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Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by emmea90 » 08/03/2018, 10:29

Contest #4 - Tour de France 2018
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Four months between us and the 2nd Grand Tour of the season, so it's time to open the 2nd Cat. 1 contest.

The second contest will be - of course - focused on "La Grand Boucle". Like the giro, the contest will be about re-drawing and improving Tour de France 2018.
- You have to keep Vendeé grand Depart with 2 days of racing in it.
- Of course you have to end TDF in Champs-Elysees. This means that stage 20 must end near the start or near a city that has TGV
- You cannot repeat key parts of Tour de France 2017 real stages
- You have to put a stage start or a stage finish in at least 7 different france regions (divided with the 2014 France law that reduced the regions in a total of 18)
- 2018 is 100 years after WWI end, so you have to remember it in at least two stages. (Yes, even there |berlu )
- 15 of july will be the date of Fifa World Cup 2018 final and the final will be played at 16.00 CET. Stage must end early on that day, so you can draw a stage of maximum 150 Km length if flat or hilly and 120 Km max if it's a mountain stage.

Like the other GT contests, you can have a maximum of TWO routes submitted for this one instead of five.

The Tour should be balanced, offering a "Dumoulin" and a "Quintana" the same chances to compete for the yellow jersey.

The Deadline will be on Satuday 7 July, when the first inline stage of Tour de France will officially starts at Km 0

You must submit your routes in this topic submitting the link. As stated in general presentation, you can submit from 1 to 3 routes. You can use this topic also for asking the question - we can answer question about climb / road / finish praticability but we won't answer to anyone's questions in private, only in this topic.

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

Good luck anyone

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Il secondo contest dei grandi giri sarà ovviamente sul Tour de France. Come per il giro il tema del contest è ridisegnare e migliorare il Tour de France 2018.
- Dovete mantenere il Grand Depart in Vandea con due giorni di corsa
- Ovviamente dovete finire ai campi elisi. Questo comporta che la tappa precedente deve finire o vicino alla partenza oppure vicino ad una città servita da TGV
- Non potete ripetere passaggi chiave delle tappe del vero tour 2017
- Dovete inserire una partenza o un arrivo in almeno 7 diverse regioni francesi (fa fede la divisione amministrativa 2014, su 18 regioni totali)
- Ci devono essere due tappe che presentino un passaggio commemorativo della fine della 1a guerra mondiale. (Sì, anche qua)
- Il 15 di luglio c'è la finale del campionato del mondo di calcio. La tappa deve finire presto, per questo motivo la tappa di quel giorno può essere lunga al massimo 150 km se piatta o mossa e 120 se di montagna

Come negli altri contest dei GT potete presentare al massimo due percorsi.

Il Tour deve essere bilanciato offrendo a un "Dumoulin" e ad un "Quintana" le stesse chance di vittoria.

La scadenza è il 7 luglio quando il Tour de France passerà il Km 0 della prima tappa.
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Diego12Alpe » 05/07/2018, 15:29

Tour de France (La Roche-sur-Yon · Paris)

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· 3317,93km
· 19,72km of Team Time Trial
· 57,17km of Individual Time Trial
· 8 flat stages
· 2 medium mountain stages
· 8 high mountain stages
· 6 climb finishes


Stage 1

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Stage over 200km for start the Tour de France. A difficult finish with wind and the pass through Le Passage du Gois. Two hills in the first part of the stage with points for the mountain jersey.


Stage 2

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19,72km of team time trial for the second stage. In this stage the first gaps betwen the favourites for the win are going to appear and maybe some favourties can lose big time with the others.


Stage 3

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The third stage is for the sprinters, easy flat stage with an easy finish. In the middle of the stage a sprint for the mountain jersey. The intermediate sprint it's in a little hill and that maybe can put in problems to some sprinters.


Stage 4

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First stage of this Tour de France with hills or difficulties at the end. Two four category climbs at the end are going to break the peloton and only the ones who are the strongest or the better positioned are going to fight for the stage win and maybe for the yellow jersey. Those two hill also can be used to make an attack and try to win the stage with this attack.


Stage 5

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Flat stage with a fourth category climb at 35km of the finish line, there you can make a first selection in the peloton or try to attack. The end of the stage is easy but you need to be in the first positions of the peloton if you want to fight the stage victory.


