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Old 06-29-05, 06:10 AM   #1
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No Millau Viaduct after all this year?

When the tallest viaduct in the world - the Millau Viaduct in South France - was opened, there was talk of it being in the TdF this year. I can't find it on the route at all.

While I can understand the authorities not wanting to disrupt holiday traffic for a bike race by closing it, it would have been interesting to watch. Cycling in the clouds ...

Of course it could also have been closed for weather too, in which case the ASO would have an interesting problem on their hands come the day of that stage.
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Aha ... this appears in LeBlanc's editorial on the 2005 TdF site ...

" On the way we will take advantage of our passage in the region to provide the world with proud pictures of the Millau Viaduct, as the Tour riders will pass very close to it during this stage."
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On stage 18, July 21st, the course crosses under the viaduc.
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