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TOUR 2015 on ASO website *spoiler*

VilanovaRiderVilanovaRider Posts: 38
edited January 2015 in Pro race
The route is in the document linked below about corporate hospitality, and yes there's only 13 km of ITT;

http://netstorage.lequipe.fr/ASO/cyclis ... 15_HRP.PDF

If you can't access this, here's a link to a screenshot of the relevant page http://uploadir.com/u/ilj0w6oo
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  • Samedi 4 juillet UTRECHT (C.l.m. individuel) 14 km
    Dimanche 5 juillet UTRECHT-ZÉLANDE 166km
    Lundi 6 juillet ANVERS-HUY 154km
    Mardi 7 juillet SERAING-CAMBRAI 221km
    Mercredi 8 juillet ARRAS-AMIENS MÉTROPOLE 189km
    Jeudi 9 juillet ABBEVILLE-LE HAVRE 191km
    Vendredi 10 juillet LIVAROT-FOUGÈRES 190km
    Samedi 11 juillet RENNES-MÛR DE BRETAGNE 179km
    Dimanche 12 juillet VANNES-PLUMELEC (C.l.m. par équipe) 28km
    Lundi 13 juillet REPOS PAU
    Mardi 14 juillet TARBES-LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN 167km
    Mercredi 15 juillet PAU-CAUTERETS - VALLÉE DE SAINT-SAVIN 188km
    Jeudi 16 juillet LANNEMEZAN-PLATEAU DE BEILLE 195 km
    Vendredi 17 juillet MURET-RODEZ 200km
    Samedi 18 juillet RODEZ-MENDE 178km
    Dimanche 19 juilletMENDE-VALENCE 182km
    Lundi 20 juillet BOURG-DE-PÉAGE-GAP 201km
    Mardi 21 juillet REPOS GAP
    Mercredi 22 juillet DIGNE-LES-BAINS-PRA-LOUP 161km
    Jeudi 23 juillet GAP-SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE 185km
    Vendredi 24 juilletSAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE-LA TOUSSUIRE - LES SYBELLES 138km
    Samedi 25 juillet MODANE VALFRÉJUS-ALPE-D’HUEZ 110km
    Dimanche 26 juillet SÈVRES - GRAND PARIS SEINE OUEST- PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES 107 km
  • A climber's tour. Can't seem to download that pdf, maybe they've taken it down, did it have any more detail?
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    That's a great route for Andy Sch... oh wait. No. :(
  • No, there wasn't any more detail. I have a copy of the PDF but can't see any way to upload it here ? The link may be suffering from a bit of a deluge of traffic!
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    No, there wasn't any more detail. I have a copy of the PDF but can't see any way to upload it here ? The link may be suffering from a bit of a deluge of traffic!
    Just upload it to http://uploadir.com and share the link.
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  • I'm not sure if the route can be a spoiler?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    BOOOOOM
    Contador to go toe to toe with Quintana and bag his 9th GT (after winning the Giro).

    ps. I completely disagree with leaks in this context.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
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  • So, the GT that is head and shoulders above the other two has a massive
    14kms of ITT?
    The ASO must really like those Vuelta routes....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Here's a link to a screenshot of the relevant page in the PDF - http://uploadir.com/u/ilj0w6oo

    The full doc is open in my browser but I can't save it I'm afraid.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,890
    If that is the actual route then the Tour will most likely be decided by a series of 500m-1km sprints at the end of MTFs. Whoever has taken over from Peschaux as race director clearly doesn't understand that TTs (particularly if they are near the end) encourage attacking.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    Rumour has it that the 110 km Alpe d'Huez stage is actually an ITT...
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    andyp wrote:
    Rumour has it that the 110 km Alpe d'Huez stage is actually an ITT...

    I was amusing myself with the thought that the 107km into Paris might be an ITT :D.
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  • nice spoilerage
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,576
    Can anyone put any fleah on the bones of the key stages? Will the Alpe D'Huez stage go over the Galibier similar to the 2011 stage Contador attacked early on, if the Etape is the day before what is the likely route ?