Stage 6

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First World War 1 commemorative stage. Several steps during the stage by memorials and cemeteries of the WW1 for commemorate the Battle of Verdun. There's a fourth category climb at 10km of the end in Douaumont, that climb will select the peloton and if you want to fight the stage win you have to stay in the peloton at the end of the hill.


Stage 7

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Eight climbs along the stage, seven of fourth category and one of third category. Maybe changes in the leader of the mountain jersey and a good stage for a big breakaway to try the stage victory. The teams of the sprinters have to make a good control of the gap with the break if they want to fight the stage vicotry.


Stage 8

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First mountain stage of this Tour de France with a stage that have eleven climbs. Perfect stage for a big breakaway, fight for the climbs and the mountain jersey and maybe for the stage victory. The stage ends in a secnd category climb where some gaps can be opened betwen the favourites.


Stage 9

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Short stage with a first category climb and a long descend in the end. This stage is a memorial stage of the WW1 with the pass of the Hartmannswillerkopf Memorial. Perfect stage for attacks and try to open big gaps between the favourites.


Stage 10

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Big mountain stage after the rest day with two HC climbs. In the Mont du Chat and in the two second category climbs will be maded the selection of the riders in the peloton and the riders who are going to fight for the stage victory and maybe for the leader jersey if the breakaway is catched. Big mountain finish at Grand Colombier.


Stage 11

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Long individual time trial, 39Km of time trial where are going to be big gaps betwen the favourites. The stage 10 and 11 are going to select the riders thar are going to be in the fight for the leader jersey.


Stage 12

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Easy flat stage in the Alps after two hard stages.


Stage 13

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One of the hardest stges of this Tour. Col de la Madeleine, Col du Telégraphe, Col du Galibier and Alpe d'Huez are the four climbs of the day. Big mountain stage where the favourites can't lose time and must try to get it.


Stage 14

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Stage for the strong sprinters who climb good or a stage for the breakaway. Two first category climbs are going to be the big difficulties of the stage and the big difficulties for the sprinters or mans who can try to win this stage.


Stage 15

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First category climb for the start of the stage, there the breakaway is going to be maded. At the end of the stage the Mont Ventoux, the climb but also the downhill to Carpentras.


Stage 16

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Difficult stage after the rest day with ten hills and narrow roads. In this stage you can open big gaps trying to make a long attacks or trying to select the peloton in one of the ten hills. But maybe this could be a easy stage for the peloton and the breakaway fighting for the stage victory.


Stage 17

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First big mountain stage in the Pyrenees wit the Col du Aubisque and the end in the Hutacam. Another stage for the favourties where they are going to fight for the yellow jersey.



Stage 18

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Another mountain stage but only with one big climb. Easy stage in the first part but in the second part of the stage the difficult climb and downhill to the Port de Bales. The 227km of the stage and accumulated fatigue can make this stage very difficult for some favourites.


Stage 19

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Individual time trial climbing Superbagneres. Stage for the favourties where maybe one climber can fight for the stage victory.


Stage 20

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“Last” stage of this Tour de France, a short stage but with five climbs. In this stage the riders who want to win this Tour de France have to attack at the start of the stage, the one who have the leader jersey have to fight for keep it and maybe the mountains jersey can be decided in this stage.


Stage 21

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Last day of race with the circuit on the Champs-Élysées. Day for the sprinters and also day for celebrate the Tour de France, the moments that it have bringed to use and for celebrate the cycling that it's the sport that we love.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by tomrenm » 05/07/2018, 23:33

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1 La Roche-sur-Yon > Noirmoutier-en-l'Île 189.99 Km - Plain
2 La Barre-de-Monts > Les Espesses 188.64 Km - Plain
3 Cholet > Vannes 195.25 Km - Plain
4 Vannes > Corlay 150.60 Km - Medium mountain
5 Quimper > Camaret-sur-Mer 126.31 Km - Medium mountain
6 Brest > Dinan 228.55 Km - Plain
7 Vitré > Livarot 177.33 Km - Plain
8 Lisieux > Pozières Memorial - Somme 234.96 Km - Plain
9 Arras > Ieper 128.25 Km Plain
- Rest day in Vittel -
10 Vittel > Gérardmer 170.48 Km - Medium mountain
11 Colmar > Colmar 28.45 Km - ITT
12 Mulhouse > Arbois 199.06 Km - Plain
13 Bourg-en-Bresse > Le Collet d'Allevard 205.65 Km - High mountain
14 Grenoble > Valloire 161.97 Km - High mountain
15 Briançon > Sisteron 171.15 Km - Medium mountain
16 Malaucène > Mont Ventoux 149.47 Km - High mountain
- Rest day in Nîmes -
17 Nîmes > Narbonne 185.16 Km - Plain
18 Carcassone > Plateau de Beille 170.89 Km - High mountain
19 Saint-Gaudens > Saint-Gaudens 40.31 Km - High mountain
20 Pau > Hautacam 139.30 Km - High mountain
21 Houilles > Paris Champs-Elysees 115.94 Km - High mountain

