9:22am

Les Cadets Junior set off from York Racecourse.York Press:

Video: The scene at York Racecourse:

9:22am

They've been out with the chalk in Bishopthorpe Road as well....York Press:

9:21am

Another shot from Bishopthorpe Road, where residents and traders have gone to fantastic lengths to make the street look stunning. In the back of the shot here, you'll see The Swan pub has become "Le Swan" for the weekend....York Press:

9:21am

A member of the crowd at York Racecourse for the start of the Tour de France.York Press:

9:20am

The promotional caravan working its way along Coney Street:

York Press:

York Press:

9:17am

9:15am

9:14am

9:14am

9:13am

9:13am

The caravan heads down Bishopthorpe Road:

 

9:10am

Les Cadets Junior set off from York Racecourse:

York Press:

8:57am

John Hickes and Janet Wilkinson, from Malton, are among the crowds at the racecourse. John says: "It's very exciting. We're never going to see anything like this again. It was smashing yesterday."

York Press:

 

 

8:55am

Crowds gathering in Duncombe Place...York Press:

York Press:

8:46am

Crowds on Bishopthorpe Road...

York Press:

8:45am

Phillip Elliott-Dick, here with daughter Erin, 4, says: "We're very excited. It's the first time in York so is an experience to relish."

York Press:

8:39am

Classic Tour de France moments are being shown on the big screen at York Racecourse:

York Press:

8:37am

Crowds forming at the corner of Campleshon Road and Bishopthorpe Road:
York Press:

8:28am

Video: David David speaks to spectators on the streets of York, and 'the most photographed cyclist in the world':

8:22am

The scene at York Racecourse in front of the stands...

York Press:

York Press:

8:20am

Dave Rycroft, 36, with son Jacob, 7, both of Borougbridge Road.

Dave says: "I've followed cycling for 14 years and it's fantastic to have a stage of the Tour in York; it's just amazing. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.

"I was in Harrogate yesterday, right on the finishing line, and it was amazing, but we felt really bad for Cavendish."

York Press:

8:15am

Youngsters get into the swing of things during the Tour de France events at York Racecourse this morning.

York Press:

8:09am

Paul and Lyndel Walton have travelled from the Gold Coast in Australia to be here.

Paul says: "We saw the start in Leeds yesterday - there was an amazing number of people. We're supporting the Australia team, Orica Greenedge."

York Press:

8:04am

A reminder of the road closures in York today.

York Press: Tour de France road closures in York

 

7:51am

David Dunning was out and about early this morning as York prepared for the Tour de France:

7:46am

St Chad's Greys Scout Group are selling refreshments on their stall at Campleshon Road. Hot dogs, bacon sandwiches, tea and coffee...

York Press:

7:46am

In the city centre, spectators are already lining the route, with the Minster being a popular place.  Some are also in place further out along Bootham, Clifton, Water End and Poppleton Road.

Tourmakers and safety stewards are in position and the city centre crossing points are operating. 

7:40am

People have come from around the UK and around the world to be here today.

Here are David and Geraint Hall - they were up before 5am to drive over from Wrexham.

Dave says: "We always watch the Tour on TV but have never had the chance to see it. We saw some of the coverage yesterday and I looked very good - it really showed Yorkshire off."

York Press:

7:13am

The doors have just opened at York Racecourse. This was the queue just before 7am....

York Press:

7:11am

Good morning and welcome to York on this historic day. Over the next few hours, as many as 200,000 people are expected to gather to watch Stage 2 of the Tour de France.

There were spectacular scenes yesterday for Stage 1, from Leeda to Harrogate, via the Dales. We'll be looking for more of the same today.

The day has begun damp, but we're hoping the sun will shine later.

Some key timings:

The cyclists willleavethe racecourse at 11am, reaching the city-centre at 11.20, Knaresborough at 11.52, Blubberhouses at 12.32 and Keighley at 1.05pm. They'll then continue to Hebden Bridge, Cragg Vale, Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Holme Moss, before reaching Sheffield around 4.29pm.

