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Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 26/05/2019, 19:33

Contest #3 - Tour de France

Time for the annual Tour de France contest.

You have to re-draw and improve 2019 Tour de France

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- Gran Depart should be kept the same way (Stage 1 and 2 starts and finishing in Bruxelles, 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 must end near the start of Stage 21 or (hopefully) near a city that has TGV
- You cannot repeat key parts of Tour de France 2018 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
- 2019 Tour is dedicated to Merckx, so you have to reference him in at least three stages after Bruxelles. The reference could be whatever you want... same final of a famous stage that wins, passage on birthplace or his house and on
- You can do at least another stage in Belgium and you cannot go out of France after the Belgium Stages
- 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 26/6/2019, h 23.59

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

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

Good luck to all
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by YellowJersey » 26/05/2019, 19:50

Awesome! Although deadline 26/5??

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 27/05/2019, 19:34

YellowJersey wrote:
26/05/2019, 19:50
Awesome! Although deadline 26/5??
26 june, sorry
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by mauro » 29/05/2019, 11:19

emmea90 wrote:
26/05/2019, 19:33
Contest #3 - Tour de France


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



Good luck to all
Are these dimensions good?
How to tilt the track?

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by WaneToutFritYT2 » 29/05/2019, 23:39

Hello booooys. I've already made a Tour de France 2019 in september 2018, but I don't answer to the selection criteria 59@@ an I can't be bothered to do it. My creation is on my youtube channel, if you want to see after all. Warning, it's in french and i'm a bit young and the duration is 27 min. Good Lucky to every participant |gallian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q0u-A1mm2c&t=787s

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by jibvalverde » 02/06/2019, 1:01

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

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by Arnorius » 02/06/2019, 12:09

emmea90 wrote:
26/05/2019, 19:33
- You have to put a stage start or a stage finish in at least 7 different france regions

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These regions?

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by YellowJersey » 02/06/2019, 15:06

jibvalverde wrote:
02/06/2019, 1:01
Tour must be done using Tour de France - 2019 profiles, with Large X-Size and slopes on to have an easy comparison between different routes
What is Large X-Size ?
I would imagine it'd be this.

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 02/06/2019, 22:58

Arnorius wrote:
02/06/2019, 12:09
emmea90 wrote:
26/05/2019, 19:33
- You have to put a stage start or a stage finish in at least 7 different france regions

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These regions?
Yes
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 02/06/2019, 22:59

YellowJersey wrote:
02/06/2019, 15:06
jibvalverde wrote:
02/06/2019, 1:01
Tour must be done using Tour de France - 2019 profiles, with Large X-Size and slopes on to have an easy comparison between different routes
What is Large X-Size ?
I would imagine it'd be this.

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Also yes
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emilio.torre » 03/06/2019, 23:47

maps/tours/view/11920 - This is my Tour de France 2019

Bruxelles-Bruxelles - Flat stage - 144km
Bruxelles-Bruxelles - Team Time Trial - 18km
Ypres-Arenberg Porte du Hainaut - Flat Stage - 153km
Cambrai-Chalons-en-Champagne - Flat Stage - 197km
Troyes-Vandeouvres-le-Nancy - Hilly Stage with Hill Top Finish - 214km
Epinal-Cote de By - Hilly Stage with Hill Top Finish - 215km
Lons-le-Saunier-Nantua - Medium Mountain Stage - 134km
Nantua-Novalaise - High Mountain with Descent Finish - 214km
Grenoble-La Mure - Individual Time Trial - 49km
REST DAY \ TRANSFER DAY
Pau-Lourdes - Medium Mountain Stage - 159km
Saint-Gaudens-Plateau de Beille - High Mountain Stage with Mountain Top Finish - 168km
Carcassonne-Le Cap d'Agde - Flat Stage - 151km
Nimes-Millau - Hilly Stage - 223km
Mende-Langogne - Individual Time Trial - 51km
Aubenas-Valence - Flat Stage - 145km
REST DAY \ TRANSFER DAY
Annecy-Albertville - High Mountain Stage with Descent Finish - 203km
Embrun-Embrun - Medium Mountain Stage - 169km
Gap-Isola 2000 - High Mountain Stage with Mountain Top Finish - 161km
Isola-Nice - High Mountain Stage with Descent Finish - 170km
Cagnes-sur-Mer-Marseille - Flat Stage -225km
Versailles-Paris Champs-Elysèes - Individual Time Trial - 30km

