lead on macduff!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
Bikes: come and get 'em
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glad to see that the race at least skirts the massif central on july 16-stage 12.
not as dramatic as the pyrenees or alps but as the bridge between the two,
definitely outweighs any flatter stage that passes to the south of it. really beautiful country
and contains the "puys." to me, this is the authentic french mountain country. wish this
area were featured more often. there are always some riders bold enough to animate
the race here instead of waiting for the last mountain range. if there are not going to be more
mountaintop finishes or a ttt, more hilly/medium mountain stages please!! both the
massif central & the vosges (another argument, another time) fit that bill perfectly.