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Mirere1985 » 06/07/2018, 10:17

Il mio Tour 2018 / My Tour 2018:
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The Grand Depart is in La Vendée region, with two complete stages in this land. The Tour goes through eight French Regions: Pays de la Loire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Île-de-France. Two stages remember "the Great War" (IWW), 11th from Dunkerke to Valenciennes with a intermediate sprint in Ypres (Belgium city destroyed in the war), and 12th from Saint-Quentin to Verdun through the Somme river battlefields. 9th stage is very short because the Football World Cup final match. There are two great tranfers, from Pau to Beauvais by plane and from Grenoble to Paris by train (TGV). No Team Time Trial stage.

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Stage 7: Individual time trial stage from Bressols to Toulouse totally flat.
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Stage 8:
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After the stage, transfer to Beauvais by plane (Pau Airport). Rest day.
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Stage 11: Very important, and dangerous, track. This stage is like a little Roubaix with ten cobblestones sections from the "Hell of the North".
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Stage 12:
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Stage 14: Individual time trial from Colmar to Gerardmer with a important climb in the path, the col de la Schlucht.
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Rest day.
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After the stage, transfer to Paris by TGV (Grenoble Station).
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by lorenzo.tripodi » 06/07/2018, 12:44

This is my Tour de France : maps/tours/view/9729

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by laplaz » 06/07/2018, 13:45

My version for the Tour de France 2018: maps/tours/view/9472

21 stages with start in Le-Faute-sur-Mer in the Vendée and finish in Paris.

There are:
7 flat stages
5 medium mountain stages
7 high mountain stages
2 ITT

Important facts:
The rest days will be after stage 9 and stage 15.
My Tour touches 10 french regions:
Pays de la Loire, Bretagne, Normandie, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Occitanie, Île-de-France.
Corse, Centre-Val de Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine are not part of the race.
There are two stages which remember the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. These are the stage with finish in Saint-Quentin (Stage 5) and start in Verdun (Stage 7).

The stages will be presented in the spoiler section:
Spoiler!
1st Stage - La Faute-sur-Mer > La Tranche-sur-Mer: 10.46 Km - Individual Time Trial

My Tour de France 2018 starts with a classic prologue of 10,4 km in the Département of Vendée. The terrain is completely flat, but the wind could play a crucial role because they ride near the atlantic coast. Nonetheless it's perfect for specialists and we will see the first gaps between the GC contenders.

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2nd Stage - La Tranche-sur-Mer > Les Herbiers: 210.23 Km - Plain

2nd Stage in Vendée, and it will be one for the fast men. The stage is divided in two, the first half will be near the coast, and the second one, after the intermediate sprint, will be in the inland. The stage altough is not so simple as it might sound, because the first 110 km will be super nervous, with all the teams trying to stay in front in order to not be surprised by crosswinds. The last 100 km aren't completely flat, with many little bumps to tire the legs. The GC guys have to be attentive the whole day, but still the stage should favour the sprinters.

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3rd Stage - Nantes > Fougères: 174.48 Km - Plain

Potentially second stage for the sprinters, but it won't be easy for them. The parcours of 174,5 km presents many difficulties, like the continous up and downs and two categorised climbs. In addition the finish in Fougères will be slightly uphill. It won't be easy for the sprinter teams to control everything, but normally it should still be a bunch sprint.

