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Contest #1 - European Pre-Season Races
For the first contest, we ask you to create TWO European pre-season races, to be held in the beginning of February, replacing Andalucia and Algarve. The new races shall be held in regions that doesn't actually have a race

Requirements:
- One race should be composed by five stages, the other by six
- The two races should be for two different type of riders
- The two races should be in Europe, Southern Europe, in one or two of the following regions
  • Spain: Murcia
  • Spain: Balearic Islands, excluding Mallorca that already have his challenge
  • Italy: Calabria
  • Italy: Basilicata
  • Italy: Puglia
  • Italy: Campania
  • Italy: Sardinia
  • Greece: You can use all greece, but contest must be focused on one-two regions
  • Malta: All both Malta and Comino island
  • Cyprus: All Cyprus
- One of the two races should be a "one-hotel only race" (example: Vuelta a San Juan), so with all stage start/finishes going around to a city
- One of the two races should have an ITT

Deadline will be Sunday, February 16 at 12.00 o'clock.
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Is there a specific type of profile style we need to use? E.g. Tour de France 2019 or La Flamme Rouge red/blue/yellow etc.

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There is my two rides for the first 2020s La Flamme Rouge contest on European Pre-Season Races

maps/tours/view/13722 - SARRASTIANS TOUR (Prologue + 4 Stages), 1 Individual time trial, 2 flat stages, 1 hill stage top finish and 1 hill stage with descending final

maps/viewtrack/322915 - It starts with a prologue around Nocera Inferiore, the capitol town of Agro Nocerino Sarnese, a very flat and short time trial prologue.

maps/viewtrack/322950 - The first stage is reserved to light sprinters, it ride around Nocera Inferiore and includes 4 climbs (Muro Universitario, Colle Bellaria, Via Frà Generoso, Muro di Vietri) and 1 cobbled sector(Muro di Vietri) to repeat twice, final on Nocera Inferiore's downtown

maps/viewtrack/322953 - The second stage is reserved to Ardennes hill classics specialists, it starts and finish on Lettere, a little town under the Sarno's valley, the first part is very flat but the final is very hard with the Lettere's climb to repeat 3-times, a very hard stage.

maps/viewtrack/322956 - The third stage is very pitoresque, the race rides the Amalfi coast and Sorrento Coast, they face each other 3 climbs on the track (Valico di Chiunzi, Arola and Colli di Fontanelle to repeat three times), on the final part has some very short tough climbs, reserved to restricted sprints or far attacks.

maps/viewtrack/322958 - The last stage is around Valle dell'Orco, it starts and finishes on Castel San Giorgio's downtown and a circuit of 23km to repeat ten times with a not danger climb for sprinters on the middle.

maps/tours/view/13726 - GIRO DI PUGLIA (6 stages) - 4 flat stages and 2 hill stages

maps/viewtrack/322960 - The first stage of Giro di Puglia starts with a flat stage in a circuit around Gallipoli, the first is for the sprinters

maps/viewtrack/322962 - The second stage is from Nardò, site of PorscheRing Test Track to Cellino San Marco, famous for two things : the wine and Al Bano, it is another stage for sprinters, totally flat that, it transit into Salento's campaign between Brindisi and Lecce counties

maps/viewtrack/322964 - The third stage starts flat and finishes uphill, that stages follows the same ride of 1976 Road World Championship own disputed on Ostuni, the uphill finish on Ostuni is not damage but the short climbs nearby can be decide the race fragmenting the group.

maps/viewtrack/322965 - After the uphill finish on Ostuni, the Giro di Puglia restarts from ZooSafari Fasanolandia, a theme park near Bari and finishes on Adelfia, outer Bari. the stage is rough but reserved at compact group sprints, the unique GPM is near the start of Fasano.

maps/viewtrack/322966 - Another uphill finish but today the tour arrives on Gargano coast, it starts from Giovinazzo and follows part of two stages of Giro d'Italia 2017 (finished on Peschici) and Giro d'Italia 2020 (finishing on Vieste), the stage is reserved to finisseurs and light sprinters, the stage present 3 GPM : Monte Sant'Angelo, Valico del Lupo and the uphill finish on Peschici.

