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Old 06-22-05, 09:30 AM   #1
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When does it start and ?

What sites are covering it?
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Old 06-22-05, 09:51 AM   #2
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I think this is the official site. They have very good coverage when the stages actually start and the page automatically refreshes frequently.

http://www.letour.fr
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Old 06-23-05, 01:01 AM   #4
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I think this is the official site. They have very good coverage when the stages actually start and the page automatically refreshes frequently.

http://www.letour.fr
True. But has anyone tried www.tourdefrance.com recently? Is it still a porn site?
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Old 06-23-05, 01:10 PM   #5
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I thought I heard somewhere that Alpe D'Huez is not included in this year's tour - is that true and if so, why? I can't imagine it being a TDF without this stage.
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Actually there are several years the Alpe D'Huez climb was not included, here's the complete list, dates and winners:

Winners of the Alpe d'Huez stage at Tour de France

* 2004 : Lance Armstrong (USA)
* 2003 : Iban Mayo (Spain)
* 2001 : Lance Armstrong (USA)
* 1999 : Giuseppe Guerini (Italy)
* 1997 : Marco Pantani (Italy)
* 1995 : Marco Pantani (Italy)
* 1994 : Roberto Conti (Italy)
* 1992 : Andrew Hampsten (USA)
* 1991 : Gianni Bugno (Italy)
* 1990 : Gianni Bugno (Italy)
* 1989 : Gert-Jan Theunisse (Netherlands)
* 1988 : Stephen Rooks (Netherlands)
* 1987 : Federico Echave (Spain)
* 1986 : Bernard Hinault (France)
* 1984 : Luis Herrera (Colombia)
* 1983 : Peter Winnen (Netherlands)
* 1982 : Beat Breu (Switzerland)
* 1981 : Peter Winnen (Netherlands)
* 1979* : Joop Zoetemelk (Netherlands)
* 1979* : Joaquim Agostinho (Portugal)
* 1978 : Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands)
* 1977 : Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands)
* 1976 : Joop Zoetemelk (Netherlands)
* 1952 : Fausto Coppi (Italy)

*In the 1979 Tour de France, there were two stages at l'Alpe d'Huez.
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I thought I heard somewhere that Alpe D'Huez is not included in this year's tour - is that true and if so, why? I can't imagine it being a TDF without this stage.
No Alpe d'Huez this year. The mountain stage I'm looking forward to is stage 10, Grenoble > Courchevel.
This year's tour route really favor's Armstrong's rivals, IMHO.
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I agree...It seems like every year, the Tour is staged in a way to beat Lance. It should be called "Le Tour To Beat Lance".

Its change the Mountain stages, or make the team TT worth less, or route it in a way that gives other riders a better chance....
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I agree...It seems like every year, the Tour is staged in a way to beat Lance. It should be called "Le Tour To Beat Lance".

Its change the Mountain stages, or make the team TT worth less, or route it in a way that gives other riders a better chance....

haha yea, they made the mountain stages easier to give the other ppl a better chance of winning
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* 1979* : Joop Zoetemelk (Netherlands)
* 1979* : Joaquim Agostinho (Portugal)

*In the 1979 Tour de France, there were two stages at l'Alpe d'Huez.

And Paul Sherwen mentions it every year.....
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And Paul Sherwen mentions it every year.....
LMAO! How right you are!
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True. But has anyone tried www.tourdefrance.com recently? Is it still a porn site?

HA! Its a UK Gambling site now! Too funny
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