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Non-official Contest: German Tour

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Will4563
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Non-official Contest: German Tour

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I would like to challenge people to make a Grand Tour in the german speaking countries.

You must include the capitals of each country, so Bern in Switzerland, Vaduz in Liechtenstein, Vienna in Austria and Berlin in Germany.

The tour need to be 21 stages. Everything else is your choice.

I hope you would accept the challenge.

Deadline will be Sunday 24th of October 23.59
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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I would like if people would post reply if they accepted the challenge, so I know if anybody did it.
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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I have already started to draw a track
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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mauro wrote: 13/09/2021, 17:26 I have already started to draw a track
I can't wait to see it. I've also startet on my route.
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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Hello there.
I'd also like to make my own tour of the German region. As a German this topic really caught my eye. Haven't started editing yet, but my plan goes as follows:

1st stage: Sylt > Kiel, flat
2nd stage: Hamburg > Bremerhaven, flat
3rd stage: Bremen > Bremen, ITT or TTT
4th stage: Bremen > Bielefeld, flat
5th stage: Münster > Aachen, flat/hilly
6th stage: ??? (Belgium) > Trier, hilly
7th stage: Trier > FAM, medium mountain
8th stage: FAM > Stuttgart, hilly
9th stage: Stuttgart > ??? (black forrest), medium mountain

Rest day in Ulm

10th stage: Ulm > Nürnberg, flat
11th stage: Nürnberg > München, flat/hilly
12th stage: München > ??? (Berchtesgaden region), high mountain
13th stage: Salzburg > Lienz, hilly
14th stage: Wien > Wien, ITT
15th stage: Villach > Zell am See, high mountain

Rest day in Innsbruck

16th stage: Innsbruck > Sölden, high mountain
17th stage: ??? > Vaduz, high mountain
18th stage: Zürich > Bern, flat/hilly
19th stage: Bern > ???, high mountain
20th stage: Oberwald > Nufenen, high mountain
21st stage: ??? > Berlin Brandenburger Tor

Details and profiles to follow,

Tim
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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Hi, I'm accepting the challenge
I have a question, by when is the contest deadline?
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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lukkier wrote: 14/09/2021, 22:10 Hi, I'm accepting the challenge
I have a question, by when is the contest deadline?
I haven't made a deadline, but I think I would make a deadline when we have enuogh contenders (We need to have at least 6 to vote)
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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There is a deadline now.
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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This is my submission for the contest (Presentation in spoiler)

Route link: maps/tours/view/19495

Total length:
3422.07 Km

Longest stage:
Stage 19 (212.73 Km)
Shortest stage:
Stage 8 (112.54 Km)

Total flat stages:
4 (0 MTF)
Total hilly stages:
7 (1 MTF)
Total mountain stages:
8 (4 MTF)
Total ITT stages:
2 (56.98 Km)

Total KOM sprints:
77
Total HC:
8
Total 1st category:
17
Total 2nd category:
21
Total 3rd category:
23
Total 4th category:
8

Stages with start in Germany:
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17
Stages with finish in Germany:
Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16
Stages with start in Switzerland:
Stage 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Stages with finish in Switzerland:
Stage 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Stage with start in Liechtenstein:
Stage 15
Stages with finish in Liechtenstein:
Stage 14
Stage with start in Austria:
Stage 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
Stages with finish in Austria:
Stage 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Spoiler!
Stage 1
Berlin - Alexanderplatz > Parkplatz Teufelsberg (ITT)

The first stage is a 21 kilometer timetrial inside Berlin. The route will take the riders past some of the tourist attractions of Berlin. The last two kilometers is on Teufelsberg, were there are a old listening station, the US. used in the Cold War. Now the walls are used tow paint graffiti. First it is up for 700 meters at 5.65%, and after that, there are a 1 kilometer descent with some tricky bends.

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Stage 2
Potsdam > Leipzig (Flat)

Stage 2 is a flat stage to Leipzig, the last city in Sachsen, were there are many cultural treasures. The city is also birthplace for the famous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. The flat route would favor a mass sprint, but the stage is short, just 141 kilometers, so a strong breakaway could manage to hold the peleton behind.

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Stage 3
Halle (Saale) > Brocken (Hilly - MTF)

The first hilly stage and the first MTF is on stage 3. The stage will finish on Brocken, also know as Blocksberg, and has been connected with witches and devils. Before the last climb, there have been 3 other climbs, and the last 25 kilometer is all uphill.

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Stage 4
Goslar > Hessisch Lichtenau (Hilly)

Stage 4 is another hilly stage. The 3 last climbs will all make the riders hit 10%. After the last climb the riders have 13 kilometers, half of them downhill.

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Stage 5
Kassel > Frankfurt am Main (Flat)

Stage 5 could give one of the sprinters a victory in Frankfurt, the second biggest city in Germany. The 3 climbs in the middle should not prevent a mass sprint, but they could tire some sprinters, and give a suprising winner.

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Stage 6
Mannheim > Baden-Baden (Hilly)

Stage 6 will take the riders to the Schwarzwald. 5 categorized climbs, the second climb is the hardest, and carries the first 1st category label of this Tour.

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Stage 7
Achern > Denzlingen (Mountain)

Stage 7 is the first mountain stage of this Tour. With 3 category 2 and 3 category 1, this is a stage for pure climbers. The first half of the last descent is a bit tricky, but after that, there is no corners what so ever until the finish line.

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Stage 8
Denzlingen > Hochblauen (Mountain - MTF)

Stage 8 has 5 climbs compressed into 100 kilometers. The last climb don't have a high overall percenteges, but there is still some hard kilometers.

