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Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 9:59
by emmea90
Contest #6 - Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)
A small contest before Giro d'Italia that will focus mainly on Tour de Romandie. Not on the race itself but as preparation for Giro d'Italia.

Tour de Romandie declares bankrupt. You have to draw a new race - of six days, World Tour - that took Tour de Romandie spot - as a preparation race for Giro d'Italia.

Requirements:
- Technical difficulties should be the same of Romandie (not 2018 edition in particular and this does not mean you have to provide exactly the same type of stages in details, for example the CTT)
- You can't draw it in Switzerland
- You can't draw it in Italy, Spain or France - the three Grand Tours country
- You have to focus the race on a region/particular area, limiting transfers
- You can track it where you want but Europe is preferable due to transfers after Liege

Deadline: 26 may 2018, h 23.59

Routes:
Mauro: maps/tours/view/9086
Belgian4444: maps/tours/view/9076 +3 presentation
Alfa: maps/tours/view/9089 +3 presentation
Emilio.Torre: maps/tours/view/9087 +3 presentation
Ded-Moroz: maps/tours/view/9103 +3 presentation
Simon-Pierre-7: maps/tours/view/9124
Lorenzo06: maps/tours/view/9106
Chiumiento: maps/tours/view/9093 +3 presentation
Alx989: maps/tours/view/9167
Timonierop: maps/tours/view/9170
Emilio.Torre-V2: maps/tours/view/9197
Simone.Galbiati: maps/tours/view/9208
ZaroX: maps/tours/view/9177
xiky: maps/tours/view/9195 +3 presentation
Math.Voet: maps/tours/view/9206
Alx989-v2: maps/tours/view/9172
Antonivds: maps/tours/view/9122 +3 presentation
IamCeeKae: maps/tours/view/9244
Simone.Galbiati-V2: maps/tours/view/9250
Chiumiento-v2: maps/tours/view/9239 +3 presentation
Simone.Galbiati-V3: maps/tours/view/9270
Tomremn: maps/tours/view/9196
Giorgio.ponticelli: maps/tours/view/9266
Giorgio.ponticelli-v2: link missing
jibvalverde: maps/tours/view/9094
david.tuci: maps/tours/view/9332
mike4296: maps/tours/view/9110
nebe: maps/tours/view/9369
Rmax85: maps/tours/view/9088
Rmax85-v2: maps/tours/view/9114
Rmax85v3: maps/tours/view/9116
Alfav2: LINK MISSING
Pr8: maps/tours/view/9484
Xander66: contests/maps/tours/view/9488
Pincoletto: maps/tours/view/9143 +3 presentation
Gamers21: maps/tours/view/9115
Caramelmou: maps/tours/view/9493 +3 presentation
Maust: maps/tours/view/9461
Xander66: maps/tours/view/9507 +3 presentation

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 13:56
by emilio.torre
Can i draw my route on benelux and german territory?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 14:05
by emmea90
emilio.torre wrote:
23/04/2018, 13:56
Can i draw my route on benelux and german territory?
No, it has to be a route of a local zone / region with limited transfer. Think like Catalonya, Pais Vasco, Dauphiné... it has to be a "ball" not a "line".

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 14:10
by Lorenzo06
Ma questa corsa che tipo di tappe deve avere (quante cronometro)?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 15:02
by emmea90
Lorenzo06 wrote:
23/04/2018, 14:10
Ma questa corsa che tipo di tappe deve avere (quante cronometro)?
Six stages. Type and ITT is free to the tracker and it's part of evaluation.

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 17:18
by Diego12Alpe
Can I make a tour in Tyrol and Salzburg in Austria or only in one of it?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 20:18
by mauro

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 20:20
by emmea90
Diego12Alpe wrote:
23/04/2018, 17:18
Can I make a tour in Tyrol and Salzburg in Austria or only in one of it?
You can, even if Austria it's the very easier choice.

