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Tour de France - TDF Contest 2017

Theme and Focus
From North to South. This Tour is characterized by it's urge to get to the southern Area of France and the need to stay there. By this we will travel to three different Coast Lines. In the first week we start at the north-eastern Sea at Dunkirk. Only who's been in the north, recognizes what's different in the south. Thus a Grand Depart in the "northest" City of France. We then ride towards the southern Area of France via the Massif Central. In the second week we arrive at the Gulf of Biskaya with a great debut stage finish in San Sebastian. The first visit since 1992. In the third week we're heading to the Mediterran Coast line with a debut stage finish in the Town of Séte as well, while staying in the southern Area of the Alpes afterwards. Besides that, the Tour concentrates to offer something for every type of rider. The Climbers, Puncheurs, Cobble-Classics, Time-Trialists, Sprinters, Rouleurs and of course the Big Dogs with at least one stage it's designed for them. By this, the win is designated to the best Allrounder.

Overview
  • 21 Stages, 3482 KM,
  • 10 Flat Stages (2x "Uphill", 1x Cobbles, 7x pure Sprinters)
  • 2 Time-Trials (1x TTT, 15km; 1x ITT, 44km)
  • 5 Medium Mountian Stages (4x Top-Finish, 1x Downhill- last-km-Punch-Finish)
  • 4 High Mountain Stages (3x Top-Finish, 1x Downhill)
Specials
  • Grand Depart in Dunkirk with a TTT, plus two further stages in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie including a cobble- and a puncheur-stage.
  • Stage 8 and 9: First GC-Showdown in the Massif Central, two Top-Finishes at Le Mont Dore and Prat Peyrot.
  • Stage 12 / 16: Debut finishes in the City of San Sebastian and the Town of Séte.
  • Individual Time-Trial in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
  • Final Showdown in the southern Alpes, including The Mont Ventoux twice in one stage.
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Le Tour: Tribute to Jan Ullrich

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He is the most conflicting German cyclist ever, Jan Ullrich. With an age of 23 he won the Tour in 1997 and inspired a whole nation within an eye-blink. Even he never won the Tour again, he stamped his mark at the Tour from 1996 to 2005 with six podium finishes (5x 2nd, 1x 3rd) and one 4th place finish in Paris. He was known as one of the classiest rider of his generation and well-known for his unique style on the bike and running diesel motor inside his body, pushing the big gears of the mountains. Until 2006 he'd won 7 stages of the Tour de France. However, the next chapter of his life wasn't that glorious given the Fuentes Affair. As fast as the fame came, it slipped away. From Hero to Villain in the eye of the German Public within days. More than 10 years after that we know how things worked back then, though. With all black and white in his career there is no argument that Ullrich wasn't on of the true greats of the Tour and deserve a tribute to his legacy.

Hence this Tour is designed in thought of Jan. It starts at the border of Germany and Switzerland at the Bodensee. The two nations in which he was licensed for and the area of his living. In fact, the 2nd stage leads the Peleton through his living place in Switzerland with a team-time-trial. The Grand Depart in Germany and Switzerland is crowned by a hilly stages to Basel.

The first real highlight are four stages in the Alpes. First, a warm-up to Megeve, leading over the Col de Joux Plane. In 2000 Ullrich gained time on Armstrong, whose team chased Pantani the whole day. It was the first time Ullrich got an advantage over Armstrong in the Mountains. Second, a 50km individual time-trial in Albertville, the finishing town of the great battle between Ullrich and Pantani in 1998 after the ascent of the Col de la Madeleine. Third and Forth, two consecutive mountain top finishes at Les Deux Alpes and L'Alpe d'huez. The first arrival was the infamous day in 1998, when Jan hit the wall up to Les Deux Alpes while Pantani attacked already on the slopes at the Galibier and won the Tour. This stages leads the Peleton on the both climbs again. The finish at L'Aple d'Huez was the most chosen mountain top finish back in the days (used 5 times, 4 times with Ullrich). It's a homage in particular to 2001. The Day when Armstrong bluffed the whole Tour, Ullrichs Team pace the Col du Glandon (which is in fact climbed twice here) and saw later "The Look" from Armstrong on Ullrich.

After some transition stages, stage 13 and 14 address the Duell of Armstrong and Ullrich even further. The 13th Stage finishes at the Cap Decouverte. The place when Ullrich won his last stage in 2003, an individual time-trial, gaining more than a minute on Armstrong back then. Stage 14 up to the Plateau de Bonascre reminds us on the great stages of 2001 and 2003 between both riders.

tage 15 is a tribute to the 15th July of 1997, when Ullrich laid the grounds of this 1997 Tour win on the slopes up to Arcalis. It's the Queens Stage of this Tour.

Furthermore, Stage 19 goes back to 1997 as well. It reminds us of Stage 18 when Ullrich was attacked in the Vosges and obviously in trouble. He was motivated by Udo Bölts with the words "Quäl dich, du Sau" (force yourself, you sod). The stage leads us over same mountains, just in a different direction this time. The penultimate stage is another individual time-trial of 51km. It starts in his previous living place at Merdingen and finished in Freiburg.

Todays biggest favourite would be Tom Dumoulin and Richie Porte next to Chris Froome, of course.
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