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4th Stage - Alençon > Rouen: 231.19 Km - Medium Mountain

Long medium mountain stage in the Normandie. The riders will face especially hilly terrain with not too long climbs. The most difficult km are the last 40 km, with 5 cote. The last 4 ones in the city of Rouen will come one after the other and will generally be on narrow roads, so positioning is crucial. The hardest climb of the day is the climb to Bonsecours (1,45 at 8,83%) and the following one of Rue des Sapins (1,27 at 9,37%).
But also the last two have max. gradients of 10% and above. As said, the team will be very important in positioning their GC rider, because otherwise they could lose precious time. The stage win will probably go to a classics rider who likes short and steep climbs.

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5th Stage - Rouen > Saint-Quentin: 197.79 Km - Plain

After a tricky day on stage 4, the sprinters are called back in action again. Altough the stage is not pan-cake flat, the fast men should be the favorites for this one. There are two climbs, both nothing special and far from finish. The finish line will be post near the Monument to the Fifth Army at Guise, the memorial which remembers the
17,000 casualties of the Battle of St. Quentin in the beginning of the Great War. The battle was fought from 29 to 30 August 1914, and ended with a german win.

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6th Stage - Le Cateau-Cambrésis > Charleville-Mézières: 222.55 Km - Medium Mountain

Quite long medium mountain stage in the french ardennes. The start will be from Le Cateau-Cambrésis, a little city known for the Battle of Le Cateau of 1914 during the first year of the Great War, with 11,000 losses in total. After 100 pretty easy km, some of these in Belgium, the riders will face very nervous last 120 km with many climbs in it. The most difficult will be the last 4. It could be an important day for the GC because it will be super nervous, and like in the stage to Rouen, positioning will be crucial. The ardennes classic specialists will surely try to win this stage.

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7th Stage - Verdun > Épinal: 180.99 Km - Plain

4th and last opportunity for the sprinters in the first race week. The terrain isn't completely flat but the fast men shouldn't be too much concerned about that. For the third stage next to the other the riders will remember the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War, this time with one of the cruelst battle of the war. We are talking of course of the Battle of Verdun, the largest and longest battle of the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies. The Battle of Verdun lasted for 303 days and became the longest and one of the most costly battles in human history. An estimate in 2000 found a total of 714,231 casualties, 377,231 French and 337,000 German, for an average of 70,000 casualties a month; other recent estimates increase the number of casualties to 976,000 during the battle, with 1,250,000 suffered at Verdun during the war. The only climb in this stage will be post in front of the Mémorial de Verdun, and it's a really easy one (4,95 at 2,75%).

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8th Stage - Épinal > Le Gaschney: 214.92 Km - High mountain


First high mountain stage of this Tour de France, and it will be a long and tough one. 8 climbs are on the programm, two of these are 1st category. The last 65 km will be the most important one with the Col du Gran Ballon and the tricky Col du Herrenberg, a short but steep climb with the last 2,3km on dirt roads. It is similar to the sterrato in Italy and is in very good conditions. After these two climbs the riders will face the first mountain top finish of this race, the climb to Le Gaschney (7,6 at 6,8%), a solid 2nd category. It is a very important stage for the GC, someone could loose big time here. Long range attacks are unlikely but not impossible, because it won't be easy to control every move. Crime time!

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9th Stage - Belfort > Besançon (Fort de Chaudanne): 141.89 Km - Medium Mountain

Short but interesting medium mountain stage which puts an end to the first race week. Coming after the hard Vosges stage, this one could create some gaps between the GC contenders. The stage win will probably go to the breakaway or to a classic specialist with an attack in the last 20 km. The hardest climb of the day is the climb to Montfaucon, a short but steep climb (2,3km at 10,3%). Positioning on this climb will be important because the street is pretty narrow. After a little bump there is a technical descent before the final climb to the Fort de Chaudanne in the city of Besançon. It is a quite regular climb with 2,1 km constantly around 7,3 %. The riders will go all out because after this stage there is the first rest day.

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10th Stage - Besançon > Salins-les-Bains: 52.98 Km - Individual Time Trial

Second and last ITT of this Tour, and this time it's a long one. 53 km which will suit the specialists perfectly. The course is not pan-cake flat, but with two not particularly steep climbs it shouldn't be a problem for the rouleurs to take the stage win. The hardest climb is at the last intermediate, the climb to Saint-Thiébaud (6,8km at 4,2%). The gaps between the GC contenders should be very big. But the lightweight climbers will soon have the Alps to gain time again!

