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Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

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Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by emmea90 » 08/03/2018, 10:29

Contest #4 - Tour de France 2018
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Four months between us and the 2nd Grand Tour of the season, so it's time to open the 2nd Cat. 1 contest.

The second contest will be - of course - focused on "La Grand Boucle". Like the giro, the contest will be about re-drawing and improving Tour de France 2018.
- You have to keep Vendeé grand Depart with 2 days of racing in it.
- Of course you have to end TDF in Champs-Elysees. This means that stage 20 must end near the start or near a city that has TGV
- You cannot repeat key parts of Tour de France 2017 real stages
- You have to put a stage start or a stage finish in at least 7 different france regions (divided with the 2014 France law that reduced the regions in a total of 18)
- 2018 is 100 years after WWI end, so you have to remember it in at least two stages. (Yes, even there |berlu )
- 15 of july will be the date of Fifa World Cup 2018 final and the final will be played at 16.00 CET. Stage must end early on that day, so you can draw a stage of maximum 150 Km length if flat or hilly and 120 Km max if it's a mountain stage.

Like the other GT contests, you can have a maximum of TWO routes submitted for this one instead of five.

The Tour should be balanced, offering a "Dumoulin" and a "Quintana" the same chances to compete for the yellow jersey.

The Deadline will be on Satuday 7 July, when the first inline stage of Tour de France will officially starts at Km 0

You must submit your routes in this topic submitting the link. As stated in general presentation, you can submit from 1 to 3 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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Il secondo contest dei grandi giri sarà ovviamente sul Tour de France. Come per il giro il tema del contest è ridisegnare e migliorare il Tour de France 2018.
- Dovete mantenere il Grand Depart in Vandea con due giorni di corsa
- Ovviamente dovete finire ai campi elisi. Questo comporta che la tappa precedente deve finire o vicino alla partenza oppure vicino ad una città servita da TGV
- Non potete ripetere passaggi chiave delle tappe del vero tour 2017
- Dovete inserire una partenza o un arrivo in almeno 7 diverse regioni francesi (fa fede la divisione amministrativa 2014, su 18 regioni totali)
- Ci devono essere due tappe che presentino un passaggio commemorativo della fine della 1a guerra mondiale. (Sì, anche qua)
- Il 15 di luglio c'è la finale del campionato del mondo di calcio. La tappa deve finire presto, per questo motivo la tappa di quel giorno può essere lunga al massimo 150 km se piatta o mossa e 120 se di montagna

Come negli altri contest dei GT potete presentare al massimo due percorsi.

Il Tour deve essere bilanciato offrendo a un "Dumoulin" e ad un "Quintana" le stesse chance di vittoria.

La scadenza è il 7 luglio quando il Tour de France passerà il Km 0 della prima tappa.
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by antoninvds » 17/03/2018, 12:45

Hi ! The official website of Tour de France mentions a time bonus (3, 2 and 1 sec.) in the nine first stages without giving any point for the green jersey. As it is not a intermediate sprint, how do we do to show it on our profiles ? Do we can show it with the intermediate figurative for TT ?

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by emmea90 » 17/03/2018, 20:36

antoninvds wrote:
17/03/2018, 12:45
Hi ! The official website of Tour de France mentions a time bonus (3, 2 and 1 sec.) in the nine first stages without giving any point for the green jersey. As it is not a intermediate sprint, how do we do to show it on our profiles ? Do we can show it with the intermediate figurative for TT ?

Thanks,
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It's always a sprint, even in Giro only one sprint gave bonif. Anyway, you are not required to follow that rule
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by xiky » 20/03/2018, 15:18

One question
The Tour de France does not travel through the Passage du Gois in the Vendeé because the low tide does not coincide with the time of the event. If it is included in the tour, will it have a negative effect on the assessment?

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by emmea90 » 20/03/2018, 22:56

xiky wrote:
20/03/2018, 15:18
One question
The Tour de France does not travel through the Passage du Gois in the Vendeé because the low tide does not coincide with the time of the event. If it is included in the tour, will it have a negative effect on the assessment?
It depends from the hour of your passage and the tide. Please provide proof that at that time there is low tide for the time required in the description.
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by xiky » 21/03/2018, 15:42

Ok, well here I expose my Tour, then.

maps/tours/view/8754

- The race takes departure on the Île de Noirmoutier in the department of Vendeé. The second stage also starts from the department of Vendeé in the town of Challans.
- In order to be able to make the transit through the Passage du Gois, the time of the opening CRE will be modified to coincide with the low tide, which will be for July 7 at 18:44. Therefore, the first team will take the start at 17:30 and the forecast of arrival of the last team, will be around 19:30. The departure interval between the teams will be 4'.
- The rest days come after stage 9 (Belfort) and 15 (Pra Loup).
- The race has a beginning or end of stage in the 12 continental regions of Metropolitan France: Pays de la Loire, Bretagne, Normandie, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Occitaine, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Center-Val de Loire and Île-de-France.
- In memory of the centenary of the end of World War I, there will be stage finals in Amiens and Cambrai, in addition, from a beginning in San Quintin and stages in the Vosges, territories disputed with the Germans.
- On July 15, date that coincides with the final of the World Cup, will be played the 9th stage between Colmar and Belfort of only 126 kms.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by emmea90 » 21/03/2018, 19:42

xiky wrote:
21/03/2018, 15:42
Ok, well here I expose my Tour, then.
Fix pictures please. Check them on preview before posting.
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by xiky » 22/03/2018, 0:08

emmea90 wrote:
21/03/2018, 19:42
xiky wrote:
21/03/2018, 15:42
Ok, well here I expose my Tour, then.
Fix pictures please. Check them on preview before posting.
I can see them well from the PC, but I do not know why they can not be viewed from the phone.

Edit: It is fixed. I could only see it by having the session started where I was hosting the photos.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by mauro » 22/03/2018, 17:32

xiky wrote:
21/03/2018, 15:42
Ok, well here I expose my Tour, then.

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The Passage du Gois will not be feasible on the day of the first leg due to the tide schedule. For the same reason, he was ousted from the initial kilometers of the first stage of the real Tour de France 2018. It is unthinkable to let us pass a time trial stage, which takes several hours.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by xiky » 22/03/2018, 19:48

mauro wrote:
22/03/2018, 17:32
xiky wrote:
21/03/2018, 15:42
Ok, well here I expose my Tour, then.

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The Passage du Gois will not be feasible on the day of the first leg due to the tide schedule. For the same reason, he was ousted from the initial kilometers of the first stage of the real Tour de France 2018. It is unthinkable to let us pass a time trial stage, which takes several hours.
Read the comments of my Tour.
The low tide is scheduled for that day at 6:44 pm. The first stage is a CRE, which in about 27 kms, 22 teams in intervals of 4 ', take about 2 hours to complete the TT, from the start of the first team to the arrival of the last. The schedule that I have scheduled for that stage is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
The Tour does not transit, because it is at the beginning of the stage it would coincide more or less with the high tide.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by mauro » 22/03/2018, 20:00

No problem, then

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Pereiroseleccion » 30/03/2018, 22:36

My Tour.

maps/tours/view/8834

Rest days after stage 9 and 16 (Monday and Tuesday). IWW remembered in stage 8 (Start from In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres) and stage 9 (pass along Verdun Memorial) Until stage 11 there is not a single climb with more than 300m of ascent. “Dumoulins” have their chance in prologue, windy TTT, several stages of one-day race type, and a hard ITT with two short climbs. “The Quintanas” have two days of half mountain in the Jura, 3 hard alpine stages, one in the central massif and only one in Pyrenees. “Dumoulins” have an opportunity to recover time in the last ITT.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Anthofou31 » 02/04/2018, 17:31

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Stage 1:Noirmoutier-Le Passage du Gois
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Sprint:Belleville Sur Vie (87.5 km)

Stage 2:La Barre des Monts-Mont des Alouettes
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Climbs: Cote du Puy duu Fou (2.4 km à 4.7%)
Monts de Alouettes (2.4 km à 4.2%)
Sprint:La Roche sur Yon (72.3 km)
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Stage 3:La Roche sur Yon-Angouême
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Sprint: Les Alleuds (133.5 km)

Stage 4:Angoulême-Brive la Gaillarde
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Climb: Cote de Chateau l'Evèque (1.5 km à 6.1%)
Sprint:Périgueux (82.5 Km)

Stage 5:Brive la Gaillarde-Saint Cirq lapopie
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Climbs: Cote de la Bitarellle (8.7 km à 3.6%)
Cote de Pierre Taillade (3.3 km à 6.6%)
Le Pech du Mont (1.8 km à 4.7%)
Cote de Lalande (2.1 km à 6.4%)
Cote de Calès (2.2 km à 5.4%)
Cote de Couzou (2.2 km à 6.2%)
Cote de Rocamadour (2.4 km à 5.7%)
Mas de la Borie (7.4 km à 3.1%)
Cote de Sauliac (4.3 km à 4.7%)
Saint Cirq Lapopie (3.6 km à 6.2%)
Sprint: Gramat (115 km)
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Stage 6:Cahors-Carcassonne
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Sprint: Montberon (112.5 km)