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Stage 9
Müllheim > Grenchen (Mountain)

Stage 9 will leave Germany and head towards Switzerland. The first HC climb will be in this stage. 7.2 Km at 10.6%. Before the HC climb, there have been two other steep climbs, and after it, there are one more steep climb, before a downhill finish, with some tricky bends.

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Rest day in Genève

Stage 10
Genève > Bern (Flat)

This stage should be antoher one stage for the sprinters. Another day with some climbs in the middle, but they shouldn't be fatal for the sprinters, there still should be able to sprint in Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

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Stage 11
Bern > Martigny (Hilly)

This is a stage for the breakaway. They climbs is to hard for the sprinters, and after the climbs, there are a 20 kilometer flat, before the finish. It would be suprising to see a GC rider attack, and use a lot of energy on the flat part.

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Stage 12
Martigny > Zermatt (Mountain)

Stage 12 heads into the Swizz Alps for a mountain stage. It is not a MTF but it is still up all the way in the last 35 kilometers to Zermatt, a beutiful skiing village at the foot of the Matterhorn.

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Stage 13
Visp > Lugano (Hilly)

The first half of stage 13 is in the mountains, but the end is a punchy final around the Lago Maggiore and the Lago Lugano.

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Stage 14
Bellinzona > Malbun (Mountain - MTF)

Stage 14 leaves Switzerland and heads into Liechtenstein, with a finish up to the Malbun Ski Resort, the only ski resort in Liechtenstein.

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Stage 15
Vaduz > Serfaus (Mountain)

After a start in Liechtenstein, the riders quickly get into Austria. The finish is in Serfaus, a part of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski resort. The riders will first climb up to Fiss, were there will be 3 kilometers of flat, berfore the finishline.

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Rest day in Serfaus

Stage 16
Ried im Oberinntal > Oberammergau (Hilly)

Another stage for the breakaway. The climbs is still to hard for the sprinters, and the finish is in Oberammergau, the town their is famous for it's once-a-decade Passion Play in the Passion Play theater. The finish is flat, and there are no places for a GC rider to attack.

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Stage 17
Garmisch-Partenkirchen > Gletscher Arena Sölden (Mountain - MTF)

Stage 17 start in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the host city of the New Year ski jump. The riders will start outside the ski jumping arena and head to Austria for two HC climbs and a steep and long finish to Gletscher Arena Sölden, the highest point of this Tour. This is obviusly the Queen Stage.

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Stage 18
Innsbruck > Kitzbüheler Horn (Mountain - MTF)

Stage 18 start in Innsbruck, and heads through the valley to Zillertal Arena. There they will take the Zillertaler Hohenstraße, and after climb to Gerlos. The finish is another steep, but not as long climb, to Kitzbüheler Horn.

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Stage 19
Kitzbühel > Salzburg (Hilly)

The last chance for a breakaway chance is on stage 19. The route goes to Salzburg past the Zeller See, and is to hard for the sprinters, but still to easy for the GC. The finish in Salzburg will be on the Kirchplatz, underneath the Fortress.

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Stage 20
Seewalchen am Attersee > Sankt Pölten (Flat)

This is a traditional flat stage. Some early climbs, but flat all the way to the finish. This stage gives the sprinters a chance for a win, and the GC can rest before the descising ITT.

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Stage 21
Schloss Schönbrunn - Wien > Stephansdom (ITT)

The ITT will start with some climbing in the Wienerwald, before a flat and urban ITT in the last kilometers. The riders will bike past many tourist attractions, and will finish outside the Stephansdom.

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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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Nice idea. And since I’m living in Germany for a few months, I might as well give it a try!
So count me in!
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Re: Non-official Contest: German Tour

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Here is the ride I designed. I added trespasses to Luxembourg and South Tyrol, other territories where German is among the official languages. There are 9 uphill arrivals, 5 in the mountains ((the first unofficial, with the brow a few kilometers from the finish), and 4 at the end of short climbs, not particularly demanding


maps/tours/view/19515

1st stage: Berlin – Berlin (137 Km), flat
2nd stage: Potsdam - Halle (Saale) (168 Km), flat
3rd stage: Lutherstadt Eisleben - Possen (Sondershausen) (178 Km), hilly with an uphill finish
4th stage: Gotha – Fulda (141 Km), hilly
5th stage: Lauterbach - Koblenz (217.5 Km), hilly
6th stage: Adenau - Kerpen "Michael Schumacher Stage" (154 Km), flat
7th stage: Aachen - Vianden (Lux) (185 Km), hilly with an uphill finish
8th stage: Trier - Bad Bergzabern (203 Km), flat/hilly
9th stage: Karlsruhe – Feldberg (217 Km), mountain mountain with an uphill finish

Rest day in Lorrach

10th stage: Lorrach - Bern (CH) (188 Km), flat/hilly
11th stage: Spiez - Männlichen (Grindelwald) (CH) (118 Km), mountain with an uphill finish
12th stage: Meiringen – Glarus (CH) (152 Km), mountain
13th stage: Vaduz – Malbun (FL) (143 Km), mountain with an uphill finish
14th stage: Feldkirch – Merano (ITA) (234 Km), medium mountain
15th stage: Vipiteno - Axamer Lizum (A) (153 Km), mountain with an uphill finish

Rest day in Füssen

16th stage: Füssen - Neuschwanstein (45 Km), ITT with an uphill finish
17th stage: Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Dachau (135 Km), flat
18th stage: Prien am Chiemsee – Edelweißspitze (A), (154 Km), mountain with an uphill finish
19th stage: Zell am See – Salzburg (A) (163 Km), flat/hilly
20th stage: Hallein - Mauthausen (A) (164 Km), flat with an uphill finish
21st stage: Wien (Schönbrunn) - Wien (Schönbrunn) (A) (126 Km), hilly
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