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Christmas Contest Special - The Tour of the Tours

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Christmas Contest Special - The Tour of the last 20 Tours

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Merry Christmas to everyone and to celebrate it we'll do an off-season contest between 2021 and 2022 contests.

The contest got in my mind watching the map above and it will be pretty simple

You should draw a Tour de France as you want, with your only constraints being the following

1. You can only go to the roads that were in the real TDF stages from 2001 to 2021.
2. You can't re-do a copy of a stage done in these years.

To get the roads, you will have to use the archive of LFR here: maps/races/view/2021/1

Rule is simple: if TDF passed on that road from 2001 to 2021, you can use it. Otherwise, you can't. Start/finish points is not mandatory to be the real start/finish point of the stages, but they should be realistic.

The deadline will be of course january 6, h 23.59
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emmea90 wrote: 23/12/2021, 10:05 1. You can only go to the roads that were in the real TDF stages from 2001 to 2021.
How strict is this rule exactly?
Is it really ONLY roads and streets that have been used in a real TdF? Or can we add some 500m or 1km, for example for a safer finish section or to bridge between two parts of a city?
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Xander66 wrote: 24/12/2021, 10:25
emmea90 wrote: 23/12/2021, 10:05 1. You can only go to the roads that were in the real TDF stages from 2001 to 2021.
How strict is this rule exactly?
Is it really ONLY roads and streets that have been used in a real TdF? Or can we add some 500m or 1km, for example for a safer finish section or to bridge between two parts of a city?
100% strictly.

Not allowed to deviate from already tracked routes.
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As far as I can tell a Denmark depart is practically impossible unless you reverse the time trial and finish / start somewhere into the already existing stages.
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Fyr3 wrote: 24/12/2021, 14:30 As far as I can tell a Denmark depart is practically impossible unless you reverse the time trial and finish / start somewhere into the already existing stages.
You are not forced to start in Denmark, you can start wherever you want.
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emmea90 wrote: 24/12/2021, 12:24
Xander66 wrote: 24/12/2021, 10:25
emmea90 wrote: 23/12/2021, 10:05 1. You can only go to the roads that were in the real TDF stages from 2001 to 2021.
How strict is this rule exactly?
Is it really ONLY roads and streets that have been used in a real TdF? Or can we add some 500m or 1km, for example for a safer finish section or to bridge between two parts of a city?
100% strictly.

Not allowed to deviate from already tracked routes.
We can mix some stages to alternate roads, right ?
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jibvalverde wrote: 30/12/2021, 20:32
emmea90 wrote: 24/12/2021, 12:24
Xander66 wrote: 24/12/2021, 10:25

How strict is this rule exactly?
Is it really ONLY roads and streets that have been used in a real TdF? Or can we add some 500m or 1km, for example for a safer finish section or to bridge between two parts of a city?
100% strictly.

Not allowed to deviate from already tracked routes.
We can mix some stages to alternate roads, right ?
You have to.
2. You can't re-do a copy of a stage done in these years.
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I have seen some small mistakes in the maps, what about those?
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Arnorius wrote: 01/01/2022, 13:08 I have seen some small mistakes in the maps, what about those?
You can overturn them
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Is it possible to get all the tracks in one Tour, so we can see all the roads in one map, we can zoom in on?
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I have not noticed this contest - could you extend submission deadline?
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Bocmanis82 wrote: 05/01/2022, 2:47 I have not noticed this contest - could you extend submission deadline?
I will also be happy if it extended
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Here's my Tour of the Tours.

I decided to put in the route many historical climb as possibile.
I put the second ITT before the Alps (3 stages).
Grand Departure is in Corse.
Rest day after stage 9 and stage 15.

maps/tours/view/19995
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Deadline extended of 15 days, to 21/1, due to lack of tracks.

After this, we'll start with regular contests.
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I'll try something ;-)
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Hi guys. Here it´s my first Tour: maps/tours/view/20047

The date for this tour is with the 2022 schedule.

1st week:
Stages (9): 1 ITT - 1 TTT - 3 Flat + 1 Cobbled - 3 Hilly
We start in Bretagne in the well known Plouay. Mur de Bretagne for fighting for the yellow and 2 stages
for going to Hauts-de-France. TTT, cobbled and Epernay for the spicy in the first week, flat stage and
first contact with the mountain in Culoz.

2nd week:
Stages (6): 3 Mountain - 2 Hilly - 1 Flat
2 Alpine stages (1 short and 1 long). 2 Hilly stages with the longest stage for the July 14th. 1 flat in
direction to Perpignan looking the wind and first contact with Pyrenees.