Comments (42)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:19am Sun 6 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -26

8:49am Sun 6 Jul 14

Executive Stress says...

The sooner it's all over and gone the better!!!!!! I can see the council tax increase next year already lol lol....,
The sooner it's all over and gone the better!!!!!! I can see the council tax increase next year already lol lol...., Executive Stress
  • Score: -39

8:55am Sun 6 Jul 14

Oh my............ says...

Stop moaning and enjoy!
Stop moaning and enjoy! Oh my............
  • Score: 26

9:46am Sun 6 Jul 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

How come this is the first i am hearing about the TDF coming to York,
Couldn't the Press or Look North have mentioned it in advance?
How come this is the first i am hearing about the TDF coming to York, Couldn't the Press or Look North have mentioned it in advance? NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 13

9:48am Sun 6 Jul 14

sheps lad says...

The crowds all along the route yesterday should shut up the pessimists who claim nobody is interested in the TDF!
The crowds all along the route yesterday should shut up the pessimists who claim nobody is interested in the TDF! sheps lad
  • Score: 36

11:41am Sun 6 Jul 14

pip007 says...

Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail
Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail pip007
  • Score: 27

11:43am Sun 6 Jul 14

pip007 says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British! pip007
  • Score: 1

11:51am Sun 6 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
buzz light year ,, doesnt represent an englishman and family out for a marvellous day
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]buzz light year ,, doesnt represent an englishman and family out for a marvellous day LUSTARD
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Think the PRESS batter check their "TIME STAMP" its an Hour Fast, Wake Up
Think the PRESS batter check their "TIME STAMP" its an Hour Fast, Wake Up Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -3

1:04pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
Well how about you stop being so American?
And get yer head round some sarcasm...
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]Well how about you stop being so American? And get yer head round some sarcasm... Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -4

1:06pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

LUSTARD wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
buzz light year ,, doesnt represent an englishman and family out for a marvellous day
You too!!
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]buzz light year ,, doesnt represent an englishman and family out for a marvellous day[/p][/quote]You too!! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 3

1:06pm Sun 6 Jul 14

esteban94500 says...

good idea having start race in UK. ;-)
good idea having start race in UK. ;-) esteban94500
  • Score: 11

1:07pm Sun 6 Jul 14

MorkofYork says...

Nice to see Yorkshire on TV. I'm not surprised York people are a bit grumpy after a year of persecution.
Nice to see Yorkshire on TV. I'm not surprised York people are a bit grumpy after a year of persecution. MorkofYork
  • Score: 1

2:27pm Sun 6 Jul 14

pip007 says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
Well how about you stop being so American?
And get yer head round some sarcasm...
I'm not American. I was born in York.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]Well how about you stop being so American? And get yer head round some sarcasm...[/p][/quote]I'm not American. I was born in York. pip007
  • Score: 0

2:39pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Justin7 says...

Funny to see so many weirdos in one place, having their iphones knocked out of their hands by annoyed French bike riders after six seconds of action.

If they did it again next year, no one would turn out.
Funny to see so many weirdos in one place, having their iphones knocked out of their hands by annoyed French bike riders after six seconds of action. If they did it again next year, no one would turn out. Justin7
  • Score: -27

2:43pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Justin7 says...

pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
Hey Buzz. How's Lance Armstrong doing these days? He's your legend of the race.

I hear he's a great sportsman and absolutely not a cheat.
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]Hey Buzz. How's Lance Armstrong doing these days? He's your legend of the race. I hear he's a great sportsman and absolutely not a cheat. Justin7
  • Score: -15

3:43pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Miles Davis says...

What a fantastic event!! Great to see so many people out and enjoying the day! Well done Yorkshire!!!!
What a fantastic event!! Great to see so many people out and enjoying the day! Well done Yorkshire!!!! Miles Davis
  • Score: 27

3:50pm Sun 6 Jul 14

CaroleBaines says...

