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Old 10-14-09, 10:25 AM   #1
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2010 Tour De france route

Tour De france route

http://www.letour.fr/2010/TDF/COURSE..._parcours.html




Tourmalet .... twice .....................





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Old 10-14-09, 12:10 PM   #2
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No TTTs ... well.

A long ITT ... in the final week.

Lotsa climbs, but no Ventoux. Good enough.
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I read there will only be 3 uphill finishes, which was said to be the same as the 2009 edition. I was hoping for more this year.
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Old 10-14-09, 01:03 PM   #4
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Mountaintop finishes!!!
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The stage ending at the top of the Tourmalet looks awesome!
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Fine course for a Contador/Schleck showdown.
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nice to see the tourmalet get the respect it deserves and garner a stage finish. it is all
too often (along with the aubisque) the pyrenean equivalent to the alpine trio of the
bonette, izoard & galiber on the road to elsewhere. granted, the bonette & galibier
don't seem to have enough room to host a finish but the tourmalet & the various ski
areas along the way should host a mountaintop finish every other year-at least!
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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.
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I'd like to see an ITT down L'Alpe d'Huez!
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I'd like to see an ITT down L'Alpe d'Huez!
That might make Sean Yates renew his pro license!
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I'd like to see an TTT down L'Alpe d'Huez!
modified for elevated absurdity.
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Whoa! And I thought I was crazy!
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modified for elevated absurdity.
Oh yeah? How about a madison down Alpe d'Huez... on tandems!
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I'd like to see an ITT down L'Alpe d'Huez!
maybe angelo will grant you the italian equivalent in a couple of days. we'll find
out with the giro route announcement. he's just crazy/stupid/genius enuff to do it.
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Love it.
Prologue and start of first stage are 30km from my front door.
Was rocking out to the supplied video tour.
Boop-bee-boop, ba-da-boop-dee-doop.
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