Shortly there are
6 Flat Stages
5 Medium Mountain or Hilly Stages
5 High Mountain Stages
3 Individual Time Trial
1 Team Time Trial

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by jibvalverde » 05/06/2019, 22:18

Can we make two versions of Tour of France ? Or just one ?

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 06/06/2019, 22:06

jibvalverde wrote:
05/06/2019, 22:18
Can we make two versions of Tour of France ? Or just one ?
Only one.
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by JAdmeal » 06/06/2019, 22:20

Can we end one sprint stage in one city which last year also host a stage finish (Pau)??

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 07/06/2019, 9:45

JAdmeal wrote:
06/06/2019, 22:20
Can we end one sprint stage in one city which last year also host a stage finish (Pau)??
Yes
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by mauro » 07/06/2019, 11:53

Tour 2019 by Mauro

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The route that I designed pays tribute to Merckx by touching its birthplace (Meensel-Kiezegem, sprint during the first stage), the place where it conquered its first yellow jersey (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, starting point of the second stage), the place where he achieved his first stage victory (Ballon d'Alsace, place of arrival of the last stage) and the place from which he started the last stage of the first Tour which won (Créteil).

I have also included tributes to runners who, like Merckx, have won five Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil (arrival of the fifth stage in Mont-Saint-Aignan, Anquetil's birthplace), Bernard Hinault (start of the ninth stage from Yffiniac, birthplace of Hinault) and Miguel Indurain (since it is not possible to insert other trespassing I did finish the first Pyrenean stage in Val-Louron, where in 1991 Indurain conquered his first yellow jersey).

As far as the track is concerned, I wanted to draw the whole week in the north, but with very insidious fractions for the general classification (the Mûr-de-Bretagne circuit has no breathing space and could be very valid as a world championship track); stage of Lannilis present some of the "ribineu" of Tro-Bro Léon
There are 8 mountain stages, three in the Pyrenees, three in the Alps, one Vosges and the Ventoux.
Two individual time trials for a total of 55 km: the first is for specialists, the second recalls that of San Marino in the Giro 2019.
There are 7 stages for sprinters.

1 stage: Bruxelles – Bruxelles (185 Km)**

In the first stage I inserted two passages dedicated to Eddy Merckx, the first at his hometown, the second at the center where Eddy's bicycle company is based. As in the stage of the real Tour, there is a short section of pavè (Heuvelstraat, 900 meters). I added a final double-pass circuit in front of the Laeken castle

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2 stage: Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - Bruxelles (ITT – 13 Km)****

Here I made a small exception to the rule by inserting a different starting point than in Brussels. The chronometer (individual and not a team, as will happen on the Tour) starts from Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, dove June 29th 1969 Merckx dressed for the first time in his career the yellow jersey. The finish compared to the real Tour de France is also different: you do not arrive at the Atomium but in the central Grand Place

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3 stage: Geraardsbergen - Cap Blanc-Nez (215 Km)**

The first stop in French territory presents a finish that is tempting to the finisseurs with the arrival a few meters from the Cap Blanc Nez, near one of the most spectacular stretches of the English Channel. The last kilometer has an average slope of 6.5%, while in the central phase of the stage, immediately after entering France, some well-known hillocks face each other because they are faced every year at the "Quatre Jours de Dunkerque".

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4 stage: Boulogne-sur-Mer – Eu (195 Km)**

Second stage destined for sprinters. The two difficult stars are justified by the high risk of running into fractures in the group because the route runs almost constantly along the English Channel, one of the most windy areas of France. Expected a final circuit with a couple of "côtes" that will make life a little harder for sprinters and their teams

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5a stage: Dieppe - Mont-Saint-Aignan (162 Km)***

It is the stage designed in homage to Jacques Anquetil. Before entering the final circuit one passes from Quincampoix, in whose cemetery the great French champion is buried. You must climb twice on the short but steep "Côte Anquetil", 1 Km to 8.5% with the last 600 meters to 10%. The ascent of the Côte du Fond du Val (1.6 km to 6.2%) must also be repeated twice: only the first pass is valid as GPM while at the end of the second ascent there is the goal of an insidious stage, in which the Ranking men should keep their eyes wide open to avoid distractions.

