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Old 07-24-03, 07:54 PM
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Jaimie65
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Lotek is kind of right. The last climb has to be at least 5km long with the stage finishing uphill. Cast your minds back to alpe d'huez where they all turned out of the village for the climb and got rid of their helmets straight away before grabbing wheels. That climb I think is about 14kms. I believe there is a sign stating where they can take them off. Having said that I did notice the "strapless" helmet seems to be in vogue for earlier climbs. I wonder what the TdF bosses thoughts will be on that one.
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