maps/viewtrack/323033 - The last stage is from Cerignola to Foggia, it rides on Daunian mountains climbs near Foggia, some climbs on this track can be make selection but the final 40km flat can be bring the group together quickly
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jajoejoe wrote:
27/01/2020, 17:05
Is there a specific type of profile style we need to use? E.g. Tour de France 2019 or La Flamme Rouge red/blue/yellow etc.
Free at the moment, but please use one clear.
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emilio.torre wrote:
28/01/2020, 12:22
There is my two rides for the first 2020s La Flamme Rouge contest on European Pre-Season Races

maps/tours/view/13722 - SARRASTIANS TOUR (Prologue + 4 Stages), 1 Individual time trial, 2 flat stages, 1 hill stage top finish and 1 hill stage with descending final

maps/viewtrack/322915 - It starts with a prologue around Nocera Inferiore, the capitol town of Agro Nocerino Sarnese, a very flat and short time trial prologue.

maps/viewtrack/322950 - The first stage is reserved to light sprinters, it ride around Nocera Inferiore and includes 4 climbs (Muro Universitario, Colle Bellaria, Via Frà Generoso, Muro di Vietri) and 1 cobbled sector(Muro di Vietri) to repeat twice, final on Nocera Inferiore's downtown

maps/viewtrack/322953 - The second stage is reserved to Ardennes hill classics specialists, it starts and finish on Lettere, a little town under the Sarno's valley, the first part is very flat but the final is very hard with the Lettere's climb to repeat 3-times, a very hard stage.

maps/viewtrack/322956 - The third stage is very pitoresque, the race rides the Amalfi coast and Sorrento Coast, they face each other 3 climbs on the track (Valico di Chiunzi, Arola and Colli di Fontanelle to repeat three times), on the final part has some very short tough climbs, reserved to restricted sprints or far attacks.

maps/viewtrack/322958 - The last stage is around Valle dell'Orco, it starts and finishes on Castel San Giorgio's downtown and a circuit of 23km to repeat ten times with a not danger climb for sprinters on the middle.
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emmea90 wrote:
28/01/2020, 12:59
emilio.torre wrote:
28/01/2020, 12:22
There is my two rides for the first 2020s La Flamme Rouge contest on European Pre-Season Races

maps/tours/view/13722 - SARRASTIANS TOUR (Prologue + 4 Stages), 1 Individual time trial, 2 flat stages, 1 hill stage top finish and 1 hill stage with descending final

maps/viewtrack/322915 - It starts with a prologue around Nocera Inferiore, the capitol town of Agro Nocerino Sarnese, a very flat and short time trial prologue.

maps/viewtrack/322950 - The first stage is reserved to light sprinters, it ride around Nocera Inferiore and includes 4 climbs (Muro Universitario, Colle Bellaria, Via Frà Generoso, Muro di Vietri) and 1 cobbled sector(Muro di Vietri) to repeat twice, final on Nocera Inferiore's downtown

maps/viewtrack/322953 - The second stage is reserved to Ardennes hill classics specialists, it starts and finish on Lettere, a little town under the Sarno's valley, the first part is very flat but the final is very hard with the Lettere's climb to repeat 3-times, a very hard stage.

maps/viewtrack/322956 - The third stage is very pitoresque, the race rides the Amalfi coast and Sorrento Coast, they face each other 3 climbs on the track (Valico di Chiunzi, Arola and Colli di Fontanelle to repeat three times), on the final part has some very short tough climbs, reserved to restricted sprints or far attacks.

maps/viewtrack/322958 - The last stage is around Valle dell'Orco, it starts and finishes on Castel San Giorgio's downtown and a circuit of 23km to repeat ten times with a not danger climb for sprinters on the middle.
You have to deliver two race, not one.
I update my reply with the second the race which i create.

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Re: Contest #1 - European Pre-Season Races

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Those are my two races:
- 5 Days of Athens: maps/tours/view/13728
- Giro di Puglia: maps/tours/view/13725

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Casualmente ho avuto le stesse idee di Diego12Alpe, anche se strutturate diversamente.

La mia corsa greca si chiama Astéri tis Athínas (letteralmente “Stella di Atene”), nome ispirato a quello dell’Étoile de Bessèges. Delle 6 tappe, 4 partono da Atene, una termina ad Atene e solo una la esclude totalmente (la cronometro, disegnata sulle strade dell’antistante Isola di Salamina.

La mia corsa pugliese si chiama SalenTour e, in pratica, si tratta del Giro del Salento. La corsa è espressamente dedicata ai velocisti, anche se non presenta un tracciato banale perché sono andato a scovare le rare salite presenti nella provincia di Lecce.

Coincidentally I had the same ideas as Diego12Alpe, even if structured differently.

My greek race is called Astéri tis Athínas (literally "Star of Athens"), a name inspired by that of the Étoile de Bessèges. Of the 6 stages, 4 leave from Athens, one ends in Athens and only one totally excludes it (the ITT, designed on the streets of the opposite island of Salamina).

