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Old 10-24-02, 07:36 PM   #1
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The Tour 2003 in avant premiere

The tour 2003 has been in "avant premiere". It will follow the roads of the first Tour hundred years ago in 1903 and which was won by Maurice Garin. There were only six stages then, of more than 500 km each : Parijs, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes.
The Tour starts on July 5 and finishes on July 27. 22 teams will participate.


- Prologue 5 July: Paris, Eiffeltower - La Maison de la Radio, ITT, 6.5 km
- stage 1 - July 6: Saint-Denis/Montgeron - Meaux, 168 km
- stage 2 - July 7: La Ferté sous Jouarre - Sedan, 204 km
- stage 3 - July 8: Charleville Mézières - Saint Dizier, 167 km
- stage 4 - July 9: Joinville - Saint-Dizier, TTT, 68 km
- stage 5 - July10: Troyes - Nevers, 196 km
- stage 6 - July 11: Nevers - Lyon, 225 km

- stage 7 - July 12: Lyon - Morzine, 226.5 km:
Col de Portes
Côte du Mont des Princes
Côte de Cruseilles
Col de la Ramaz
Côte des Gets

- stage 8 - July 13: Sallanches - L'Alpe d'Huez, 211 km:
Côte de Megève
Col du Télégraphe
Col du Galibier
L'ALPE-HUEZ

- stage 9 - July 14: Bourg d'Oisans - Gap, 184.5 km:
Col du Lautaret
Col de l'Izoard
Côte de Saint-Appolinaire
Côte de la Rochette

- stage 10 - July 15: Gap - Marseille, 210 km

- July 16 : Restday

- stage 11 - July 17: Narbonne - Toulouse, 160 km

- stage 12 - July 18: Gaillac – Cap Découverte, ITT, 48.5 km

- stage 13 - July 19: Toulouse - Plateau de Bonascre, 197.5 km:
Col de Pailhères
Plateau de Bonascre

- stage 14 - July 20: Saint-Girons - Loudenvielle, 191.5 km:
Col de Latrape
Col de la Core
Col du Portet d'Aspet
Col de Menté
Col du Portillon
Col de Peyresourde

- stage 15 - July 21: Bagnères de Bigorre - Luz Ardiden, 159.5 km:
Col d'Aspin
Col du Tourmalet
Luz-Ardiden

- July 22 : Restday

- stage 16 - July 23: Pau - Bayonne, 197.5 km:
Côte d'Aubertin
Col du Soudet
Côte de Larrau
Col de Bagargui

- stage 17 - July 24: Dax-Bordeaux, 178 km
- stage 18 - July 25: Bordeaux - Saint Maixent l'Ecole, 200 km
- stage 19 - July 26: Pornic-Nantes, ITT, 49 km
- stage 20 - July 27: Ville d'Avray - Parijs-Champs Elysées, 160 km

Total: 3.402,5 km

Isn't it obvious who the winner will be?
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Old 10-25-02, 10:36 PM   #2
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I was actually thinking the route wouldn't suite Lance well because of not many mountaintop finishes.

But of course you could be talking about Robin Williams.
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*looks at the profiles again*

I've changed my mind.

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