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 20:42
by lorenzo.tripodi
is the territory of Luxembourg okay?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 23/04/2018, 20:43
by jibvalverde
I already trace mine. I will be "The Steinmark Rundfahrt" or Tour of Styrie (region of Graz in Austria). I believe it fits with "stay in a region", right ?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 24/04/2018, 15:29
by Diego12Alpe
emmea90 wrote:
23/04/2018, 20:20
Diego12Alpe wrote:
23/04/2018, 17:18
Can I make a tour in Tyrol and Salzburg in Austria or only in one of it?
You can, even if Austria it's the very easier choice.
Okay, thanks! I will make it in Austria

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 24/04/2018, 16:50
by Dodani
Any problem if I do a route in Tirol or i find other area?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 24/04/2018, 20:51
by Belgian4444
This is the Salzburgerland Rundfahrt and, people who already went there will know, probably the stage race with the friendliest people and most beautiful sights. All stages are 100% set in the Salzburgerland province of Austria. Presentation is in the spoiler, full route here: maps/tours/view/9076
Spoiler!
Stage 1: Salzburg (ITT)

A very short prologue around castle Hohensalzburg and ending at Schloss Mirabell (you know that DoReMi song from the Sound od Music? That's the place).

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Stage 2: Salzburg - Strobl

A tour through Northern Salzburgerland, with multiple sights of the numerous lakes. A final goodbye in Salzburg leads past the former F1-track Salzburgring onto a tougher portion of the stage. A sprint is possible in the town of Strobl, but sprinters will have to survive a few climbs. The Ellmaustein could provide a launching pad for an attack and it will be up to the peloton in the next 10km to bring possible escapees back.

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Stage 3: Sankt Gilgen - Obertauern

First stage for the climbers who prefer a high tempo uphill. The route shows the eastern part of Salzburgerland. My original idea was to end on the Edelweissspitze on the Grossglocknerstrasse, but the possibility of a snowy road would be way too high for late april/early may.

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Stage 4: Sankt Michael im Lungau - Mittersill

A stage for the specialists of the medium mountains who like a sprint with a small peloton. Sprinters won't survive the Wasserfallblick, but may anticipate on that. This stage shows the southern part of Salzburgerland.

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Stage 5: Kaprun - Loferer Alm

A shorter stage, but ending with a bang. The first climb of the Filzenstaffel will be relatively easy, but with less than 60km to go, adventurous teams or riders may make a move on the Dientner Sattel near the Hochkönig. After the second time on the Filzenstaffel, the route continues to go downhill until Lofer. And then... The Loferer Alm, an All-Black climb for the riders who love steep climbs. All for themselves here, percentages rarely go under 10% and often reach 15% and even 17%. The route explores the middle and "other" northern side of Salzburgerland.

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Stage 6: Zell am See (ITT)

A short flat ITT around the Zellersee. The wind will be the key factor here in deciding the standings.

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Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 24/04/2018, 22:28
by Alfa
Hello everybody, this year 2018 has a real change for cycling: Tour de Romandie is becoming Volta do Beira maps/tours/view/9089

- Where is Beira ?

Beira is a region in middle of Portugal. This region is beautiful with plenty of small towns more charming than each other. There are also very high mountains, and also the climax of metropolitan Portugal, Serra de Estrela (1993 m).

The organization is really confident about the future of this race, which has all to live.

Prologue Castelo Branco > Castelo Branco (ITT - 4,72 km)

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The prologue of this Volta do Beira is passing through the streets of Castelo Branco, a city in the south of Beira. This prologue is ending on the hill of Castelo è Muralhas, the castle of Castelo Branco. A good finisher like Valverde, Alaphilippe or Wellens should take the victory.

Stage 1 : Castelo Branco > Coimbra (Medium Mountain - 167,51 km)

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The first stage of this Volta do Beira is crossing the chain of mountains Serra da Estrela (do not mix up with Serra de Estrela, climax of metropolitan Portugal). This stage is again for a puncher or good downhill rider.

Stage 2 : Coimbra > Aguiar da Beira (Hilly - 202,99 km)

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This stage can be very hard, because of his hard pents, especially the climb of Trancoso - in the last 25 km - with 1,6 km at 9,5 % average). This stage might be (yes, again) for a puncher or a bold.

Stage 3 : Viseu > Miradouro do Fragão do Corvo (High Mountain - 175,96 km)

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To be honest, this stage is not really hard. The final climb is not insumountable, with its poor 4% average, there won't be crazy gaps on top. The riders still have to be careful, this climb is long of 26 km.