My apulian race is called SalenTour and, in practice, it is the Giro del Salento. The race is expressly dedicated to sprinters, even if it does not have a trivial track because I went to find the rare climbs in the province of Lecce.

Astéri tis Athínas: maps/tours/view/13720
SalenTour: maps/tours/view/13721

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For my first contest of 2020 I made a Tour of Sardinia and a Tour of Athens.

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I tried to make the Tour of Sardinia for punchy rider, with short (and steep) climbs.
maps/tours/view/13733

Stage 1: Cagliari - Barumini
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The first stage goes from Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, to Su Naraxi, an old city dating back to about 6 to 16 centuries BC. Despite the hilly start this race shoul end in a mass-sprint.

Stage 2: Terralba - Capo Caccia
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A punchy finish on the coast, a fast rider who can go up a hill as well will win here.

Stage 3: Sassari - Monte Ortobene
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First real hard stage on the Monte Ortobene, the riders will climb up from Nuoro and then 2 short versions in a 9km long lap before they'll finish on top of the Ortobene

Stage 4: Nuoro - Dorgali
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The finish is on a double climb to Dorgali, first the steep Cala Ganone and then an irregular climb to just outside Dorgali, after that the road goes up and down untill the finish

Stage 5: Dorgali - Monte Santa Victoria
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Up and down all day long to finish on the steep slopes of the Monte Santa Victoria, the winner of the race will most definetly by decided here.

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Tour of Athens

maps/tours/view/13730

I made this both my Vuelta a "San Juan-esque one hotel tour" and 6 day race around and in the city of Athens. This race will be for the Grand Tour riders. I thought my idea was original, but 2 other poeple were thinking the same thing as me. All stage finishes are close to Athens. With the farthest finish away from Athens being just over 50km, the farthest in the Tour of San Juan is 220km so they are close enough. :)

Stage 1: Athens - Athens
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This ITT starts at the Panathenaic Stadium, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and thus one of the most important buildings in sports history. The finish will be on the Lycabettos, a beautiful place to watch the sunset with tens of asian tourists who start applauding when a natural phenomenon tha happens everyday occurs. Before this we pass almost all the important landmarks in Athens, and before someone says: "ThEsE rOaDs ArEn'T fOr BiKe RaCeS" I've been there myself last April and they are suited fro bike races.

Stage 2: Salamina - Salamina
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3 laps around the island of Salamis, the sprinters will be jumping for joy when they see the profile of this stage.

Stage 3: Piraeus - Ekklese Gennese Theotokou
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We start from Piraeus, famous for its port, but by the end of the stage we will be far above the port. The finish is after 6Km climb, but the last 2 kilometers are at an average of 11%, a Vuelta a España-esque stage. Oh yeah I didn't steal the last climb from Diego12Alpe before anyone makes accusations maps/viewtrack/319335

Stage 4: Eleusis - Kryoneri
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A hilly stage for the real punchers with a sprint. The last climb has an average percent of just over 7%, but the first half is 11%, a wall for some riders, a great chance for others.

Stage 5: Marousi - Cape Sounion
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One for the sprinters, the finish is slightly uphill, but not hard, around 2%. The finish is on Cape Sounion, famous for it's temples on top of a cliff. It is in my opinion even more beautiful than anything in the city of Athens. (seriously google it.)

Stage 6: Álimos - Parnitha
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The queen's stage with a MTF on the Parnitha, a long climb, but the average percentage doesn't intimidate. It must be said that a descent/flat part on the ascent lowers the average percentage. This is the stage where the GC guys have been waiting on the whole race.
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Re: Contest #1 - European Pre-Season Races

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My two races for - Contest #1 European Pre-Season Races

Gran Premio Alejandro Valverde
maps/tours/view/13745
Stage 1 - maps/tours/view/13745 - TTT Of 1O KM in Cartagena
Stage 2 - maps/viewtrack/323208 - stage directed to the sprinter who can withstand the up and down of the stage
Stage 3 - maps/viewtrack/323224 - the same situation as the previous step, but easier to avenge the massive sprint
Stage 4 - maps/viewtrack/323201 - flat stage, situation similar to 1 and 2 stage
Stage 5 - maps/viewtrack/323216 - on day 5 we reach the queen stage, the longest and the hardest, it will be a small test for cyclists to test the condition for the main objectives of the season
Stage 6 -maps/viewtrack/323229 Short season start ITT which will start in the hometown of alejandro valverde and will end the city that gives the region its name.

Proof that you will pay an annual tribute to the cyclist from the region of Murcia, this proof will not replace the current tour of murcia, the cyclist who manages to win the competition will be an attacking cyclist and that will ride well in the discipline of timekeeping.


