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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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Here is my redraw of the Tour de France 2020: maps/tours/view/15860

It consists of
8 Flat stages (7 for pure sprinters)
5 hilly stages (1 hill top finnish)
6 high mountain stages (3 MTF)
2 individual Time Trials (54,3km)
8 french regions visited
Spoiler!

Stage 1: The first stage consists of three laps in the area outside Nice finishing at the Promenade des Anglaise. There are two climbs on each lap making for a hard race. The stage should not create any gaps between the favourites in the GC.
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Stage 2: Starting and finishing in Nice the second stage take the riders over the Col de Braus and Col de Turini before returning to Nice. Located just 10km from the finish line we should see attacks on the Col de Quattre Chemins.
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Stage 3: First flat stage of the Tour. The route follow the Coast most of the way to Toulon so there is risk of crosswind.
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Stage 4: Another flat transistion stage for the sprinters, the riders not aiming for the stage win would like to save as much energy as they can for tomorrows stage to the feared Mount-Ventoux.
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Stage 5: The GC riders who haven't yet found their form risk losing a lot of time today as the stage ends on Mount Ventoux.
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Stage 6: Stage 6 is an individual time trial starting and finishing in Sault. Except the 1km long Mur de Monieux with an average gradient of over 10%, the only other thing to notice is that the last kilometres are uphill.
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Stage 7: Stage 7 is only a medium mountain stage, but the final climb is hard.
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Stage 8: A stage for the sprinters allthough there is 8 categorised climbs on the road to Gap. But with 60km from the last climb to the finish line we should see a mass sprint with all the best sprinters in the peloton.
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Stage 9: Last day before the first rest day take the riders from Gap to the host city of the 1992 winter olympics Albertville. After the intermediate sprint in another olympic host city Grenoble, the route is almost completly flat.
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RESTDAY

Stage 10: The day after the rest day is a hard one. Passing both Col de Madeleine and Col du Tra in the second half of the stage before finishing at La Plagne after a 17km climb with an average of 7,4%.
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Stage 11: Another high mountain stage with a MTF. Starting in Bourg-Saint-Maurice the route crosses the Cormet de Roselend, Col du Pre, Montee Bisanne and Col de Romme, Before the Intermideate sprint in Cluses. Afterwards the the riders have 36km left to ride most of it being uphill. Riders that have lost some time earlier could go on the offensive already on the climb to Morillon 1100 as it is only 5km of downhill before the final 9km up to Plateau des Saix. But the riders should have something in reserve before the last climb to Plateau des Saix with it's 9,5% avergage, with stretches of over 15%.
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Stage 12: There is no categorised climbs on the route Saint-Etienne, but it is no guarantee for a sprint finish as the last 30 kilometres are hard, Puncheurs could make before the Bonus sprint or on the short hill just 3km from the finish line. The narrow roads leading up to the final kilomtre will make it harder for the sprinters team to organize.
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Stage 13: This stage has Breakaway Win written all over it, Not hard enough for the GC contendors, but too hard for the sprinters.
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Stage 14: Last chance for the Time Trial specialists. A 29,4 km long ITT in undulating terrain.
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Stage 15: From Ussel the route take the riders north to the city of Aigurande in the Centre-Val de Loire Region. The last 20 kilometres are uphill false flat, with an elevation gain of 50metres within the final kilometre.
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Stage 16: Last stage that suits the sprinters before Paris.
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RESTDAY

Stage 17: The First of 4 brutal mountain stages. The stage starts easy with 60 kilometres of flat out of Bayonne towards the Pyrenees. The last 120km consists of the Col d' Arnosteguy, Col Bagargui, Arthaburu and Col de Soudet. Last stage of 150+ kilometres.
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Stage 18: Last stage with a Mountain top finish. This 137.5km stage could be crucial in the GC. Passing Col de Marie Blanque, the HC Col d' Aubisque before finishing on Hautacam.
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Stage 19: The "easiest" of the stages in the Pyrenees, with only to 1st category climbs. The Col d' Aspin and the Col de la Courade reaching percentages of 17% before descending to Bagneres de Bigorre.
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Stage 20: With 5 categorised climbs in less then 120km the final day in the Mountains give the best climbers a last chance to gain posistions in the GC. Starting With the Col d' Azet followed by the Col de Peyresourde and Port de Bales the riders will have some Lactic Acid in their legs before the final starting with Col de Mente (10km, 8,4%) then a 10km descent before ascening 4,5km to the Col de Portet-Aspet reached just two kilometres before the finish line in Portet-Aspet.
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Stage 21: The final stage to Chaps-Elysees start in the Hauts-de-France Region, before the riders enter Paris and the laps on Champs-Elysees.
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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ellvey wrote:
21/08/2020, 20:46
Can we use one of last year's finishing town as a starting one? Like Brioude?
Yes
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A heads up sorry for any inconvenience it has caused but i am changing the route I originally submitted therefore I have deleted the post. I will upload the final version in a few days.

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

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If I want ITT/TTT for stage 1 - should I use as "starting point" KM zero (Avenue de Rimiez) or GD starting point (Place Masséna)?
If I need to use km zero as starting point - I would need make 4km descent immediately after start for my ITT/TTT. I don't want to start at Avenue de Rimiez because it would have been a waste of ITT/TTT kilometres. I would prefer Place Masséna as Stage 1 starting point. Likewise km zero is not a good start for my stage 2.

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Bocmanis82 wrote:
22/08/2020, 23:16
If I want ITT/TTT for stage 1 - should I use as "starting point" KM zero (Avenue de Rimiez) or GD starting point (Place Masséna)?
If I need to use km zero as starting point - I would need make 4km descent immediately after start for my ITT/TTT. I don't want to start at Avenue de Rimiez because it would have been a waste of ITT/TTT kilometres. I would prefer Place Masséna as Stage 1 starting point. Likewise km zero is not a good start for my stage 2.
For the ITT, the GD starting point as they don't have transfer.
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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Here's my entry

maps/tours/view/15829

-Big Start in Nice, 2 stages in the region
-Queen Stage: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Méribel-Mottaret (Stage 17) or Albertville - Rumilly (Stage 18)
-Key Climbs: Col de la Lusette (Stage 6), Hautacam (Col de Tramassel) (Stage 8), Col Bagargi and Col Inharpu (Stage 9), Pas de Peyrol and Col du Pertus (Stage 13), Col d'Herbouilly (stage 15), L'Alpe d'Huez (Lac Besson) (Stage 16), Col de la Madeleine and Col de la Loze (Stage 17), Col de la Biche and Col du Grand Colombier (Stage 18), La Planches des Belles Filles (Stage 20)
-Time Trial: 76,1 kms
-The Tour starts and/or finishes in a total of 7 regions, as requested. Provence-Alps-Côte d'Azur, Auvergne-Rhône-Alps, Occitanie, Nouvelle-Aquitane, Pays de la Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Île-de-France

Looking at this year's Tour, i felt like it didn't meet a lot of my expectations, so i decided to see if I could improve its design. Therefore it follows a very similar route, visiting a lot of the same places. I left the Big Start in Nice unchanged, i think they are really nice stages. In addition, I included the real stage 10 as my stage 11, and the final TT in the same place. I hope you'll like my reinterpretation of the Tour de France 2020.
Spoiler!
Tour de France 2020

Stage 1 - Nice - Nice - Flat
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The Tour starts in the stunning Côte d'Azur with 3 loops around the city of Nice. A sprint finish is expected in the Promenades des Anglais, but the hilly nature of the profile up until the 30km to the finish mark, could make some of them suffer if the pace is rather high.

Stage 2 - Nice - Nice - Medium Mountain
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And unusual hard second stage in the Tour. The riders will have to face the hard climbs of Col de la Colmiane and Col de Turini, before a long downhill that returns the show within reach of NIce, where the last 2 climbs await, Col d'Éze and its little sibling Col des Quatre Chemins. It should be a very tricky stage as the riders rarely have to face a stage like this at the start of a Grand Tour. Since it will be hard to control, look for the potential breakaway winners and be careful with some second tier GC riders, as they can have the freedom to gain some time thanks to the breakaway.

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Stage 3 - Cannes - Aix-en-Provence - Hilly
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The stage starts in Cannes, best known for being host to one of the most famous Film Festivals, and goes west, leaaving Nice and Côte d'Azur behind, entering in the charming Provence. It's a largely flat stage, with a punchy final kms around the city of Aix-en-Provence, with several tricky climbs. The final kms are uphill, before flatening out with 500m to the finish. It should be a stage for strong sprinters and puncheurs.

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Stage 4 - Aix-en-Provence - Sisteron - Flat
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A short, flat stage, without much history, that should end up in a massive sprint in the streets of Sisteron.

