Professional Cycling For the Fans - TdF stages...
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07-07-09, 11:34 AM
just got around to checking out all of the stage profiles in order to mark my calendar for the "selection days" and i have to say i am a bit disappointed. no alp d'huez, only two HC mountain top finishes, no mountain ITT. seems like there are a lot of stages with multiple cat 1 climbs, so hopefully the climbers will race them hard and force the selection. i do like the ventoux finish a day before the race finish! but i really wish there was alp d'huez and a especially a mountain ITT... that makes for the best tv and shake up in GC IMHO.
07-07-09, 01:54 PM
yeah, it kinda bites. especially with no alpe d'huez, but Mont ventoux is waiting...
07-07-09, 02:05 PM
alpe d'huez is overrated. Ventoux is a much better and harder climb.
07-07-09, 02:13 PM
i'll take the ventoux any day over alpe d'huez to watch pure, unadulterated suffering
and to create/amplify time gaps.
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