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    When does it start and ?

    What sites are covering it?

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    july 2nd

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleCat
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dahvaio
    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
    Cannondale CAAD7

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    Quote Originally Posted by serotta
    * 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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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    And Paul Sherwen mentions it every year.....
    LMAO! How right you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmason
    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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