Stage 5 - Sisteron - Aubenas - Hilly
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The Tour leaves the Alpine landscape behind, going towards the Rhône Valley, through the heart of the Natural Park of Baronnies provençales. As they cross the Rhône, the stage becomes harder, because the riders will have to face 3 categorized climbs, including a Cat 2 and a finish at the top of a Cat 4 climb going up to the historic part of Aubenas. Should be a perfect stage for the puncheurs.

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Stage 6 - Alès - Mont Aigoual - High Mountain
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The first high mountain stage is raced in the Cevennes, in the southern part of the Massif Central, and features the hardest climb in the whole massil, Col de la Lusette, very irregular, with several steep stretches that reach a maximum of 15%. Afterwards, there's still the final climb of Mont Aigoual, which isn't really steep, so if someone wants to take time, they'll have to attack earlier. It will be the first real test for the GC riders and it will make the first selection of riders.

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Stage 7 - Millau - Lavaur - Flat
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The stages goes through the rollercoaster terrain that can easily be found in the Departments of Aveyron and Tarn. It's not the easiest of stages and some sprinters who aren't in shape or can't handle the climbs, could be in trouble. Still, they shouldn't prevent a sprint finish but watch out for the wind that usually blows in this part of France, which could play a very important part both for the sage win and for the GC.

Stage 8 - Auch - Hautacam - High Mountain
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The second weekend kicks off in the city of Auch, the historical capital of Gascony, and goes towards the Pyrenées, After crossing Tarbes and Lourdes, the riders will have to first face the Col du Soulor, the well known Aubisque's little sibling, and after a downhill to Argelès-Gazost, they'll have still to climb the tough Hautacam. The riders will finish at the top of the Col de Tramassel, instead of in the Ski station itself.

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Stage 9 - Oloron-Sainte-Marie - Mauléon-Licharre - High Mountain
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The Queen stage of the Pyrenées is raced between the Bearn and the Pays Basque historical regions. The riders will have to face the HC climbs of Col du Soudet and Col de la Hourcère plus the potentially destructive combo of Col Bagargi and Col Inharpu. A high mountain marathon in the western Pyrenées that will be extremely important for the GC. If a rider has a bad day they can easily lose the Tour in this stage.

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Rest Day - Angoulême

Stage 10 - Jarnac - Cognac - Individual Time Trial
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The roads crossing the Cognac vineyards that give us the famous Cognac brandy will host the first ITT of the Tour. It's almost 40kms, raced through lumpy roads with a lot of ups and downs, at least until Segonzac. The better TTers will have the perfect opportunity to turn the balance in their favour.

Stage 11 - Ile d'Oléron (Le Château-d'Oléron) - Ile de Ré (Saint-Martin-de-Ré) - Flat
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The flattest stage in the Tour will link two islands, and it will be very nervous that to the wind that blows in this region. It can be potentially very dangerous for the GC riders. Otherwise it's a stage that surely will be won by a sprinter.

Stage 12 - Fontenay-le-Comte - Limoges - Flat
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Second consecutive flat stage, but this time with an uphill finish in Limoges. This is the same finish used in 2016 Stage 4, where the recently retired Marcel Kittel ended up beating Brian Coquard in the photofinish. So pure sprinters won't have as much of an advantage, but they still can win.

Stage 13 - Bourganeuf - Masbaraud-Mérignat - Le Lioran - Medium Mountain
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The stage start is co hosted by the rural town of Masbaraud-Mérignat and its bigger more important neighbor town of Bourganeuf. Masbaraud-Mérignat is the hometown of the late Raymond Poulidor. The stage also passes through Saint-Léonard-de-Noblet, where Poulidor lived and eventually died. This stage was meant to be a tribute to him, and also an attempt to merge the Sarran and the Pas de Peyrol stages, and then adding my own personal flavor to it. The result ends up being an extremely long and hard medium mountain stage, facing a fearsome sequence of Col de Neronne, Pas de Peyrol, Col du Pertus and Col de la Font de Cère before the finish at one of the biggest ski stations in the Massif Central, Le Lioran.

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Stage 14 - Brioude - Lyon - Hilly
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A transition stage, best suited for a breakaway with a lot of up and down, pretty common for a stage in the Massif Central. Watch out for riders in the top 10 and top 15 to make the break and potentially make up a lot of ground.

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Stage 15 - Annonay - Villard-de-Lans (Côte 2000) - Medium Mountain
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The second week finishes with a hard medium mountain in the Vercors Massif, which has been largely ignored by the Tour de France. The riders will have to face the tough climbs of Col des Limouches and Col de l'Echarasson, before facing the last sequence of Col d'Herbouilly, a deceptively hard climb, don't let the average slope mislead you, and the final climb up to the ski station of Villard-de-Lans. Great stage for tactical plays and ambushes.

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Rest Day - Grenoble

Stage 16 - Grenoble - L'Alpe d'Huez (Lac Besson) - High Mountain
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The last week starts with a short stage, with no big climbs beside the MTF, but with a pesky lumpy profile, and rarely flat. The legendary climb to L'Alpe d'Huez has been extended, and they will continue to climb towards Col du Poultran and eventually to Lac Besson. It's the toughest MTF in the race.

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Stage 17 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Méribel-Mottaret - High Mountain
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Short, explosive stage with 3 big climbs and almost no kms of flat. The riders will start facing immediately the colossus that is Col de la Madeleine, followed after a short flat section by the even more colossal Col de la Loze, the hardest climb in the race, and with stretches that reach 20%. The race will for sure explode in its slopes. Afterwards the riders will face a long downhill through Courchevel and loop towards Méribel again, for the long final climb to Méribel-Mottaret. Who will survive?

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Stage 18 - Albertville - Rumilly - High Mountain
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The last mountain stage is a long marathon between Savoie Haute-Savoie and Ain. The riders have to face 5 categorized climbs, including the HC Col de la Biche and the steepest side of the Col du Grand Colombier. The race should explode on the Grand Colombier, but after a long, scenic and technical descent, they still have to face yet another steep climb inedit to the Tour, Col du Clergeon. The finish is in Rumilly after a descent, interrupted by a steep uncategorised climb, very close to the finish. It's the last opportunity for the climbers

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Stage 19 - Bellegarde-sur-Valserine - Besançon - Flat
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A transition type of stage, that crosses the Jura into Franche-Comté for a probable sprint finish in Besançon. However, so late in the tour, a breakaway could have success.

Stage 20 - Lure - La Planche des Belles Filles - Individual Time Trial
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The day of decisions. A very tough ITT with a long rolling section and a steep Cat 1 to finish. The diferences could be huge

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Stage 21 - Montgeron - Paris Champs-Elysées - Flat
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The Tour ends with the traditional epilogue in Paris, at the Champs Elysees. Time for the usual sprinters party and afterwards the big celebrations in a stunning scenery.
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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ellvey wrote:
24/08/2020, 5:56
Here's my entry

maps/tours/view/15829

-Big Start in Nice, 2 stages in the region
-Queen Stage: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Méribel-Mottaret (Stage 17) or Albertville - La Roche-sur-Foron (Stage 18)
-Key Climbs: Col de la Lusette (Stage 6), Hautacam (Col de Tramassel) (Stage 8), Col Bagargi and Col Inharpu (Stage 9), Pas de Peyrol and Col du Pertus (Stage 13), Col d'Herbouilly (stage 15), L'Alpe d'Huez (Stage 16), Col de la Madeleine and Col de la Loze (Stage 17), Col de la Colombière and Col des Glières (Stage 18), La Planches des Belles Filles (Stage 20)
-Time Trial: 76,1 kms
-The Tour starts and/or finishes in a total of 7 regions, as requested. Provence-Alps-Côte d'Azur, Auvergne-Rhône-Alps, Occitanie, Nouvelle-Aquitane, Pays de la Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Île-de-France

Looking at this year's Tour, i felt like it didn't meet a lot of my expectations, so i decided to see if I could improve its design. Therefore it follows a very similar route, visiting a lot of the same places. I left the Big Start in Nice unchanged, i think they are really nice stages. In addition, I included the real stage 10 as my stage 11, and the final TT in the same place. I hope you'll like my reinterpretation of the Tour de France 2020.
Spoiler!
Tour de France 2020

Stage 1 - Nice - Nice - Flat
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The Tour starts in the stunning Côte d'Azur with 3 loops around the city of Nice. A sprint finish is expected in the Promenades des Anglais, but the hilly nature of the profile up until the 30km to the finish mark, could make some of them suffer if the pace is rather high.

Stage 2 - Nice - Nice - Medium Mountain
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And unusual hard second stage in the Tour. The riders will have to face the hard climbs of Col de la Colmiane and Col de Turini, before a long downhill that returns the show within reach of NIce, where the last 2 climbs await, Col d'Éze and its little sibling Col des Quatre Chemins. It should be a very tricky stage as the riders rarely have to face a stage like this at the start of a Grand Tour. Since it will be hard to control, look for the potential breakaway winners and be careful with some second tier GC riders, as they can have the freedom to gain some time thanks to the breakaway.