Stage 7:Foix-Saint Plancard
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Climbs: Col d'Alzan (5.5 km à 3.8%)
Col de Sérou (4.4 km à 6.7%)
Cote de Figarol (2.4 km à 4.7%)
Cote de Porteteny (1.6 km à 5.8%)
Col de La Hitte (1.5 km à 5.7%)
Cote du Bousquet (0.8 km à 9.6%)
Mur du Plan (1.4 km à 10.7%)
Cote de La Carrau (1.8 km à 7.2%)
Sprint: Saint-Gaudens (89.5 km )
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Stage 8:Saint Gaudens-Arreau
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Climbs: Port de Balès(19.7 km à 6.1%)
Col de Peyresourde (9.7 km à 7.7%)
Col de Val Louron-Azet (8.5 km à 7.2%)
Cote de Grailhen (2.2 km à 9.2%)
Cote de Lancon (4.3 km à 8.8%)
Hourquette d'Ancizan (10.5 km à 7.5%)
Col d'Aspin (5.6 km à 7.1%)
Sprint: Armentuelle (79.5 km)
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Stage 9:Arreau-Col des Tentes
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Climbs: Col d'Aspin (10.8 km à 7.1%)
Col du Tourmalet (17.1 km à 7.4%)
Col des Tentes (29.1 km à 5.2%)
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Rest day

Stage 10:Luz Saint Sauver-Cirque de Troumouse (ITT)
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Intermediates: Pragnères (6.8 km)
Notre Dame de Héas (19.5 km)
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Stage 11:Tarbes-Revel
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Climbs: Cote de Capvern (11 km à 3%)
Cote de Ciadoux (1.7 km à 5.7%)
Sprint:Longage (119.1 km)

Stage 12:Mazamet-Montpellier
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Climb: Col Beson (10.1 km à 4.6%)
Sprint: Béziers (106.5 km)

Stage 13:Montpellier-la Ciotat/Bec de L'Aigle
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Climbs: Cote du Rove (4.2 km à 3.5%)
Mur de Notre dame de La Garde (1 km à 10.6%)
Col de la Gineste (5.4 km à 4.5%)
Cote de la Corniche (3.3 km à 9.3%)
Cote du Bec de l'Aigle (3.6 km à 8.1%)
Sprint: Saint Martin du Cros (95.5 Km)
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Stage 14:La Ciotat-Cassis/Le Vicaire (ITT)
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Climbs: Pas de Bellefille (3.4 km à 3.9%)
Montée de La Chapelle (0.9 km à 9.4%)
Mur des Canaillous (0.8 km à 9.8%)
Montée du Vicaire (2.3 km à 13.1%)
Intermediate: Cassis (13.3 km)
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Stage 15:Toulon-Mur des Coumettes
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Climbs: Cote de la Corniche (2.3 km à 5.3%)
Col de Gratteloup (3.1 kim à 4.6%)
Col de Bougnon (2.7Km à 5.4%)
Col du Testanier (5.5 km à 4.6%)
Col du Tanneron (7.8 Km à 5.9%)
Cote de l'Hopital (2.1 km à 6.6%)
Montée de Grasse (4.3 km à 8.1%)
Cote de la Treille (2.1 km à 8.4%)
Cote de Laous (1.8 km à 5.8%)
Cote de Bar-Sur-Loup (1 km à 15%)
Mur des Courmettes (6.3 km à 11.6%)
Sprint: Mandelieu (120 km)
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Rest Day

Stage 16:Grenoble-La Ruchère
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Climbs: Col de Marcieu (11.1 km à 7.3%)
Col de Granier (9.5 km à 9%)
Col de la Cluse (5.3 km à 7.4%)
Col des Egaux (2.1 km à 6.2%)
Col des Milles Martyrs (8.2 km à 6.1%)
Col du Coq (12.5 km à 8.6%)
Col du Cucheron (4.4 km à 7.7%)
La Ruchère (5.4 km à 11.2%)
Sprint: Saint-Egrève (148.2 km )
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Stage 17:Chambéry-Rumilly
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Climbs: Mont du Chat (13.7 km à 9.1%)
Montpellas (4.1 km à 5.6%)
Col du Grand Colombier (15.6 km à 8%)
Col du Clergeon (9.2 km à 8%)
Cote de Moye (1.3 km à 6.8%)
Sprint: Béon (72.5 km)
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Stage 18:Nantua-Besançon/Fort de Chaudagne
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Climbs: Cote de Sème (4.5 km à 8%)
Cote de Viry (5.1 km à 5.4%)
Montée du Haut Cret (14.1 km à 4.9%)
Mur de Morbier (1.2 km à 10.5%)
Col de Savine (3.7 km à 5%)
Fort de Chaudagne (1.8 km à 9.1%)
Sprint:Vers en Montagne (124 km)
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Stage 19:Montbéliard-Grand Ballon
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Climbs: Ballon d'Alsace (11.2 km à 5.9%)
Grand Ballon (12.5 km à 7.6%)
Grand Ballon 2 (17.6 km à 5.9%)
Sprint: Bussang (80.5 km)
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Stage 20:Epinal-Metz
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Climb: Mur de Fort Gérardin (1.9 km à 8.1%)
Sprint: Nancy (69 km)
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Stage 21:Versailles-Paris/Champs Elysées
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Climbs: Cote de Meudon (2.1 km à 6.2%)
Cote de Clamart (3 km à 4.1%)
Sprint: Les Invalides (33 km)
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by antoninvds » 05/04/2018, 16:41

Hi ! There is my TDF2018 contest route : maps/tours/view/8893 !

There are :

- 2 rest days after stages 9 and 15.
- 9 flat stages, including 1 uphill finish and 18 kilometers of cobbles.
- 4 hilly stages, including 2 uphill finishes.
- 6 mountain stages, with 3 top finishes.
- 2 time trials : 1 TTT in Compiègne and 1 ITT in Basque Country.

9 crossed regions (of 13 in metropolitan France) :
- Pays de la Loire
- Bretagne
- Normandie
- Hauts de France
- Auvergne - Rhône Alpes
- Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur
- Occitanie
- Nouvelle Aquitaine
- Île de France

2 crossed foreign countries :
- Belgium, with the 9th stage start in Ypres and the Kemmelberg climb.
- Spain, with one climb : the Portillon.

8 new start and finish cities and sites :
- Vimoutiers (Orne - Normandie)
- Col de l'Iseran (Savoie - Auvergne-Rhône Alpes)
- Trie-sur-Baïse (Hautes-Pyrénées - Occitanie)
- Gavarnie (Hautes-Pyrénées - Occitanie)
- Col de Tentes (Hautes-Pyrénées - Occitanie)
- Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Pyrénées-Atlantiques - Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
- Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (Pyrénées-Atlantiques - Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
- Élancourt (Yvelines - Île-de-France)

There is a total of 29 climbs (HC, 1st, 2nd) and several remembrances of WW1 : Compiègne and its TTT, the complete 8th stage with its start in Péronne and its finish in Boulogne-sur-Mer, and finally the start of the 9th stage in Ypres.

1. Noirmoutier-en-l'Île -> Mont des Alouettes - Les Herbiers. Flat - 167.5km. :)
The stage is quite short with a hilly finish, and some little climbs ; the wind should not have a big importance. As in 2011, a finisseur should win right here.
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2. Le Puy du Fou -> Les Sables-d'Olonne. Flat. 193.5km. isis
There is no huge difficulty in this stage and the sprinters will have a good opportunity to take the win. Pay however attention to the wind in the final kilometers, it could have some echelons.
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3. La Roche-sur-Yon -> Vitré. Flat. 192.5km. :65:
Go to North ! There is no climb in this stage and a finish line for strong sprinters, just in front of the Saint-Pierre Church of Vitré. The wind could have an importance again. In 2006, when the Tour finished in Vitré, Robbie McEwen won, maybe a first one for Caleb Ewan..?
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4. Vitré -> Mûr-de-Bretagne - Guerlédan. Hilly. 209km. :asd:
This is the first stage which can generate real modifications on the GC. This could be considered as a LBL in Bretagne, with hard percentages in short climbs, and a long distance. Mûr will be climbed twice and another 3rd category climb is programmed between them. In 2011, Evans won, so maybe an opportunity for a leader...
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5. Dinan -> Alençon. Flat. 202.5km. :neutral:
Once again, sprinters could have the last word in Alençon, even if there are two climbs in the last quarter of the stage which can help baroudeurs.
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6. Vimoutiers - Pays d'Auge -> Beauvais. Flat. 188.5km. 59@@
The stage is really done for sprinters, with little climbs in the first part of the race, but no one in the final part. Riders will go through Normandy to Oise, with a intermediate sprint in the city of Giverny, known for being the painter Claude Monet's residence.
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7. Compiègne -> Compiègne. Team Time Trial. 22km. |rulla
In the city which welcomes the Paris-Roubaix start each year, and the areas around, it will be very fast as the different teams will ride alone. In the woods of the 1918 armistice, and especially by going through Rethondes, it is a remembrance of the first World War.
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8. Péronne -> Boulogne-sur-Mer. Hilly. 174km. :ahahah:
This is the stage which remember the most WW1, as it starts in Péronne, just in front of WW1 Historial, and finishes in Boulogne, which welcomes General Pershing in 1917, with a similar final part as 2012. A good way for puncheurs !
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9. Ypres -> Roubaix. Flat. Cobbles. 127.5km. |berlu
To end this first week, and just before the World Cup Final, the Tour riders are going to have a hard day, even if it is a short one. In these 127 kilometers, 18 of them will be on cobbled roads, including three really hard sectors : Mons-en-Pévèle, Carrefour de l'Arbre and Chateau d'Hem. These two latter are placed in the last 20 kilometers.
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Transfer to the Alps, and REST DAY.