3rd week:
Stages (6): 3 Mountain - 1 ITT - 2 Flat
We start the final week with two stages in Pyrenees (Short stage to Col de Portet). Flat stage for have
some rest for the last 2, the longest mountain stage and the final ITT. We finish with the ceremony in
Champs Elysee.

It's been difficult to bild a Tour with realistic transfers between stages. I enjoyed the challenge and
hope you like it.
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Mibes wrote: 11/01/2022, 18:07 Hi guys. Here it´s my first Tour: maps/tours/view/20047

The date for this tour is with the 2022 schedule.

1st week:
Stages (9): 1 ITT - 1 TTT - 3 Flat + 1 Cobbled - 3 Hilly
We start in Bretagne in the well known Plouay. Mur de Bretagne for fighting for the yellow and 2 stages
for going to Hauts-de-France. TTT, cobbled and Epernay for the spicy in the first week, flat stage and
first contact with the mountain in Culoz.

2nd week:
Stages (6): 3 Mountain - 2 Hilly - 1 Flat
2 Alpine stages (1 short and 1 long). 2 Hilly stages with the longest stage for the July 14th. 1 flat in
direction to Perpignan looking the wind and first contact with Pyrenees.

3rd week:
Stages (6): 3 Mountain - 1 ITT - 2 Flat
We start the final week with two stages in Pyrenees (Short stage to Col de Portet). Flat stage for have
some rest for the last 2, the longest mountain stage and the final ITT. We finish with the ceremony in
Champs Elysee.

It's been difficult to bild a Tour with realistic transfers between stages. I enjoyed the challenge and
hope you like it.
I think your Tour is privat, so we can't see it.
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Re: Christmas Contest Special - The Tour of the Tours

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Ouch! 59@@ I guess it's is solved now. Thanks for telling me :happy:
Will4563 wrote: 12/01/2022, 17:39
Mibes wrote: 11/01/2022, 18:07 Hi guys. Here it´s my first Tour: maps/tours/view/20047

The date for this tour is with the 2022 schedule.

1st week:
Stages (9): 1 ITT - 1 TTT - 3 Flat + 1 Cobbled - 3 Hilly
We start in Bretagne in the well known Plouay. Mur de Bretagne for fighting for the yellow and 2 stages
for going to Hauts-de-France. TTT, cobbled and Epernay for the spicy in the first week, flat stage and
first contact with the mountain in Culoz.

2nd week:
Stages (6): 3 Mountain - 2 Hilly - 1 Flat
2 Alpine stages (1 short and 1 long). 2 Hilly stages with the longest stage for the July 14th. 1 flat in
direction to Perpignan looking the wind and first contact with Pyrenees.

3rd week:
Stages (6): 3 Mountain - 1 ITT - 2 Flat
We start the final week with two stages in Pyrenees (Short stage to Col de Portet). Flat stage for have
some rest for the last 2, the longest mountain stage and the final ITT. We finish with the ceremony in
Champs Elysee.

It's been difficult to bild a Tour with realistic transfers between stages. I enjoyed the challenge and
hope you like it.
I think your Tour is privat, so we can't see it.
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Re: Christmas Contest Special - The Tour of the Tours

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Here's my 2001-2021 Tour of the Tours ! Enjoy


maps/tours/view/20055

Total distance : 3406.83 Km

Total high mountain stages : 6
Total medium mountain stages : 3
Total flat stages : 10

Total individual time trial stages : 2
Total individual time trials : 41.46

Total KOM sprints : 77
Top finishes : 6

Total HC : 5
Total 1st Category : 12
Total 2nd Category : 15
Total 3rd Category : 15
Total 4th Category : 30

Stages presentation :
Spoiler!
Stage 1 : Besançon -> Besançon // ITT // 8,4 km

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Technically not a prologue because of the 400 meters more than the UCI limit, this first almost entirely flat time trial will only be an opportunity to talk about speed.

Stage 2 : Dole -> Belfort // Hilly // 177,59 km

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First flat stage of this Tour and it will be far from the easiest. The hills of Franche-Comté will serve as ground for the first attacks before a sprint in a small group and a first change of jersey.

Stage 3 : Mulhouse -> La Super Planche des Belles Filles // High Mountain // 160,64 km

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A Vosges stage with the first top finish. The super board and its percentages at 20% and its dirt roads will give a first ranking which should not move until the second week.

Stage 4 : Vesoul -> Bar-sur-Aube // Plain // 155,39 km

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First of two plain days. Short, these stages will be nervous and fast and will finally empower the sprinters and their teams.

Stage 5 : Joinville -> Metz // Plain // 158,54 km

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Second day dedicated to sprinters. The stage ends in Metz to allow Lorraine to welcome the next stage.

