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Marcel Kittel describes some of Yorkshire’s Tour route as ‘very dangerous’

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com - 22/04/2014 - Cycling - Tour de France Grand Depart - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England - Marcel Kittel and his Team Giant-Shimano colleagues ride Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour De France route, Hebden Bridge.

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com - 22/04/2014 - Cycling - Tour de France Grand Depart - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England - Marcel Kittel and his Team Giant-Shimano colleagues ride Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour De France route, Hebden Bridge.

Tour de France cyclist Marcel Kittel has described some of Yorkshire’s roads along this year’s Grand Deaprt route as ‘very dangerous’.

Sprint cyclist Kittel and the rest of the Giant-Shimano team rode through Calderdale this week as part of his ride along stage two of the Tour, which comes to our region on Sunday, July 6.

Afterwards he told the BBC: “I think the roads are in some parts very dangerous for a peloton of the Tour de France.

“On the descents when you ride through the more lonely roads in the middle of nowhere they are very narrow and very small with stone walls on both sides, so [when] a very nervous Tour de France peloton fighting for the yellow jersey passes by there can be a very dangerous situation.”

 

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