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Old 07-07-09, 10:34 AM   #1
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TdF stages...

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.
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Old 07-07-09, 12:54 PM   #2
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yeah, it kinda bites. especially with no alpe d'huez, but Mont ventoux is waiting...
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Old 07-07-09, 01:05 PM   #3
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alpe d'huez is overrated. Ventoux is a much better and harder climb.
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Old 07-07-09, 01:13 PM   #4
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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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