Giro di Puglia
maps/tours/view/13748

Stage 1 maps/maps/edit/323236 - marathon stage, flat, with only a 4 symbolic category climb, everything indicates for a massive sprint stage
Stage 2 maps/maps/edit/323239 -Another flat stage, this time without mountain count.
Stage 3 maps/maps/edit/323241 - Another marathon stage, but this time more sinuous than the previous ones
Stage 4-maps/maps/edit/323245 - Another marathon stage, this time shorter, harder, this is the only stage for mountaineers to overcome the sprinters and take the victory away from the sprinters, with a ramp in the last 20 km, the stage may have several guides, an unpredictable end.
Stage 5 maps/maps/edit/323246 - short stage with inclined start, the stage will have two parts, one with the dispute for the mountain prize and a second with a sprint, cyclists who are in the dispute and lose contact at the beginning may have difficulty in returning to the Main peloton, due to race is short and certain teams endure the race to prevent a candidate from becoming a favorite again.


Race will be disputed by sprinters, the winning cyclist will have little margin, it will be a victory for seconds or even for milliseconds, but considering there are surprises, as mountaineers will have an opportunity to make differences.

race will have an arrival bonus (10.6.4) and the last goal target (3.2.1)

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(I'l update this post with my 2nd race once it has been completed)

maps/tours/view/13752

Tour of Menorca

This race is a 5-stage race, with 2 flat stages, 1 individual time trial and 2 hilltop finishes. With up to 76 bonus seconds available, as well as the short ITT and pair of hilltop finishes, it will be in the balance as to which type of rider wins. All of the stage finishes are within 50km of the capital city of Maó, where the race will be based.

Stage One: Maó>Maó

A flat loop around the Eastern half of the Island, which should end in a group sprint where the first leader of the race.

Stage Two: Maó>Ciutadella

Another flat stage, this one crosses the island to finish in Ciutadella. The first Intermediate Sprint, which is within the first 10km of the stage, could be an opportunity for GC riders to pick up a few bonus seconds.

Stage Three: Maó>Maó

A 10 km ITT should create a major GC shake-up, and establish the contenders ahead of the final 2 days.

Stage Four: Maó>S'Enclusa

The first of a pair of hilltop finishes takes the race up the climb of S'Enclusa. Another day to reduce the amount of contenders for GC, with time gaps probable.

Stage Five: Maó>El Toro

The final stage is also the queen stage, with a longer and steeper finale compared to yesterday to decide the overall winner of the race.

maps/tours/view/13763

Giro Di Sardinia

This race is a mountainous six-stage affair based on the Italian Island of Sardinia, with 1 flat stage, 3 medium mountain stages and 2 summit finishes. The constant climbing of this race contrasts with the flat of Menorca, creating races for 2 different type of riders.

Stage One: Cagliari>Tortoli

The only stage certain for the sprinters, as the Peloton head up the Wast coast from the capital of Cagliari to Tortoli.

Stage Two: Tortoli>Sassari

A very long stage at 224km, with a punchy finale which should lead to some attacking racing and a change of the race leader.

Stage Three: Alghero>Monte Limbara

The first summit finish is at Monte Limbara after a 17.5km climb at 6.3%.

Stage Four: Tempio>Nuoro

A hilly day may not be enough to remove all the sprinters on a short 129km day, but it'll be in the balance.

Stage Five: Nuoro>Itireddu

Probably the queen stage of the race, with a 215km day taking in 3667m of climbing. The stage finishes in the small town of Itireddu, after a long descent down the final climb.

Stage Six: Othieri>Bruncu Spina

The final stage ends on the climb of Gennargento, with its 22km of road going to decide the final race winner. At 1557m, the finish also represents the highest point of the race as well.

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Here is my two races :

- Tour de Carthagene : maps/tours/view/13783

- Tour de Campanie : maps/tours/view/13784

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My 2 Races

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Note: I will be updating to add the second race.
maps/tours/view/13779
The first race takes place in the Macedonian region of Greece. It is my 6 day stage race and is targeted for riders of the likes of Valverde (they can climb well on both hilly and mountainous terrain) although there are a couple of "flat" stages.

maps/viewtrack/323767 - stage 1 is an individual time trial around Thessaloniki. It is reasonably flat so a good rouleur of the likes of Roglic could put some time into favourites like Valverde.

maps/viewtrack/323769 - stage 2 is a hilly stage, with the terrain suiting a breakaway. The climbs stop with 40kms left to go however they are tough enough that an explosive team could do a lot of damage on them. Unlikely to be one for the sprinters but might not necessarily see GC action, a breakaway would probably take the win.