10. Annecy -> Le Grand-Bornand. Mountain. 159km. clap
I kept the real route of the tenth stage of the Tour as I found it really good to enter the Alps. This is difficult stage with 5 climbs and an arrive in the sweet village of Le Grand-Bornand, where Fränk Schleck won in 2009 and Rui Costa in 2013. More than the difficulty of the stage, the landscapes are so wonderful, the route going through Bornes and Aravis.
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11. Megève -> Val-d'Isère - Col de l'Iseran. Mountain. 131.5km. :mrgreen:
This is a short stage, but really hard, as there are 4 climbs and a big height difference. I kept the concatenation Pré-Roselend because it is a very difficult one (I climbed it and I was dying on my bike... but that was cool !) and put the finish at the end of the col de l'Iseran, which is the first top finish of the Tour. By the way, it is the highest finish of the Tour history, where will be awarded the "Souvenir Henri Desgrange".
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12. Modane - Valfréjus -> Alpe-d'Huez. Mountain. 133km. |schum
2018 route cannot be without a finish in Alpe-d'Huez. I choose another short stage to improve the attacks probabilities. This is a big stage for the GC.
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13. Le Bourg-d'Oisans -> Valence. Flat. 199.5km. zizo
To escape the Alps, this is an almost 200km-stage which is a big opportunity for baroudeurs, or for sprinters who know how to climb well. Indeed, there are two climbs in the 50 last kilometers which are known by those who ride the Classic Sud Ardèche.
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14. Valréas -> Mende. Medium Mountain. 235.5km. :stupore:
This is the longest stage of this Tour, and the distance is not the biggest difficulty of the day : after a long first climb beginning in the Jean Ferrat's village, there is the Mont Gerbier de Jonc climb (2nd category icon is hidden on the profile), where is the Loire source. After that, the riders have to go through the Massif Central until Mende. Before climbing to the finish, there is another little climb in the city, which can be a first step to attack and take the win.
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15. Millau -> Carcassonne. Medium Mountain. 193.5km. :D
I kept the Pic de Nore climb in this stage, but I don't really know how the stage is drawn by ASO, so I imagined it like this. This is a good day for baroudeurs...
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REST DAY

16. Carcassonne -> Lannemezan. Flat. 185.5km. siinc
The last flat stage before the Champs Élysées, the sprinters have to be careful about the breakaways to take the win. After that, there will be climbs everywhere...
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17. Trie-sur-Baïse -> Saint-Lary-Soulan. Mountain. 154km. :augh:
That stage is also short, but the 60 last kilometers are very difficult, with three climbs : Portillon (and 25 kilometers in Spain), Peyresourde and Azet. The arrive is set for the first time in the village of Saint-Lary, while all arrive here were set at the Pla-d'Adet. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Pyrénées !
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18. Saint-Lary-Soulan -> Gavarnie - Col de Tentes. Mountain. 96.5km :angel:
Like the Foix stage last year, this stage is really short : less than 100km ! After the Hourquette, there is the Tourmalet to climb, with the "Souvenir Jacques Goddet" up there. The finish is placed in a lost place, at 2200 meters high, with no possibility to go further. Moreover, the part before the Gavernie village is not flat and will be difficult to go through.
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19. Pau -> Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Pays de Cize. Mountain. 197.5km. R&R
Why not finish the Tour in Basque Country ? This stage is hard and long, with several climbs which could generate some gaps in the GC. There are also some narrow roads, pay attention to these ones. Just before the TT, it is a good opportunity to gain some time for those who are not the bests in the exercice... Hello Romain, I am talking to you...
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20. Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle -> Espelette. Individual Time Trial. 30km. |dela
The last chance to win the Tour, also the last risk to lose it. This is almost the real route of the TT and I kept it like this as I found it very interesting because this is not a flat TT and can help the climbers to not lose a lot of time.
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21. Élancourt -> Paris - Champs Élysées. Flat. 100.5km. :sob:
Is there anything more to say ? Just the fact the fictional start is set in front of the France Miniature park.
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I hope you will enjoy it ! If i have the time, I may draw a second route for the contest..!

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by DYDYDYDOU » 12/05/2018, 18:54

Hello, I present my first route of the TDF 2018
maps/tours/view/6065

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3411 km
75,10 km of individual time trial ( 1 flat and 1 in climb )
7 flat stages
3 accidented stages ( 1 finish in hump )
4 medium mountain stages ( 1 finish in altitude )
5 high mountain stages ( 4 finish in altitude )
2 rest days ( in Isère and in Foix )


9 crossed regions :
- Pays de la Loire
- Bretagne
- Normandie
- Centre-Val-de-Loire
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
- Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
- Occitanie
- Ile-de-France

57 climbs are listed :
- 17 in 4°Category
- 13 in 3° Category
- 11 in 2° Category
- 10 in 1°Category
- 6 in out of Category

10 news start and finish cities on 39 :
Quiberon
Ploërmel
Mont des Avaloirs
Riom
Ambérieu-en-Bugey
Rumilly
Le Collet d'Allevard
La Roque d'Anthéron
Goulier Neige
Rethondes

Stage 1 : Noirmoutier-en-Ile - Luçon ( Flat, 142,81 km )

The first step is reserved to sprinters. Who will be in yellow jersey ? Kittel, Sagan, Cavendish or another ?

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Intermediate Sprint : La Mothe-Achard

Stage 2 : La Roche-sur-Yon - Le Puy-du-Fou ( Individual Time Trial , 49,5 km )

A flat time trial long of 49,5 km. The occasion for the rouleurs to make differences. The arrival is situated at the center of Puy-du-Fou !

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Intermediate Time 1 : Les Essarts
Intermediate Time 2 : La Vincère

Stage 3 : Nantes - Quiberon ( Flat , 193,22 km )

A stage reserved once again to sprinters. The finish on the peninsula of Quiberon is quite simply beautiful. Riders will pas next to the menhirs of Carnac before to join the peninsula. Attention to the windward and to failures for the last kilometres...

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Intermediate Sprint : Noyal-Muzillac
KOM Sprint : Côte de Redon ( 4' Category ) 1.1 Km al 7%


Stage 4 Plouharmël - Mont des Avaloirs ( Accidented , 218,30 km )

This stage between Rennes and Mont des Avaloirs will permit to punchers to express for the first time. However, It's not impossible to see a breakaway go through.

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Intermediate Sprint : Mayenne
KOM Sprint : Côte de Montreuil-Poulay ( 4° Category ) 3.2 Km al 3.7%
Côte de Noé ( 4° Category ) 1.6 Km al 5%
Mont des Avaloirs ( 4° Category ) 2,5 Km al 6.2%

Stage 5 Alençon - Beauvais ( Flat , 228,95 km )

The finish in Beauvais remembers the important role of this city in the WWI with the concords of April 3rd 1918. They had the intention of coordinate the counterattack of the Allied forces against the Germany. On that day, the supreme leadership was entrusted to Marechal Foch. A sprinter could win normally.

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Intermediate Sprint : Conches-en-Ouches
KOM Sprint : Côte d'Acquigny ( 4° Category ) 2.9 Km al 4.5%

Stage 6 Bourges - Vichy Cusset ( Accidented , 209,48 km )

This 6' stage reserve us an accidented track. The Vernayt's climb (1,6 Km at 7,3%) could permit to attackers to illustrate. It's a day to check for the punchers.

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Intermediate Sprint : Cosne d'Allier
KOM Sprint : Côte de Cressanges ( 4' Category ) 3.8 km al 4.1%
Côte de Bègues ( 4° Category ) 2.2 Km al 6,2%
Côte du Vernay ( 3° Category ) 1.6 Km al 7.3%

Stage 7 Riom - Prat de Bouc Plomb du Cantal ( Average Mountain , 198,24 km )

10 climbs ( 4°, 3° and 2° categories ) are on the programme of this stage. It's a great opportunity for the scrappers to shine. And then, we'll must known more on the form of each one.

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Intermediate Sprint : Lac de Lassouilles
KOM Sprint : Col de la Moreno (2° Category ) 11.8 km al 4.9%
Col de Guéry (2° Category )13.8 Km al 3.5%
Col de la Soeur (3° Category )7.2 Km al 4.2%
Côte de Coindre (3° Category )3.1 Km al 6.0%
Col d'Aulac (4° Category ) 7.8 Km al 3.4%
Col de Néronne (2° Category ) 3.8 Km al 9.0%
Pas de Peyrol (2° Category ) 6.2 Km al 7.7%
Col d'Entremont (3° Category ) 3,3 Km al 5.1%
Prat de Bouc (2° Category ) 8.1 Km al 6.1%

Stage 8 Le Puy-en-Velay - Aubenas ( Average Mountain , 110,81 km )

A short step where the scrappers will have a new occasion to shine. Sufficiently to recup the yellow jersey ?

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Intermediate Sprint : Saint-Martial
KOM Sprint : Col de la Croix de Boutières (2° Category ) 12.6 Km al 4.3%
Col du Joux (3° Category ) 4.0 Km al 6.5%
Col de Mézilhac (2° Category ) 9.1 Km al 4.4%

Stage 9 Vals-les-bains - Voiron ( Accidented , 212,71 km )

This step is a good opportunity for sprinters to express after the Massif Central. But the first difficultes come annihilate the chances of some them.

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Intermediate Sprint : Montélier
KOM Sprint : Col de Vals (4° Category ) 2.8 Km al 5.4%
Col de la Fayolle (3° Category ) 10.5 Km al 3.8%
Côte de Saint-Bauzile (4° Category ) 3.0 Km al 4.2%
Côte de Mirmande (4° Category ) 5,9 Km al 4%
Côte de Saint-André-en-Royans (4° Category ) 6.6 Km al 3.3%

Rest day Isère

Stage 10 Voiron - Ambérieu-en-Bugey ( Average Mountain , 134,08 km )

The two last climbs of this stage will serve as probably the magistrate. Again another stage for a breakaway, unless a leader decide to move into action...

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Intermediate Sprint : Belley
KOM Sprint : Côte de Chirens (3° Category ) 4.3 Km al 5.2% 5.5 Km al 6.5%
Côte de la Chapelle-de-la-Tour (4° Category ) 2.0 Km al 8.5%
Col du Sapey (1° Category ) 6.9 Km al 7.1 %
Col des Allymes (2° Category ) 5.5 Km al 6.5%

Stage 11 Rumilly - Les Arcs 2000 ( High Mountain , 159,34 km )

This 11' stage mark the beginning of the Alpes. We'll must assist at the first big creaming of this Tour betwenn the favorites. The ascenions aren't extremely sloping and the differences will be probably limited. But someone can lost the Tour here.

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Intermediate Sprint : Faverges
KOM Sprint : Côte de Marcellaz-Albanais (4° Category ) 3.5 Km al 3.9%
Col des Cyclotouristes (1° Category ) 12.8 Km al 7.7%
Cormet de Roselend ( out of Category ) 20.5 Km al 6.0%
Les Arcs 2000 ( out of Category ) 22.8 Km al 5.4%

Stage 12 Bourg Saint-Maurice - Le Collet d'Allevard ( High Mountain, 177,68 km )

Le Collet d'Allevard constitue a new finish but not without difficult ( 11,3 km at 8,5 % ). It was crossed one time in 2011 during the Dauphiné. This climb had made a lot of damage between the leaders at the time... The Col de Champ-Laurent ( 10,0 Km at 8,0 % ), situate just before is a new climb too. The succession of these two climbs risk to suprise, especially after the Col de Mongirod and the Col de la Madeleine which will have mark the organisms...

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The Collet d'Allevard's station with the moutains range of the Bauges

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Intermediate Sprint : Epierre
KOM Sprint : Col de Montgirod ( out of category 13.1 Km al 8.1% )
Col de la Madeleine ( out of Category ) 24.9 Km at 6.2%
Col de Champ-Laurent (1° Category ) 10.0 Km al 8%
Le Collet d'Allevard ( out of Category ) 11.3 Km al 8.5%

Stage 13 Grenoble - Manosque ( Average Mountain , 187,17 km )

The Sprinters who will pass the Col de la Croix-haute will have a good chance to win in Manosque. It will be not easy and after the Alpes, that risking to be complicated for some sprinters.

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Intermediate Sprint : Laragne-Montéglin
KOM Sprint Col du Fau ( 3° Category ) 20.4 Km al 3%
Col de la Croix-Haute (3° Category ) 6.1 Km al 5%

Stage 14 La Roque d'Anthéron - Sète ( Flat , 171,44 km )

This stage reserve an explosive finish with the climb of the Mont Saint-Clair ( 1,2 km at 11,5 % ) at least of 5 kilometres of the arrival. A stage for puncher. Unless a sprinter arrive to pass the Mont Saint-Clair with them...

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The city of Sète and the Mont Saint Clair behind

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Intermediate Sprint : Aigues-Mortes
KOM Sprint : Côte du Mont Saint-Clair (3° Category ) 1.2 Km al 11.5 %

Stage 15 Frontignan - Limoux ( Flat, 136,16 km )

In Limoux, Sprinters wille have a good opportunity to win. On condition that don't give too margin to a breakaway.

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Intermediate Sprint : Homps
KOM Sprint : Col de Castel (4° Category ) 3.7 Km al 4.4%

Rest day Foix

Stage 16 Foix - Goulier Neige ( High Mountain , 141,15 km )

This 16' stage is not very longs and the second part of the race promise to be turmulent ! The climbers will be on the spotlight. The abrupt slopes of the Goulier's climb can permit to create differences between the favorites.

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Intermediate Sprint : Seix
KOM Sprint : Côte de Esplas-de-Sérou ( 3' Category ) 4 Km al 7%
Col de la Crouzette ( 1' Category ) 6,5 Km al 8,5 %
Col de Latrape (1° Category ) 5.5 Km al 7.8%
Col d'Agnès (1° Category ) 9.7 Km al 8.3%
Port de Lers (3° Category ) 4.2 Km al 5.5%
Goulier Neige (1° Category ) 9,6 Km al 7,9%

Stage 17 Saint-Girons - Saint-Gaudens ( High Mountain , 174,22 km )

4 majors difficulties are programed on this step. It's a day for climbers who will have lost lot of time and who will want join a breakaway.

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Intermediate Sprint : Alos
KOM Sprint : Col de Larrieu (2° Category ) 5,5 Km al 6%
Col de Menté (1° Category ) 8.8 Km al 7.3%
Col du Portillon (1° Category ) 8 Km al 6.9%
Port de Balès ( out of Category ) 19.5 Km al 5.9%

Stage 18 Saint-Gaudens - Luz-Ardiden ( High Moutain , 200,83 km )

The last stage of high mountain promise to be gripping with notably the difficult asension of Luz-Ardiden to finish.

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Intermediate Sprint : Asson
KOM Sprint : Côte de Burg ( 4° Category ) 3.1 Km al 4.5%
Col du Soulor ( 1° Category ) 12 Km al 7.7%
Col des Bordères ( 2° Category ) 3.7 Km al 7.4%
Luz-Ardiden ( out of Category ) 13.7 Km al 8%


Stage 19 Bagnères-de-Bigorre - La Mongie ( Individual Time Trial , 26,76 km )

This Individuel Time Trial will prove to be decisive for the General. This climb of La Mongie ( on the routes of Tourmalet ) can cause weighty differences between the leaders.

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Intermediate Time 1 : Saint-Roch
Inermediate Time 2 : Gripp

Stage 20 Pau - Agen ( Flat , 161,83 km )

It will be the last chances for the sprinters before the Champs Elysées. The Sprinters's team will be probably tired and a breakaway could take advantage of that.

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Intermediate Sprint : Eauze
KOM Sprint : Côte de Navalles-Angos (4° Category ) 1.3 Km al 5.6%
Côte d'Aurensan (4° Category ) 2.0 Km al 5.1%

Stage 21 Rethondes - Paris - Les Champs Elysées ( Flat , 138,35 km )

This stage commemorate the centenary of the Armistice with the start in Rethondes. As a reminder, the Armistice was signed in a train in the Rethondes's forest. The start will be given in front of the Armistice's Memorial.

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This photo shows the representants of the France, Germany and Great Britain after the signature of the Armistice

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Intermediate Sprint : Le Plessis-Belleville
KOM Sprint : Côte de la Vache Noire ( 4° Category ) 2.2 Km al 5%
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by benoît.guillot » 18/05/2018, 10:22

"Quand le Tour de France passe, la France est au pas de sa porte ! "
When Tour de France is coming, France wait at her own doorstep


Tristan Bernard

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Fight, fight against the others, fight against the climb, fight against the wind, fight against the cobble, fight against your pain, afte all, it's only other guys like you, it's only climb, it's only wind, it's only cobbles, it's only pain, it's only a jersey, but a yellow one.


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maps/tours/view/8954



A few stats :

- 21 stages on 23 days.
- 10 plain stages, 4 medium moutain stages, 5 high moutain stages, 2 time-trial.
- 3513 km included 98 km of time-trial
- 5 top finishes and 66 KOM sprints included 5 HC climb such as Cormet d'Arêches, Col de la Madeleine, Col du Glandon, Montée de Charousse and Montagne du Laberou


Calendar :

- 07/07 : La-Roche-sur-Yon > Les Essarts / 207.14 Km / Plain
- 08/07 : Les Essarts > Mouilleron-le-Captif / 51.68 Km / Team Time Trial
- 09/07 : La-Roche-Sur-Yon > Chinon / 182.91 Km / Plain
- 10/07 : Amboise > Montargis / 180.45 Km / Plain
- 11/07 : Montargis > Lac du Der-Chantecoq / 227.86 Km / Plain
- 12/07 : Saint-Dizier > Les Eparges - Point X / 197.53 Km / Plain
- 13/07 : Nancy > Le Thillot / 162.91 Km / Medium Moutain
- 14/07 : Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle > Pontarlier / 175.73 Km / Medium Moutain
- 15/07 : Rest in Albertville
- 16/07 : Albertville > Cormet d'Arêches / 96.54 Km / High Moutain
- 17/07 : Moutiers > Grenoble / 168.72 Km / High Moutain
- 18/07 : Grenoble > Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateau / 181.08 Km / Plain
- 19/07 : Pierrelatte > Florac - Col de Pierre-Plate / 189.50 Km / Medium Moutain
- 20/07 : Florac > Gaillac / 210.04 Km / Plain
- 21/07 : Albi > Cap d'Agde / 186.51 Km / Plain
- 22/07 : Cap d'Agde > Banyuls-sur-Mer / 175.38 Km / Plain
- 23/07 : Rest in Arguelès-sur-Mer
- 24/07 : Arguelès-sur-Mer > Foix / 189.39 Km / Medium Moutain
- 25/07 : Foix > Station du Mourtis / 190.32 Km / High Moutain
- 26/07 : Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges > Bagnères-de-Bigorre / 174.01 Km / High Moutain
- 27/07 : Lourdes > Montagne de Laberou / 206.54 Km / High Moutain
- 28/07 : Escot > Pau / 46.20 Km / Individual Time Trial
- 29/07 : Maison-Laffite > Paris - Champs Élysées / 112.78 Km / Plain


Main Stages :

Stage 1 : La-Roche-sur-Yon > Les Essarts / 207.14 Km / Plain

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Place Napoléon, La-Roche-sur-Yon


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Passage du Gois, submerged at high tide


This first stage is a flat one, that's for sure. But it could also be a tough one. Wind will be a great factor for the victory and the first Yellow jersey as the pack will be racing along the coast, including a very specific road at Le passage du Gois. Sprinters will however be at the party.


Stage 2 : Les Essarts > Mouilleron-le-Captif / 51.68 Km / Team Time Trial

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Parc du Beaupuy, Mouilleron-le-Captif


First Time Trial, a team one. The jersey will be in danger for sure but still no climb to fight with.


Stage 6 : Saint-Dizier > Les Eparges - Point X / 197.53 Km / Plain

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Crête des Eparges, one of the main places related to ww1 fight in Meuse


When a stage take place in our history pages, road profile will certainly be like that. In order to celebrate the hundredth years of WW1 armistice, we will be visiting some of the most famous places of that war in Meuse, including Saint-Mihiel, the Tranchée de la Calonne and at last, the famous Point X, where fight can still be seen next to the road. There will be no sprints here even if the stage will no be as difficult as some others, the last climb will be too hard for classic sprinters.


Stage 7 : Nancy > Le Thillot / 162.91 Km / Medium Moutain

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Le Thillot, just under the colline de Ramonchamps, last climb of the day


For the first time, cyclists will visit some hard climb. However, this stage will not be some of the ones where the Tour can be win. As commentary used to say "but it can be one where you'll lose everything"


Stage 8 : Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle > Pontarlier / 175.73 Km / Medium Moutain

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French infantry in the Ballon d'Alsace in 1914. Even if there will be no combat, The ballon d'Alsace was fortified and become soon a french strategic place of the Masevaux sector during the first year of WW1


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The vallée de la Loue, high light of the day and place of the last climb of the day


One of the most beautiful stage of the Tour across the Franche-Comté. To have the right of enjoying a rest day, the race will have to climb one more time and reach Pontarlier, near the swiss border.


Stage 9 : Beaufort > Cormet d'Arêches / 96.54 Km / High Moutain

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The Cormet d'Arêches and the dirt road sector which leads to it


The Cormet d'Arêches could be called the big brother of the one from Roselend. Very difficult and long (20km with an average slope of 7%), it also brings a dirt road sector to climb for the last 4200 meters. This will be one of the most difficult stages of the Tour and for sure, the winner will be one of the a yellow jersey pretenders.


Stage 10 : Moutiers > Grenoble / 168.72 Km / High Moutain

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Landscapes of Chamrousse, above Grenoble, final climb of the day


"No rest in the alps" could be the motto of that second high moutain stage, the last one in this massif. Three "hors categorie" passes? the first of the Tour. One very difficult downhill to raise their arms in Grenoble and add that prestigious victory to personnal results.


Stage 12 : Pierrelatte > Florac - Col de Pierre-Plate / 189.50 Km / Medium Moutain

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Landscapes of Florac with a view on the Col de Pierre-Plate


There will be more difficult stages before the Champs-Elysées but those 189 kilometers will either put some punchers on the light or some leaders on the fight. Anyway, that would be a stage to remember.


Stage 16 : Arguelès-sur-Mer > Foix / 189.39 Km / Medium Moutain

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A view of Foix, finish of the 16th stage


There is no easy way to arrive in the Pyrenées. For the race, it will begin with some category 2 climbing to reach Foix. No leaders will be on the head of the race for sure, they will preserve each other to the hell planned for the next days.


Stage 17 : Foix > Station du Mourtis / 190.32 Km / High Moutain

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The station du mourtis, first top hill finish of the Pyrenées


Above the Col de Menté, there is a winter resort called Le Mourtis. That will be the first fight for leaders. Passes before that will be here to make things harder and make that fight legendary but beware of what will be next...


Stage 18 : Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges > Bagnères-de-Bigorre / 174.01 Km / High Moutain

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The narrow road of the Col de Couret, first appearance in the Tour


This will be hell for the pack. More than 5000 meters of ascending elevation for 8 passes, included 5 first category and 4 unseen in the Tour. No way leaders could miss that stages, even if the Tour will not be finished at Bagnères-de-Biggore.


Stage 19 : Lourdes > Montagne de Laberou / 206.54 Km / High Moutain

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The wonderfull landscapes of the Montagne de Laberou, last top hil finish of the Tour


For the last moutain stage of the Tour, the road will go to spain and back to France to reach a new unseen top hill finish in the Laberou's pastures. There will be no doubt that the Tour de france's winner will be in the very first positions at the top but there will be still seconds to gain the day after.


Stage 20 : Escot > Pau / 46.20 Km / Individual Time Trial

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The Boulevard des Pyrenées in Pau, final meters of the last ITT of this year


No better way to end pyrenées' trip with this marvelous view that we can see in the old city of Pau. Once again, the town will be stage city but this time for and Individual Time Trial that will seal the fate of the race. No time can be gain after that and the yellow jersey can now celebrate with his teammates.

Stage 21 : Maison-Laffite > Paris - Champs Élysées / 112.78 Km / Plain[/b]

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The final finish at the Champs-Elysées


One more cobble sector for the fun, two more climb for the view and the pack will be able to start going around the most beautiful avenue in the world, reach the victory one more time and perhaps asuure or conquer the green jersey.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by DYDYDYDOU » 18/05/2018, 22:20

Here is my second route of Tour de France 2018
www.la-flamme-rouge.eu/maps/tours/view/9410

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3386 km
59,29 km of Time Trial ( 1 prolog and 1 individual time trial )
8 flat stages ( 1 finish in hump )
2 accidented stages ( whose a stage with cobbles sectors )
3 medium mountain stages
6 high mountain stages ( 4 finish in altitude )
2 rest days ( in Pau and in Vaucluse)

11 news start and finish cities on 37 :
Pouzauges
Ernée
Cabourg
Les Chalets d'Iraty Col Bagargui
Graulhet
Sèverac-le-Château
Courthézon
Vaujany
Samöens 1600
Rethondes

55 climbs are listed :
18 in 4' category
11 in 3' category
10 in 2' category
9 in 1' category
7 in out of category

Stage 1 : Les Sables d'Olonne - Les Sables d'Olonne ( Prolog , 7,64 km )

Tour de France 2018 will begin by a prolog in Les Sables d'Olonne where takes place the start of Vendée Globe every two years. So, who will have the yellow jersey after this prolog ?

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Intermediate Time : Les Sables d'Olonne

Stage 2 : Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - Pouzauges ( Flat , 173,21 km )

The first step in line could be beneficial to the punchers. 2 littles climbs are on the programme whose the Côte de Pouzauges ( 1,5 km al 7% ) at the arrival.

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Intermediate Sprint : Rosnay
KOM Sprint : Côte du Puy-du-Fou ( 4' category 2,3 km al 5% )
Côte de Pouzauges ( 4' category 1,5 km al 7% )

Stage 3 : Saint-Nazaire - Saint-Brieuc ( Flat , 216,22 km )

On this 3rd step, the sprinters will have the occasion to shine in Saint-Brieuc. Unless a brekaway give the slip to the peloton. And then, attention to windward. It breezes generally very hard in this region...

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Intermediate Sprint : Locminé
KOM Sprint : Côte de Keriven ( 4' category 2.4 Km al 3.9% )

Stage 4 : Lamballe - Laval ( Flat , 165,59 km )

The route on this 4'th stage presents no really difficulty. A sprinter risk to win once again.

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Intermdiate Sprint : Sens-de-Bretagne

Stage 5 : Ernée - Cabourg ( Accidented , 180,30 km )

This stage will permit to the punchers to express for the second time. 4 littles climbs ( whose 3 repertoried ) are situated during the 30 last kilometres. But a breakaway can take advantage of this rolling profile...

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Intermediate Sprint : Condé-sur-Noirau
KOM Sprint : Côte de Pontécoulant ( 4' category 2.8 Km al 4.6% )
Côte de Croisilles ( 4' category 3.4 Km al 4% )
Côte de Saint-Jouin ( 4' category 1,7 Km al 6,2% )
Côte de Cricqueville-en-Auge ( 4' category 1.5 Km al 7.1% )
Côte de Granges ( 4' category 2 Km al 5.1% )


Stage 6 : Deauville - Amiens ( Flat , 212,52 km )

The finish in Amiens will refer to the WWI and to the Amiens'battle ( on August 1918 ). Concerning the stage, it's look promise to a sprinter.

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The cathedral and habitations of Amiens completely destroyed after the WWI

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Stage 7 : Amiens - Lille ( Accidented , 207,69 km )

This step between Amiens and Lille will looks a little like of Paris-Roubaix. 9 cobbles sectors are situated on the route whose 2 very importants in the 20 last kilometres with 3,6 km and 2,9 km of cobbles sectors. The specialists of this exercice will have a good opportunity to take the win.

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Intermediate Sprint : Warlaing
Cobbles Sectors : 1. Haveluy à Hornaing (++++, 3100 m)
2. Wallers à Hélesmes (+++, 2000 m)
3. Warlaing à Brillon (+++, 2700 m)
4. Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières (++++, 2600 m)
5. Beuvry-la-Forêt à Orchies (+++, 2000 m)
6. Auchy-les-Orchies à Bersée (++++, 2500 m)
7. Mons-en-Pévèle (+++++, 3100 m)
8. Phalempin à Gondecourt (+++++, 3600 m)
9. Chemy à Gondecourt (+++, 600 m)
10. Avelin à Vendeville (+++++, 2900 m)

Stage 8 : Bordeaux - Dax ( Flat , 147,33 km )

The ultimate flat stage before the Pyrénées will cross the Landes. It will be a good chance for the sprinters.

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Intermediate Sprint : Labouheyre

Stage 9 : Orthez - Les Chalets d'Iraty Col Bagargui ( High Mountain , 139,79 km )

The first high mountain risk to surprise some of them with 3 very difficults climbs with big percentages ( Col de la Hourcère, Col d'Etché and Col Bargargui ). We will known more on the condition of each person.

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The bends of Col Bagargui. They will offer us beautiful landscapes during this 9'stage

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Intermediate Sprint : Barcus
KOM Sprint : Côte de Montory ( 2' category 2,1 Km al 12,2% )
Col de la Hourcère ( out of category 13,4 Km al 7,8% )
Col d'Etché ( 1' category 11,8 K al 7% )
Les Chalets d'Iraty Col Bargargui ( 1' category 9.7 Km al 8.6% )

Rest Day Pau

Stage 10 : Oloron Sainte-Marie - Argelès-Gazost ( High Mountain , 112,52 km )

This very short mountain stage where we could see a breakaway go through. The climbers released to General could highlight on this stage.

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Intermediate Sprint : Bruges
KOM Sprint : Col de Marie-Blanque ( 1' category 8.8 Km al 7.9% )
Col de Spandelles ( 1' category 10,4 Km al 8,2% )

Stage 11 : Tarbes - Hautacam ( High Mountain , 161,43 km )

A classic high moutain stage of the Tour de France with 3 famous climbs ( Hourquette d'Ancizan, Col du Tourmalet and Hautacam ) on the programme. A perfect profil to make differences.

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Intermediate Sprint : Sainte-Marie-de-Campan
KOM Sprint : Col des Palomières ( 3' category 20.0 Km al 2.3% )
Côte d'Asque ( 3' category 1.3 Km al 8.7% )
Col de Couret ( 3' category 1.9 Km al 7.4% )
Col de Soupé ( 2' category 4.6 Km al 6.1% )
Hourquette d'Ancizan ( 1' category 8,5Km al 7,6% )
Col du Tourmalet ( out of category 17.1 Km al 7.3% )
Hautacam ( out of category 13,7 Km al 7.8% )

Stage 12 : Lannemezan - Montauban ( Flat , 156,91 km )

A stage totally flat after the Pyrénées. It's a good opportunity for the sprinters, who will haven't got many occasions to shine until Paris.

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Intermediate Sprint : Gimont
KOM Sprint : Côte de Saint-Magnoac ( 4' category 1.3 Km al 6.4% )

Stage 13 : Graulhet - Millau ( Medium Mountain , 197,43 km )

The crossing of the Cévennes will offer to scrappers a great opportunity to win on this Tour. The route is favourable to them.

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Millau and his famous viaduct behind

Intermediate Sprint : Vabres l'Abbaye
KOM Sprint : Col des Sept Faux ( 2' category 10.8 Km al 4.4% )
Côte de Ferrières ( 3' category 7.2 Km al 3.8% )
Col de Cruzis ( 3' category 2.9 Km al 5.7% )
Côte de Canoubre ( 3' category 6.5 Km al 4.5% )
Côte de Saint-Afrique ( 3' category 6.7 Km al 4.3% )
Côte de Montjaux ( 2' category 10.9 Km al 4.7% )
Côte d'Azinières ( 4' category 2.7 Km al 5.1% )

Stage 14 : Sèverac-le-Château - Montelimar ( Medium Mountain , 230,71 km )

Scrappers or Sprinters ? Here is the question of this 14th stage. The first part of this step is favourable for scrappers while the second part is favourable for sprinters...

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Intermediate Sprint : Bessèges
KOM Sprint : Col des Vignes ( 2' category 8.6 Km al 6.6% )
Col du Sapet ( 2' category 7.1 Km al 6.5% )
Côte de Gagnères ( 4' category 3.0 Km al 4.0% )
Côte de Villeneuve-de-Berg ( 4' category 3.7 Km al 3.7% )

Stage 15 : Montélimar - Carpentras ( High Mountain , 140,50 km )

On this 15' stage, the finish is situate in Carpentras but we can say that the finish is at the summit of Mont Ventoux too. The climbers will build on their qualities to try to make differences. The descent is very fast until Carpentras. Generally, the windward is favourable of this side.

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Intermediate Sprint : Roaix
KOM Sprint : Col de Veaux ( 4' category 2.0 Km al 5.4% )
Mont Ventoux ( out of category 21,0 km al 7,4 % )

Rest Day Vaucluse

Stage 16 : Avignon - Avignon ( Individual Time Trial , 51,65 km )

After a rest day well merited, this long individual time trial could permit to a specialist of this exercice to recover many time in comparison to others competitors.

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Intermediate Time 1 : Rognonas
Intermediate Time 2 : La Bégude-de-Rochefort

Stage 17 : Courthézon - Gap ( Medium Mountain , 186,18 km )

On this stage, the breakaway have a good chance to go through. The rider who will pass the last difficulty ahead risk to win the step.

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Intermediate Sprint : Pélonne
KOM Sprint : Col de Peyruergue ( 3' category 6 km al 4,4% )
Col de Perty ( 2' category 11 km al 4,9 % )
Côte de la Chapelle-de-Sauveterre ( 3' category 4.0 Km al 5.7% )


Stage 18 : Chorges - Vaujany ( High Mountain , 226,65 km )

This high moutain stage risk to mark organims... Before to arrive at Vaujany, riders will have to cilmb up Col du Galibier ( 2580 m ), Lacets de Villargondran and Col de la Croix de Fer ( 2062 m ), 3 cols very longs and tiring...

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The station of Vaujany, where will arrive the riders at the end of the 18' stage

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Intermediate Sprint : Briançon
KOM Sprint : Côte d'Argentière-la-Bessée ( 3' category 3.4 Km al 6.6% )
Col du Galibier ( out of category 22,6 Km al 5,2% )
Lacets de Villargondran ( 1 category 12,3 Km al 6,6% )
Col de la Croix de fer ( out of category 27,9 Km al 5,8% )
Vaujany ( 2' category 5,2 Km al 8,4% )

Stage 19 : Moutiers - Samoëns 1600 ( High Mountain, 172,51 km )

It's the last chance for the leaders to shine. The very difficult climb of the Samoëns 1600 will be the ultimate magistrate of this Tour 2018.

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Intermediate Sprint : Thuy
KOM Sprint : Collet de Tamié ( 2' category 10 km al 6,1% )
Col de la Forclaz ( 1' category 9 km al 7,5% )
Col de la Croix-Fry ( 1' category 11,3 km al 7% )
Col de la Colombière ( 1' category 13.1 Km al 5.5% )
Col de Romme ( 2' category 4.5 Km al 7.9% )
Côte de Chatillon-sur-Cluses ( 3' category 5.5 Km al 4.6% )
Samoëns 1600 ( out of category 10,1 Km al 9,2% )

Stage 20 : Annecy - Lyon ( Flat , 164,06 km )

Despite the fatigue, this 20th stage will be not missing for the sprinters who will haven't got win again.

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Intermediate Sprint : Virginin
KOM Sprint : Côte de Faverges-de-la-Tour ( 4' category 5.7 Km al 3.4% )

Stage 21 : Rethondes - Paris Les Champs Elysées ( Flat, 138,35 km )

This stage commemorate the centenary of the Armistice with the start in Rethondes. As a reminder, the Armistice was signed in a train in the Rethondes's forest.

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The memorial of the Armistice situate in the Rethondes's forest

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Intermediate Sprint : Le Plessis-Belleville
KOM Sprint : Côte de la Vache Noire ( 4' category 2,2 km al 5% )
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by RdZ1201 » 22/05/2018, 22:34

Hi guys,
Here is my route for the contest: maps/tours/view/8916

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1. Noirmoutier-en-Ille hosts the Grand Départ of the Tour. The opening stage is completely flat, perfect for the sprinters to take the Maillot Jaune. The peloton goes through the towns of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Challans and La Roche-sur-Yon; the finish is in Les Sables d'Olonne. Crosswind can be a factor here.

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2. Another flat stage, but trickier than the first one. 5 Categorized climbs, and a non-categorized hill to Puy de Fou can make the finale more interesting.

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3. We're leaving Vendée with the longest stage of the tour: another sprint finish, this time in the Quiberon Peninsula, Bretagne.

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4. A tricky stage for the classic specialists: 177 kms between Lorient and the seaside resort of Sables-d'or-les-Pins. The 9 kms of dirt roads in the last 45 kms can cause some damage in the peloton.

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5. The 5th is the first stage that can be interesting for the GC guys: a mini LBL, 12 (!) categorized climbs, 3300 metres of climbing, and a hilltop finish at the Mont Cherisy.

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6. Another flat one, this time along the coast of Northern France. The climb of Cote aux Hérons (1,7 km; 4,5%) can be great for the puncheurs to attack, some sprinters won't like it. The finish in Dieppe near the white cliffs will be spectacular.

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7. Two important things about stage 7: it's a WWI Memorial stage (with the finish in Cambrai and a KOM near the WWI Memorial of Ablain-Saint-Nazarie), and it has some cobbles at the end: 9 sectors and 17 kms exactly. An important etap both for the GC contenders and the classic specialists.

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8. A long hilly stage for the puncheurs between Rethel and Nancy. The route contains a climb to the Douaumont memorial and WWI cemetery near Verdun. The last 4 hills in the valley of the river Mosel are very steep, especially the Cote de Mousson (11,7% average, 42 km from the finish line).

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9. The first, short mountain stage in the day of the WC final. 6 Categorized climbs in the Vosges, the Carbonniere-Champ de Feu duo can be the first great chance for the climbers.

Rest Day

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10. After the rest day, here comes another montanious stage, but this time in the Jura Mountains. We're heading to Switzerland, and after two hard climbs near the Lac de Neuchatel (Col de Mauborget, and the very steep Col de l'Aiguillon), we're coming back to France, to finish the stage in Pontarlier. It can be a great day for a breakaway.

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11. The most important day for the TT specialists and the GC riders like Dumoulin: the long ITT between Labergement-Sainte-Marie and the ski resort of Métabief. The Lac Saint-Point, the Mont d'Or and the Chateau de Joux are making a perfect background for this battle.

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12. Before we reach the Alps, here comes another chance for the sprinters, however, the finish in Belley isn't completely flat...

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13. The first of the 3 key stages in the Alps: 163 kms from Chambery, through the climbs of Col de la Croix de Fer and Col de Chaussy, to the top finish in Saint-Francois-Longchamp; not far from the top of the Madeleine.

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14. Probably the most interesting stage of the tour: less than 90 kms, but the riders will climb the Telegraphe and the iconic Galibier, before they finish at the top of Col de Granon - the first time since 1986.

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15. The last stage before the rest day, and the last one in the Alps. 4 Categorized climbs (including Col de la Bonette, the highest point of the race), and a downhill finish to the French Riviera.

Rest Day

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16. The last stage for the sprinters before Paris. The stage starts from the race circuit of Paul Ricard, which hosts the first French Formula One Grand Prix since 2008. 173 kms to Nimes, crosswinds can make the stage more difficult.

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17. A perfect day for a breakaway in the Massif Central. 5 Categorised climbs, the last one (Col de Montalet, 4,7 km; 8,3% in average) can be great for the climbers to gain some time. Downhilling skills can be a factor here.

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18. We're in the finale, so we're heading to the Pyrenees for the last 3 stages before Paris. The first is the 'easiest', another perfect day for a breakaway.

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19. Denivel+: 5420 m. Probably the queen stage of the race with 5 1st and 1 2nd Category climbs, and the last top finish, which is a new one: the Hospice-de-France hosted a finish in last year's Ronde de l'Isard (Sivakov won it), but this is it's debut in the Tour. The last 3 kms are above 11%...

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20. The last chance for the climbers: 150 km with the Tourmalet-Trabaou-Soulor-Spandelles quartett. After the Spandelles, the final 25 kms are descending and flat, so early attacks can be the key for a great result. After the stage comes a TGV transfer from Lourdes to the final stage.

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21. The final stage starts from the Chateau of Maintenon, and the route includes some other beautiful castles (Rambouillet, Versailles), before the peloton arrives to Paris. The finish is in - of course - the Champs Elysées.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Xander66 » 02/06/2018, 20:11

I decided to take a risk on this contest, creating a Tour de France without any real passage through the Pyrenees or the Alps. The big moutain chains is where everything has happened the last few years when it comes to the GC. Surprise attacks in medium mountain stages have become a rare thing, and that's why I chose to make a race like this.
This Tour will be decided in the smaller mountain chains of France: Vosges, Jura and Massif Central. The race will be more open for attacks, and the climbers will have to ride more offensive to beat the more puncher-types such as Valverde, Kwiatkowski etc.

maps/tours/view/8741

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Regions passed: Pays de la Loire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Île-de-France
Three days we will race through Germany after last year's succes with the Grand Départ at Düsseldorf.

Full presentation is in the spoiler.

Spoiler!
Stage 1: La Roche-sur-Yon - Chantonnay

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We start with a flat stage, so most likely there will be a sprint battle for the first yellow jersey

Stage 2: Fontenay-le-Comte - Les Sables d'Olonne

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This stage will probably end with a sprint as well, but the last 30km follow the coast line, so there might be a chance for echelons.

Stage 3: Cognac - Périgueux

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Mostly flat stage, but a few short climbs in the final. It will be hard to control the stage, punchers will try to avoid a sprint. The yellow jersey might change shoulders here.

Stage 4: Périgueux - Bergerac (TTT)

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Long team time trial, first real time gaps will be made.

Stage 5: Cahors - Mazamet

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Another chance for sprinters after yesterday's hard TTT.

Stage 6: Carcassonne - Sète

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Cobble stages have always been a success the Tour, so this year we will try some white roads. 20km of dirt roads will definitely split the peloton, and the finish on a 3rd category hill in Sète will give us an interesting sprint between the survivors of this stage.

Stage 7: Nîmes - Vaison-la-Romaine

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First good chance for the breakaway, I don't think the teams with sprinters will do much effort to catch them.

Stage 8: Orange - Col du Rousset

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First mountain stage, first mountain top finish. GC-contenders who lost time on the white roads or in the TTT will have to take some of it back here.

Stage 9: Crest - Privas

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Short but fierce stage because of the World Cup final. Expect to see some fireworks here.


REST DAY 1: Riders will transfer to Nancy.


Stage 10: Nancy - Karlsruhe (GER)

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This stage remembers several battles that took place in the region of Nancy, in the first months of WW1. The sprinters will be fighting their own battle on German soil, in Karlsruhe.

Stage 11: Baden-Baden (GER) - Titisee-Neustadt (GER)

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Hard stage in Germany. Two category 1-climbs offer the perfect opportunity to split the peloton and put some opponents behind. GC-contenders with a good downhill could try and go alone.

Stage 12: Freiburg im Breisgau (GER) - Hartmannswillerkopf

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Another short stage, finish will be on top of the Hartmannswillerkopf. During WW1 several battles were fought here, about 30.000 soldiers lost their lives fighting here. The finish line will be in front of the National Monument.

Stage 13: Fellering - Le Markstein (ITT)

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To end the first part of mountain stages, there is an individual time trial of 22km where the riders will have to climb Le Markstein. True strength will be shown here.

Stage 14: Montbéliard - Champagnole

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Stage through the Jura, probably for baroudeurs.

Stage 15: Gex - Samoëns

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The final climb to Samoëns is the only Hors Category of this Tour. Tomorrow will be second rest day so the favourites can give it their all.


REST DAY 2: Short transfer to Lyon.


Stage 16: Lyon - Saint-Étienne

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Another sprinter stage between Lyon and Saint-Étienne. Don't expect much to happen here.

Stage 17: Yssingeaux - Le Puy-en-Velay (ITT)

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Last chance for the time-trial specialists to gain some time.

Stage 18: Le Puy-en-Velay - Clermont-Ferrand

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Last day of peace before we get to the conclusion of the Tour de France.

Stage 19: Clermont-Ferrand - Station du Mont-Dore

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Stage where you can never find a real flat road. The whole day will hard, finish will be at the Station du Mont-Dore. A breakaway might take the stage win, but the GC-contenders will have a fight of their own for sure.

Stage 20: Bort-les-Orgues - Le Lioran

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Final stage to take some time. These 4 climbs, not the hardest ones, but after 20 days more than enough, in the last 50km is where it all will happen.

Stage 21: Meulan-en-Yvelines - Paris-Champs-Élysées

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The traditional ending of the Tour de France. But I do wonder how it would be to end somewhere else in France...

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by DataPCMDumo » 03/06/2018, 2:03

How i share tracks because im new..... |doson :oops:

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Arnorius » 03/06/2018, 17:16

So, this is what i made of it:
maps/tours/view/9562

Total distance 3382.26 Km
Total flat stages 9 (7 sprint – 1 cobble – 1 Hill finish)
Total high mountain stages 8 (5 top finishes)
Total medium mountain stages 2
Total individual time trial stages 2

Stage 1 : Fontenay-le-Comte > Les Sables-d'Ollone (179.69 Km)
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The first stage goes through the Parc naturel régional du Marais Poitevin, One of the largest swamps in the world. The last few kilometers are along the coastline, so maybe the wind could do some damage before the sprint.

Stage 2 : La Roche-Sur-Yon > La Roche-Sur-Yon (198.53 Km)
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The second stage starts and ends in La Roche-Sur-Yon. It takes the riders to the isle of Noirmoutiers and back. This should bet he second bunch sprint. This is also the last stage in the Vendée.

Stage 3 : Cholet - Blois Cholet > Blois (193.26 Km)
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This is another sprinters stage. Nothing much to say about it. Riding to Saumur and from then on following the Loire rover to Blois.

Stage 4 : Orléans > Châtteau-Thierry (206.33 Km)
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After three flat stages we have the first hilly stage. The finish is in the town of Chatteau-Thierry, which is at the border of the Marne river. In the final 10 km we have two 3rd category climbs. The finish is on a 1 kilometer long climb with an average percentage of almost 10%. We should be able to see some small gaps in the GC after this stage. This stage als remembers the Battle of Chatteau-Thierry.

Stage 5 : Compiègne > Orchies (205.49 Km)
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This stage starts in Compiègne and takes the riders over the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix to Orchies. The stage follows most of the cobbled sections of Paris-Roubaix untill orchies. Only the Trouée d’Arenberg is left out.

Stage 6 : Calais > Ieper (BE) (146.95 Km)
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This is the second stage that commemorates WW1. The start is in Calais, but we immediately drive tot the east where we enter Belgium along the coastline. Whem passing Nieuwpoort we follow the Yser river, which played a big role in defending this piece of land in WW1. Along the river we pass some war monuments to follow the historical frontline to Ypres, where we have a passage throught the Menin’s Gate. After a loop through Flanders Fields we return to Ypres for a bunch sprint juist outside the city.

Stage 7 : La Roche-en-Ardenne (BE) > Bastogne (BE) (41.84 Km)
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What is there to say about this one. A real battle of the Ardennes (WW2) with the Côte Saint-Roch in it and finishing at the Memorial du Massardon in Bastogne.


Stage 8 : Schengen (LUX) > Strasbourg (209.36 Km)
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Another sprint stage from Luxembourg back into France

Stage 9 : Mulhouse > Ballon d'Alsace (95.01 Km)
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The Stage on the Sunday of the World Cup final. Taking the riders over the Grand Ballon and finishing on Ballon d’Alsace. The first real climbs in the Vosges.

REST DAY (Bourg-en-Bresse)
After Stage 9 transfer by bus to Bourg-en-Bresse. 3 hours drive so it should be possible to do this after the stage, which finishes very early.

Stage 10 : Bourg-en-Bresse > Col de la Colombière (210.52 Km)
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Entering the Alps. Almost the same route as in the real TdF. Just finish is on top of the climb and not after the descend.

Stage 11 : Le Grand-Bornand > Modane (199.14 Km)
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A 200km long stage through the Alps. With the Col de l’Iseran as highest point of the Tour as last climb of the day, before descending toward the finish line in Modane

Stage 12 : Modane > Col de la Madeleine (138.87 Km)
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This stage follows most of the route of the Cyclosportive de la Madeleine. With finish on top of this mythical climb.

Stage 13 : Tullins > Avignon (197.85 Km)
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Another quite flat stage, should give the riders some rest after the Alps.

Stage 14 : Manosque > Barrage du lac de Serre-Ponçon (170.69 Km)
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A hard stage. With the Montagne de Lure in the beginning and in the end some short climbs and finish on a 3rd categorry climb. Should be a stage fort he attackers.

Stage 15 : Barcelonette > Monaco (216.91 Km)
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The beginning of this stage is really hard with some 1st category climbs. After that it’s downhill towards the Cote d’Azur where two 2nd category climbs wait before descending towards the famous harbor of Monaco. Could be a long breakaway or a sprint with a reduced group.

REST DAY (Bordeaux)
After stage 15 there is a transfer by plane from Nice to Bordeaux.

Stage 16 : Bordeaux > Mont-de-Marsan (171.74 Km)
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A flat stage after the rest day. Should bet he final bunch sprint before the Champs-Elysees.

Stage 17 : Pau > Port de Larreau (161.70 Km)
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Beginning in the Pyrenees with a finish on this quite unknown climb.

Stage 18 : Oloron-Sainte-Marie > Bagnères-de-Bigorre (145.23 Km)
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This stage takes the riders over 2 HC climbs. Legendary Col d’Aubisque and Col du Tourmalet.

Stage 19 : Tarbes > Tarbes (29.01 Km)
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The second ITT. Not totally flat but no really hard climbs like in the first ITT.

Stage 20 : Saint-Gaudens > Saint-Lary-Soulan (146.11 Km)
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This is the last mountain stage. Who can take back the time he lost on the ITT? GC can be totally changed again after this last hard stage. It’s a combination of the 16nd and 17th stage of the real TdF.

Stage 21 : Houilles > Paris Champs-Elysees (118.03 Km)
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No real reason to change this parcours, as they never really race it…

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