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Tour de France 2021 presentation tonight

It has gone from the congress in Paris to a Zoom !
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,284

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  • durhamwaspdurhamwasp Posts: 1,238
    Looks like another cracker
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  • Looks like another cracker

    150 km stages rather than 200 km stages....

    This will please the riders.....................Rick, not so much. #notagrandtour
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  • Matti66Matti66 Posts: 188
    Stage 11 2x Ascents of mt. Ventoux
  • Matti66 said:

    Stage 11 2x Ascents of mt. Ventoux

    Awful idea.
    We may well rejoice, but in reality, we all know how that will work out.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,302
    edited November 2020

    Matti66 said:

    Stage 11 2x Ascents of mt. Ventoux

    Awful idea.
    We may well rejoice, but in reality, we all know how that will work out.
    Race up 1/2 Ventoux.

    More interested in Luz Ardiden.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,848
    No obvious Etape stage
  • Wtf happened to this forum. Too long ....too short, twice up Ventoux finishing in Paris AGAIN 🤣🤣🤣
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,848
    Looks like the 2021 Etape will be the 2020 Etape with no new event.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,446
    I rode over the Cormet d'Areches the other day... That would make a good climb. The Jumbo boys did it recently.
  • Wtf happened to this forum. Too long ....too short, twice up Ventoux finishing in Paris AGAIN 🤣🤣🤣

    So how about you tell us why it's such a good route, other than the fact it's in France?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,931
    I'm glad they've got two TTs and the most TTing since 2013.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,994 Lives Here
    Lots of crosswind opportunities
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,334
    edited November 2020

    Wtf happened to this forum. Too long ....too short, twice up Ventoux finishing in Paris AGAIN 🤣🤣🤣

    So how about you tell us why it's such a good route, other than the fact it's in France?
    Troll. That really is the worst post on this forum . I am not sure of your agenda. I am not bothered. I'll leave it there.
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,334
    edited November 2020
    The ascent from Sault is not a given. Andorra interesting and Tignes will be a decider
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,150
    Feels like a fairly standard Tour route to me. Other than the double Ventoux stage there doesn't seem to be much gimmick and it feels like they've given up trying to manufacture a 'climber's Tour'. Hopefully travel will be back to normal by then as it looks reasonably accessible for a short break.
  • Wtf happened to this forum. Too long ....too short, twice up Ventoux finishing in Paris AGAIN 🤣🤣🤣

    So , other than the fact it's in France?
    Troll. That really is the worst post on this forum . I am not sure of your agenda. I am not bothered. I'll leave it there.
    It should have been a simple question to answer.

    Tw*t.
    I'll leave that there too.



    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Brittany should be good racing, I like the long boring stages mean short transfers, so feels like a proper tour.

    Not too much TT, not too little. Should look good, even with the wrong side of tourmalet and Luz Ardiden not a favourite, but it's a fun little climb.

    Carcassonne to Quillan looks a cracking, pretty stage.
  • Pross said:

    Feels like a fairly standard Tour route to me. Other than the double Ventoux stage there doesn't seem to be much gimmick and it feels like they've given up trying to manufacture a 'climber's Tour'. Hopefully travel will be back to normal by then as it looks reasonably accessible for a short break.

    Looks to me as if it's all about the double header of summit finishes in the Pyrenees.
    Hopefully having the first ITT before the mountains will help to stir things up a bit, but the Alps are pretty meh.
    In fact there are more downhill off a mountain finishes than MTFs.
    I wonder why?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Maybe they're worried about Zakarin beating the French riders.
  • Wtf happened to this forum. Too long ....too short, twice up Ventoux finishing in Paris AGAIN 🤣🤣🤣

    So , other than the fact it's in France?
    Troll. That really is the worst post on this forum . I am not sure of your agenda. I am not bothered. I'll leave it there.
    It should have been a simple question to answer.

    Tw*t.
    I'll leave that there too.



    Nobody calls me a censored . You are on dodgy ground.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,738
    It's all hotting up in here!

    I demand to see this resolved by hand to hand combat.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,921
    Pross said:

    Feels like a fairly standard Tour route to me. Other than the double Ventoux stage there doesn't seem to be much gimmick and it feels like they've given up trying to manufacture a 'climber's Tour'. Hopefully travel will be back to normal by then as it looks reasonably accessible for a short break.

    Of course they have. There's no reason to build it to hamper froome anymore.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,302

    Wtf happened to this forum. Too long ....too short, twice up Ventoux finishing in Paris AGAIN 🤣🤣🤣

    So , other than the fact it's in France?
    Troll. That really is the worst post on this forum . I am not sure of your agenda. I am not bothered. I'll leave it there.
    It should have been a simple question to answer.

    Tw*t.
    I'll leave that there too.



    Nobody calls me a censored . You are on dodgy ground.
    Ooooo! Go on, both take it to the next level.
    Long time since we had a serious squabble. No mods either.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,161
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,994 Lives Here
    With these modem routes the devil is in the detail anyway
  • What has been released gets a pretty good write up from CW.
    The opening stages surely aimed at getting Alaphilippe into yellow, so also an opportunity for the two Vans.

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/tour-de-france-route-192041
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  • With these modem routes the devil is in the detail anyway

    is it a zwift tdf?
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,618
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
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