    As for lack of itt kms - I'm not a fan of time trials but whether they encourage attacking or not is surely down to how the race plays out. If Froome is the strongest climber then having an itt which favours him hardly makes the race more exciting. I think the organisers are looking at there being a group of climbers who look fairly well matched and a group just below that level who could threaten if the favourites watch each other - a long itt would take some of those riders out of contention and that's probably their thinking. If however they really are having an itt over the Galibier and up the Alpe that will be a real unknown - if only - I might even travel over to watch that.
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  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    Even if it's not a TT that last short stage will be crazy - attacks from as far out as possible all day.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Is it that the French riders don't TT very well but now at present they climb pretty well. ?????
    The ASO dearly want a Frenchman to win because of the sponsorship.
    well I only ask. :evil:
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Pinot finished 12th in the final TT this year, and that was one for the specialists. Likewise Peraud is more a TTer who can climb rather than the other way round.
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  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    RichN95 wrote:
    If that is the actual route then the Tour will most likely be decided by a series of 500m-1km sprints at the end of MTFs. Whoever has taken over from Peschaux as race director clearly doesn't understand that TTs (particularly if they are near the end) encourage attacking.

    Might as well get used to it. That's what we get when people get all excited about 20 km of live tv with 1km of racing/sprints from the Vuelta.
  • FleshTuxedoFleshTuxedo Posts: 2,121
    No proper TT? That's a joke
  • Can anyone put any fleah on the bones of the key stages? Will the Alpe D'Huez stage go over the Galibier similar to the 2011 stage Contador attacked early on, if the Etape is the day before what is the likely route ?

    As for lack of itt kms - I'm not a fan of time trials but whether they encourage attacking or not is surely down to how the race plays out. If Froome is the strongest climber then having an itt which favours him hardly makes the race more exciting. I think the organisers are looking at there being a group of climbers who look fairly well matched and a group just below that level who could threaten if the favourites watch each other - a long itt would take some of those riders out of contention and that's probably their thinking. If however they really are having an itt over the Galibier and up the Alpe that will be a real unknown - if only - I might even travel over to watch that.

    Given the distance of the stage to AdH, it can only go over the Telegraph/Galibier so a repeat of the 2011 stage 19. The stage to pra-loup looks like it could include the cols of allos and champs.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,890
    Someone has pointed out that having a team time trial outside the first third of a race is against UCI rules.

    So maybe this leak may be a decoy leak.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    RichN95 wrote:
    Someone has pointed out that having a team time trial outside the first third of a race is against UCI rules.

    So maybe this leak may be a decoy leak.

    The rumours about that stage have been pretty solid since a couple of weeks ago, as have the reminders that it would be against UCI rules. The only thing I can think of is that the ITT and TTT are censored about censored . Or whoever has 'leaked' the route has just taken the strongest looking rumours to make an elaborate hoax.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,103
    Maybe ASO have given someone they suspect of leaking information in the past a dodgy route to confirm their suspiscions. :wink:
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Pross wrote:
    Maybe ASO have given someone they suspect of leaking information in the past a dodgy route to confirm their suspiscions. :wink:

    you are Frederick Forsyth, and I claim my five pounds.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,163
    28k TTT? What impact is that going to make if any? A flat out train. Could be windy in Holland/Belgium/Northern France - hopefully it won't remove key players.
    A big group approaching the Mur De Huy could be chaos.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    @GiantAlpecin · 5h 5 hours ago
    We are excited to hear that ARD will be showing #LeTour once again on German TV this year! Great news for the sport & for German cycling
    Contador is the Greatest
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    ASO have just announced the wildcards;

    - Europcar
    - Cofidis
    - Bretagne-Seche-Environnment
    - Team Bora
    - MTN-Qhubeka
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,721
    Yay, happy with that list. Glad MTN get to go, now let's hope they can do something.

    Who missed out? Colombia and UHC?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,890
    dish_dash wrote:
    Who missed out? Colombia and UHC?
    No-one really. The choice was pretty obvious. I think UHC are focusing on trying ot get in the Giro.
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