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11th Stage - Beaune > Lyon: 168.60 Km - Plain

First and last chance for the sprinters in week two. The only difficulty of this stage is the easy 4 category climb in the city of Lyon on wide roads, but it won't affect much the fast men. After this stage the riders are heading to the Alps, so last bit of rest before 4 crucial days!

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12th Stage - Annecy > Val Pelouse: 166.06 Km - High mountain

First mountain stage in the Alps, and it's a tough one. Already the first climb, the Col de l'Arpettaz, will be really hard, and will probably define the break of the day. The next two climbs will help to get rid of many domestics. On the last two climbs carnage is expected. Long-range attacks on the already hard Col de Champ-Laurent won't happen because the last climb will be brutal. Indeed, the climb to Val Pelouse (15,5 km at 8,25%) is one of the hardest MTF of the whole race and will define who will content for the final victory. The gaps should be huge after this hard stage.

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13th Stage - Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur > Pra-Loup: 201.70 Km - High mountain

Second day in the Alps and again a very tough day for the riders. 201.7 km will be on the programm with 6 categorised climbs. The first 80 will be hilly before the riders will enter hellish last 120 km with one HC, two 1st category and one 2nd category. The easiest one will be the final one to Pra-Loup. The hardest one is the Col de la Cayolle (20.25 km at 6.3%). GC contenders which are already quite far down in the GC could try something on the Cayolle, altough the descend is not very technical. The riders will still have heavy legs from the stage yesterday, so today if someone struggles early it could be a very long day.

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14th Stage - Isola > Sospel: 155.66 Km - High mountain

Last stage in the Alps and it will be a chaotic one. Quite short and coming right after the other two hard Alps stages will make this probably a pretty messy one. After the first 14 km of slightly descent the riders will face only climbs and descents, there isn't a km of flat in between. If someone wants to surprise the big teams, here is the chance. It will be almost impossible to control every move and riders will be all over the place for sure. The 4 climbs aren't very different in difficulty, altough the first and the last one will be the toughest. A stage for gutsy riders! Expect mayhem.

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15th Stage - Cannes > Toulon: 241.87 Km - Medium Mountain

Long medium mountain stage after the three hard days in the Alps. You could call this the Côte d’Azur stage, because mostly the riders will rider near the famous coast. But the riders won't have much time watching the beautiful landscape cause the difficulties are many. The most important one is that the riders will be very tired after this hard week. But also the fact that this stage is extremely long and the tricky final 55km. In the first 185km the riders will face 4 easy and steady climbs which should not be too much of a problem. But with the start of the Mont Faron (the hardest climb of the day, 5km at 8.14%), things will get tricky. The extremely short and steep wall of Mur de la Basse Venette (1.3km at 14%) and the following two easy 4th category climbs should decide the stage winner, and maybe also create gaps between the GC contenders. Last stage of the second week so the riders will go full-gas!

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16th Stage - Forcalquier > Sault: 217.12 Km - High mountain

The third and last week starts with one of the toughest stages of the whole Tour. It is also quite long with 217 km. After some hilly 10km the riders will face the first real climb of the day, the Montagne de Lure (19,85 km at 5.75%). This climb will probably define the breakaway of the day, but could theoretically also be crucial for the GC contenders if someone doesn't feels good after the rest day, because a tough climb at the beginning of the first stage after the rest day can be really difficult for some. After a long descent the riders will face hilly 95 km without too many difficulties besides the two easy climbs. But with 67 km to go things will change. The mighty Mont Ventoux (21 km at 7.4%) is on the programm and will surely rip the peloton apart. After the descent there will be the last climb of the day to the Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles (11 km at 6.2%). After a short descend the riders will reach Sault after a very short not categorized climb (1.2 km at 6%). The climb to Col de Notre Dame des Abeilles is too easy to make big differences so the guys behind in GC will for sure try something on the Ventoux. If the Ventoux is ridden hard there could be big gaps between the GC guys.

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17th Stage - Avignon > Ganges: 156.28 Km - Medium Mountain


Short medium mountain stage after the hard Ventoux day. The riders will face the most important difficulties of the day in the last 60 km with 4 categorized climbs. The second is the longest one, but not particularly steep. The last 2 are short punchy climbs which will favour the stage hunters, but also a break could get a chance today. The hardest côte will be the last one, the Côte-de-les-Bouffies (2.2 km at 10.5%), a short steep murito on narrow roads. Positioning will be crucial for the GC contenders and the stage hunters. Who has a bad day could easily lose 30 seconds here and in the following 6 km of flat terrain.

