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l'etape du tour 2020

Old 01-12-20, 04:30 PM
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l'etape du tour 2020

Anyone heading to Nice for this ride? I registered a couple months ago when pre-regs opened up. The entire ride seemed to sell out in just one day. Going to be tough and a long way to go in training and weight loss but should be enough time to get ready...hopefully
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Oooooo I'm sure it will be awesome!!! Take lots of picture, ok?
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Anyone heading to Nice for this ride? I registered a couple months ago when pre-regs opened up. The entire ride seemed to sell out in just one day. Going to be tough and a long way to go in training and weight loss but should be enough time to get ready...hopefully
I'm doing it. I understood it sold out within an hour, and I think it's 15K + cyclists. Being a start/finish in Nice, and not a point-to-point and having to ferry back and forth, made it very attractive.

The biggest concern I have will be the heat. It could be very hot and oppressive. But it should be an outstanding atmosphere.
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I'm doing it. I understood it sold out within an hour, and I think it's 15K + cyclists. Being a start/finish in Nice, and not a point-to-point and having to ferry back and forth, made it very attractive.

The biggest concern I have will be the heat. It could be very hot and oppressive. But it should be an outstanding atmosphere.
Well I need to cut about 40lbs so before I can worry about the heat, I'll focus on that Do you stay nearby and rent or simply do the RV / camping style?
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Well I need to cut about 40lbs so before I can worry about the heat, I'll focus on that Do you stay nearby and rent or simply do the RV / camping style?
Found a place not far from Nice and may cycle in to the start.
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I am also registered for L'Etape du Tour 2020, I was able to hook up with a French charity, I raised money for them and they secured a bib number for me.
I'm most concerned about climbing up the mountains. I live in the southeast usa and we don't really have any mountains like that to train on.

Does anyone have an idea of how tough the time limits will be to stay ahead of? I've heard that in past years they had to pull a ton of folks off the course because they didn't make the time cutoffs.
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Old 01-19-20, 08:23 PM
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I am also registered for L'Etape du Tour 2020, I was able to hook up with a French charity, I raised money for them and they secured a bib number for me.
I'm most concerned about climbing up the mountains. I live in the southeast usa and we don't really have any mountains like that to train on.

Does anyone have an idea of how tough the time limits will be to stay ahead of? I've heard that in past years they had to pull a ton of folks off the course because they didn't make the time cutoffs.
Same here. Working on cutting weight for this which should be doable. I put myself in the slowest group and I think the max time is 11 hours if I recall correctly.
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I am also registered for L'Etape du Tour 2020, I was able to hook up with a French charity, I raised money for them and they secured a bib number for me.
I'm most concerned about climbing up the mountains. I live in the southeast usa and we don't really have any mountains like that to train on.

Does anyone have an idea of how tough the time limits will be to stay ahead of? I've heard that in past years they had to pull a ton of folks off the course because they didn't make the time cutoffs.
How about he Appalachian Mountains?
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Old 01-20-20, 08:25 AM
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I plan on some weekend trips to the Appalachians for some climbing.

Can someone post a link to the time limits? I haven't seen anything.

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