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Tour de France 2022 - Route Presentations

Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
Surprised there hasn't been any chat about this, but the presentations are underway for both the men's and women's races.
Looks like they've been presenting the women's route first, but only been dipping in and out, but looks like they are hitting Alsace, and the various Ballons there, plus a finish up the gravel section on the Planche des Belles Filles.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358

  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210
    Doesn't take a poet to realise sending the girls up the Plank of the Beautiful Ladies was a good marketing opportunity...
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    Cobbles
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    Granon, Huez, Peyragudes, Hautacam finishes
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210
    Looks like we may return to some 'classic' mountain stages
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    edited 14 October
    ddraver said:

    Looks like we may return to some 'classic' mountain stages

    Lacets de Montvernier, Telegraphe/Galibier and Granon in one stage is pretty epic.

    Followed by Galibier, Croix de Fer and Huez....
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Carlton telling us there are 4000km of climbing in the Hautacam stage... tough day out that one!!!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    First week looks great
  • andyracandyrac Posts: 626
    It's okay - a predictable, and formulaic route. Hautacam is a welcome return, though. I'd like to see them be a bit more 'radical'; how about cobbles in the final week? Or run a TT on gravel? That would/could shake things up.....but maybe they don't want that.

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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358

  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    A few days with well over 4,000m of climbing.
    They could have added in the Madeleine on the Lacets/Galibier/Granon day!
    Alpe d'Huez is on Bastille Day I think they said.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782

    First week looks great

    Denmark is very flat - is it likely to be windy?

    The stage finishing over that bridge into Nyborg must have some surely?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    I haven't looked at the route at all, but I think it suits Pogacar
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    RichN95. said:

    I haven't looked at the route at all, but I think it suits Pogacar

    There are also a few stages that van Aert might be targetting.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    edited 14 October


    That looks good - two proper mountain stages, a wine stage with unpaved roads, sprint stages and stages made for attacks. Starting in Paris on the day the men finish which is a good idea too.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,717
    I'll go against the grain here but I don't think cobbles should feature in the Tour. And I don't care what anyone thinks.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210

    I'll go against the grain here but I don't think cobbles should feature in the Tour. And I don't care what anyone thinks.

    seconded...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    Stage 12 will be the etape du Tour stage - 170 kms with 4,700m+ of climbing.
    Briancon, Lauteret, Galibier, Telegraphe, Croix de Fer, Alpe d'Huez.
    Almost a reverse Marmotte.
    Looks even tougher than the 2015 Etape, especially if it's hot.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210
    Classic Day though. Will be some great photos.

    (not worth watching coverage until the base of the Alpe, but...)
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Col du Granon? Tasty!

    So. Much. Pain.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Up and over the Galibier in both directions on consecutive days?

    Super. Pink socks at the ready.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    edited 14 October

    I'll go against the grain here but I don't think cobbles should feature in the Tour. And I don't care what anyone thinks.


    I think if they are OK, but I think they should be later in the race. That way they give a bigger opportunity for a GC rider to gamble and lets the specialists race for them selves more. It's also less likely to eliminate stars early on. With it coming early everyone's priority is to get the team leader through safely. They are risk averse.

    Geography obviously makes this difficult though
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  • ddraver said:

    I'll go against the grain here but I don't think cobbles should feature in the Tour. And I don't care what anyone thinks.

    seconded...
    Just booked the hotel!
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    edited 14 October
    ddraver said:

    Classic Day though. Will be some great photos.

    (not worth watching coverage until the base of the Alpe, but...)

    That may be true if you're only interested in who wins the race.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210

    ddraver said:

    Classic Day though. Will be some great photos.

    (not worth watching coverage until the base of the Alpe, but...)

    That may be true if you're only interested in who wins the race.
    Pog

    ;)
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Plateau du belles filles and alpe d'huez again? YAWN! Does the tour designer own a pinarello and only wear black castelli?
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    Considering they rarely (2019 being the exception) stray too far from the tried and tested, this seems like a pretty decent "traditional" route with plenty of variety along the way.
    I don't think that Cav will be too impressed, as after the first half of week one, the pickings for sprinters look slim.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210
    He only needs one...
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Dodgy stream anywhere?
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    gsk82 said:

    Plateau du belles filles and alpe d'huez again? YAWN! Does the tour designer own a pinarello and only wear black castelli?

    Fair on the planche, but not on the alpe.
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