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Stage 3 - Cannes - Aix-en-Provence - Hilly
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The stage starts in Cannes, best known for being host of one of the most famous Film Festivals, and goes west, leaaving Nice and Côte d'Azur behind, entering in the charming Provence. It's alargely flat stage, with a punchy final kms around the city of Aix-en-Provence, with several tricky climbs. The final kms are uphill, before flatenning out with 500m to the finish. It should be a stage for strong sprinters and puncheurs.

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Stage 4 - Aix-en-Provence - Sisteron - Flat
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A short, flat stage, without much history, that should end up in a massive sprint in the streets of Sisteron.

Stage 5 - Sisteron - Aubenas - Hilly
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The Tour leaves the Alpine landscape behind, going towards the Rhône Valley, through the heart of the Natural Park of Baronnies provençales. As they cross the Rhône, the stage becomes harder, because the riders will have to face 3 categorized climbs, including a Cat 2 and a finish at the top of a Cat 4 climb going up to the historic part of Aubenas. Should be a perfect stage for the puncheurs.

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(Can't post the last climb's profile, as it generates one that's not correct, not sure why)

Stage 6 - Alès - Mont Aigoual - High Mountain
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The first high mountain stage is raced in the Cevennes, in the southern part of the Massif Central, and features the hardest climb in the whole massil, Col de la Lusette, very irregular, with several steep stretches that reach a maximum of 15%. Afterwards, there's still the final climb of Mont Aigoual, which isn't really steep, so if someone wants to take time, they'll have to attack earlier. It will be the first real test for the GC riders.

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Stage 7 - Millau - Lavaur - Flat
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The stages goes through the rollercoaster terrain that can easily be found in the Departments of Aveyron and Tarn. It's not the easiest of stages and some sprinters who aren't in shape or can't handle the climbs, could be in trouble on the last climb, which has some steep ramps. Still, that climb shouldn't prevent a sprint finish as there's still 10kms of flat until the finishing line. Besides the profile, in this region the wind could also play a factor.

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Stage 8 - Auch - Hautacam - High Mountain
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The second weekend kicks off in the city of Auch, the historical capital of Gascony, and goes towards the Pyrenées, After crossing Tarbes and Lourdes, the riders will have to first face the Col du Soulor, the well known Aubisque's little sibling, and after a downhill to Argelès-Gazost, they'll have still to climb the tough Hautacam. The riders will finish at the top of the Col de Tramassel, instead of in the Ski station itself.

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Stage 9 - Oloron-Sainte-Marie - Mauléon-Licharre - High Mountain
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The Queen stage of the Pyrenées is raced between the Bearn and the Pays Basque historical regions. The riders will have to face the HC climbs of Col du Soudet and Col de la Hourcère plus the potentially destructive combo of Col Bagargi and Col Inharpu. A high mountain marathon in the western Pyrenées that will be extremely important for the GC. If a rider has a bad they can easily lose the Tour in this stage.

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Rest Day - Angoulême

Stage 10 - Jarnac - Cognac - Individual Time Trial
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The roads crossing the Cognac vineyards that give us the famous Cognac brandy will host the first ITT of the Tour. It's almost 40kms, raced through lumpy roads with a lot of ups and downs, at least until Segonzac. The better TTers will have the perfect opportunity to turn the balance in their favour.

Stage 11 - Ile d'Oléron (Le Château-d'Oléron) - Ile de Ré (Saint-Martin-de-Ré) - Flat
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The flattest stage in the Tour will link two islands, and it will be very nervous that to the wind that blows in this region. It can be potentially very dangerous for the GC riders. Otherwise it's a stage that surely will be won by a sprinter.

Stage 12 - Fontenay-le-Comte - Limoges - Flat
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Second consecutive flat stage, but this time with an uphill finish in Limoges. This is the same finish used in 2016 Stage 4, where the recently retired Marcel Kittel ended up beating Brian Coquard in the photofinish. So pure sprinters won't have as much of an advantage, but they still can win.

Stage 13 - Bourganeuf - Masbaraud-Mérignat - Le Lioran - Medium Mountain
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The stage start is co hosted by the rural town of Masbararaud-Mérignat and its bigger more important neighbor town of Bourganeuf. Masbaraud-Mérignat is the hometown of the late Raymond Poulidor. The stage also passes through Saint-Léonard-de-Noblet, where Poulidor lived and eventually died. This stage was meant to be a tribute to him, and also an attempt to merge the Sarran and the Pas de Peyrol stages, and then adding my own personal flavor to it. The result ends up being an extremely long and hard medium mountain stage, facing a fearsome sequence of Col de Neronne, Pas de Peyrol, Col du Pertus and Col de la Font de Cère before the finish at one of the biggest ski stations in the Massif Central, Le Lioran.

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Stage 14 - Brioude - Lyon - Hilly
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A transition stage, best suited for a breakaway with a lot of up and down, characteristically for a stage in the Massif Central. The highlight of the stage will be the punchy finish in the streets of Lyon, which could allow some attacks between the favourites, but it shouldn't have a real impact on the GC. On the other hand watch out for riders in the top 10 and top 15 to make the break and potentially make up a lot of ground.
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Stage 15 - Annonay - Villard-de-Lans (Côte 2000) - Medium Mountain
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The second week finishes with a hard medium mountain in the Vercors Massif, which has been largely ignored by the Tour de France. The riders will have to face the tough climbs of Col des Limouches and Col de l'Echarasson, before facing the last sequence of Col d'Herbouilly, a deceptively hard climb, don't let the average slope mislead you, and the final climb up to the ski station of Villard-de-Lans. Great stage for tactical plays and ambushes.

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Rest Day - Grenoble

Stage 16 - Grenoble - L'Alpe d'Huez (Lac Besson) - High Mountain
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The last week starts with a short stage, with no big climbs beside the MTF, but with a pesky lumpy profile, and rarely flat. The legendary climb to L'Alpe d'Huez has been extended, and they will continue to climb towards Col du Poultran and eventually to Lac Besson. It's the toughest MTF in the race.

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Stage 17 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Méribel-Mottaret - High Mountain
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Short, explosive stage with 3 big climbs and almost no kms of flat. The riders will start facing immediately the colossus that is Col de la Madeleine, followed after a short flat section by the even more colossal Col de la Loze, the hardest climb in the race, and with stretches that reach 20%. The race will for sure explode in its slopes. Afterwards the riders will face a long downhill through Courchevel and loop towards Méribel again, for the long final climb to Méribel-Mottaret. Who will survive?

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Stage 18 - Albertville - La Roche-sur-Foron - High Mountain
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The last mountain stage is a long marathon between Savoie and Haute-Savoie and the riders have to face 5 categorized climbs, including the HC Col des Glières, very steep, with a dirt road on the plateau at the top, and with a lot of historical value. Riders will have to attack there, as the last climb is quite easy. Also watch out for long range attacks and tactical plays in the Col de la Colombière. It's the last chance for the climbers to gain some time.

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Stage 19 - Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Besançon - Flat
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A transition type of stage, that crosses the Jura into Franche-Comté for a probable sprint finish in Besançon. However, so late in the tour and with a challenging first half of the stage, which includes the Cat 1 Col de la Faucille, a breakaway could have success.

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Stage 20 - Lure - La Planche des Belles Filles - Individual Time Trial
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The day of decisions. A very tough ITT with a long rolling section and a steep Cat 1 to finish. The diferences could be huge

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Stage 21 - Montgeron - Paris Champs-Elysées - Flat

The Tour ends with the traditional epilogue in Paris, at the Champs Elysees. Time for the usual sprinters party and afterwards the big celebrations in a stunning scenery.
The col de la Loze is for now a one way passage as the road is not praticable on the downhill.

Sadly, you have choose to keep the stages praticcaly as they already are (stage 2 and 20 for example). I don't think your submission will count as the rules explicitely said that you cannot use parts or key sectors of the real Tour...

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benoît.guillot wrote:
24/08/2020, 15:53

The col de la Loze is for now a one way passage as the road is not praticable on the downhill.

Sadly, you have choose to keep the stages praticcaly as they already are (stage 2 and 20 for example). I don't think your submission will count as the rules explicitely said that you cannot use parts or key sectors of the real Tour...
I've seen pictures of it and it seems fine for a downhill, certainly the Giro has done way more dangerous descents. It's a recently paved and reasonably wide road. Cars are not allowed in the road, but that also applies to the Méribel side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFSpiK-D5i4 https://www.cycling-challenge.com/col-de-la-loze/
This dates back to last year, so unless something has happened that prevents the race from going down, which certainly can happen without me knowing, as i'm not a local, i think it should be fine.