Stage 6 : Metz -> Verdun // Hilly // 206,59 km

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This tricky stage will take the runners on a circuit around Verdun and its battlefield. The climb to Douaumont will have to be done 5 times with a bonus sprint during its last pass.

Stage 7 : Verdun -> Mur de Huy // Hilly // 209,66 km

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A long stage to take the pack to Huy. The famous "mur" will host the lign to allow a second occasion in two days for the most reckless among the leaders to attack and try to grab a few seconds.

Stage 8 : Namur -> Hirson // Plain // 182,06 km

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A new stage of plain to calm the bodies down a bit and let the sprinters take advantage of the last weekend. Return to France for the first arrival of the Tour in Hirson.

Stage 9 : Sedan -> Château-Thierry // Plain // 174,29 km

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Sunday for sprinters before the first day of rest. One of the last easy steps that will be dedicated to them.

Transfert to Orthez and Rest Day

Stage 10 : Orthez -> La Pierre-Saint-Martin // High Mountain // 194,17 km

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Return to the mountain after a long transfer and a day of rest. Tophill finish in the Pyrenees at Pierre-Saint-Martin after a delicate sequence of 1st and 2nd category passes.

Stage 11 : Pau -> Arreau // High Mountain // 132,46 km

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Two hardest pass of the Tour in one of the shortest days. Despite its low distance, the day promises to be thrilling. Tourmalet and Aspin will hurt the bodies and the descent will be done at high speed to win one or the other of the leaders.

Stage 12 : Saint Gaudens -> Carmaux // Plain // 181,61 km

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We are already leaving the Pyrenees via a stage which serves as a stepping stone to the next massif. Sprinters will surely have a hard time catching up the early morning attackers in the bumpy finish of the day.

Stage 13 : Villefranche-de-Rouergue -> Saint-Flour // Medium Mountain // 199,52 km

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First day of the triptych in the Massif Central. The stage only goes up and down before the last ramp, short but explosive, leading to the center of Saint-Flour. A stage for barouders.

Stage 14 : Le Lioran -> Super-Besse // Medium Mountain // 176,31 km

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A stage for leader stuck between the balloons of the massif. Here, no one will pretend. The stage never climbs very high but the leaders will no doubt hang on the final slopes of Super-Besse or on the previous passes for those who have the most time to recover.

Stage 15 : Issoire - > Saint-Étienne // Medium Mountain // 173,87 km

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A little bit of breath before attacking the Alps, but the stage will remain tricky and difficult. A group of attackers can very well take off and shake up the general classification.

Stage 16 : Lyon -> Le Reposoir // High Mountain // 228,58 km

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A crazy day. 228 kilometers of high mountain. An unprecedented arrival at Le Reposoir after the final ascent of the Col de Romme and its passages at more than 10%. Just before the second rest day, who will crack first?

Rest Day in Chamonix

Stage 17 : Sallanches -> Tignes // High Mountain // 138,76 km

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The queen stage of this Tour. Relatively short, this stage will nevertheless bring more than 6,000 meters of elevation gain. The arrival in Tignes will be enhanced with a bonus Sprint, 7 kilometers before the line to encourage the leaders to take the attack early.

Stage 18 : Val-Cenis -> Barcelonnette // High Mountain // 205,49 km

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Three monsters will stand under the wheels of the runners. The Galibier, Izoard and Vars will enhance a long 205 km stage which will be the last opportunity to shine in the mountains. We have seen worse to leave the Alps.

Stage 19 : Gap -> Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume // Plain // 192,25 km

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Even despite the ascent of the Col de Manse in the first kilometers of the stage, the sprinters should not miss this penultimate chance to shine. On the other hand, it is certain that the attackers will be numerous to try to take one of the last bouquets, the battle will therefore be tough.

Stage 20 : Cassis -> Marseille - Orange Vélodrome // ITT // 33,05 km

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Last ITT for the penultimate stage as a form of tradition. Starting from Cassis, the specialists will work on the Col de la Gineste then on the climb to Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in an exercise that will be anything but easy but which will seal the victory of one of them.

Stage 21 : Montigny-le-Bretonneux -> Paris - Champs Élysées // Plain // 117,59 km

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The traditional last step to bring the peloton to Paris. Three small hills, the banks of the Seine, the Louvre then the famous Champs-Élysées circuit to be traveled 8 times before raising your arms one last time.
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Hi, new here.
Fisrt time making a contest.

I know this is gonna sound weird, but can we present two entries to the contest? My head got full of ideas so I'd like to keep most of them in the contest, knowing if it's possible or not would help me to decide what to include and what not.

Given that, beautiful idea, good luck to everyone and have a nice day. :D
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