By Nigel Wynn published
After the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France from Leeds to Harrogate the previous day, stage two sees the riders tackle a testing route from York to Sheffield on July 6.
Approximate race timings have been released by the Tour organiser, showing when the peloton will reach certain points along its route and giving spectators a chance to plan their day.
Stage two from York to Sheffield covers 198km, and includes no less than nine categorised climbs and one intermediate sprint point.
Tour de France 2014, stage two: York to Sheffield, 198km
Sunday, July 6 2014
Timings given are based on an average race speed of 39km/h. Actual timings may therefore differ if the peloton speed is greater or lesser than this average.
Start: YORK 11:00
Kirk Hammerton 11:35
Green Hammerton 11:37
Cote de Blubberhouses, category 4 climb 12:32
Keighley intermediate sprint 13:05
Cross Roads 13:13
Cote d'Oxenhope Moor, category 3 climb 13:30
Hebden Bridge 13:40
Cote de Ripponden category 3 climb 14:13
Cote de Greetland category 3 climb 14:24
Cote de Holme Moss category 2 climb 15:00
Cote de Midhopestones category 3 climb 15:36
Cote de Bradfield category 4 climb 15:49
Cote d'Oughtibridge category 3 climb 15:59
Cote de Jenkin Road category 4 climb 16:21
Finish: SHEFFIELD 16:29
Tour de France 2014: Stage one schedule
Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.