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18th Stage - Millau > Narbonne: 162.79 Km - Plain

The 18th stage of my Tour will be a transitional one. It will bring the riders from Millau to Narbonne, and will be the first and last chance for the sprinters in the third week before Paris. The only climb of the day will be right at the start of the stage, but it isn't hard with gradients around 4-5%. After the climb there will be 50 km of hilly terrain before a long descent. After this one the remaining 85 km will be flat. A break could really do well here, altough the sprinters won't waste so easily there last chance before Paris.

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19th Stage - Lecaute > Plateau de Beille: 236.18 Km - High mountain

With the 19th stage, the riders finally reach the Pyrenees. The queen stage awaits the riders with 236 km to cover. It will be a brutal day with 7 categorized climbs. The stage starts in Leucate and the first 25 km will be along the coast. The last 170 km altough will be hellish. Not much of flat terrain with two HC and one 1st category climb. The hardest one ist the third last, the Port de Pailhères (14.1 km at 8.4%). After its descent the riders will face the Col de Chioula, a quite irregular short climb with some really steep sections. After a quite technical descent the riders wil face the Plateau de Beille (15.95 km at 7.7%), a difficult climb which will decide the winner of the stage. Given the length and the parcours, the riders could have a very long day with 7 hours on the saddle. The GC contenderes who are exploding already on Port de Pailhères could lose half an hour here. The decision may come down to the last climb, but on it there could fly minutes.

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20th Stage - Arreau > Luz-Saint-Sauveur: 125.44 Km - High mountain

Last difficult stage of my Tour 2018, and it will be a hectic one. Only 125 km to cover, a bit more than half of the stage yesterday, but without flat terrain. Right after the start the riders will face the Col de Lançon, a short steep wall with maximum gradients up to 20%. This climb will surely hurt after the queen stage of yesterday. After a short descent and some false flat the riders still have to face 4 tough climbs, with the Col de Tourmalet being the most difficult one. The last climb up to Col de Trabaou will be the last climb of this Tour, and after a tricky descent they will finally reach Luz-Saint-Sauveur. What to say about this stage? It will be super chaotic and being so short + coming right after the queen stage + being the last mountain stage it will be ridden hard, so expect carnage for this one. Mayhem expected!
Curiosity: the start and finish of this stage are exactly at the same altitude, 711 meters above sea.

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21th Stage - Versailles > Paris: 100.84 Km - Plain

My Tour 2018 will end with the classic Paris parade with sprint on the Champs-Élysées. This time altough without circuit, because the riders will just ride trough Paris visiting attractions, such as the start in front of the Palace of Versailles or the Stade de France in Saint-Denis at km 65. Everyone will be happy to reach Paris, some a bit more, some a bit less.

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by taaramae_crack » 06/07/2018, 23:24

So, here is my Tour de France:
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Stage 1: La-Roche-sur-Yon - Le Puy du Fou


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Stage 2: Saint-Jean-de-Monts - Nourmoutier-en-l'Île (TTT)


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Stage 3: Challans - Arzon


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Stage 4: Loirent - Lannilis (sterrato)


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Stage 5: Saint-Brieuc - Granville


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Stage 6: Caen - Amiens Métropole


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Stage 7: Cambrai - Neuve-Chapelle (cobbles)


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Stage 8: Valenciennes - Charleville-Mézières


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Stage 9: Sedan - Verdun (Ossuaire de Douaumont)


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REST DAY



Stage 10: Bourgoin-Jallieu - Villard-de-Lans


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It's the Col du Mont Noir without the last part. This side of the climb has a quite dangerous section, if it's too risky (even with some ski fences at the cliff side or something similar) a different side of the climb might be used instead.


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Stage 11: Saint-Jean-en-Royans - Grenoble


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Last km of the climb is a tunnel, so it's not so hard in there.


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Stage 12: Échirolles - La Plagne


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Stage 13: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Alpe d'Huez


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Stage 14: Embrun - Avignon


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Stage 15: Aix-en-Provence - Istres (ITT)


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REST DAY



Stage 16: Montauban - Aire-sur-l'Adour


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Stage 17: Dax - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port


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Stage 18: Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry - Lescun


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Stage 19: Arette - Tarbes


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Stage 20: Tarbes - Bagnères-de-Bigorre


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Stage 21: Disneyland Paris - Paris-Champs Élysees


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WWI memorials are located in stages 7, with the arrive in Neuve-Chapelle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Neuve_Chapelle) and 9, with the starting in Sedan and the final course through Verdun, Mémorial de Verdun and Ossuaire de Duaumont (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Verdun).