As for your second point, Emmea referenced in the first post that you couldn't reuse the key parts of the last year's Tour, but if we can't use this year's keys parts aswell, I'll happily redesign the stages in case.
Thank you for bringing your concerns to me, I appreciate it :)

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ellvey wrote:
24/08/2020, 17:27
benoît.guillot wrote:
24/08/2020, 15:53

The col de la Loze is for now a one way passage as the road is not praticable on the downhill.

Sadly, you have choose to keep the stages praticcaly as they already are (stage 2 and 20 for example). I don't think your submission will count as the rules explicitely said that you cannot use parts or key sectors of the real Tour...
I've seen pictures of it and it seems fine for a downhill, certainly the Giro has done way more dangerous descents. It's a recently paved and reasonably wide road. Cars are not allowed in the road, but that also applies to the Méribel side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFSpiK-D5i4 https://www.cycling-challenge.com/col-de-la-loze/
This dates back to last year, so unless something has happened that prevents the race from going down, which certainly can happen without me knowing, as i'm not a local, i think it should be fine.

As for your second point, Emmea referenced in the first post that you couldn't reuse the key parts of the last year's Tour, but if we can't use this year's keys parts aswell, I'll happily redesign the stages in case.
Thank you for bringing your concerns to me, I appreciate it :)
Oups my bad ! Once again I misread the rules and understood that you cannot use part of Tour 2020...

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Here is my Tour de France for this contest.
It's 3498.39km long (just 1610 meters within the limit :shock: )
It consists of 7 flat stages
7 medium mountain stages
6 high mountain stages
1 ITT
It has 71 KOM sprints of which 7 HC

maps/tours/view/15834
Spoiler!
Stage 1: NICE->NICE. 152.75km
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The first stage is pretty similar to the real first stage of 2020, but with some tweaks to make it easier and probably also more boring, anyway the sprnters will be more happy with this one.

Stage 2: NICE->NICE. 161.76km
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Same as stage 1, quite similar, but a bit easier. This one shouldn't be more boring though. Long range attacks are possible.

Stage 3: NICE->BAU DE LA SAOUPE. 221.25km
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This stage has a long long build up with 2 small climbs to warm up the climbing legs before we reach the explosive finale with th eRote des Crêtes where Vlasov won earlier this year (my god does that feel like an eternity ago), after a couple of kilometers on top we have a small descent before the short and steep Bau de la Saoupe climb

Stage 4: MARSEILLE->LUNEL. 182.79km
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A completely flat stage, nothing interesting to say about it apart from the fact that we pass the Perrier "factory".

Stage 5: SAINT-MATHIEU-DE-TRÉVIERS->POUNCHO D'AGAST. 172.47km
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We leave the coast behind and go further into the mainland of France. The GC riders won't worry about this stage and may let a big breakaway go all the way to the finish just above Millau.

Stage 6: MILLAU->LAUTREC. 165.57km
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We enter Sam Bennett terrain with this stage. A flat stage with a short uphill sprint to the line, although Ewan may be able to beat him.

Stage 7: LABRUGIÈRE->CAP RÉDERIS. 226.99km
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Another long hilly stage next to the coast. The stage starts with an almost 21km long 3% drag uphill where the brake will form and create a gap, after a rolling middle section and a rolling flat part the riders will dash up 3 hills before finishing on a sllightly uphill section next to the coast close to Spain.

Stage 8: MILLAS->LUZENAC. 144.68km
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A fairly short first mountain stage awaits the riders. It's harder than it looks on paper as the first 70km is uphill apart from some small descents and the Port de Pailhères is gruesome. Dreams of winning the Tour de France can be born or shattered in this stage.

Stage 9: FOIX->HAUTACAM. 192.19km
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A classic Pyrenees stage, flat flat flat and then a massive climb to finish it off with. Who will enter the restday with the Maillot Jaune?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~REST DAY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stage 10: ROYAN->LA ROCHE-SUR-YON. 163.92km
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Flashbacks to the 2018 tour with this stage as the sprinters are finally allowed to let lose again in this 2 day sprinters intermezzo.

Stage 11: LA ROCHE-SUR-YON->LE BLANC. 219.06km
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Part 2 out of 2 of the sprinters intermezzi as we go east, it's still flat, but the altitude meters start to ramp up again.

Stage 12: ARGENTON-SUR-CREUSE->LAC DE VAISSIVIÈRE. 136.22km
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This stage will still be pretty calm, but no sprinter will win here. Last time cycling visited the lake Alejandro Valverde won in front of Gerrans and Meersman, will it be a reduced sprint in the peloton or will the break prevail?

Stage 13: LAC DE VAISSIVIÈRE->SUPER-BESSE. 160.36km
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It doesn't look hard on paper, but this stage is a rollercoaster, constantly up and down in the last 60 kilometers can surprise some gc contenders.

Stage 14: COURNON D'AUVERGNE->COL DU BÉAL. 167.67km
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The riders have to conquer the mountains once again, but this time not in either the alps or the Pyrenees. A stage that would've been pretty straight forward if it wasn't for the long stretch of gravel in the middle of this stage where some gc contenders can be caught out.

Stage 15: SAINT-CHAMOND->CHABEUIL. 167.75km
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The last stage before the rest day and the last chances for sprinters untill the Champs-Elysees.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~REST DAY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stage 16: SAINT-NAZAIRE-EN-ROYANS->SAINT-JEAN-EN-ROYANS. 39.83km
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It's the first and last time trial of this tour, but it's quite a long one in the beautiful region just west of the Vercors.

Stage 17: SAINT-JEAN-EN-ROYANS->SANCTUAIRE DE LA SALETTE. 178.98km
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A really hard stage awaits the riders as we enter the Alps, first crossing the Vercors with the long Col d'Herbouilly, then the really hard Laffrey/Morte combo before we reach the gruesome Parquetout before finishing at the Sanctuaire de la Salette.

Stage 18: LE BOURG-D'OISANS->PRAZ-SUR-ARLY. 186.15km
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Another hard mountain stage which starts off with the Glandon and Madeleine, the race settles down after that before we reach the 42 hairpins of the Arpettaz. A quick descent follows before a sort of climb to the line.

Stage 19: FLUMET->COLLONGES. 169.12km
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A stage with the potential to be crazy, the steep croisette is too far from the line to go solo, but with good teamplay someone can create a gap.

Stage 20: COLLONGES->COL DU GRAND COLOMBIER. 167.74km
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A gruesome penultimate stage in the alps. Who will lead the Tour and arrive in Paris with the maillot jaune?

Stage 21: SENLIS->PARIS - CHAMPS-ELYSEES. 121.14km
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The annual parade for gc riders and unofficial sprinters WC is here!
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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benoît.guillot wrote:
24/08/2020, 23:36
ellvey wrote:
24/08/2020, 17:27
benoît.guillot wrote:
24/08/2020, 15:53

The col de la Loze is for now a one way passage as the road is not praticable on the downhill.

Sadly, you have choose to keep the stages praticcaly as they already are (stage 2 and 20 for example). I don't think your submission will count as the rules explicitely said that you cannot use parts or key sectors of the real Tour...
I've seen pictures of it and it seems fine for a downhill, certainly the Giro has done way more dangerous descents. It's a recently paved and reasonably wide road. Cars are not allowed in the road, but that also applies to the Méribel side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFSpiK-D5i4 https://www.cycling-challenge.com/col-de-la-loze/
This dates back to last year, so unless something has happened that prevents the race from going down, which certainly can happen without me knowing, as i'm not a local, i think it should be fine.

As for your second point, Emmea referenced in the first post that you couldn't reuse the key parts of the last year's Tour, but if we can't use this year's keys parts aswell, I'll happily redesign the stages in case.
Thank you for bringing your concerns to me, I appreciate it :)
Oups my bad ! Once again I misread the rules and understood that you cannot use part of Tour 2020...
Hi ! The restriction is about 2019 key parts, not about 2020 real route. Other years you could take a real stage and keep it in your personal design for the contest. So, I think you can let your entry as you did it first !

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May i make a question, Is it possible include arrives and repeatings makes on other french stage races like Criterium du Dauphine, Paris-Nice, Tour d'Occitanie, Tour de Limousin, Tour de l'Ain or part of french one-day races? That's a my curiosity about that thing.

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My Tour 2020:
maps/tours/view/15649

My tour visits 7 regions:
-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
-Occitanie
-Nouvelle-Aquitaine
-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
-Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
-Pays de la Loire
-Île-de-France

The route starts with similar stages to the two in the real Grand Depart, however I didn't include the Col de la Colmiane in favour of a really steep Col d'Eze. Mont Faron is the first summit finish on stage 3. The race then heads to Montpellier before stages 5 and 6 go over rugged terrain in southern pyrenees. Stage 7 boasts the first TT while stages 8 and 9 serve as the first true mountain stages, with a summit finish at Puy de Dome and a finish at Le Lioran.

