VIDEO: Tour De Yorkshire Comes To The North East

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Heart Checks Out Stage 3 of the Tour De Yorkshire

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Even for some of the world's best cyclists - this is a tough route. It's 198km, features 6 major climbs and the riders will have already notched up 200 miles in the two days before...

And given it comes to the North East for the first time - News Sam and Producer Ben (who love a bit of cycling), decided to sneak out to see some of the highlights. 

Check out the official route map below... 

Sunday's stage kicks off at 11.10am - with a ceremonial start in Middlesbrough.

But they'll really kick it up a notch on the A172 out of town where the race officially begins, working its way through Northallerton and Thirsk, before heading for the hills. 

There are lots of great places to see riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Lizzie Armistead go by - but watching from the side of the road on the big climbs is where you're likely to see more than just a blur of legs and lyrca. 

Those are: 

Cote de Sutton Bank (Riders scheduled to arrive about 1:06pm, but times may vary)

Cote de Blakely Ridge (1:54pm)

Cote de Grosmont (2:46pm)

Cote de Robin Hood's Bay (3:23pm)

Cote de Harwood Dale (3:44pm)

Cote de Olivers Mount (4:16pm)

Of course, the final stretch into Scarborough is almost guaranteed to be exciting. That's scheduled for 4:25pm at the earliest.

If it's a close one - there's a good chance of an epic sprint finish, to round off 3 days of world-class cycling. 

Tour De Yorkshire: Stage 3 Map

 

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