The SI Tour Diary

Saturday 25th April

In all the excitement I nearly forgot to mention the 3 KOM Strava segments for stage 3 which are:

  1. Beckingham Road Climb (2% 0.53 miles) about 17.3 miles into the ride.
  2. Braxted Drag (2% 0.59 miles) and approximately 31 miles into the ride.
  3. N Hill Climb (5% 0.95 miles) and it’s the sting at the end of tail.

There is no sprint segment.

Please be careful with the technical descending parts of the course!

Today was the final opportunity to finish Stage 2 with 18 out 21 riders now completing the two SI tour stages.  Stuart took the full 10-minute GC time bonus with Dave M taking the 7 -minute bonus with the last 5-minute bonus being awarded jointly to Jamie and Graeme who shared the same sprint time. All of this excitement has resulted in Graeme losing the Yellow Jersey to Stuart!

The KoM/QoM is warming up nicely with some fine climbing by all riders. Graeme (KoM) and Sharon (QoM) still retain their Polka Dot jerseys. However, some riders whose GC hopes have been dashed might now look to and concentrate on the red spotted jersey with the time differences not that large and easily surmountable! Nigel with his silky pedalling stroke could well be a contender and also feather light George who needs to complete Stage 1 to really enter the fray.

Abi (Emoji Girl) who in second place continues to wear the Green (Points) jersey on behalf of Graeme but The Captain with his barn storming stage 2 ride took the most points (31) in stage 2 and has seriously started to make a move up the table.

Thoughts now turn to Stage 3 (to be completed by Saturday 9th May) which introduces a virtual team trial. There will be 3 evenly matched teams (well sort off!) looking to complete the parcour with all riders being awarded their team’s average time. The fastest team members will also be awarded a 5-minute GC time bonus. So absolutely no pressure on all you domestiques supporting the GC contenders! Or do you selfishly amble around the course and concentrate on KoM/QoM? There is a lot to go wrong for our GC contenders, navigation issues, Chris Froome domestique support moment, mechanicals to name a few of the variables.

Enjoy everyone and stay safe!!!

Here are the teams!

Team Merckx Team Indurain Team Hinault
Graeme (Team Leader) Stuart (Team Leader) Steve (Joint Team Leader)
Katy Andy Dave (Joint Team Leader)
George Sharon Pete
Karim Paul Brian
Nigel Ash Rob
Jamie Robert Abi
Media Matt Diesel Dave

Stage 2 Results

Yellow Jersey

Stage 2 Total Difference
Stuart 02:14:10 04:46:22
Graeme 02:19:10 04:49:03 00:02:41
Dave 02:17:10 04:56:19 00:09:57
Steve 02:24:10 04:59:46 00:13:24
Jamie 02:19:10 05:02:10 00:15:48
Andy 02:24:10 05:02:45 00:16:23
Nigel 02:24:10 05:05:32 00:19:10
Rob 02:24:10 05:07:19 00:20:57
Diesel Dave 02:24:10 05:11:12 00:24:50
Paul 02:24:10 05:21:28 00:35:06
Abi 02:24:10 05:22:21 00:35:59
Robert 02:24:10 05:24:48 00:38:26
Brian 02:24:10 05:26:10 00:39:48
Karim 02:24:10 05:31:50 00:45:28
Sharon 02:24:10 05:33:15 00:46:53
Media Matt 02:24:10 05:34:08 00:47:46
Ash 02:24:10 05:35:26 00:49:04
Katy 02:24:10 05:59:21 01:12:59
George 02:24:10

Polka Dot (KoM & QoM) Jersey

S2 -1st S2 – 2nd S2 – 3rd Total Difference
Graeme (KoM) 00:04:35 00:01:41 00:06:16 00:26:14
Stuart 00:04:52 00:01:56 00:07:09 00:28:22 00:02:08
Nigel 00:04:49 00:01:40 00:06:35 00:28:25 00:02:11
Dave 00:04:57 00:01:49 00:06:59 00:28:43 00:02:29
Steve 00:05:11 00:01:56 00:07:13 00:28:48 00:02:34
Andy 00:04:54 00:02:02 00:07:26 00:28:51 00:02:37
Jamie 00:05:06 00:01:45 00:07:00 00:29:15 00:03:01
Rob 00:05:06 00:02:06 00:07:43 00:31:16 00:05:02
Diesel Dave 00:06:00 00:02:19 00:08:12 00:33:23 00:07:09
Media Matt 00:06:06 00:02:23 00:08:21 00:33:26 00:07:12
Paul 00:05:35 00:02:05 00:07:51 00:33:35 00:07:21
Robert 00:05:37 00:02:01 00:08:14 00:33:35 00:07:21
Brian 00:06:11 00:02:28 00:08:47 00:35:18 00:09:04
Sharon (QoM) 00:06:34 00:02:50 00:09:48 00:36:42 00:10:28
Abi 00:06:42 00:02:32 00:09:49 00:36:55 00:10:41
Karim 00:07:13 00:02:42 00:08:50 00:40:45 00:14:31
Ash 00:06:51 00:03:19 00:10:34 00:40:56 00:14:42
Katy 00:07:17 00:02:54 00:09:42 00:46:30 00:20:16
George 00:06:06 00:02:37 00:08:26

Green (Points) Jersey

Stage 2 Total
Graeme 19 72
Abi 23 57
Robert 15 51
Karim 12 41
Nigel 7 39
Steve 31 38
Jamie 12 36
Diesel Dave 15 34
Paul 10 33
Andy 16 32
Media Matt 8 28
Katy 18 23
Dave 16 21
Rob 9 18
Stuart 12 17
Ash 7 17
Brian 14 17
George 11 11
Sharon 5 11
Pete 3
   
 
Sprint Segment for Yellow “GC” Jersey
S2 – Sprint
Stuart 00:01:51
Dave 00:01:54
Graeme 00:01:55
Jamie 00:01:55
Ash 00:02:00
Nigel 00:02:02
Rob 00:02:02
Paul 00:02:11
Brian 00:02:13
Steve 00:02:16
Andy 00:02:17
Abi 00:02:22
George 00:02:25
Diesel Dave 00:02:30
Robert 00:02:32
Media Matt 00:02:35
Katy 00:02:44
Sharon 00:02:47
Karim 00:02:52

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