After the Rest day in Nantes the riders leave the Pays de la Loire on the first day back, a flat stage to Angouleme. Stage 11 is the only back to back sprint stage, finishing in Bayonne after a long day beside the sea. Stage 12 is a medium mountain stage purpose built for the breakaway before 3 mountain days in the Pyrenees. The first, follows a similar route to stage 9 of the real tour but takes in a few lesser known cols. Despite the numerous tough climbs the finale isn't that tough and shouldn't pose as the greatest threat to GC contenders. Stage 14 however, on the second saturday of the race, climbs the Col de Portet for the second time in 3 years. Stage 15 from Saint Gaudens (last used in 2014 as a start town) finishes at Peyragudes where Aru and Bardet fought back in 2017.

After the second rest day in Chambery, stage 16 heads over rugged terrain hugging the border with Switzerland for a finish in the Juras at Fort des Rousses where Lilian Calmejane won back in 2017, though at a slightly different finish. Stage 17 is a mountainous time trial of 50kms, heading from La Roche sur Foron to Mont Saxonnex. Then begin the trio of Alpine stages. Stage 18 poses an unusually short route. The Col de Romme and Colombiere are climbed, before the Col de Plan Bois and finally the Croix Fry before a descent finish in Saint Jean de Sixt. The final 2 stages are monsters. The first, on the final Friday of the race, starts in Grenoble and finishes at the Col de la Loze, taking in the passes of the Madeleine, grand Cucheron and Champlaurent also. Finally, stage 20 has no less than 3 Hors Categorie climbs. The Croix de Fer is climbed, followed by the Col du Mollard, du Telegraphe, du Galibier and finally the Col du Granon, which until the summit finish at the Galibier in 2011 was the highest ever summit finish of the tour.

In short, my route brings together a frightening combination of some of the tougher well known passes as well as unexplored territories to make the race one of the hardest in living memory.

Details:
9 Mountain stages - 5 MTF
5 Medium Mountain stages - 1 MTF
5 Flat Stages
2 Individual Time Trials - 82kms

93 KOM sprints:
HC - 8
Cat. 1 - 26
Cat. 2 - 22
Cat. 3 - 24
Cat.4 - 13

The entire route is 3480kms long. The longest stage to Le Lioran is 237kms long, while the shortest road race stage is 87kms long.
Spoiler!

Stage 1

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Stage 1 Starts and Finishes in Nice on the same course as the real Grand Depart. The Cote de Rimiez serves as the only categorised climb twice, and while the climbing isn't too difficult, we could already see sprinters dropped on stage 1.

Stage 2

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Stage 2 also starts and finishes in Nice. The Col de Turini is summited near the halfway point in the race, and is followed by the col de Braus. The winner will be decided on an untested side of the Col d'Eze, with slopes of 11-12% for 3.5kms!

Stage 3

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Stage 3 sees the riders depart from Cannes beside the sea and head along the coast before crossing some early cols en route to the final difficulty of the day - Mont Faron. It may not be long at 5kms but the gradient sits at 8 percent. As the first summit finish on day 3, it won't just be nerves and crashes that could lead to a time gap on the GC...

Stage 4

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Stage 4 provides the sprinters with the first true opportunity to win a stage. They won't get many chances this year, so it is unlikely a breakaway will be able to hold them off on the flat roads to Montpellier. Although dubbed as the sprint capital of the tour by some, the wind swept regions across the coast could provide for some exciting racing where everything could be lost.

Stage 5

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Stage 5 looks all set for a breakaway to win in Florac. The Col de la Lusette, the toughest climb of the day comes too early for a GC move, and the stage is far more conducive to the solo artists who can climb and descend.

Stage 6

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The opening kilometres of stage 6 are relentless, with the cote de la Croix Neuve and its 3kms at 10 percent. The route heads over the Col de Peyra Taillade, which should be decisive before the race dips down towards Le Puy en Velay which held a stage finish also back in 2017.

Stage 7

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The first time trial of the tour will go over rolling roads. They aren't the steepest so the best rouleurs stand a good chance at netting some time on rivals

Stage 8

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Stage 8 serves as the Second summit finish and what a summit finish it is. The Puy de Dome is a legend of the Tour, and it makes its return after decades of absence. The gradients will trouble even the hardiest of the climbers.

Stage 9

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Stage 9 serves as the final day in the Massif Central before the transfer to Nantes. At 237kms, it is the longest day of the tour, and houses some serious climbing with the likes of the Col de Ceyssat, Croix Morand, Col de Neronne, Puy Mary and the Col du Perthus. A roller coaster of a stage to end the first week!

--Rest at Nantes--

Stage 10

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Stage 10 and the race resumes from Pays de la loire in Les Sables. The finish line in Angouleme is conducive to a bunch sprint and unless the wind gets in the way a sprinter will be victorious today.

Stage 11

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The sprint finish in Bayonne will be the only consecutive sprint stage of the tour. The downhill finale promises a showdown between the fast men.

Stage 12

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Stage 12 provides the perfect opportunity for climbers who have fallen out of the GC to pick up a stage. The col de Labays is situated at 45kms from the finish and therefore will be of little importance to the GC men, but is tough enough that it can wittle the break down to solely the best climbers. It will likely be a condensed breakaway sprint in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Stage 13

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie will be the only stage to host both a stage finish and start. The first big day in the pyrenees sees no less than 5 Cat. 1 climbs over the course to Laruns. However it is not sure the riders will go on the offensive with the two remaining Pyrenean stages. Nevertheless, the mountains that will be crossed are seldom used by the Tour, and could cause surprises...

Stage 14

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The summit finish at the Col de Portet will likely reveal the true contestants for final victory if the previous two weeks have not already. The 16 kilometre climb at 8.7% will provide a great spectacle, with the first of 3 finishes on this years Tour above 2000m.

Stage 15

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The last of the days in the Pyrenees comes in the form of a punchy finale after plenty of climbing on the road to the altiport at Peyragudes. As we saw back in 2017, if the gaps are small, the jersey could well change hands on this day.

--Rest at Chambery--

Stage 16

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Stage 16 once again provides the breakaway with a great opportunity to win. The succesion of cols towards the end, however, could also lead to a GC stealing some time back before the finish in Les Rousses.

Stage 17

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The final time trial of this years tour could be a game changer. While we still have 3 mountain stages left, the 50km route leading to Mont-Saxonnex could induce large time gaps and completely reshuffle the GC ahead of the final weekend.

Stage 18

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Stage 18 is the shortest of the Tour and could provide an explosive finale. The sequence of the Col de Romme, Colombiere, Plan Bois and Croix Fry will test the legs on a stage that is less than 90kms long.

Stage 19

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Just two days of racing in the Alps left and the race begins to reach its climax with the Summit finish at the Col de la Loze. The 25km climb will surely create gaps, with gradients of up to 20% leading to the final summit at 2300m 6 kilometres from Meribel.

Stage 20

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The final mountain stage of the tour! And what a thriller it will be. The Croix de Fer, Col du Mollard, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier and Col du Granon account for no less than 3 Hors Categorie climbs, which are all above 2000m and the last 2, the Col du Galibier and Col du Granon, have hosted the tours two highest summit finishes ever! An epic finale that could still yet change and re-write the history books.

Stage 21

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To close out the tour it is of course the Champs Elysees. Who knows how many will have made it over this years route, but it will be a worthy ending to an epic tour.





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emilio.torre wrote:
27/08/2020, 9:16
May i make a question, Is it possible include arrives and repeatings makes on other french stage races like Criterium du Dauphine, Paris-Nice, Tour d'Occitanie, Tour de Limousin, Tour de l'Ain or part of french one-day races? That's a my curiosity about that thing.
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Tour de France 2020

Here is my track.
maps/tours/view/15983

In my version of Tour the france 2020 there are:
  • Seven flat stage
    Five medium mountain stage
    Seven high mountain stage with four MTF
    Two ITT of the lenght of 45 Km and 30 Km
Spoiler!
Stages presentation[/spoiler[/code]

Stage 1: Nice(Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)-Nice (Medium Mountain Stage-177,6 Km)
maps/viewtrack/375971
The first stage is a hilly circuit around Nice of the lenght of 88 Km which has to be repated two times. This circuit contains three climbs: Saint Jeannet, Col de Vence and the last one Colomars, which is ten Km distant from the finish line.

Stage 2: Nice (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)-Nice (ITT-45,2 Km)
maps/viewtrack/375982
The second stage is an ITT around Nice it contains the climb of Cote de Falicon and Col d'Eze, after these there are 15 Km of descent and flat which takes cyclist to the finish in Promenade des Anglais.

