Beverley - Settle 187 km
The profiles don't look too daunting but we know from last year that that isn't the whole truth. Also Frosty the Snowman may make a surprise visit and make the race even harder.
Flat cap of the day: Floris Gerts
How the heck do you pick winners in these type of races? It can't be done. I'll just annoy a bunch of VDS owners of a promising guy like Gerts with my jinx instead.