I am not a cycling fan particularly, but wow - what a fab day for so many reasons. Well done York, a day to remember.
I am not a cycling fan particularly, but wow - what a fab day for so many reasons. Well done York, a day to remember. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 30

3:53pm Sun 6 Jul 14

magicadey says...

Surprised they didnt keep the big screen in parliament street. disappointed.
Surprised they didnt keep the big screen in parliament street. disappointed. magicadey
  • Score: 7

3:55pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Phil__ says...

So after all the moaning it actually turns out that the 3 people with 5 identities each on here do not represent the people of York and their opinions. What a fantastic day today. Would the trolls please crawl back under Lendal bridge.
So after all the moaning it actually turns out that the 3 people with 5 identities each on here do not represent the people of York and their opinions. What a fantastic day today. Would the trolls please crawl back under Lendal bridge. Phil__
  • Score: 38

5:20pm Sun 6 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

I am not a cycling fan but if it makes people happy then that is what it is all about.If anyone disagrees,you are sad pathetic people.
I am not a cycling fan but if it makes people happy then that is what it is all about.If anyone disagrees,you are sad pathetic people. CHISSY1
  • Score: 18

6:34pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Pedro says...

Fantastic day we will never forget. Shame we can't have it every year.
Fantastic day we will never forget. Shame we can't have it every year. Pedro
  • Score: 19

7:10pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Miles Davis says...

Justin7 wrote:
Funny to see so many weirdos in one place, having their iphones knocked out of their hands by annoyed French bike riders after six seconds of action.

If they did it again next year, no one would turn out.
Just the one weirdo Justine, just the one. He's not hard to find, just take a look in the mirror mate!
What a sado you must be to feel the need to moan about such a fantastic event!
Be great to see it here next year and thousands would turn out as they did today...and I am sure you would still moan!! Haha!!!
[quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: Funny to see so many weirdos in one place, having their iphones knocked out of their hands by annoyed French bike riders after six seconds of action. If they did it again next year, no one would turn out.[/p][/quote]Just the one weirdo Justine, just the one. He's not hard to find, just take a look in the mirror mate! What a sado you must be to feel the need to moan about such a fantastic event! Be great to see it here next year and thousands would turn out as they did today...and I am sure you would still moan!! Haha!!! Miles Davis
  • Score: 15

7:31pm Sun 6 Jul 14

bloodaxe says...

MorkofYork wrote:
Nice to see Yorkshire on TV. I'm not surprised York people are a bit grumpy after a year of persecution.
Meaning what ? Collective paranoia ?
[quote][p][bold]MorkofYork[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Yorkshire on TV. I'm not surprised York people are a bit grumpy after a year of persecution.[/p][/quote]Meaning what ? Collective paranoia ? bloodaxe
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Sun 6 Jul 14

sheps lad says...

pip007 wrote:
Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail
Totally agree! The first 20 minutes concentrated on the 5 riders at the front interspersed with shots of the Minster and Cliffords tower.Once they got to the top of Bootham we had to go to a "break" and rejoined as they swept round onto Borobridge Rd. How this coverage is supposed to encourage more people to visit York is beyond me!
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail[/p][/quote]Totally agree! The first 20 minutes concentrated on the 5 riders at the front interspersed with shots of the Minster and Cliffords tower.Once they got to the top of Bootham we had to go to a "break" and rejoined as they swept round onto Borobridge Rd. How this coverage is supposed to encourage more people to visit York is beyond me! sheps lad
  • Score: 4

8:28pm Sun 6 Jul 14

piemagico says...

Brilliant day! Gone in a flash but what a proud day for York.
Brilliant day! Gone in a flash but what a proud day for York. piemagico
  • Score: 11

8:33pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Choked up when I saw it all on TV. Gosh! Yorkshire's a beautiful spot to live...
Choked up when I saw it all on TV. Gosh! Yorkshire's a beautiful spot to live... Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 13

9:31pm Sun 6 Jul 14

pedalling paul says...