maps/viewtrack/323940 - stage 3, appart from 2 climbs at the beginning, is completely flat and so would give the sprinters a chance for Victory.

maps/viewtrack/323941 - setting out from Florina, stage 4 would be the Queen Stage of the tour with a summit finish on Mount Olympus. This would be a key day for GCs and a chance for the more pure climbers to try and build a gap.

maps/viewtrack/323943 - stage 5 certainly isn't devoid of climbing, and although there are no categorised difficulties the nature of the final kilometers might allow a solo break to win. It could also give GCs a chance to try and catch each other off guard.

maps/viewtrack/320999 - the final stage has the most climbing out of any, and although the final climb isn't steep, it is long and the gradient is misleading due to a few ledges / descents. After cresting the top there would still be about 2 kilometers to try and take the stage win.

Overall an actual outcome in GC would be pretty uncertain. People like Valverde would need to take as much time as possible on some stages so as to win because of the finish on Olympus, and riders like Roglic would look to take as much time in the ITT and prevent riders like Valverde from gaining time on the hillier stages.

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I'm glad to present you the european pre-season races, made for the very first contest of this year.

Here the caracterictics of the two races :

Trofeo Alejandro Valverde

maps/tours/view/13750

A tribute to Alejandro which will crown a puncher like him, able to climb the mountain.

- 5 stages for a total distance of 849km in Murcia, Espana
- 2 plain stages, 2 medium mountain stages and 1 high mountain stages
- 12 KOM Sprints including 2 top finishes classified in first and second categories.

Stage 1 : Murcia - Cartagena, medium moutain, 188km

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We begin this tour with a stage that Valverde would certainly like, medium climbs and the last one forcing the leaders to defend a place they don't have yet by attacking.

Stage 2 : Murcia - Murcia, plain, 201km

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The leaders would took this day as a comfort. The stage will bring the riders to Alicante and back by the flatest stage of the tour. No chance to gain time but sprinter will enjoy on of their two chances to win a stage.

Stage 3 : Cieza - Monte Ardal, high mountain, 153km

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This is the hardest stage of the tour with a top finish at Monte Ardal. However, we will not see here the top climbers easily take down the good punchers as the final climb is quite short. This is not the last day to win the trofeo but some will certainly lose it here.

Stage 4 : Jumilla - Yecla, plain, 162km

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This plain stage are not easy. The pack will circle around two cities which are the places of the very first two win of Alejandro Valverde when he was a young cyclist. This would be a difficult stage as teams will protect their leader from a long-term attack, riding these roads which are never completely flat.

Stage 5 : Monteagudo - Cresta del Gallo, medium mountain, 143km

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The last stage will crown a puncher. The riders will leave Monteagudo, birthplace of Alejandro Valverde to reach the Cresta del Gallo, the main climb near Murcia, one of the place where Valverde acquired his climbing capacities. After the three first climb, the last one will show us the winner, the red jersey who succeed to control his opponent or the winner of the stage who took enough time to win.






Giro di Sardigna

A very difficult stages races that only a complete leader can win

maps/tours/view/13751

I've tried to respect the sardinian language so every place name is written in sardinian

- 6 stages for a total distance of 905km (including 49km TT) in Sardinia, Italy
- 2 plain stages, 2 medium mountain stages, 1 high mountain stages and 1 flat ITT.
- 24 KOM sprints including 3 1st and HC KOM.

Stage 1 : Carbonia - Aristanis, plain, 165km

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The very first stage will take riders north and the first pink jersey for the leader of the race will fall on the shoulder of a sprinter with no doubt.

Stage 2 : Macumere - Luvula, medium mountain, 162km

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Second stage and here comes the moutain. Slow beginning at first with only shorts and regular slopes but hard enough to eliminate the men out of fitness in this early season.

Stage 3 : Garteddi - Thiniscole, ITT, 49km

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The third stage of the tour will be raced against the clock. Leaders and climbers who wants the final win will have to maintain the pressure on the opponents by losing the less time possible.

Stage 4 : Thiniscole - Sàdili, medium moutain, 187km

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This stage looks like the second one. Not so much difficulties along the road but enough to take the weak men apart. It will be difficult to choose between the necessities of not losing time and the obligation of saving energy for the next stage.

Stage 5 : Tortoli - Rifugio Sa Crista, high moutain, 177km

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The queen stage will bring riders along 7 climbs without praticcaly no rest at all. The last climb of the day will be the most difficult of the tour. No doubt that the top 5 of this stage will be the top 5 of the tour but in wich order?