Lodging in stages 19 and 20 is supposed to be for both in Tarbes, city that has TGV station (or at least it should have, i'm not 100% sure; if not, Toulouse is at 150 km, and there must be sure a TGV station).

[If I have time I will try to add stages descriptions and some photos in the presentation]

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by kanon16 » 06/07/2018, 23:28

Here my second Tour de France!

maps/tours/view/9871

1. Noirmoutier-en-l'Île > Les Herbiers / 156.51 Km / Flat
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2. Pouzauges > Saint-Martin-de-Ré / 190.43 Km / Flat
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3. La Rochelle > Angoulême / 175.80 Km / Flat
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4. Nontron > Tulle / 180.05 Km / Hilly
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5. Brive-la-Gaillarde > Terrasson-Lavilledieu / 40.46 Km / Individual Time Trial
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6. Perigueux > Pont du Casse - La Candélie / 209.20 Km / Flat
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7. Agen > Bayonne / 228.13 Km / Flat
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8. Biarritz > Col de La Pierre Saint Martin / 173.14 Km / High Mountain
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9. Issor > Argelès Gazost - Arcizans / 118.42 Km / High Mountain
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- REST DAY 1 -

10. Beauvais > Boulogne-sur-Mer / 198.96 Km / Flat
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11. Saint-Omer > Roubaix / 150.78 Km / Flat-Cobbles
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12. Cambrai > Reims / 185.22 Km / Flat
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13. Châlons-en-Champagne > Metz / 228.35 Km / Hilly
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14. Sarrebourg > Gaschney - Le Hohneck / 202.16 Km / High Mountain
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15. Munster > Basel / 171.03 Km / Hilly
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- REST DAY 2 -

16. Geneva > Chamonix-Mont-Blanc / 178.59 Km / High Mountain
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17. Megève > Bourg-Saint-Maurice / 93.64 Km / High Mountain
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18. Bourg-Saint-Maurice > La Léchère - Grand Naves / 205.57 Km / High Mountain
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19. Albertville > Lyon / 189.34 Km / Hilly
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20. Lyon > Lyon / 22.52 Km / Individual Time Trial
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21. Fontainebleu > Paris Champs-Élysées / 128.82 Km / Flat
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2 Individual Time Trials
8 Flat Stages
1 Cobbles Stage
4 Medium-Mountain Stages
6 High-Mountain Stages

IWW-Memory Stages: 12 & 13
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by Pincoletto » 07/07/2018, 1:39

Voilà mon Tour de France 2018;
maps/tours/view/9328
Uno dei pochi sport in cui Berlusconi non abbia investito una lira è il ciclismo, dunque qualcosa di buono deve averlo

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by metatron » 07/07/2018, 9:41

Let me present to you my Tour de France :
3376 km in total
7 high mountain stages
5 medium mountain stages
7 flat stages
1 TTT (21 km)
1 ITT (48 km)
24,5 km of cobbles
57 climbs :
-6 climbs HC
-8 climbs 1°
-12 climbs 2°
-13 climbs 3°
-18 climbs 4°

The map : maps/tours/view/9594
Stage 1 : Noirmoutier en l’Ile – Beauvoir sur Mer (TTT) : 21 km
A flat TTT with the Passage du Gois.
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Stage 2 : Challans – Fontenay le Comte : 177 km
The first massive sprint.
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Stage 3 : Niort – Périgueux : 204 km
A flat stage again, but with a little climb in the final, hard for the heaviest sprinters ?
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Stage 4 : Périgueux – Montauban : 189 km
A new massive sprint.
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Stage 5 : Toulouse – Tarascon sur Ariège : 202 km
First mountain stage in the Pyrénées.
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Stage 6 : Lavelanet – Mont Tauch : 169 km
A very hard finish in the Pyrénées, with the last 4 km at 11%.
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Stage 7 : Port Barcarès – Aigues Mortes : 181 km
Maybe a new massive sprint, but along the sea the wind can be decisive.
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Stage 8 : Aigues Mortes – Vaison la Romaine : 180 km
A flat stage… Except one difficulty : the Mont Ventoux !
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Stage 9 : Vaison la Romaine – Digne les Bains : 141 km
A hilly stage for a breakaway group. And after the stage, the FIFA world cup !
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REST DAY