I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.
I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users. pedalling paul
  • Score: -15

10:17pm Sun 6 Jul 14

eeoodares says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.
How did the cyclists get to York, how were all their spares carried....ahh yes by CAR!!! Get a life you troll, even the likes of you cannot take away the awesome spectacle that was the TDF in York.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.[/p][/quote]How did the cyclists get to York, how were all their spares carried....ahh yes by CAR!!! Get a life you troll, even the likes of you cannot take away the awesome spectacle that was the TDF in York. eeoodares
  • Score: 7

10:21pm Sun 6 Jul 14

eeoodares says...

sheps lad wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail
Totally agree! The first 20 minutes concentrated on the 5 riders at the front interspersed with shots of the Minster and Cliffords tower.Once they got to the top of Bootham we had to go to a "break" and rejoined as they swept round onto Borobridge Rd. How this coverage is supposed to encourage more people to visit York is beyond me!
If you cannot work out how the simple mention of a product 'York' works then you are lost. If you are struggling to find any media of the race, look on Social media....I think you will find it has a couple of mentions! In the 10's of millions.
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail[/p][/quote]Totally agree! The first 20 minutes concentrated on the 5 riders at the front interspersed with shots of the Minster and Cliffords tower.Once they got to the top of Bootham we had to go to a "break" and rejoined as they swept round onto Borobridge Rd. How this coverage is supposed to encourage more people to visit York is beyond me![/p][/quote]If you cannot work out how the simple mention of a product 'York' works then you are lost. If you are struggling to find any media of the race, look on Social media....I think you will find it has a couple of mentions! In the 10's of millions. eeoodares
  • Score: 2

10:53pm Sun 6 Jul 14

rat scabies says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.
What a complete tit!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.[/p][/quote]What a complete tit! rat scabies
  • Score: 9

10:54pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Miles Davis says...

Phil__ wrote:
So after all the moaning it actually turns out that the 3 people with 5 identities each on here do not represent the people of York and their opinions. What a fantastic day today. Would the trolls please crawl back under Lendal bridge.
Well said sir!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Phil__[/bold] wrote: So after all the moaning it actually turns out that the 3 people with 5 identities each on here do not represent the people of York and their opinions. What a fantastic day today. Would the trolls please crawl back under Lendal bridge.[/p][/quote]Well said sir!!!! Miles Davis
  • Score: 9

11:07pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
Well how about you stop being so American?
And get yer head round some sarcasm...
I'm not American. I was born in York.
Yes well just as it's easy to pick up a bit of an accent when you spend a length of time away from home, it's just as easy to pick up a few cultural character traits too.
Americans don't do sarcasm easily, and nor did you.

Why are you so quick to slag off your home nation? (as in "stop being so British"
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]Well how about you stop being so American? And get yer head round some sarcasm...[/p][/quote]I'm not American. I was born in York.[/p][/quote]Yes well just as it's easy to pick up a bit of an accent when you spend a length of time away from home, it's just as easy to pick up a few cultural character traits too. Americans don't do sarcasm easily, and nor did you. Why are you so quick to slag off your home nation? (as in "stop being so British" Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

So it's night now then? It's all happened and all the nearly 200 bikes have gone off to That London. Which is well away from here.

Are we all alright? Is there still bread on the shelves and water in the taps?
Has everyone rung their granny to apologise/see if she is still kicking it cos we couldn't drive all of two miles to care !yes that's right! CARE for her?

I am so concerned about the coming week. Now that bikeageddon has happened and the coffers are dry and wasted on the frogs and their awful lycra clad weirdos, what's going to happen?