Stage 6 : Laconi - Casteddu, plain, 163km

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Going down the moutain to bring down the pressure. The final stage is a flat one with no difficultie. Just enough time for the winner to celebrate

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Re: Contest #1 - European Pre-Season Races

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These are my two races for the first contest of 2020.


5 Days of Nicosia
maps/tours/view/13766

This five-day race will be set in Nicosia. I've designed this tour knowing about the conflict between Cyprus and Northern Cyprus and I've decided to avoid this limitations and still do the race.
5 days of Nicosia will be a puncher's race with one prologue, three puncher finishes and one flat stage.

Stage 1: Nicosia. Eleftherias Square > Nicosia. Old Town Walls
maps/viewtrack/323475
An 11km prologue in southern Nicosia that will make the first differences between the cyclits.

Stage 2: Nicosia > Kyrenia
maps/viewtrack/323543
This stage is 100% in Northern Cyprus. Some big hills near Kyrenia will decide the winner of this beautiful stage. Cyclists will have to be aware of the wind.

Stage 3: Nicosia > Lefka
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The hardest stage of this race. Finishing in Lefka, cyclits will have to climb the tallest mountain in Cyprus, Mount Olympus. A long climb that will eliminate the weaker cyclists but will not decide the winner because there are 125km to the finish line. Then, they will aproach the coast and climb some little but steep climbs which will decide the winner of this stage.

Stage 4: Strovolos > Pera
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First stage not starting in Nicosia and last stage to decide the winner of 5 Days of Nicosia. Maybe it's the easier finish out of all the stages but there's no flat in the last 90 kms of the stage. Cyclists will have to climb lots of little hills to finish in Pera, a small village near Nicosia.

Stage 5: Latsia > Nicosia. Tripoli Bastion
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Last stage and the only one flat. A sprint in Nicosia will decide the winner.


Giro di Sardegna. Tour of Sardinia
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This six-day race will be set in the beautiful island of Sardegna.
Giro di Sardegna will be a light climbers's race. The main focus of the race is the hard medium mountain with lots of long climbs and steep climbs. Despite all the medium mountain, climbers like Roglic, Bernal or Dumoulin might have an option to win this. Riders like Valverde, Lutsenko or Alaphilippe will also be battling for the crown.

Stage 1: Cagliari > Cagliari. Castello San Michele
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First stage starting and finishing in the capital of Sardegna, Cagliari. Little but steep hills in Cagliari will decide the winner. One of the stages punchers will have to make a difference to gain time on the climbers.

Stage 2: Quartu Sant' Elena > Tortolì
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A little group of cyclits will decide the winner in a sprint in Tortolì. Although a solo victory is not descarted and the flat between Bari Sardo and Tortolì will provide some great chasing moments, they will want to reserve some strenght to the next stages. Monte Carmine, a steep climb at 30kms of the finish line will decide the winner.

Stage 3: Tortolì > Oliena
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Long stage with lots of climbs which will make some big differences. Monte Olollai will break the race and maybe even decide the winner. Punchers will have to recuperate some time to the climbers.

Stage 4: Nuoro > Monte Limbara
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The longest and also the hardest stage finishing in Monte Limbara, another steep climb. This will be the stage where climbers will have to gain some time.

Stage 5: Badesi > Ozieri. Vergine di Monserrato
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Interesting finish in Ozieri with the steepest climbs of this Giro. This stage will be the decider of this race. One of the most open stages of this race. Climbers but also punchers will have a word in this stage.

Stage 6: Sassari > Oristano
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Last and only sprint finish in this race. A sprint in Oristano will decide the winner.

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VUELTA A MURCIA
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For this Vuelta a Murcia I wanted to create something similar to the Vuelta a Andalucia, so there will be a demanding mountain stage and two or three hilly stages. I have also added an ITT, as required by the rules of the contest.
Stage 1: Flat stage for sprinters, with an uphill finish.
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Stage 2: Hilly stage for adventurous riders. There aren't many demanding climbs, and the last one is a bit far from the finish, so there could be a small chance for sprinters.
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Stage 3: Short stage which is a mix between a flat and a hilly stage. The last climb, while not very demanding, is very close to the finish and its descent is tricky.
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Stage 4: Very flat ITT, placed before the two most demanding stages.
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Stage 5: The queen stage of the tour. Three loops around Alhama including the famous Collado Bermejo. The finish is located after its descent, which is incredibly technical, and includes a 2 km section with 20 hairpin bends.
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Stage 6: The last stage has a circuit on the capital Murcia which includes the climb to Cresta del Gallo which is very steep and, again has a very difficult descent.
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IBIZA CHALLENGE
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For the second tour of the contest, I have chosen a region virtually unexplored by professional cycling. the island of Ibiza (and also Formentera). This tour meets the other requirements of the contest, as it is a one-hotel only race, and it is a race for puncheurs and not for climbers or time trialists. Due to the size of the island, all stages feature several loops and circuits.
Stage 1: Flat stage consisting of a flat circuit on the island of Formentera.
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Stage 2: Stage for uphill finishers which features four loops around Sant Josep.
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Stage 3: Unpredictable stage for any kind of rider. It features many short climbs so it is very difficult to control
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Stage 4: Similar to stage 3, but with more demanding climbs. However, there are fewer climbs and more flat terrain, but still an unpredictable stage.
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Stage 5: Flat stage for sprinters (unless they can't keep up in that climb near the end) on the streets of Ibiza, finishing on its harbor.
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Volta Ciclista a Menorca:

