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Le Tour Retro Race

Old 07-12-18, 06:41 PM
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Le Tour Retro Race

Just thinking about the viability of racing Le Tour de France using the original rules. Modern bikes, but self supported riders. I am sure no pros have interest in this, but perhaps amateurs?
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Just thinking about the viability of racing Le Tour de France using the original rules. Modern bikes, but self supported riders. I am sure no pros have interest in this, but perhaps amateurs?
How much of the original rules would be preserved? And do we ignore any rules made since then?

Flat stage = a bunch of riders juiced up on EPO in fixed-gear velomobiles?
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Sounds like the RAAM solo division.
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The first rule I would reinstate is for black shorts. What they make modern racers wear today is infra-dig.
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The original rules also called for single speed bikes, I recall. Yay for climbing the Alps or Pyrenees on a 50-21!
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Just remove electronic communications and keep all advances. Riders would need to drop back to Team car, riders would have to get next to each other to talk, rides would not know how far the break-away is until they pass a check point at which time the leaders could have already increased speed and distance.
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Nix the helmets.
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