Stage 3: Nice(Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)-Digne les Bains (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) (Flat Stage-161,4 Km)
maps/viewtrack/376020
The third stage is a stage for the sprinter there is just one climb in this stage (Col de Toutes Aures) which is 55 km distant from the finish line, after this there is just plan for the rest of this stage.

Stage 4:Digne les Bains (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)-Mont Ventoux (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) (High Mountain stage-170,6 Km)
maps/viewtrack/376021
If a climber want to win the Tour de France he can't fail this stage which contains the first MTF of the tour: Mont Ventoux (Hors Categorie of 23,3 Km at 4,9 %) from Chalet Reynard. This climb is preceded some kilometres before from Signal de Lure a climb of First Categorie 17.9 Km at 5.8%.

Stage 5: Carpentras (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)-Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) (Flat Stage-215,7 Km)
maps/viewtrack/376022
This stage is completely plan and adapt for sprinter. The stage starts in Provence and finishes in Saint-Maries-de-la-Mer a town of Camargue in fron of Mediterraine Sea.

Stage 6:Aigues Mortes-Perpignan (Occitanie) (Flat Stage-218,1 Km
maps/viewtrack/376023
This stage is completely plan except for the climb of Fourth Category Col du Souil whic is 50 Km distant from the finish line so the sprinters fight for the victory of thi stage.

Stage 7:Perpignan-Plateau de Beille (High Mountain Stage-168,4 Km
maps/viewtrack/376024
This stage, the first of pyrenees is for climbers and present four climbs two of Second category (in the first part of the stage) and two HC: Col de Pailhères 23.4 Km al 6.1% which descent takes cyclist to the start of Plateau de Beille (Hors Catégorie, 1778 m, 15.5 Km al 7.8%).

Stage 8:Foix >Bagnères-de-Luchon(High Mountain Stage-185.87 Km
maps/viewtrack/376035
This stage is for climbers but finish wit a descent from de climb of Port de Bales (1° Categoria, 1741 m, 18.6 Km al 6.1%) in Bagnères-de-Luchon . This stage contains in addition to the Port de Balès othe four climbs that make this stage more diffcult.

Stage 9: Bagnères-de-Luchon > Hautacam (High Mountain Stage143.00 Km
maps/viewtrack/376040
The nineth stage is the last on pyrenees and present a MTF in Hautacam (1° Categoria, 1513 m, 15.2 Km al 7.0%) after the climb of Col de Tourmalet from la Mongie (Hors Catégorie, 2094 m, 11.2 Km al 8.8%) that can make who want to win the stage more tired before the last climb.

Stage 10: Lourdes > Lavaur (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) (Flat Stage-200.53 Km)
maps/viewtrack/376044
The tenth stage, the last one before the first Rest Day, is quite easy and plan expect for some very short climb in the part of the stage, so the sprinters should win the stage.

Rest Day

Stage 11:Saint-Jean > Rodez (Occitanie): (Medium Mountain Stage-219.37 Km)
https://www.la-flamme-rouge.eu/maps/viewtrack/376047
This stage is Hilly and ideal who want to search the victory of stage far from finish line because there are five climbs one consequently to the other and takes cyclist to Rodez, where starts a climb of 2 Km in this city and takes to finish line.

Stage 12: Rodez > Super Lioran (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes)(Medium Mountain Stage-147.91 Km
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This stage is similar to the last one because it presents six climbs more difficult as hte last stage. The last climb Col de Font de Cère (2° Categoria, 1291 m, 6.9 Km al 5.2%) finishes just 1,5 km before the finish line so it is decisive to decide who win the stage.

Stage 13 Saint Georges > Romans sur Isère (Flat Stage-223.68 Km
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This stage probably finish with a sprint but the sprinters have to pass some climbs before reaching Romans sur Isere, the last one is 50 km before finish line.

Stage 14:Bourg-de-Péage > Chambery (High Mountain Stage-192.97 Km
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This stage is for climbers and contains two climbs in the final circuit of 50 km: Mont du Chat (Hors Catégorie, 1467 m, 13.7 Km al 8.8%, Km 153.2) and Col de L'Epine (1° Categoria, 984 m, 7.3 Km al 7.4%), who is first at top of this last climb probably win the stage because after there are just descent and plan.

Stage 15:Chambery > Grenoble (High Mountain Stage 156.97 Km)
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This stage,the first on Alps, is a continuation of climb and descent as for alll the kilometres. There are seven climbs the last one finish 11 km before the finish line. The arrive in Grenoble is after som kilometres of descent and plan.

Stage 16:Grenoble > Annecy (High Mountain Stage 209.78 Km
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This stage is quite long and full of climbs always in Alps. It Contains climbs as Col du Glandon (1° Categoria, 1905 m, 13.2 Km al 5.3%), Col du Grand Cucheron (1° Categoria, 1196 m, 12.6 Km al 6.6%), Col du Frene (1° Categoria, 924 m, 9.2 Km al 6.9%, Km 152.1) and Cret-de-Tertére (1° Categoria, 1648 m, 12.8 Km al 5.9%) th last climbs (17 Km before finish line) before starting the descent for Annecy.

Rest Day in Annecy

Stage 17:Annecy > La Grand Colombier(High Mountain Stage 212.58 Km)
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The last one stage on the Alps starts from Annecy and arrive in La Grand Colombier (MTF, Hors Catégorie, 17.6 Km al 6.8%). This rider would pass two time in this climb the first in the start of the stage,and will be climb after some other climbs when the rider would pass in Culoz. Thi is the last High Mountain stage so if a climber want to win the Tour he has to to do well this stage.

Stage 18:Bourg En Bresse > Morez (Medium mountain Stage-121.59 Km
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This short stage is hilly, it starts in bourg en Bresse (Auvergne-Rhone-Alps) and arrive in Morez (a town in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté). This stage finish line is after the climb of Col de Premanon (2° Categoria, 1285 m, 18.8 Km al 4.5%) which finist at 10 Km before the finish line.

Stage 19:Champagnole (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)> Dijon (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) (Flat Stage-138.51 Km)
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This stage is an occasion for the remain sprinters because it is completely flat. There are two passage on finish line because in Dijon there is a final circuit of 21 Km.

Stage 20:Dijon (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) > Dijon: (ITT-30.41 Km)
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This indivual time trial in Dijon can change something in the final classification. This ITT present an easy climb in the first kilometres but after the track is in favour of specialised cyclist on time trial.

Stage 21:Dourdan (Île-de-France) > Paris Champs Elysees (Île-de-France)(Flat Stage-124.66 Km)
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This is the final stage of this Tour de France is the classic final walkway for the the cyclist. This sprint is most important of the entire Tour.

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

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MY TOUR DE FRANCE 2020!!

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Spoiler!
I've chosen to keep the original path for the first two stages, which seem perfect to me. Then my Tour proceeds differently.

- 3489 Km
- 2 ITT STAGES
- 7 FLAT STAGES
- 5 MEDIUM MOUNTAIN STAGES (2 MTF)
- 7 HIGH MOUNTAIN STAGES (3 MTF)

30 KOM HC, 1°Cat & 2°Cat
7 HC climbs:
Montagne de Labérou (Stage 10)
Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet - Souvenir Jacques Goddet (Stage 11)
Col du Glandon, Saint François Longchamp (Stage 16)
Col de l'Arpettaz, Col du Pré (Stage 17)

The Souvenir Henry Desgrange is the Col du Petit Saint Bernard (2186 m), 1° Cat, Stage 17


STAGE 1
PLAIN **
Nice > Nice: 156.45 Km +1500 m
Tension, falls, fast wheels... The Tour begins!
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STAGE 2
HIGH MOUNTAIN ***
Nice > Nice: 186.44 Km +3600 m
Perfect stage on the paper.. But in reality?
Anyway along the Turini some big could say goodbye to the yellow dream..
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STAGE 3
PLAIN **
Cannes > Martigues: 212.36 Km +1800 m
Again sprinters.. Not without effort!
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STAGE 4
PLAIN *
Martigues > Montélimar: 185.20 Km +900 m
Flat flat flat!
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STAGE 5
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN ***
Valence > Vienne: 196.73 Km +3400 m
Puncheurs? Breakaway? Top riders? In any case a long day!
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STAGE 6
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN *** (MTF)
Montbrison > Mont Dore - Puy de Sancy: 167.50 Km +2300 m
Uphill trains and watts.. All in 3 kilometers!
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STAGE 7
PLAIN *
La Bourboule > Brive La Gaillarde: 163.56 Km +1600 m
The sprinters are welcome!
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STAGE 8
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN ***
Brive-la-Gaillarde > Cahors: 204.22 Km +2200 m
The circuit calls the puncheurs!
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STAGE 9
ITT *****
Tournon d'Agenais > Villeneuve-sur-Lot: 39.70 Km +400 m
First sentences!
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STAGE 1-9 ANALYSIS
Long week with some tricky stages.
The top riders will need to be in good shape right away and have to be careful some stages: the second one (a real mountain stage but with the top climbs far away from the arrival), the couple of MM (5 and 6) and the stage of Cahors. The time gaps will probably not be large at the end of these stages, but surprises are always possible!
For the sprinters a day really simple (stage N.4) and 3 in which they will have to sweat a little more (stage 1, 3 and 7).
The ITT from Tournon d'Agenais to Villeneuve-sur-Lot is the first decisive day of the Tour: 40 Kilometers with also a short hard climb in the middle.. the GC will have surely a new face now.