Things may never be the same...
So it's night now then? It's all happened and all the nearly 200 bikes have gone off to That London. Which is well away from here. Are we all alright? Is there still bread on the shelves and water in the taps? Has everyone rung their granny to apologise/see if she is still kicking it cos we couldn't drive all of two miles to care !yes that's right! CARE for her? I am so concerned about the coming week. Now that bikeageddon has happened and the coffers are dry and wasted on the frogs and their awful lycra clad weirdos, what's going to happen? Things may never be the same... Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 2

7:34am Mon 7 Jul 14

Jonlogical says...

What a great promotional video for Yorkshire, looking resplendent in the sunshine.

Britain's most beautiful county is North Yorkshire. I can see all those shocked Southerners wanting to head North.

Prepare for the invasion of tourists from everywhere. This is worth million to our economy.
What a great promotional video for Yorkshire, looking resplendent in the sunshine. Britain's most beautiful county is North Yorkshire. I can see all those shocked Southerners wanting to head North. Prepare for the invasion of tourists from everywhere. This is worth million to our economy. Jonlogical
  • Score: 10

8:31am Mon 7 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

What a weekend!
It was amazing out in the hills on Saturday and what an all day party yesterday here in York.
Brilliant!

Hahahaha, screw the whingers and naysayers who just didn't get it and spent so long moaning before it happened.
We had a ball.
What a weekend! It was amazing out in the hills on Saturday and what an all day party yesterday here in York. Brilliant! Hahahaha, screw the whingers and naysayers who just didn't get it and spent so long moaning before it happened. We had a ball. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 15

9:30am Mon 7 Jul 14

oscarz says...

What an Extrtaordinary day/weekend. I am so very proud to say I come from this wonderful city.
Standing outside of York Theatre Royal as the minutes ticked by you could sense and feel the buzz that was building and when the sponsor trucks came by in all shapes and colours the crowd only let out a cry of great joy.
To see the Avro Lancaster and Spitfire in close formation was an incredibly heartwarming sight they even did a couple of circuits and flew by again BRILLIANT!!.
Then finally the TDF riders and assorted team cars all seem to whizz by in a flash. Loved every minute and my personal thanks to EVERYONE involved a truly magnificent effort you should all be very proud to have brought this Worldwide sporting spectacle to our streets and roads.
What an Extrtaordinary day/weekend. I am so very proud to say I come from this wonderful city. Standing outside of York Theatre Royal as the minutes ticked by you could sense and feel the buzz that was building and when the sponsor trucks came by in all shapes and colours the crowd only let out a cry of great joy. To see the Avro Lancaster and Spitfire in close formation was an incredibly heartwarming sight they even did a couple of circuits and flew by again BRILLIANT!!. Then finally the TDF riders and assorted team cars all seem to whizz by in a flash. Loved every minute and my personal thanks to EVERYONE involved a truly magnificent effort you should all be very proud to have brought this Worldwide sporting spectacle to our streets and roads. oscarz
  • Score: 10

9:36am Mon 7 Jul 14

Platform3 says...

Executive Stress wrote:
The sooner it's all over and gone the better!!!!!! I can see the council tax increase next year already lol lol....,
Do us a favour and put on a post outlining what interests you (even if it is only freestyle moaning). Normally I would encourage supporting minorities but when it is 100,000 to 1 it is not a minority - it's a lost cause.

Very sadly we had to be out of the county for the weekend but I can confirm in other parts of the UK the interest in Yorkshire that the TdF has generated has been remarkable. To see Bishy Road on the national news for all the right reasons, and to hear how much enjoyment has been experienced by so many confirms the decision to host the event in this part of the world was absolutely the right thing to do.
[quote][p][bold]Executive Stress[/bold] wrote: The sooner it's all over and gone the better!!!!!! I can see the council tax increase next year already lol lol....,[/p][/quote]Do us a favour and put on a post outlining what interests you (even if it is only freestyle moaning). Normally I would encourage supporting minorities but when it is 100,000 to 1 it is not a minority - it's a lost cause. Very sadly we had to be out of the county for the weekend but I can confirm in other parts of the UK the interest in Yorkshire that the TdF has generated has been remarkable. To see Bishy Road on the national news for all the right reasons, and to hear how much enjoyment has been experienced by so many confirms the decision to host the event in this part of the world was absolutely the right thing to do. Platform3
  • Score: 12

10:52am Mon 7 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Justin7 wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Oh! Em! Gee!
That fateful day is upon us!
The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes!
It's bikeageddon!