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My five-days race will be hosted in the beautiful Balearic island of Menorca, with the idea that all teams have may be hosted in the capital, the city of Maó (Mahón), the whole five days, as the island is pretty small and all of the starts are near the east part of it.It's a race made for puncheurs and strong rouleurs that can climb a little, with 20 km of ITT and two uphill finishes, in some of the most emblematic places of Menorca.

Stage 1: Maó - Maó

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Flattish stage, a good opportunity for the sprinters, but they may be in good shape, because a short but steep ascent in the final circuit could surprise them.


Stage 2: Es Grau - Far de Favaritx

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Possibly the most decisive stage, a 20 km timetrial through the Natural Park of l'Albufera des Grau, with a hilly course (even if the profile seems to be flat), and finishing on the Favaritx Lighthouse.


Stage 3: Arenal d'en Castell - Far de Cavalleria

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First of the two uphill finishes, again in a lighthouse, this time on the Cavalleria one, in the north of the island. The course will feature a rolling first part, for in the second half, enter in a quite difficult circuit, with many little ups and downs (most of them even inappreciable on the profile), that, after 4 laps, the riders will leave to face the climb to the Far de Cavalleria, with 1,1 km at 5,0%.


Stage 4: Cala en Porter - Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Toro

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Together with the timetrial, the other queen stage of the race. Two climbings to the climbing of Sa Roca, with some slopes over 11-12% will precede the last difficulty of the race: the final ascent to Monte Toro, the highest point of all the island, in which top is located an impressive sactuary, wher the finish line will be placed.


Stage 5: Cala Galdana - Ciutadella de Menorca

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Last stage, and possibly the best chance for the fast guys, finishing in Ciudadela, the other big city of the island (apart from Mahón). But the riders will need to be aware in thef inal part of the stage because they may find some tricky and sinuous corners, even if the last kilometers are almost straight and go through wide streets.



Giro del Gargano:

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The six-days race will be the Giro del Gargano, that will be completely hosted in this part of Puglia. Unlike Volta a Menorca, Giro del Gargano will suit much better to climbers, even if puncheurs and TT specialists may have their opportunity too. Beware with most of the stages, because even if the don't have a really hard finish, they all (except first stage) include big desnivels and long climbs in their initial parts.

Stage 1: San Severo - Manfredonia

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Maybe this stage is not located exactly in Gargano, but it will surround it through its south part, from the cities of San Severo and Manfredonia. The only clear opportunity for sprinters if they don't have any problem with the wind that might blow in the final 40 km, in which they will ride always next to the sea.


Stage 2: Siponto - San Nicandro Garganico

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First test for the GC guys, with a really tough middle part and then a big downhill that will carry them to the final climb to the village of San Nicandro Garganico. This one won't be too hard (6,0 km at 3,2%), but has some 7-8% slopes in the finish that could give create the first little differences.


Stage 3: Torre Mileto - Lido del Sole

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Here is will the first big gaps will be made. Totally flat 18 km ITT between the Torre Mileto (located in the namesake village) and Lido di Sole. All the course goes through the coast, so wind may be again a factor to take into account.


Stage 4: Rodi Garganico - Peschici

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Opportunity for the explosive riders, this time with a harder finale than the second one, and known for some of the cyclists, because they will end in Peschici, with the same final climb that Giro featured a few years ago. As in that day, they will also face Coppa del Fornaro in the last kilometers, but this time from a different and harder side.


Stage 5: Spiaggia Scialmarino - Monte Sant'Angelo

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The mountain is here !! The double ascent to the village of Monte Sant'Angello (through both of its main sides) will define the general classification. It includes three first categorised climbs, with the last one having 14,8 km at 5,3% and the finish line located in front of the castle of the city.