REST DAY


STAGE 10
HIGH MOUNTAIN (MTF) ****
Orthez > Montagne de Labérou: 161.05 Km +3300 m
First real top finish! Last kilometers a Paradise for the view.. the Hell for the riders!
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STAGE 11
HIGH MOUNTAIN *****
Pau > Sarrancolin: 205.32 Km +5000 m
Pyrenées, climbs, downhills, endurance.. The Tourmalet is far away but only the brave!
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STAGE 12
PLAIN *
Saint-Gaudens > Carcassonne: 180.04 Km +900 m
The quiet after the storm..
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STAGE 13
PLAIN *
Carcassonne > Perpignan: 157.60 Km +800 m
Fast wheels and.. Wind!
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STAGE 14
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN (MTF) **
Gruissan > Seynes - Guidon de Bouquet: 237.06 Km +1900 m
Breakaways and puncheurs. The last ascent lies: there is a ramp at 15%!
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STAGE 15
HIGH MOUNTAIN ****
Carpentras > Sisteron: 167.97 Km +3300 m
White sheet.. Anything can happen with the Ventoux at the start!
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STAGE 10-15 ANALYSIS
The second week starts with two deadly stages on the Pyrenées. The Montagne de Labérou has the last 3 kilometers always over 12% with a maximum slope of 18%.
The day after there is one of the two Queen stages of the Tour: a classical Pyrenaic Ride with 4 climbs but the arrival after the downhill and 5000 m of denivel!
Then 2 stages really flat for sprinters (beware of the wind on the coast!) and the longest stage (the 14th) with a irregular and narrow final ascent.
The last stage of the week is also strange: immediately the Ventoux (until Chalet Reynard), then a long intermediate section before the last climb, towards the spectacular Montagne de Lure. Not steep but very long...What will happen?


REST DAY 2


STAGE 16
HIGH MOUNTAIN (MTF) *****
Embrun > Saint François Longchamp: 206.40 Km +5200 m
Queen stage. The Alps, 200 Km, 5000 m.. The old cycling!
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STAGE 17
HIGH MOUNTAIN (MTF) *****
Albertville > Col du Petit Saint Bernard: 138.22 Km +4600 m
Short stage but look at the climbs! The new cycling..
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STAGE 18
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN **
Annecy > Besançon: 216.98 Km +2600 m
Escape take me away!!
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STAGE 19
ITT ****
Besançon > Besançon: 23.41 Km +400 m
Latest efforts for the yellow!..
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STAGE 20
HIGH MOUNTAIN ***
Vesoul > Mulhouse: 180.75 Km +3000 m
Only the brave Volume II
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STAGE 21
PLAIN *
Chantilly > Paris Champs Elysée: 102.10 Km +800 m
The glory under the Triumph..
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STAGE 16-21 ANALYSIS
The last week starts similar to the second: two decisive mountain stages, but on the Alps.
Few words for the 16th stage, the climbs are all famous and also very hard! The stage starting from Albertville is maybe more particular: short, with the demanding ascents towards the beautiful Col de l'Arpettaz and the Col du Pré and the final climb towards the Petit Saint Bernard, very very long but easier in the slopes.
After the middle mountain stage of Besançon (sure breakaways!), there is the second ITT, shorter than the first but quite demanding.
The last mountain day before the Champs Elysée is the classic stage in which all or nothing could happen: 180 Kilometers with 4 climbs, the last quite hard (the Grand Ballon from a new side), and 14 flat kilometers towards Mulhouse which will make the life complicated for the brave riders.
The final: classic epic sprint in Paris!

I hope you enjoy this Tour!

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

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Tour de France 2020 Reloaded
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Hi, this is my Tour for the contest. I think the real Tour has some good ideas but also some things I really not like: the only ITT in the ending, no stages can create big gaps or promote long range attack.
So, i redesigned it but keeping all the starting and ending location of every stage. Only exceptions: stage 13 that I transformed into an ITT (near Clermont Ferrand when both stage 13 and stage 14 start); stage 20 starting location, changed to respect the rule of the seven regions.
My new Tour has three ITTs, longer mountain stages with multiple climbs and a design that promote attacks even from long distance, so it's demanding but balanced.
As in real Tour, the route is very original and there are no classic and famous mountains such as Tourmalet, Galibier, Izoard, Mont Ventoux, etc., and there are six more major climbs never faced in previous Tours or in 2020. Four of them were already faced in other races (Moissière and Mont Noir in Dauphinè, Spandelles in Route du Sud and Beyrede in Route d'Occitanie - for Beyrede I added also a couple of kilometers on almost flat gravel roads that are practicable for a road bike according to ORS), other two are Col de l'Arpettaz and Ballon de Servance wich have pretty good roads.

Total high mountain stages: 8 (too much? maybe, but I removed two mountain stages of real race (stage 2 and Puy Mary) even if I classified as high mountain Orcieres-Merlette and Mont Aigoual)
Mountain top finishes: officially 5, but only 3 of them are really top finish: Orcieres-Merlette, Grand Colombier, Col de la Loze (Mont Aigoual and Villard de Lans are very very easy climbs)
Souvenir Henry Desgrange: Col de la Loze: 2226m (Stage 17)
Souvenir Jacques Goddet: Col d'Aubisque (Stage 9)
Total ITT: 84.6 Km
Sprinters stages: stage 3, 7, 10, 11, 21 for pure sprinters, stage 2, 5, 19 could see a sprint too
Total distance: 3401.77 Km

Spoiler!
Saturday - Grand Depart: Nice ITT - 14.5 Km ***
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The Tour starts with a real ITT, more than just a prologue. To be the first yellow jersey, the riders have to distribuite the effort in the double digit traits of Col des Quatre Chemins in the beginning, to ride well the bike in the tecnichal downhill and to give it all in the flat second half. All GC riders must be already in shape, but surely someone will sufffer the difficulties of this stage.
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Sunday - Stage 2: Nice - Nice - 179.5 Km **
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Starting again in Nice, this stage runs along the coast until Cannes and then goes to inland with some easy climbs.
In the middle there are the most demading climbs of the day, Cote de Aspremont to reach again Nice and then Col d'Eze, from a gentle side with a demanding finish.
Top is more than 50 Km far from the finish, but there will be a long downhill until Menton and then a lot of ups and downs on the coast. Team of sprintes who survived Eze will have difficulties in controlling the race and some punchers can escape, especially on the climb to Moyenne Corniche that is also a Bonification.
The stage visits some beautiful locations on Côte d'Azur and the finish line is again in Promenade des Anglais.


Monday - Stage 3: Nice - Sisteron - 201 Km *
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The first 100 Km of this stage has a lot of uphill, but then there is the space for the sprinter's team to reorganize and to catch the breakaway. Some easy climbs will complicate the pursuit, but in the third stage the bunch sprint will be inevitable, even if some sprinter could suffer the 2600m of denivel+.


Tuesday - Stage 4: Sisteron - Orcieres-Merlette - 142.5 Km ***
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First stage in Alps and first mountain one: in the first 100 Km there are a lot of uphill kilometers, nothing too demanding but enough to take out some domestiques (total denivel+ is 3300m). Then, Col de Moissière is the first real climb of the Tour: not an extreme climb, but early in the Tour, it will surely create selection. The last 25 kilometers are easier and will be tactically complicated: probably a small group will sprint for the victory in Orcieres-Merlette, but some GC riders could already be in trouble.
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Wednesday - Stage 5: Gap - Privas - 191.5 Km **
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Between two mountain stages, this one is easier but has an interesting ending.
In the first 150 Km the only demanding point is the top of Col de Valouse, with last 2 Km at 7%, but many sprinters are not suited to the finish so only few teams will work to control the breakaway. Then, in last 30 Km, there are the Col de la Croix de Cruas, a regular climb with no extreme slopes but still demanding, and the Cote de Saint Alban, short but with a trait at 14% and with a Bonification on top.
The battle for the stage should be interesting in the last 10 Km gentle ascending to Privas, when a small peloton will try to catch attackers before last 500m at 6%.


