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Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by emmea90 » 18/01/2018, 10:07

Contest #1 - Tour Down Harder (Category 2)

Sorry for the bad joke of words in the title, but the Contest #1 consists exactly into that.

Finally, Tour Down Under organization decide to improve the route drawing a route that suits better the climbers like Quintana but is also balanced to permit to compete also to time triallist like Dumoulin.

You are called to redesign Tour Down Under making an harder and better route. You have to keep the format of a six day World Tour race with an end in one of the biggest city of South Australia. You can choose for the finish one between Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sidney. Of course, you have to insert a time trial in the route.

Deadline will be on saturday, February 10, h 23.59 Rome time.

You must submit your routes in this topic submitting the link. As stated in general presentation, you can submit from 1 to 5 routes. You can use this topic also for asking the question - we can answer question about climb / road / finish praticability but we won't answer to anyone's questions in private, only in this topic.

Everyone who will present the route also posting in the topic profiles and descriptions in this topic will start the voting phase with 3 points bonus

Good luck anyone

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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by david.tuci » 09/02/2018, 19:47

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My second Tour Down Harder: if the first was more Dumoulin-ophile, with lower mountains and longer time trial, this one is more Quintan-ophile, with a shorter time trial and higher mountains. The tour starts with a prologue in Melbourne and ends with a circuit in the federal capital Canberra. The fifth stage finishes on the top of the Mount Kosciusko, Australia's highest elevation.

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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by marco.berri » 09/02/2018, 23:50

Here it is my race: maps/tours/view/8370

This tour takes place in Melbourne. Even if it is "harder", I think it is balanced becouse it offers all kinds of segments. in fact there are 2 completely flat stages, 2 mountain stage, a long time trial and a hilly stage.I chose to not put into the tour HC climbs couse it is the first race of the year and famous climbers aren't "in fit" (in forma) yet. Anyway the 2 1°cat. climbs are so hard. the first one is made by a gravel road and the second one is really long and steep. I chose wide streets for the starts, Sprints and Finish lines. I hope you Will enjoy the route and I apologyze for my grammar mystakes. *I left a comment for each stage.
here there are sonme key points of each stage:
1° stage
the start:Image
the shrine of remembrance
2° stage
the Circuit: Image
3° stage mount dandedong
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4° stage:
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5° stage: Yarra river
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6° stage: Carlton Gardens
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Albert park(formula 1 circuit)
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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by MountainMaster » 10/02/2018, 2:19

Hello. This is my route for the contest Tour Down Harder
maps/tours/view/8367

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In the 20th edition of the Australian cycling race Tour Down Under, the organizers decided to improve the route. The objective is to attract the best riders of the world to Australia.

The tour will stay in Adelaide and South Australia, ending the rumors that TDU could be transferred to Melbourne or another Australian big city. «South Australia and Adelaide host the Tour Down Under since their first edition in 1999. The sponsors are happy here so we don't plan to move to Victoria or New South Wales. This land have conditions to host a great race» said the organizers during the route presentation in Adelaide.

Ladies and gentlemens, let's start the presentation:

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Stage 1: Victor Harbor > Strathalbyn
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The Tour Down Under will start in Victor Harbor and will go through the Fleurieu Peninsula's lands. The route has two KOM sprints and one intermediate sprint before a flat finish in Strathalbyn.
Probably will be a sprint finish except a sleepy peloton let the breakaway win.
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Stage 2: Murray Bridge > Mount Barker
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The second stage will start in Murray Bridge. In the first kilometers there is two intermediate sprints before the 3rd category KOM near Palmer. In that climb the cyclists can see the Bear Rock, a local tourist point.
With the last kilometers in flat, probably we will get a new sprint dispute in Mount Barker.
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Stage 3: Gawler > Tanunda
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The stage Gawler > Tanunda isn't new in the Tour Down Under. Erik Zabel won the stage in 2000 and Cadel Evans in 2002. Now probably with a different route the stage will be mostly flat, with 2 intermediate sprints and a KOM in the finish.
But with the last 3km in a 4.4% average slope it's probably that riders like Peter Sagan and Michael Matthews will dispute the stage win. The stage will end near the Barossa Sculpture Park.
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Stage 4: Lyndoch > Mount Lofty
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And the battle for the general classification will start. This stage start in Lyndoch and has a total of 4 KOM sprints and 1 intermediate sprint. Part of the city of Adelaide will be the "division" between the two 2nd category KOM. The stage will end in the Mount Lofty Summit after 12km in 5.1%.
The winner of the stage will probably dress the orange jersey but he can't still celebrate because the next two days will be decisive.
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Stage 5: Glenelg > Willunga Hill
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This stage will start in Glenelg and will go to Snapper Point through the coast roads of St. Vicent Gulf. After the intermediate sprint the cyclists will enter in McLaren Vale and then they will climb the Willunga Hill three times in a circuit of about 27km.
Will be the last opportunity for climbers win time in the GC. Can Richie Porte win in Willunga Hill one more time?
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Stage 6: Mawson Lakes > Adelaide (ITT)
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And the 20th edition of the Tour Down Under will finish with an ITT in the roads of Adelaide. It's the first time trial ever in Tour Down Under.
The individual time trial isn't short or long to allow riders like Quintana fight for the GC win, and not benefit riders like Dumoulin. So, who will win the Tour Down Under?
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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by tomrenm » 10/02/2018, 17:34