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6 stage: Bernay - Le Mans (186.5 Km)*

The sixth stage is not particularly demanding and includes a couple of easy climbs, located at a distance that does not create too many problems for the sprinters. The second climb is the Mont des Avaloirs, "côte" which for several years has hosted the main stages of the "queen stage" of the Circuit de la Sarthe

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7 stage: Le Mans – Dinan (220 Km)*

On the eve of the insidious second race weekend here is another stage for sprinters, the only case in my path where two consecutive races will be found. The final race will not be easy however because in the last 30 km the altimetry has the physiognomy of the teeth of a saw and some sprinters could lose the wheels of the group, in particular in the little hill with two hairpin turns that ends in view of the last kilometer

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8 stage: Mûr-de-Bretagne - Mûr-de-Bretagne (130 Km)***

This stage is the reworking of the final stage won by Daniel Martin at last year's Tour. In practice, there will always be a circuit that characterized the end of that stage, to which I added a small and tortuous "côte" just before the passage from the center of Mûr-de-Bretagne and from the beginning of the final ascent. The latter - about 2 Km at 7% - will have to be repeated a total of eight times in a circuit that will never present a moment of plainness: if the bagarre between the men of the standings should ignite some “big piece” away from the finish line could experience a heavy detachment

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9 stage: Yffiniac – Lannilis (203 Km)****

The first week of the race ends with a less bumpy stage than that of the previous day from an altimetric point of view. The route, however, will not be less insidious than in Mûr-de-Bretagne, due to the presence in the last 26 km of seven sectors of "ribineu", the dirt roads that characterize the Tro-Bro Léon route: here is another stage which could be fatal to some runners who aim at the general classification. Today tribute to Bernard Hinault with the departure from Yffiniac, the birthplace of the Breton champion.

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10 stage: Orthez - Val-Louron (201 Km)*****

After the transfer from Brittany the Pyrenean triptych is played, which debuts with a tribute to Miguel Indurain. The arrival is in fact fixed at Val-Louron, the winter sports station where in 1991 the Spanish champion won the yellow jersey during the first of five consecutive tours won by "Miguelon". The final ascent, which almost completely corresponds to the Col de Val Louron-Azet, will be preceded by the legendary Tourmalet and then by Horquette d’Ancizan, inserted to not propose the usual Aspin

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11 stage: Lannemezan - Ax-les-Thermes (211 Km)****

Apparently the second Pyrenean stage is useless, designed in the style of certain stages seen at the time of Jean Marie Leblanc, many hills and then a lot of road without difficulty to go to go to the finish line after passing the last climb. The last of the 6 GPMs is scheduled at 50 Km, a distance that certainly does not encourage climbers' actions. Within a three-week round, however, a similar stage - especially if proposed at the start of the race - is good for us and is useful for accumulating fatigue on the legs, bearing in mind that the next day there will be another demanding stage on the Pyrenees

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12 stage: Ax-les-Thermes - Port de Pailhères (131 Km)****

The last Pyrenean stage is the shortest of the triptych and ends with the arrival at one of the most challenging passes in the Pyrenees, never faced as ever stage finish. On the summit there is little space and for this reason the arrival is not precise at the top of the climb, but it will be necessary to travel a short downhill stretch on the opposite side, a little less than 1 km long, to reach the dove area I have placed the finish line. In reality there is also limited space but it is part of the means, the permanence is also the bus of the teams can be placed beyond Ax-les-Thermes: it is from this center that begins the opposite side of Pailhères and the runners, immediately after the arrival of the stage - short also for this reason - you get back on the bike going downhill (as happened last year at the Col de Portet)

