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Who is Gary :S

No surprise, it wouldn't have been my choice but it was to be expected. The UCI will exploit the British dominance in cycling for as long as they can.
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    compared with the crowds and the pancake flat course this year - Yorkshire will be amazing
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    Who is Gary :S
    Gary Verity. Boss of Welcome To Yorkshire (the local tourism agency) and the guy who organised the 2014 Grand Départ.
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    I don't see a problem with World Championships in GB at all, in contrary. And with Bergen, Tirol, Yorkshire and (potentially) Bogota we should have some good races secured for the coming years now
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    Who is Gary :S

    No surprise, it wouldn't have been my choice but it was to be expected. The UCI will exploit the British dominance in cycling for as long as they can.

    who would have been

    TBH I think it will be great they can have some really hard racing if they want, Crowds will be enormous, maybe even too big, it could right awful weather so a real hardmans rider should be WC

    I don't see a problem with World Championships in GB at all, in contrary. And with Bergen, Tirol, Yorkshire and (potentially) Bogota we should have some good races secured for the coming years now

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    Crowds will be enormous, maybe even too big

    well, still three years until 2019, Stuttgart 2007 didn't turn out as expected as well, and you can never really know how things develop in those type of countries... but at the moment it's looking good, yes
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    TBH I think it will be great they can have some really hard racing if they want, Crowds will be enormous, maybe even too big, it could right awful weather so a real hardmans rider should be WC


    The weather could make it really interesting. The Grand Depart and TdY have looked great but get a wet and windy ToB stage and the peloton is usually in shreds.
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    Don't know, I don't have an issue with the location, could be a great race with bad weather, but I'm just not a big fan of all this drooling over British cycling and while I'I have no doubt that even if a nicer location had presented itself, the UCI would have picked Yorkshire because Britain drool drool :luv
    I mean I understand the idea of building an interest in the sport in countries that don't really have a huge (road) cycling background but it's too much, we also saw another British bid for the 2018? Grand Depart and I don't think anyone would he surprised if they got it

    And why again Yorkshire  :S are they trying to convince the fans Yorkshire is the only part of the United Kingdom that's not flat and boring?

    PS remember when Ponferrada had designed great super tough routes and the UCI said no the races have to be easier and more boring?
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    well, we have had something like a handful of Dutch GT starts over the past years + a World Championship. I just don't see the issue tbh.

    And so far Yorkshire has delivered clearly the best races of those new ones in Britain, so personally I'm very happy that it's Yorkshire again - and it's 2019, that's over 5 years after the Tour de France grand depart
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    well, we have had something like a handful of Dutch GT starts over the past years + a World Championship. I just don't see the issue tbh.
    Yes and that's also pathetic and disgusting. There are over 40 countries in Europe, no need to use one location 4 or 5 times in a decade.
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    Yes and that's also pathetic and disgusting. There are over 40 countries in Europe, no need to use one location 4 or 5 times in a decade.

    so but not all of them want it and not all them could pay
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    Don't know, I don't have an issue with the location, could be a great race with bad weather, but I'm just not a big fan of all this drooling over British cycling and while I'I have no doubt that even if a nicer location had presented itself, the UCI would have picked Yorkshire because Britain drool drool :luv
    I mean I understand the idea of building an interest in the sport in countries that don't really have a huge (road) cycling background but it's too much, we also saw another British bid for the 2018? Grand Depart and I don't think anyone would he surprised if they got it

    And why again Yorkshire  :S are they trying to convince the fans Yorkshire is the only part of the United Kingdom that's not flat and boring?

    PS remember when Ponferrada had designed great super tough routes and the UCI said no the races have to be easier and more boring?
    One of the advantages with Yorkshire is that it's very large (relative to other unitary areas) and vary varied. This means that you can have pretty much any sort of race you want, anything from the pan flat around York to the sort of terrain that makes LBL look a little bit uneven. The finishing location will reveal what sort of race it is to be: West is good, East is boring (assuming the North Yorkshire Moors are out of the equation).

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    Don't know, I don't have an issue with the location, could be a great race with bad weather, but I'm just not a big fan of all this drooling over British cycling and while I'I have no doubt that even if a nicer location had presented itself, the UCI would have picked Yorkshire because Britain drool drool :luv
    I mean I understand the idea of building an interest in the sport in countries that don't really have a huge (road) cycling background but it's too much, we also saw another British bid for the 2018? Grand Depart and I don't think anyone would he surprised if they got it

    And why again Yorkshire  :S are they trying to convince the fans Yorkshire is the only part of the United Kingdom that's not flat and boring?

    PS remember when Ponferrada had designed great super tough routes and the UCI said no the races have to be easier and more boring?

     Precisely why Yorkshire again is because of what Yorkshire delivered the last time and they put the bid in, not Wales (unfortunately) or Scotland..
    Can't blame the UCI for not looking this particular gift horse in the mouth.
    They aren't going to turn their noses up at such a lucrative venue, just because you don't like Britain, Flo. :D
    Globally, it will be as prominent as Qatar is currently obscure.



    Another plus will be that Colombia must now be odds on for 2020, given that Yorkshire will make it the third successive year in Europe.
    That's if Yorkshire is still part of Europe, come 2019. :-x
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    Well if it's anything like stage 2 of the TdF was last year then we're in for a treat.

    I'll be gutted if they go for a flat parcours though.
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    Well if it's anything like stage 2 of the TdF was last year then we're in for a treat.

    I'll be gutted if they go for a flat parcours though.
    Assuming you mean 2014?

    York to Sheffield = Awesome
    Sheffield to York = Awful
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    Assuming you mean 2014?

    York to Sheffield = Awesome
    Sheffield to York = Awful

    Yeah. Whichever year it was.
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    A route that incorporates some of the steadier climbs and scenery of the Dales, the crazy steep roads of West and South Yorkshire and bits of the Peak District where the crowds were covering the moors in 2014 would suit me.
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    Jenkin road ripped stage 2 apart
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    Assuming you mean 2014?

    York to Sheffield = Awesome
    Sheffield to York = Awful
    Anything that finishes in Sheffield will do.
    I think they don't have any other choice for the road race - Sheffield is the only substantial city that is close enough to hilly terrain.

    The TTTs and ITTs can then be held in other, more rural and/or flatter territory.
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    That hilly Tour stage in Yorkshire got a pretty worthy winner - here's hoping for a repeat!

    Pretty good choice from the UCI. A region where cycling is popular yet still has room to develop further, with potential for good crowds and an interesting parcours. Don't really understand Flo's idea that this is an obsession with the Brits: the grand depart will be 5 years ago in 2019, the last UK world championships - which, unlike Tour starts, the UCI actually has an influence on - will have been 37 (!) years ago. Makes perfect sense to go there again, even leaving aside the economic reasons which are obviously the biggest factor.

    After this year's non-event in Qatar, this should mean there are at least three interesting WCs coming up. Colombia in 2020 would make it four.
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