Stage 4 : Vale Formoso > Serra de Estrela (High Mountain - 200,24 km)

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This is the queen stage of this Volta do Beira. 5000 m of positive height difference. Last climb: 26,0 km , 5,6% average , HC. This will be definitely a great stage.

Stage 5 : Guarda > Castelo Branco (Plain - 177,48)

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This is the end of this Volta do Beira (yes, already !!). The rider who has the leader jersey today can enjoy his victory.

Hope you enjoyed it!! Good luck

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 24/04/2018, 22:36
by emilio.torre
maps/tours/view/9087

This is my Giro Preparation Race : Bayern Rundfahrt - 6 stages
1 stages for sprinters
2 medium mountain stage
2 high mountain stage
1 individual time trial

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 24/04/2018, 23:31
by antoninvds
Hi, is it still allowed to present several routes ? This contest is a great idea !
Thanks ! :beer:

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 25/04/2018, 10:18
by emmea90
antoninvds wrote:
24/04/2018, 23:31
Hi, is it still allowed to present several routes ? This contest is a great idea !
Thanks ! :beer:
Yes, you can present until 5 routes in each contest, max 2 in the GT contests.

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 26/04/2018, 10:28
by david.tuci
Canary Islands are considered Europe?

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 26/04/2018, 10:45
by Belgian4444
david.tuci wrote:
26/04/2018, 10:28
Canary Islands are considered Europe?
They're Spanish, so I don't think they're allowed

Re: Giro preparation races (Cat. 3)

Posted: 26/04/2018, 11:08
by Ded-Moroz
Tour of Bohemia
maps/tours/view/9103

Total distance - 830.41 km
Sprint stages - 3
Medium mountain stage - 1
Mountain stage - 1
Time trial - 1
MTF - 1

Stage 1
Prague > Prague 155.58 Km
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INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS: Davle (Km 23.1), Drahelcice (Km 100.8)
KOM SPRINTS: Slapy (4.3 Km at 5.0%, Km 33.1), Lazovice (1.3 Km at 7.7%, Km 66.2), Homolka (3.0 Km at 4.7%, Km 126.7), Strahov (2.3 Km at 5.3%, Km 138.9), Horomerice (2.0 Km at 4.3%, Km 147.2)
FEEDING ZONE POINT: Beroun (Km 80.3)

Stage 2
Prague > Hradec Kralove 181.33 Km
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INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS: Benesov (Km 41.0), Brehy (Km 153.6)
KOM SPRINT: Ledec nad Sazavou (3.9 Km at 4.5%, Km 99.0)
FEEDING ZONE POINT: Hnevkovice (Km 87.9)

Stage 3
Hradec Kralove > Jablonec nad Nisou 171.48 Km
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INTERMEDIATE SPRINT: Horka u Stare Paky (Km 47.9)
KOM SPRINTS: Jestrabi (8.3 Km at 5.3%, Km 74.1), Korenov (3.6 Km at 5.1%, Km 97.6), Kozakov (8.2 Km at 5.5%, Km 130.1), Dalesice (5.8 Km at 5.1%, Km 163.4)
FEEDING ZONE POINT: Rokytnice nad Jizerou (Km 88.5)

Stage 4
Ceska Lipa > Kliny 144.52 Km
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INTERMEDIATE SPRINT: Decin (Km 30.9)
KOM SPRINTS: Sneznik (4.3 Km at 7.7%, Km 43.1), Naklerov (5.2 Km at 6.0%, Km 61.3), Horni Krupka (5.5 Km at 8.6%, Km 84.9), Nove Mesto (6.9 Km at 6.0%, Km 113.4), Kliny (7.6 Km at 5.9%, Arrive)
FEEDING ZONE POINT: Prestanov (Km 74.8)

Stage 5
Most > Plzen 159.38 Km
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INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS: Klasterec nad Ohri (Km 41.8), Touzim (Km 108.4)
KOM SPRINT: Letiste Karlovy Vary (4.0 Km at 4.4%, Km 83.8)
FEEDING ZONE POINT: Karlovy Vary (Km 78.0)

Stage 6
Plzen > Plzen 18.12 Km
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INTERMEDIATE POINTS: Uslava (Km 6.6), Ujezd (Km 13.4)