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stage 1: Central Coast > Sydney, 157 km (flat)
stage 2: Campbelltown > Kiama, 174 km (hilly)
stage 3: Nowra > Berry Mountain, 115 km (mountain)
stage 4: Milton > Clyde Mountain, 157 km (mountain)
stage 5: Queanbeyan > Queanbeyan, 19 km (ITT)
stage 6: Canberra > Canberra, 113 km (flat)

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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by emmea90 » 10/02/2018, 17:35

marco.berri wrote:
09/02/2018, 23:50
Here it is my race: maps/tours/view/8370
Images doesn't work, you won't get points for presentation until you fix them
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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by Dodani » 10/02/2018, 17:37

Hello everybody from Spain.Here is my Tour Down Harder.(I will use Google Translate)

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maps/tours/view/8134
I have decided to maintain the location of the race in Adelaide but with a more varied route than that seen every January in the race. The first stage will be an ITT where specialists can create differences with climbers, the second stage seems ideal for sprinters but it has a complicated ending, the third stage will run by the sea so it could blow wind and form fans and also near the goal we will have a level that could cut the sprinters, the fourth and fifth stage will be the ones that decide the general where in the fourth stage we will have a half mountain stage with a second port included while in the fifth we will have four steps over Wiilunga Hill being this last final step of the stage. The sixth and final stage will be a circuit in Adelaide of km to which 5 laps will be given.

Stage 1: Adelaide Oval > Adelaide Festival Centre: 25.78 Km Individual Time Trial
The stage stars in Adelaide Oval and from there it goes through the streets of Adelaide to return very close to the Adelaide Oval, to the Adelaide Festival Center.
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Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Festival Centre
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Stage 2: Parafiel Gardens > Whispering Wall: 135.40 Km Plain
Second stage of the race where we will only have one third port and the rest of the stage will be level so that there is an arrival to the sprint but the narrow end of Whispering Wall could avoid a massive sprint.
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Cobbler Creek
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Whispering Wall
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Stage 3: Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia > Golden Grove 119.95 Km
Third stage of the race that starts from the beautiful Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia with a flat terrain where it will be shot near the sea so it could be windy. The stage hardly has difficulties until the km 113 where another slope of Cobbler Creek will rise that could cause cuts in the peloton.
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Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple
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Cobbler Creek
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Stage 4: Tea Tree Gully > O'Sullivan Beach 141.84 Km
Medium mountain stage where we will have five climbs one of them second category where the race would begin to be decided among the men of general in the absence of the Willunga stage.
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O'Sullivan Beach
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Gould Creek
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Kersbrook Hill
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Marble Hill
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Bounday Hill
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Chandlers Hil
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Stage 5: Port Noarlunga > Willunga Hill: 171.90 Km
The queen stage of the race where we will have four steps to Willunga Hill that will decide the race if it comes tight. Also pay attention to the descent and bonus sprint.
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Port Noarlunga
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Willunga Hill
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Stage 6: Adelaide > Adelaide: 104,5 Km
The final stage with an urban tour through the streets of Adelaide where the start and finish will be located in Adelaide Convention Center North Terrace or Adelaie Casino where the teams after the stage could go to play roulette. |maro |berlu
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Adelaide Convention Center
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Adelaide Casino
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Thi is all and thank you for your time and read my tour.

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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by Xander66 » 10/02/2018, 17:47

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Stage 1: Glenelch > Goolwa (149 km)
Stage 2: Willunga > Aldinga Beach (time trial, 22 km)
Stage 3: McLaren Vale > Lobethal (138 km)
Stage 4: Port Adelaide > Paracombe (140 km)
Stage 5: Fulham > Linden Park (160 km)
Stage 6: Mawson Lakes > Adelaide (100 km)

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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by danielcp327 » 10/02/2018, 23:59

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Have no time for presentations, so I will only leave here the link of my tour.

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Re: Tour Down Harder (Cat. 2, deadline on 10/2)

Post by emmea90 » 11/02/2018, 0:01

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