I'm sure Yorkshire can and will put on a great day. However:
Edinburgh Depart and out into the Borders. Followed by a stage going 200km from Perth around the eastern Highlands, taking in Cairn o Mount then Deeside and Glenshee and back again. Or start it in Perth and go via Glenshee to the Lecht and on to a hilltop finish at Cairngorm.
Proper stages and a much better tourism showcase fro the UK than the relatively gentle and polite terrain we will now see.
Pity; it's a missed opportunity.