Will we even survive the day?

#bikopalyse
FFS stop being so British!
Hey Buzz. How's Lance Armstrong doing these days? He's your legend of the race.

I hear he's a great sportsman and absolutely not a cheat.
"My" legend of the race?

Hey quick! I've heard there's people with midget gems at the other side of the playground... Run! But not with scissors!
[quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Oh! Em! Gee! That fateful day is upon us! The roads are closed, we can't drive, there's gonna be loads of dreaded bikes! It's bikeageddon! Will we even survive the day? #bikopalyse[/p][/quote]FFS stop being so British![/p][/quote]Hey Buzz. How's Lance Armstrong doing these days? He's your legend of the race. I hear he's a great sportsman and absolutely not a cheat.[/p][/quote]"My" legend of the race? Hey quick! I've heard there's people with midget gems at the other side of the playground... Run! But not with scissors! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 3

1:21pm Mon 7 Jul 14

MorkofYork says...

bloodaxe wrote:
MorkofYork wrote:
Nice to see Yorkshire on TV. I'm not surprised York people are a bit grumpy after a year of persecution.
Meaning what ? Collective paranoia ?
Yeah because there are no swivel eyed loons trying to impose a cycling culture on the city are there ? The Lendal bridge farce and all these 20mph signs must be a figment of my imagination ?

I'm not opposed to cycling, i'm opposed to the wishes of people like PP, Anna, Hoofarted and clones.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MorkofYork[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Yorkshire on TV. I'm not surprised York people are a bit grumpy after a year of persecution.[/p][/quote]Meaning what ? Collective paranoia ?[/p][/quote]Yeah because there are no swivel eyed loons trying to impose a cycling culture on the city are there ? The Lendal bridge farce and all these 20mph signs must be a figment of my imagination ? I'm not opposed to cycling, i'm opposed to the wishes of people like PP, Anna, Hoofarted and clones. MorkofYork
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

YorkPatrol says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.
you DICK!

All you ever do is turn people against biking with your silly patronising comments. If you actually want to promote biking, change your attitude
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I enjoyed pedalling around the city centre after the peleton had passed and before roads were reopened. Fantastic to see so many families on bikes, at no risk from other traffic. Almost like the happy times when Lendal Bridge was closed to many road users.[/p][/quote]you DICK! All you ever do is turn people against biking with your silly patronising comments. If you actually want to promote biking, change your attitude YorkPatrol
  • Score: 4

3:29pm Mon 7 Jul 14

YorkPatrol says...

sheps lad wrote:
pip007 wrote: Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail
Totally agree! The first 20 minutes concentrated on the 5 riders at the front interspersed with shots of the Minster and Cliffords tower.Once they got to the top of Bootham we had to go to a "break" and rejoined as they swept round onto Borobridge Rd. How this coverage is supposed to encourage more people to visit York is beyond me!
I agree too. The TV coverage of York was the worst of the whole route.. extemely disapointing.

TV wise, York was totally over shadowed
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Up early here in USA to watch the start. York looking beautiful as usual. But unfortunately most of the roll-out from York was lost to TV adverts. #NBCFail[/p][/quote]Totally agree! The first 20 minutes concentrated on the 5 riders at the front interspersed with shots of the Minster and Cliffords tower.Once they got to the top of Bootham we had to go to a "break" and rejoined as they swept round onto Borobridge Rd. How this coverage is supposed to encourage more people to visit York is beyond me![/p][/quote]I agree too. The TV coverage of York was the worst of the whole route.. extemely disapointing. TV wise, York was totally over shadowed YorkPatrol
  • Score: 2
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree