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Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020
Later than usually is in the season, it is still time for the 2020 Tour de France Contest

You have to re-draw and improve 2020 Tour de France

Constraints
- Gran Depart should be kept the same way (Stage 1 and 2 starts and finishing in Nice, in same points. You can switch finish of stage 1 and 2 or also starts, but a finish point should remain a finish point and a start point should remain a start point)
- Of course you have to end TDF in Champs-Elysees. This means that stage 20-21 transfer shall be 'realistic'
- You cannot repeat key parts of Tour de France 2019 real stages
- You have to put a stage start or a stage finish in at least 7 different france regions
- You can freely choose what to do before Alps or Pyrenees
- 2020 Tour has Covid-19 problem. So, to simplify things, you are not allowed to leave France for the whole route. All the Kms of Tour de France shall be in France.
- You must have from 5 to 7 stages for pure sprinters, Paris included - and no more than 2 of them consequently
- There should be at least 2 high mountain stages that does NOT end in a MTF

Deadline will be Sunday 20/9/2020, when the first rider will cross Tour de France 2020 Stage 21 line. Or 23.59 if the stage won't happen

Tour must be done using Tour de France - 2019 profiles, with Large X-Size and normal slopes on to have an easy comparison between different routes.

PLEASE PUT THE STAGE PRESENTATION BETWEEN SPOILERS TO AVOID LONG PAGES ON THE THREAD

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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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si possono ripetere arrivi di tappa del 2019 che sono proposti nel tour 2020 reale?
Ad esempio l'arrivo alla La Planches des belles filles c'era anche l'anno scorso e c'è pure quest'anno
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nebe wrote: 11/09/2020, 22:18 si possono ripetere arrivi di tappa del 2019 che sono proposti nel tour 2020 reale?
Ad esempio l'arrivo alla La Planches des belles filles c'era anche l'anno scorso e c'è pure quest'anno
- You cannot repeat key parts of Tour de France 2019 real stages
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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My Entry: maps/tours/view/15873

Distance: 3345.02 Km
Flat Stages: 7
Medium Mountain Stages: 4
High Mountain Stages: 8 (6 summit finishes)
Time Trials: 2
  • The route embraces the "Vueltafication" of the Tour more fully, with difficult first and third weeks. The second week is comparatively easier to compensate.
  • Stages 4 and 17 are high-mountain stages that do not have a summit finish.
  • Stages 3, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 21 should end in bunch sprints, but the wind could be a factor on any of them (except the final stage, of course).
  • The race visits all ten regions of metropolitan France, and all five major mountain ranges.
  • Most transfers are less than 150 km in length. There is a long transfer before the first rest day, slightly longer than the one in the actual Tour, and the penultimate stage finishes close to the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport.
Spoiler!
STAGE 1: Nice - Moyen Pays > Nice (175.76 km)
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Region (Department): Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Alpes-Maritimes)

Although it keeps the same start and finish of the actual stage, the improved Tour de France will not yield the first maillot jaune to the winner of a bunch sprint. Instead, the first stage follows three laps of a circuit that includes the second-category climb to La Turbie and an alternate approach to the Côte de Rimiez, which will make it difficult for the fast men to remain in the front group.

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STAGE 2: Nice - Haut Pays > Nice (168.94 km)
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Region (Department): Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Alpes-Maritimes)

The second stage keeps the three climbs used in the actual stage. However, there is only one ascent of the Col d'Èze, with both mountain points and time bonuses at the top.

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STAGE 3: Nice > Toulon (184.90 km)
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Region (Departments): Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Alpes-Maritimes, Var)

A flat stage follows the Côte d'Azur to Toulon.

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STAGE 4: Aix-en-Provence > Malaucène (141.90 km)
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Region (Departments): Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse)

We make a pilgrimage to Mont Ventoux, making a rare descent of the mountain instead of a summit finish.

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STAGE 5: Montélimar > Lyon (208.65 km)
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Region (Departments): Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Drôme, Isère, Métropole de Lyon)

The race heads to Lyon for an "urban classic," with the second-category climb up Mont Thou being followed by a number of short, steep hills before the finish.

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STAGE 6: La Tour-du-Pin > Chambéry (154.16 km)
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Region (Departments): Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Isère, Ain, Savoie)

After a lap of the Lac du Bourget, we take on the Mont du Chat and the Col de l'Épine before descending to Chambéry for the finish.

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STAGE 7: Chambéry > La Plagne (158.92 km)
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Region (Department): Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Savoie)

Three major Alpine tests await the peloton, with the HC climbs to the Col de la Madeleine and La Plagne and the first-category climb to the Col du Notre Dame du Pré.

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STAGE 8: Annecy > Grand Colombier (117.61 km)
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Region (Departments): Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Ain)

The shortest stage of the race is almost a mirror image of Stage 15 in the actual Tour, with an additional climb in the approach to the Grand Colombier.

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STAGE 9: Salins-les-Bains > Col du Grand Ballon (208.46 km)
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Regions (Departments): Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Jura, Doubs, Haute-Saône), Grand Est (Vosges, Haut-Rhin)

After the Alps and the Jura, we head to the Vosges mountain range for the last stage before the first rest day.

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REST DAY: AMIENS


STAGE 10: Amiens > Lisieux (205.06 km)
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Regions (Departments): Hauts-de-France (Somme), Normandie (Seine-Maritime, Eure, Calvados)

The first real flat stage of the race might not have any categorised climbs, but still has plenty of lumpy stuff and exposed country roads.

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STAGE 11: Fougères > Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marché (193.84 km)
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Region (Departments): Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine, Côtes-d'Armor)

Speaking of lumpy stuff and exposed roads, we head to the Mûr de Bretagne for a real puncheur's finish.

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STAGE 12: Vannes > Angers (181.94 km)
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Regions (Departments): Bretagne (Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine), Pays de la Loire (Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire)

A more straightforward sprint stage still has plenty of exposed terrain, as we pass through the farmlands of the Loire Valley.

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STAGE 13: Le Mans > Le Mans (17.86 km, ITT)
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Region (Department): Pays de la Loire (Sarthe)

What better place to race the clock than Le Mans? You start in the pit lane, ride one lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe and finish with one lap of the tight Bugatti Circuit.

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STAGE 14: Tours > Limoges (204.84 km)
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Regions (Departments): Centre-Val de Loire (Indre-et-Loire, Indre), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Haute-Vienne)

Another stage that favours the sprinters, with some rolling terrain near the finish.

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STAGE 15: Masseret > Puy Mary (Cantal) (174.21 km)
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Regions (Departments): Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Corrèze), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Cantal)

We finish up the second week with a stage in the Massif Central, incorporating the finishing climbs used in the actual Tour, albeit with alternate approaches.

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REST DAY: Aurillac


STAGE 16: Aurillac > Lavaur (185.88 km)
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Regions (Departments): Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Cantal), Occitanie (Aveyron, Tarn)

An homage to the exciting Stage 7 of the actual Tour, this stage into Lavaur has a similar parcours, with hills in the beginning and lots of exposed terrain near the end.

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STAGE 17: Limoux > Foix (202.66 km)
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Region (Departments): Occitanie (Aude, Ariège)

The first stage in the Pyrenees is a long, hard slog, with six categorised climbs.

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STAGE 18: Saint-Girons > Col de Portet (162.33 km)
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Region (Departments): Occitanie (Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées)

The queen stage of the race incorporates three major climbs from the actual Tour, and adds three more, with a summit finish at Col de Portet, the Souvenir Henri Desgrange of the race.

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STAGE 19: Bagnères-de-Bigorre > Barèges (40.84 km, ITT)
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Region (Department): Occitanie (Hautes-Pyrénées)

A long mountain time trial climbs to the Col du Tourmalet before finishing with 12 km of descending.

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STAGE 20: Arudy > Hautacam (135.09 km)
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Regions (Departments): Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Occitanie (Hautes-Pyrénées)

The final GC battle takes place over a short mountain stage with four major climbs.

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STAGE 21: Mantes-la-Jolie > Paris (121.17 km)
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Region (Departments): Île-de-France (Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Paris)

The improved Tour de France ends with an exact replica of the actual final stage.

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Description:
Tour will visit all mainland regions but Bretagne. Initially I wanted to visit all regions - however, after 2021 Grand Depart was moved to Bretagne I decided that I'll do stages in this wonderful region next year.
My tour, just like original one, will visit five mountain ranges but in different order - Alps, Pyrenees, Massif Central, Vosges, Jura and once again Alps and Massif Central.
My tour will have more time trialing because I think it is not enough with one ITT on penultimate day. However, mountains will be hard and climbers will have their chances as well.
For stage towns, I picked reasonably large cities, departmental centers, ski resorts and villages near legendary climbs. Smallest stage town is Luz-Saint-Sauveur (1000 inhabitants) which is about the same size as Laruns (1200 inhabitants) on original route.
Stage transfers are realistic. During rest days riders will travel about 100km to neighboring departments. Stage transfers between stages will not exceed 120km-130km. Final transfer, Roanne - Paris, is 400km long and can be done by TER/TGV in 3,5 hours.
5 stages will be 200km+, four of them will be second week. Thus average length of second week stages will 204km.

Main characteristics:
3400km in length
29 climbs will be 2nd category+
7 flat stages (stages 3-4, 7, 10, 13, 18 and 21)
2 hilly stages with one uphill finish (stages 11-12)
3 medium mountain stages (stages 2, 9 and 15)
6 high mountain stages with four mountaintop finishes (stages 5-6, 14, 16-17 and 20)
2 ITT (stages 8 and 19, 71km in total)
1 TTT (stage 1, 18km in total)
Spoiler!

Stage 1. Nice > Nice, Team time trial, 18km

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For the first time since 1971 Tour opens with TTT. It will be team presentation on the road. Stage 1 will be quite tricky because 6.6km from 18 will go uphill unlike usual TTTs.

Stage 2. Nice > Nice, Medium Mountain, 168km

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Stage 2, unlike original TDF stage, will not have any high mountains because: a.) too early in the race b.) Colmiane and Turini too far from finish (123km and 87km). Instead, my stage will have more climbing in last 65km (three second category climbs) than original stage and likewise it will favor an aggressive rider.

Stage 3. Cagnes-sur-Mer > Aix-en-Provence, flat, 189km

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Stage 3 will be the first opportunity for sprinters to win a stage. 3rd category climb 31km before finish should not prevent bunch sprint. 2-3% sections in final kilometers could suit punchier sprinters.

Stage 4. Arles > Carcassonne, flat, 222km

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Stage 4 will also be for sprinters. It will be the only back-to-back chance for them.

Stage 5. Pamiers > Station du Mourtis, high mountain, 171km

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Stage 5 will be the first mountain test for GC contenders. Riders will go over well known climbs such as Core, Aspet, Ares before finishing at the hardest side of Mourtis ski station. Mourtis is 1.6km extension of well known Col de Menté and it will be the first time peloton finishes there.
Early mountaintop finishes are not uncommon in recent years (in 2019 riders finished at 7km - 8.7% La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 6). Mourtis is 3.9km longer than PDBF.

Stage 6. Saint-Gaudens > Luz-Saint-Sauveur, high mountain, 168km

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Second day in Pyrenees will have more climbing as riders will pass through legendary Peyresourde, Aspin and Tourmalet before tackling Col de Trabaou, new to Tour. Finish will be in Luz-Saint-Sauveur which hosted stage start to Col d'Aubisque in 1985 won by Stephen Roche.

Stage 7. Lourdes > Montauban, flat 191km

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After two difficult days in Pyrenees peloton will have a transitional stage for sprinters.

Stage 8. Villefranche-de-Rouergue > Figeac, Individual Time Trial, 33km

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Stage 8 will be 33km ITT in Massif Central. Course will be slightly rolling until riders will start climbing 3rd category climb near Figeac. ITT is still for specialists.

Stage 9. Aurillac > Clermont-Ferrand, Medium Mountain, 193km

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Stage 9 will be classical medium mountain stage in Massif Central with hardly any flat sections. Final climb, Côte de Charade, 10.5km before finish in Clermont-Ferrand could once again reward aggressive riders. Last stage before rest day.
Clermont-Ferrand returns to Tour for the first time since 1988.

REST DAY 1. Creuse/Puy-de-Dome

Stage 10. Guéret > Vendôme, flat, 213km

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After rest day in Creuse/Puy-de-Dome departments peloton will do flat stage from Guéret to Vendôme.

Stage 11. Le Mans > Aunay-sur-Odon, hilly, 195km

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Stage 11 will bring riders to Normandie region for a hilly stage with 8 classified climbs, including 2.4km - 7.3% Côte d'Ondefontaine just 5 km before finish. Yet again it will be a stage which could reward an aggressive rider.

Stage 12. Caen > Rouen, hilly, 176km

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Second day in Normandie region will be a hilly affair once again. In comparison to day before hills will be shorter, just two of them exceeding 2 kilometers, and steeper. Stage will finish at the top of nasty 1.2km - 10% climb. This time punchers will have a chance for stage victory.

Stage 13. Compiègne > Saint-Dizier, flat, 203km

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Stage 13 will be one of only few opportunities for sprinters to claim victory in second part of the Tour. This time peloton will be brought to Saint-Dizier, a stage town in 2003. It will be one of three consecutive 200km+ stages.

Stage 14. Vittel > Station du Lac Blanc, high mountain, 209 Km

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Stage 14 will be a key stage of the second week. Riders will visit Vosges and this time Planche des Belles Filles will not be on the menu. Instead riders will do Vosges trilogy in last 65km with Petit Ballon, Linge and summit finish at Lac Blanc ski resort. There will not be almost any flat sections between last three climbs and final part will look like Pyrenees classic.

Stage 15. Vesoul > Oyonnax, medium mountain, 228km

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Stage 15 will be the longest stage of the Tour and also a "light" visit to Jura mountains. After relatively uneventful first 200km riders will tackle 1st category Col de Berthiand 21km before finish followed by nasty Côte de Chanriond just 7 kilometers from finish. Aggressive riders will have another chance of glory. Last stage before rest day.

REST 2. Savoie

Stage 16. Aix-les-Bains > Vaujany - Col du Sabot, high mountain, 187km

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After rest day in Savoie department the moment of truth will arrive in Tour. Riders will revisit Alps with three HC mountains on the menu. This time legendary Madeleine and Glandon will be not followed by usual ascent to Alpe d'Huez. Instead riders will do more brutal summit finish to Vaujany - Col du Sabot ski station (14.5km - 9%). Also there will not be flat section from Le Verney to Le Bourg-d'Oisans because riders will ascend immediately after completing descent from Glandon.

So far Vaujany has hosted stage finishes in Criterium du Dauphine and Grande Boucle Féminine. However, this will be the first time professional road race does 9km paved section from Vaujany to Col du Sabot.

Stage 17. Le Bourg-d'Oisans > La Mure, high mountain, 140km

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Stage 17 will be the shortest road stage of the Tour, except Champs-Élysées. This will be very unusual stage for Alps as riders will tackle three brutally steep 9%+ climbs, Parquetout, Luitel and Laffrey. Last climb, 6.5km - 9.7% Laffrey, will be located 13km before finish, much closer than Glières in original TDF. Climbers will need to gain as much time as possible because of ITT in two days.
La Mure hosted stage start in 2017.

Stage 18. Grenoble > Lyon, flat, 191km

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Stage 18 will connect two classical TDF cities Grenoble and Lyon. Terrain will be flat and it will be the last chance for sprinters to shine before Paris.

Stage 19. Lyon > Tarare, Individual Time Trial, 38km

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Stage 19 will be the second ITT of the Tour. After a series of flat and mountain stages time trial specialists will finally have a chance to overtake climbers.

Stage 20. Montbrison > La Loge des Gardes, high mountain, 145km

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Stage 20 will go uphill immediately after start and will hardly have any flat sections. Probably none of these climbs have ever been used in TDFs before 2020 and it might be relatively unknown territory for most of the peloton. Thus stage might be tricky. If time gaps are small then La Loge des Gardes could be a real battlefield.

Stage 21. Mantes-la-Jolie > Paris (Champs-Élysées), flat, 121km

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Traditional sprint in Paris
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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This is my Tour.

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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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Here is my tour:

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3 ITT
6 High mountain stages
5 Medium mountain stages
6 Flat stages
Spoiler!
Stage 1 Nice - Nice
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Stage 2 Nice - Nice
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Stage 3 Cannes - Toulon
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Stage 4 Marseille - Vaison-la-Romaine
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Stage 5 Orange - Béziers
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Stage 6 Béziers - Albi
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Stage 7 Lavaur - Toulouse
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Stage 8 Muret - Superbagneres
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Stage 9 Lourdes - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
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Stage 10 Bergerac - Limoges
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Stage 11 Limoges - Montluçon
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Stage 12 Clermont-Ferrand - Roanne
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Stage 13 Maçon - Besançon
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Stage 14 Besançon - Gérardmer
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Stage 15 Gérardmer - Le Grand Ballon
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Stage 16 Mulhouse - Pontarlier
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Stage 17 Gex - Morzine-Avoriaz
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Stage 18 Albertville - Les Suisies
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Stage 19 Albertville - Chamrousse
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Stage 20 Grenoble - Aix-les-Bains
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Stage 21 Saint-Denis - Paris
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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Here is my Tour:

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I tried to keep a similar distribution of stages, but changing all the essence of the race compared to the real one. First, stages are globally much longer, with 7 of them over 200 km, and have, in general, more denivel than the real ones, much similar to Giro than to modern Tours. That will help to see some "new" things in the last week, usual in Giro, not so in Tour or Vuelta. Mountain stages have also a different outline. Trying to avoid seeing a Ineos/Jumbo train until the last 500 meters, stages are made, first, to encourage long rage attacks, but they also include different type of climbs, longer and higher than the ones we saw in the real race this year, that gave us a good show in 2019. Added to this, the ITT has been moved to the eleventh stage (for opening gaps before the decisive part of the race) and it's now longer and flatter, something we haven't seen in the last editions of the Grand Boucle. At last, something I also missed in this year's edition: mythical climbs; have also been included, but not forgetting about innovation and new discoveries, that are also part of the incentives of this race.

Here you can see the stages:
Spoiler!
Stage 1: Nice - Moyen Pays > Nice

First stage, perfect for sprinters, in the surroundings of Nice. The first part will include the only categorised climb of the day and will visit some of the most emblematic towns of the French Riviera, such as Cannes or Antibes. The second part of the stage will be a circuit in all through the streets of Nice with a very soft climb and a round trip to the Promenade des Anglais, where the stage will finish.

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Stage 2: Nice - Haut Pays > Nice

Second stage will be the first one that GC contenders must watch out. A hard first part with some long climbs will precede the decisive section of the stage, with two well-known climbs of the zone: Col de la Madone (not typical seeing it in races, but a classical training pass) and Col d'Èze, through the Cap d'Ail side: new, but the most beautiful and the one with better views. After that, the classic descent through Nice will carry the cyclists to the finish line.

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Stage 3: Nice > Manosque

Third stage could be considered as a transition one, but a bit strange, because even if it hasn't any remarkable climb, it has more than 3000 denivel meters, so many sprinters could suffer. Last kilometer is also a bit uphill, so power might be crucial in the sprint, more than pure velocity. It could be a good opportunity for the breakaway too, but being just in the first Monday, the odds for this get drastically reduced.

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Stage 4: Pertuis > Avignon

New clear opportunity for a bunch sprint. The route will visit some of the most famous cities of the Provence, including Avignon, where the finish line will be located. Riders should take an eye on Côte de la Tour, usual in Étoile de Besseges, and with some slopes over 15%.

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Stage 5: Alès > Millau

Stage five. Here is where starts the first contact with the Massif Central. Good stage for a breakaway or stage hunters who can attack in the last part of the stage. Last circuit will feature two climbs: one short, but with very high slopes (and passing just below the famous viaduct), and a longer but softer one, whose technical descent will lead to the finish line.

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Stage 6: Carmaux > Carcassonne

New medium mountain stage, this time much more suitable for a breakaway. This one includes a hard mid-part, with some long climbs and a last steeper one. But this won't be the only attraction of the stage, because it will pass through the "Curiosité de Lauriole", a so-called magnetic hill, where the gravity appears to perform in the opposite way as it should due to an optical illusion, creating so the first "Montée Magnétique" of the history of cycling, even if it isn't literally that.

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Stage 7: Carcassonne > Saint-Gaudens

Easy transition stage for reaching the Pyrenees before the first weekend. The stage features a tricky middle section with some little climbs and narrow roads. Even though, it's is aimed to finish in a bunch sprint.

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Stage 8: Tarbes > Peyragudes - Les Agudes

First mountain stage of this Tour, that will blend up tradition and modernity. Two classical passes like Aspin and Val Louron will give way to a brand new ascent to Montée de Peyragudes. This will go first through the village of Germs, where a sterrato section will start. And this one will finish right before facing the Peyragudes Altiport, where a stage already finished in 2017. But this time it won't happen the same, because the race will keep on for reaching the top of Montée de Peyragudes and then, after a descent, climb up to the last difficulty of the race, the finish on Les Agudes.

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Stage 9: Pau > Argelès-Gazost

Another high mountain stage for concluding the first week. This time, the climbs will be quite harder and longer than yesterday, with Marie Blanque, Aubisque and Spandelles (as big novelty) in the menu. This last climb will also be the decisive one, with a demanding ascent and a technical and narrow downhill for the bravest riders.

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REST DAY


Stage 10: Vannes > Noirmoutier-en-Île

After hosting the Grand Départ in 2011 and 2018, it's time for Noirmoutier Island to have a stage finish. This time the wind could appear, as the course travels always next to the sea, even crossing two big bridges, so today could be a more decisive day than were the past mountain stages in the Pyrenees.

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Stage 11: Les Essarts > Puy du Fou (ITT)

Eleventh stage will be the only time trial of the race, following modern Tours tradition. But this time, at least, will be quite longer and suitable for the TT specialists. Climbers will need to exploit the climbs like Monts des Alouettes and Puy du Fou for limiting time losses with the best timetrialists.

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Stage 12: La-Roche-sur-Yon > Angoulême

Flat and long stage road to the Auvernian Massif Central. Even though, the finish is quite tricky, with some little climbs, including the last one, with 7-8%, slopes in the streets of Angoulême, finishing at few meters of the arrival

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Stage 13: Montbron > Égletons

Ideal stage for a breakaway just before the second weekend. Always up-and-down terrain, more than 3000 denivel meters and two last hills for seeing attacks and some show, possibly trying to smash the break and go for the win.

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Stage 14: Ussel > Prat de Bouc (Plomb du Cantal)

New important stage for the GC men where, if the pace is high throughout all the day, the time differences could be big and we might see some long range attacks and explosions. It all depends on the riders.

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Stage 15: Arlanc > Station de Chalmazel

Short and hectic stage for finishing the second week. If someone wants to surprise turn upside down the race, this could be the day, with some long climbs and few terrain to control.

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REST DAY


Stage 16: Lyon > Lons-le-Saunier

Flat and easy stage after the break road to the first mountain stages of the Alps. Last opportunity for the sprinters before the Champs Elysées.

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Stage 17: Oyonnax > Samoëns 1600 - Plateau des Saix

Here is where the last and decisive mountain block starts. The longest of the mountain stages, but possibly not the hardest. Even though, a hectic finale with 3 consecutive climbs, such as Joux Verte, Ranfolly and Plateau des Saix will offer an interesting show.

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Stage 18: La Chambre > Alpe d'Huez

Second consecutive mountain stage. This one will be different than the previous one, because it will be much shorter and feature quite longer and higher climbs, including the Galibier, in a perfect place for someone to try a long range attack. For finishing, Alpe d'Huez through Col de la Sarenne, which means less flat between climbs, a softer ascent and some beautiful landscapes. Also here, attacks should be made in the long climb, otherwise it will be very difficult to open a big gap.

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Stage 19: Le Bourg d'Oisans > Embrun

Transition stage for let the GC gays take a breath before the last round... or not. The course will be definitely hard, with many denivel meters and some good climbs like Col de la Morte or Col du Noyer, but the bunch is expected to go slow and let the stage win to the break. Even though, if someone wants to go fast and surprise the rivals, there's a very good terrain for it, including the last climb to Puy-Sanières, good for taking some seconds if someone dares to attack.

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Stage 20: Gap - Pra Loup

Here is where the race will decide. 202,5 km between Gap and Pra Loup, "Le Tombeur du Cannibale". This time, the last climb won't be immediately preceded by Col d'Allos, as in 2015 and mythical 1975. Between them, riders will have to face Col des Champs (whose ascent might be cleaned) and Col de la Cayolle too. Pretty nice climbs, news for many people, for a good show and for messing up the race and take the final blow, and the yellow jersey.

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Stage 21: Plaisir > Paris - Champs-Élysées

Classic last sprint in the Champs Élysées. The stage will start in Plaisir and pass through locations such Poissy, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Nanterre before the last typical circuit.

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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

Post by JoostvandeBeek »

This is my submission for this contest. The TDF consists of
3 ITT's
6 High mountain stages
6 Medium mountain/Hilly stages
7 Flat stages

The route: maps/tours/view/16178
Spoiler!
We start with a prologue in Nice with a small climb. One for the specialists.
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A classic Paris-Nice stage on the second day.
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The first chance for the sprinters en route to Draguignan.
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Second day in a row for the sprinters. Unless the wind decides different
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First test for the GC riders in the Cévennes.
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A classic puncheurs stage with a real LBL type route.
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An inevitable sprint waits the riders in Moissas.
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The GC-riders really cannot afford a bad day in this long, undulating time trial.
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First day in the Pyrenees with a classic combo of the Portet d'Aspet and the Col de Menté
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A vintage Pyrenees stage to a first big summit finish in Luz-Ardiden
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Rest day in Cognac

The longest day in the saddle. Seems like a sprinter stage, but there riding along the sea is always risky.
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Nothing to really trouble the sprinters today.
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A real baroudeurs stage.
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A MTF on top of the Col de Béal after a stage through the Auvergne.
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A fight between the puncheurs and the strong sprinters.
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Rest day in Voiron

First day of three in the Alps. A stage through the Vercors.
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This stage ends with the very difficult ascent of the Mont Colombis.
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The queen stage. Lots of steep climbs in the Chartreuse.
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A short day in the saddle before the last GC test
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A very hard TT to end the GC battle.
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The typical finale on the Champs Elysées
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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I have not time to explain my tour.

This is my Tour. With new climbs in Pyrinees - Col de Tentes - and a new climb of Grand Ballon in the end. Col de Granon is final stage. All massif of France - Pyrinees, Central Massif, Alps, Jura, Vosgues - have mountain stages

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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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Hello
My Submission for the TDF 2020 contest.

maps/tours/view/15856
Spoiler!

Stage 1 - Nice > Nice

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First part of stage is hilly, the last 80km along the coast are flat. Sprint royal at Promenade des Anglais.


Stage 2 - Nice > Nice

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A total of 6 climbs on the menu today. Riders will go north before returning to the coast. Col d'Èze will be tackled over the steep southern side. Circuit as original.


Stage 3 - Cagnes-sur-Mer > Six-Fours-les-Plages

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We leave Nice region and go further west to the new finish town Six-Fours-les-Plages. An easy day for the sprinters.


Stage 4 - Marseille > Sète

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This stage seems easy, but it will be a nervous day. Through the camargue, the peloton is exposed to wind which can cause echelons. 4km to go, Mont Saint-Clair with its steep slopes will decide today's winner.


Stage 5 - Lodève > Millau

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Breakaway time! The next medium mountain stage will be held in the Cevennes. With over 1000 D+ meters, Col du Minier near Mont Aigoual breaks the peloton before it heads into the national park of Gorges du Tarn. The stage ends in an uphill sprint in Millau.


Stage 6 - Saint-Affrique > Montauban

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The race leaves the Cevennes and heads to the west. But it won't be easy as there will be 5 Cat.4 climbs in the last 70km. Only strong sprinters have the chance to compete for victory in Montauban.


Stage 7 - Castelsarrasin > Lannemezan

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No KOM points today but there will be a hard fight for the stage win. 2,5% average gradient in the last 7km with slopes up to 8%, a long finish straight at Lannemezan.


Stage 8 - Saint-Gaudens > Cauterets Pont d'Espagne

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Finally the Pyrenees! The first half will be contested over small roads. Then we enter high mountain territory with Cat.1 Col du Soulor and the bonus sprint at Col des Bordères. The first MTF at a never-seen ascent of Pont d'Espagne above Cauterets.


Stage 9 - Pau > Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

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The last stage before the awaited first rest day. The French Basque Country has been neglected by the Tour so often, so I created this stage which ends in the never visited town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. But before there are 47 mountain points up for grabs. The two steep and narrow climbs in the end decides who wins the stage and who gains seconds in the GC.


Rest day - Plane transfer to Dijon (Pau airport)


Stage 10 - Dijon > Dijon

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Something easy after the rest day. Probably the only bunch sprint in the second week and the second to last before Paris!


Stage 11 - Dijon > Nuits-Saint-Georges

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The first and only Individual Time Trial will be held in the vineyards of Bourgogne. After the start at Place de la Libération, the riders leave Dijon on flat roads before the ascent in the Combe Lavaux valley. Be aware of the descent and the narrow vineyard roads in the last part.


Stage 12 - Le Creusot > Clermont-Ferrand

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The longest stage of this year's edition. There bill be a hectic finale with two ascents in the end, you can compare it with the Lyon finish in the real TDF.


Stage 13 - Clermont-Ferrand > Col de Prat de Bouc

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One of the hardest stages in the race, and it's in the Massif Central! The start will cause pain to a lot of riders, but the last 50km with 4 hard ascents as well as a bonus sprint will cause huge time gaps between the riders.


Stage 14 - Saint-Chély-d'Apcher > Aubenas

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This long stage will likely be won by a breakaway rider as we stay in Massif Central a bit longer. The Cat.1 Col de Meyrand at 43km to go can break the peloton in pieces before the downhill section to Aubenas.


Stage 15 - Ruoms > Mont Ventoux

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The last stage of the second week and it ends on one of the most iconic mountains in France. Mont Ventoux brings an end to a hard second week of racing. Before that we enjoy views in the Ardèche valley.


Rest Day - Vaucluse


Stage 16 - Orange > Romans-sur-Isère

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Flat stage for the sprinters after rest day 2. Be aware of the wind at the end!


Stage 17 - Voiron > Albertville

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We enter the Alps with a stage which is favorable for a successful breakaway.


Stage 18 - Megève > Méribel Col de la Loze

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The queen stage! After a very hard start with Saisies, Pré and Roselend, we will have a GC battle at the highest point of the race at 2300m.


Stage 19 - Albertville > Annecy

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This stage will be decided at Mont Semnoz and in the downhill to Annecy. Yet again a lot of KOM points to take.


Stage 20 - Seynod > Grand Colombier

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The final stage before Paris! Three extremely hard ascents of Pyramide du Bugey with the climax at the MTF on Grand Colombier. Transfer via TGV at Annecy to Paris.


Stage 21 - Creil > Paris

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Standard laps at Champs-Élysées. Then we celebrate the winner(s) of this hard Tour!
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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Hi everyone!!

This is my Tour de France 2020 proposal. maps/tours/view/16074

I've tried to be innovative with less sprints, more medium mountain stages and terrain for breakaways and harder high mountain. Also, my TdF finishes with a hard and short cobblestones stage in Roubaix, which will decide the general classification. This design passes through 8 different regions and has finishes in each big mountain zones (Pyrenees, Massif Central, Alpes, Jura and Vosgues). My TdF has:
- 3587,23kms
- 8 flat stages (1 of pavés)
- 1 hilly ITT of 51kms
- 5 medium mountain stages
- 7 high mountain stages
- 4 of them ending in a KOM
- 84 categorized climbs
- 8 HC cat
- 16 1st cat
- 22 2nd cat
- 15 3rd cat
- 23 4th cat
Spoiler!
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Stage 1:
Despite the hard terrain sprinters shouldn't have major problems to win.
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Stage 2:
First hard stage of this tour. Very similar to the real tour one but with a much harder Col d'Èze that should spice things up.
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Stage 3:
Another difficult stage but sprinters should win in Manosque.
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Stage 4:
First top finish of this tour, Mont Ventoux. Inspired by the Etna stages in the first days of recent Giros, ASO has decided to introduce the same concept.
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Stage 5:
Super flat stage always near the sea, so the wind will be a protagonist. The last km is steep (1km - 4,5%).
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Stage 6:
Beautiful stage for puncheurs. My intention was to finish in the spectacular village of Cadaqués (SPA) but rules forbid that.
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My original route: maps/viewtrack/378659

Stage 7:
Second contact with the mountain with Perche, Pailhieres and Plateau de Beille.
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Stage 8:
Another awesome stage for puncheurs. Aspin should select a lot the peloton and the next steep climbs and tight roads will be a nightmare for the peloton.
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Stage 9:
Finish in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port after climbing Hourcere and Bagargi, two long steep climbs with a technical downhill.
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REST DAY

Stage 10:
We'll start the second weak with an "easy" flat stage for sprinters.
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Stage 11:
Inspired by this year's finish in Puy Mary and the 5th stage of 2016 TdF. A breakaway will most likely win and ther could be some gaps between the favourites.
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Stage 12:
Another Massif Central stage perfect for breakaways. We won't expect massive time gaps but if they put a high tempo we could see a lot of carnage.
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Stage 13:
Second last flat stage with a tricky finish in Aix-les-Bains.
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Stage 14:
First alpine stage with the unknown Plan Bois just before 8 flat kms into Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
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Stage 15:
Hardest stage of this TdF. Lots of big climbs like Roselend or Bisanne just before heading to the steep Col de Cenise a difficult downhill and a long uphill terrain to Les Gets. Similar to the typical Mortirolo+Aprica stages.
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REST DAY

Stage 16:
The only ITT of this Tour. We've already seen ITTs in Annecy but this one should be one of the hardest one yet, three little but steep climbs should totally break the timetrialists cadence.
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Stage 17:
Only stage in the Vosgues. Discovering the unreal Côte de Vesancy with 2kms above 14% climbers will have a gold opportunity to discount time. The original stage was meant to finish in the near La Dôle (SWI) climb.
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My original route: maps/viewtrack/378660

Stage 18:
Last high mountain stage ending in Grand Ballon after some hard climbs like Petit Ballon. Last chance to win the TdF.
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Stage 19:
Longest stage of this TdF. A breakaway could win but we shouldn't discard a massive sprint.
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Stage 20:
The cobblestones stage. We'll all be lying if we say that we wouldn't be intrigued to watch Roubaix in the last stage of one TdF, so here it is. It may be a total mess and be an absolute banger or the favourites could set the same pace and finish in a big group, we'll never know.
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Stage 21:
Traditional sprint stage in Champs-Elysées.
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