Stage 10 : Jausiers – Saint Véran : 208 km

First day in the Alps, just after the rest day. It will be decisive to have good legs for this very hard stage, the gap between the leaders will be high at the finish. The next stage isn’t decisive, so the leaders can attack excessively ! For tourism, Saint Véran is the highest city in Europe.
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Stage 11 : Briançon – Chamoux sur Gelon : 179 km
A stage for the good climber’s breakaway.
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Stage 12 : Albertville – Annecy : 116 km
The shortest stage of this tour, with the hard climb of the Plateau des Glières. It will be very important for leaders to have teamates in the breakaway for the last 15 km.
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Stage 13 : Annecy – Genève : 145 km
Just one difficulty in this stage, but with an easy slope. Maybe the sprinters can win this stage with this flat finish.
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Stage 14 : Annemasse – Hauteville Lompnes : 183 km
A very hard day, with several slopes in the Grand Colombier and the Col de la Biche. The pack will explode before the last climb, so this easy pass could do several damages.
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Stage 15 : Bourg en Bresse – Dijon : 215 km
Last day before the rest day, the legs are heavy, but this stage is very long and very hard, like a little classic race. In the last 7 climbs, 6 of them present 500 meters over 10%. And almost no flat part in the last 80 km.
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The last 85 km with the slopes :
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REST DAY

Stage 16 : Dole – Besançon (ITT) : 48 km

A flat long ITT.
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Stage 17 : Montbéliard – Champ du Feu : 166 km
Back to the mountain in the Vosges.
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Stage 18 : Guebwiller – Gérardmer : 125 km
The last mountain stage, with a short and nervous stage. The last climb of this tour is named « route des américains » because the road was built by the americans in 1917 to supply the soldiers who were fighting on the Vosges ridges.
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Stage 19 : Nancy – Chemin des Dames Mémorial : 222 km
The longest stage of this tour, with the finish at the memorial of the battle of the Chemin des Dames.
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Stage 20 : Laon – Lille : 188 km
A flat stage, but decisive stage ! 24.5 km of cobbles, very hard for the tired organisms. The yellow jersey can lose several minutes if he has bad legs.
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Stage 21 : Nogent sur Oise – Paris Champs Elysées : 108 km
The last stage in Paris.
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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by JAdmeal » 07/07/2018, 10:56

Here's my first TdF: maps/tours/view/9979
With 3206 km long it has:
6 high mountain stages
5 medium mountain stages
8 flat stages
2 ITT

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by emmea90 » 07/07/2018, 12:35

Submission closed!

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by rober_vlc » 07/07/2018, 13:50

Arrivo in ritardo. Dio can

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Re: Tour de France 2018 (Cat. 1, deadline on 7/7)

Post by nebe » 07/07/2018, 15:15

Chiedo di ammettere il percorso anche se in ritardo perché stamattina alle 8 ho acceso per postare il percorso ma non andava la connessione che si è riattivata solo ora.
Le prime 6 tappe saranno pianeggianti anche se quella di Rouen avrà nel finale due strappi che favoriranno in finisseur e impediranno la volata con buona probabilità.
Le tappe di Saint Quentin e Verdun proporranno il ricordo della fine della grande guerra Tappa insidiosa ea Gerardmer e il giorno dopo prima tappa difficile con i tre Ballon (Petit Alsace e Grand) e arrivo in quota anche se non in salita. Giorno dopo crono che partirà molto presto per finire prima della partita di calcio. Seconda settimana dopo una tappa pianeggiante due tappe insidiose piene di cotes poi due tappe pirenaiche e una di scarico anche se con alcune asperità
Settimana finale terribile che si apre con due tappe di alta montagna (di cui una terribile con 5 colli over 2000 e arrivo in salita, poi seconda cronometro, quindi tappa di media montagna e altra tappa di alta montagna con colli molto duri.
Finale a Parigi
Trasferimenti Il primo in aereo da Strasburgo a Bordeaux, secondo da Perpignano a Gap e terzo da Losanna a Parigi in tgv
ecco il link
maps/tours/view/9977

Ecco le tappe

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