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13 stage: Tarascon-sur-Ariège - Béziers (187 Km)*

Between the Pyrenees and the Alps, one of the easiest stages of my Tour is interposed, one of the last within the reach of the sprinters. Today we will meet only the plain (a part of a short stretch of fast descent, about fifty kilometers from the start)

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14 stage: Pézenas - Mont Ventoux (219 Km)****

There is not much to say about this stage which, after a first part of the totally flat race, ends with one of the most famous uphill arrivals of the Tour

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15 stage: Carpentras - Sault (ITT – 43 Km)*****

Drawing this stage I had in mind the course of the San Marino time trial of the Giro 2019 and I wanted to recreate a similar one, even if the finish is less demanding while the mileage is higher than 5 Km. The uphill section, towards the GPM del Colle di Notre Dame des Abeilles, is about 11 km long and has an average gradient of 6.3%

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16 stage: Grenoble - Le Monêtier-les-Bains (159 Km)*****

The first act of the Alpine triptych proposes a classic "devastating", the combination of a steep and selective ascent and, immediately afterwards, another more pedaled one on which, however, the detachments accused previously can leaven out of proportion. So after the legendary Alpe d’Huez and the difficult descent from the Sarenne, it will be necessary to face the seemingly easy Lautaret before finally launching a quick glide towards the arrival site

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17 stage: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Courchevel (Col de la Loze) (115 Km)*****

The alpine phase also includes a stage in "mignon" format which provides for the uphill finish in Courchevel, a classic and at the same time new milestone because a final stretch of asphalt road that is only recently and that goes up to almost 2300 meters in the final. Col de la Loze. The latter will also be reached by future professionals at the 2019 Tour de l'Avenir (but on that occasion it will rise from the opposite side)

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18 stage: Albertville - Évian-les-Bains (213 Km)****

The last Alpine stage is only apparently poorly designed due to the location of the main ascents far from the finish line (84 Km well separate the top of Joux Plane from the finish line). The mileage that exceeds 200 km, the fact of being in the third week of the race and the particular design of the final kilometers could, however, make it become a pitfall: in particular those who have suffered on the Joux Plane and will have managed to grit their teeth and recover , could then be irreparably rejected by the wall of Saint-Paul-en-Chablais (4 Km at 10.7%)

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19 stage: Thonon-les-Bains – Dole (235 Km)**

It should be the penultimate stage for sprinters, but the length of 235 km and the complicated middle phase plays against them and, instead, favors those who are on the run

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20 stage: Besançon - Ballon d'Alsace (207 Km)****

I last left the mountain stage dedicated to Eddy Merckx, arriving at the place where the Belgian champion obtained his first stage victory on the Tour on 4 July 1969.

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21 stage: Créteil – Paris (126 Km)*

The last stage starts from Créteil, the center at the gates of Paris where the second half-stage of the final stage of the first Tour won by Merckx started on 20 July 1969, a 37 km time trial won by Eddy himself

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by Arnorius » 07/06/2019, 19:48

emmea90 wrote:
26/05/2019, 19:33
- Gran Depart should be kept the same way (Stage 1 and 2 starts and finishing in Bruxelles, 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)
So this means we have to finish/start the stages at exactly the same points (Royal Palace, Atomium, Laeken, ...)? Or do I understand this wrong?

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by emmea90 » 07/06/2019, 21:17

Arnorius wrote:
07/06/2019, 19:48
emmea90 wrote:
26/05/2019, 19:33
- Gran Depart should be kept the same way (Stage 1 and 2 starts and finishing in Bruxelles, 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)
So this means we have to finish/start the stages at exactly the same points (Royal Palace, Atomium, Laeken, ...)? Or do I understand this wrong?
Yes, exactly the same points.

You can choose to switch start point of stage 1 and 2 or finish point of stage 1 and 2
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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by IamCeeKae » 08/06/2019, 16:35

Am I allowed to make a time-trial out of the last stage (Paris, Champs-Elysées)?

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Re: Contest #3 - Tour de France 2019

Post by Diego12Alpe » 09/06/2019, 14:35

This is my Tour de France

maps/tours/view/11932

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