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TdF 2015 Over - There's Always Next Year!

hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
edited July 2015 in Pro race
Well Froome held on narrowly for a spectacular and deserved victory of one of the most closely and fiercely contested Tours for years. We have less than 49 weeks to wait for it all to start again and I was wondering what we might have to expect.

This year's parcours was hotly anticipated due to its preponderance of climbing stages with the climax on top of l'Alpe d'Huez for the first time in Tour history and it didn't disappoint. They will all be a year older which may be a good thing for Quintana but not so good for Contador and Valverde.

Because of the amount of mountain top finishes and no lengthy individual time trial, this year's Tour course could be said to have favoured Quintana maybe. I can't inagine the organisers will avoid including a more typical individual time trial next year so maybe it will be even harder for Quintana to challenge Froome, especially if there are less mountain stages as well. Contador has already stated he won't be doing the Giro next year, preferring to concentrate on the Tour for one final swansong maybe which should be good as well.

How do we think it will go?


  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,685
    Clasica San Sebastian on Saturday, then the Tour de Pologne on Sunday.

    There's about 450 days of racing before the next Tour de France (perhaps)
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
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