Stage 6: Vieste - Vieste

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Last stages in some races mean easy rides and almost sure sprint, but this time may be different. It will be a short, but intense stage. In the first part, riders will face two long climbs combined with some difficult and hilly roads, where a brave rider or team can try to surprise and break the race from a far distance. If not, a final circuit with a very steep hill (with slopes over 15%) could cause some struggles and surprises.

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The first tour I made is a Giro di Sardegna. A 6-days stage race for sprinters and punchers, although there is one longer MTF and also a ITT. I think this tour looks a lot like Vuelta ao Algarve.

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The first two stages are normally for sprinters, with chances of echelons in the first one.
The third stage has finish 10km after a steep climb, with an uphill sprint at about 5%, this should be one for the punchers.
Stage four is the hardest one with a final climb of 6 km at 7.9%. The punchers will have to give everything to stay close to the better climbers if they want to win GC.
Stage 5 is another one for the punchers with finish on Muro di Thiesi, a steep climb wich is partially unpaved.
The last stage is a 20km ITT on the Isle of La Maddalena.

With al these stages, I think a pretty allround rider should be able to win this race.



The second stage race is a five days race on Cyprus, with Nicosia as hosting town.

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The first stage is quite easy and should probably be for sprinters.
After that we have four hard mountain stages.
Stage 2 had a MTF in Troodos, After that there are two hard mountain stages with a downhill finish, to end the tour with a finish on top of Mount Olympus.

As you can see this is a race for pure climbers.

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Giro di Basilicata:
An Italian region often overlooked by even the organisers of the Giro d'Italia.
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Stage 1: Matera > Lavello, 158km
A flat-ish start to the race, but the finish should suit sprinters and punchers alike. The start is in the capital of the region of Basilicata, where a part of the next James Bond movie is shot.
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Stage 2: Rionero in Vulture > Bernalda, 191km
If the sprinters ran out of legs yesterday, today is their day in Bernalda. Fun fact: the intermediate sprint is held in the town of Cancellara.
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Stage 3: Bernalda > Lauria, 194km
Now, this get serious for the GC contenders. In a Mallorca-style race, it is difficult to win the race here, but you can certainly lose it. Beware of echelons in the first part of the race!
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Stage 4: Porto Di Maratea > Santa Caterina (Statua del Cristo Redentore), 12km
A mountain finish time trail, filled with hairpin turns. Pace, power, acceleration is all needed here. The finish offers a majestic sight of both a statue of Christ as well as the bay.
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Stage 5: Lauria > Pignola, 175km
The queen's stage of the race. After yesterday, attacks should come thick and fast and controlling the race will be difficult.
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Stage 6: Potenza > Potenza, 128km
A criterium in the capital of the province, Potenza.
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Malta Tour:
Nice weather, temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees and a course that will suit sprinters, classics specialists and punchers alike. The races are often a bit shorter and the laps at the end of the stage look a bit like a Hammer Series, Malta-style. A difficult nation to navigate through, as a lot of roads aren't in the best shape. These stages consist of the finest roads in Malta with a few uphill exceptions, but no gravel or off-road racing is included.
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Stage 1: Valletta > Marsaxlokk, 122km
6 laps after the first crossing of the finish line in Marsaxlokk, a small fisherman's town with small boats as far as the eye can see.
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Stage 2: Qawra (National Aquarium) > Mellieha, 164km
Arguably the hardest stage in this Malta Tour. The circuit, with passages at the Popeye Village and the town of Mellieha, suits the northern classics rider. The finish line is drawn at the Maritim Antonine Hotel, after a 1.5 km climb averaging 6.6%
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Stage 3: Blue Grotto Harbour > Mdina, 180km
This stage takes us to the ancient capital of Mdina. The course is in typical Maltese style full of dangers and small hills. The finish line is in front of the gate to the fortified old centre, after a small incline which should give some riders ideas about avoiding a sprint.
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Stage 4: Victoria > Victoria (Gozo Circuit), 105km
Stage 4 takes us to Gozo, the second island of Malta, home of the recently collapsed Azure Window. The scenes of the marriage between Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones were shot here, but the peloton remains on smoother roads in and around Victoria, the main city on the island. The experience for the riders will be that of a race in Flanders, but with much better weather.
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Stage 5: Valletta > Valletta, 83km
A finish worthy of any stage race. Imagine the Paris criterium in the Tour de France, but with palm trees, the Triton Fountain instead of the Arc de Triomphe and the blue sea of the Valletta Harbour. Crucifix Hill could be a real pain towards the end, but is relatively short. The sprinters should battle it out here for the podium, which will be held in front of the majestic city gate.
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