Thursday - Stage 6: Le Teil - Mont Aigoual - 199.5 Km ***
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Another mountain stage, in Massif Central: the ending is the same of the real stage, but the approach to Lusette is complicated by four small climbs with relevant slopes, enough to see a not too numerous peloton on the Lusette and to make this climb really selective. After a total 3470m of denivel+, the last regular climb to Mont Aigoual will determine the stage winner and the gaps between GC contenders.
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Friday - Stage 7: Millau - Lavaur - 163 Km *
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The climbers will rest in this stage between Massif Central and Pyrenees, with only a long but very easy 4th category: no way the sprinters will miss the chance.


Saturday - Stage 8: Cazeres sur Garonne - Loudenvielle - 186 Km ****
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Two Pyrenaic stages will end this difficult first week. This one is the longest, a trip on Pyrenees with a lot of climbing (denivel+ over 4000m) and a flat finish.
Firts 60 Km are flat and will se a fight to enter the breakaway and to take green jersey points in the Sprint. The first and most demanding climbs are a classic combo, Port de Bales (first HC) and Pereysourde, far from finish but very demanding; if some teams wants to make the race more selective, they can.
After some easier kilometers, the key point of the stage: Col de Beyrède, with 4 km over 10% in the middle and easier but with gravel on top. The riders have to face almost 40 km more to reach the finish line, with a very steep downhill, the regular ending part of Aspin and the last decisive and steep climb of Lançon before last flat 8 Km.
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Sunday - Stage 9: Pau - Lauruns - 155 Km ****
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Second Pyrenaic stage is shorter but not easier, with less denivel+ (3347m) but almost all concentrated in 60 Km, between start of Spandelles and top of the Aubisque.
After first 80 easy kilometers, there is only uphill and downhill: Spandelles is a demanding climb, Bordères in the middle is easier, Soulor after a very tough first week will be very selective. Something could still happen in the few flat kilometers and on the short climb to reach the top of Aubisque, then its long technical downhill will be last judge of this stage.
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Monday - Rest Day


Tuesday - Stage 10: Le Chateau d'Oleron - Saint Martin de Re - 236.5 Km **
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This stage is very similar to the original one in the first 170 Km, exposed to sea and wind with a great chance of echelons.
I added two laps around the island of Re: the stage is now the longest of the Tour and the changes of direction of the circuit (and, therefore, of the wind) and the Sprint at last lap will make the ending even more fought: even without any KOM, this stage could be decisive for GC.


Wednesday - Stage 11: Chatellailon - Poitiers - 165.5 Km *
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Very easy stage, this time every sprinter can play his cards at best in the bunch finish.


Thursday - Stage 12: Chauvigny - Sarran - 221 Km ***
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Nothing relevant unti the combo Croix du Pey / Sac au May as in real stage, but in this one there is some plan kilometers between them and the last climb is very closer to finish line. Last climb is also very steep and the last 20 Km (mostly downhill) will be very fast-paced, so an attack on Sac au May can be victorious, even if someone can even try to anticipate on Croix du Pey or in the flat between the two climbs. The last 1.5 Km have a gentle slope too.
A classic-like stage, even because of its length, when different kind of riders can battle for the victory. The winner should come from an early breakaway because next day there will be an ITT and GC riders will prefer to rest, even if someone who already has a big time gap could launch an attack on Sac au May.
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Friday - Stage 13: Panoramique des Domes ITT - 38.5 Km *****
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Again in the Massif Central with this ITT all around the volcanoes of Chaîne des Puys, starting end ending at the foothills of Puy de Dome.
The first 16 Km are very easy, even if not completely flat, then there is a gentle downhill until Mazaye and then Col de Ceyssat, gentle ascending until last 1.5 Km at 10%, followed by 2.5 Km of downhill. Until last 4 Km it's an ITT for specialist, but it will be very important to reach the steep trait of last climb with enough energy. There will be big gaps.
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Saturday - Stage 14: Clermont-Ferrand - Lyon - 224.5 Km ***
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Between two key stages for GC, this one is easier but long and tricky: after an ITT, surprises can ever happen and in first half there is a 1st category, Col du Beal from a most demanding side than in the real stage.
Col de Croix de Par is anothere selective climb that could be very dangerous: the top is almost 50 Km far from the finish line, but the chase will be very difficult because, after a long downhill, last 25 Km are in the city center with a lot of turns, narrow roads, ups and downs, with two categorized climbs with very steep traits. With or without attacks or crisis on Beal or Croix de Par, the ending will be very thrilling.
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Sunday - Stage 15: Lyon - Grand Colombier - 188.5 Km *****
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The second week ends with this very demanding mountain top finish in Jura, that comes after three over 220 Km stages and an ITT in five days.
The first 100 Km will already see a 2nd category, then the Grand Colombier is faced for first time from the Culoz side, just after a Sprint for survivor sprinters.
The climb is long and demanding even if far from finish. After some easier terrain, as in real stage, there are Col de la Biche and Grand Colombier, but I changed the sides faced for both: Biche is longer and steeper, Grand Colombier finish side is shorter and easier, but there is no flat after Biche and its steep downhill. In a stage when total denivel+ is over 4000m, there are conditions to see serious attacks even far from finish. A tough day for pure climbers.
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Monday - Rest Day


Tuesday - Stage 16: La Tour du Pin - Villard de Lans - 116 Km ****
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Alps come back in a very short mountain stage, right after rest day: a stage not too demanding, but there could be surprises. After few kilometers, there is already a small cote, followed by an irregular 2nd category with steep traits. Then, after only 60 Km, riders will face Col de Mont Noir, a long climb, already demanding in first kilometers.
After a long downhill, there is the very irrelugar climb of Gorges de la Bourne, with a max 23% and an amazing passing on Pont de la Goule Noire. Here it is also a Bonification and it's a perfect location for an attack, even more if there was battle on Mont Noir, because the remaining 10 Km are gentle ascending until Villard de Lans-Cote 2000. Last 800m are over 12%.
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Wednesday - Stage 17: Grenoble - Col de la Loze - 195.5 Km *****
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Here it is the first of two Alpin queen stages of this Tour. Both have the same ending of the real stages but much more climbing: this one has four very long climbs and 6650m of denivel+.
Mountain starts right at the beginning with Chamrousse, followed by some easy kilometers and the irregular Col du Glandon.
Then, the peloton will face the two HC category: Madeleine, almost 2000m and without any easy traits, and Col de la Loze, highest peak and most difficult top finish of the race. Maybe the GC riders will wait for last climb, but, after such a stage, the last 5 Km at 10% will be destructive.
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Thursday - Stage 18: Meribel - La Roche sur Foron - 203 Km *****
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After the very tough previous stage, only riders with great stamina and recovery can shine in this even longer one, with 5200m of denivel+ and filled up with mountains. First 30 Km are easy, then the first one is the long Comet de Roselend, almost reaching 2000m.
Then, the race could already explode because there is no more flat and Bisanne and Arpettaz are very demanding climb, filled with hairpin bends and double digit traits. Col des Aravis is regular but not much easier and will be a tactically complicated moment.
Last serious attacks can be launched on the ascending to Plateau of Glières, extremely steep, with a gravel road on top and a very steep downhill too. Col des Fleuries will only determine final gaps before Roche sur Foron. This will be the last chance to accumulate advantage before last ITT.
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Friday - Stage 19: Bourg en Besse - Champagnole - 190 Km **
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This stage could be a break day for GC riders, but must not be understimate: it comes after three very tough days and there is very little flat, with a first half really full of climbs when there will be battle to enter the breakaway and to make KOM points. Then there are another 2nd category and a cote before an easier but not flat ending.
It's a stage very suited for breakaway because the chase will be difficult in such a route and maybe even a GC rider can make a trick team move.


Saturday - Stage 20: Le Thillot - La Planche de Belle Filles ITT - 30.5 Km *****
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The GC will be decide in this demanding stage in the Vosges: gentle climb, downhill, steep climb - the residual energy will be much more important than ITT attitude.
The effort distribution will also be a key factor, since Ballon de Servance can be divided in three parts (first 3 Km at 6%, more gentle up to the intermediate, irregular in the ending with a max slope of 12%) and also PDBF is much more steep in first half. The first half of Servance downhill is very steep, so the downhill attitude and even the recklessness will be relevant too.
An ITT when big gaps can still be made... Giro 2000 had a similar ITT in Stage 20 and the GC were revoluzionited!
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Sunday - Stage 21: Mantes la Jolie - Paris - 121 Km *
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Classical ending stage, I keep the original one... Last sprints for green and pois jerseys, bunch finish in Champs Élysées, podium in front of Arc du Triomphe!
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Re: Contest #7 - Tour de France 2020 [Cat. 1]

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kanon16 wrote:
29/08/2020, 17:17
MY TOUR DE FRANCE 2020!!

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Best of the best so far ! You'll have my vote !!! Congrats

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