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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,111
    Yes, stage 17 looks bananas. 65km including mountains.

    ITT on stage 20 (so not a normal TT) has a steep hill in it (21%).

    Oh great, will we get a red carpet again? :roll:
  • ITT on stage 20 (so not a normal TT) has a steep hill in it (21%).
    A relative newbie asks - what's the difference between an ITT and a TT?
  • ITT on stage 20 (so not a normal TT) has a steep hill in it (21%).
    A relative newbie asks - what's the difference between an ITT and a TT?

    A typo.
  • ITT on stage 20 (so not a normal TT) has a steep hill in it (21%).
    A relative newbie asks - what's the difference between an ITT and a TT?

    A typo.
    :mrgreen:
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,852
    ITT on stage 20 (so not a normal TT) has a steep hill in it (21%).
    A relative newbie asks - what's the difference between an ITT and a TT?

    A typo.

    Individual Time Trail vs Team Time Trial

    (TT = Time Trail usually assumed to be ITT)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,755 Lives Here
    As opposed to TTT.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,852
    ddraver wrote:
    ITT on stage 20 (so not a normal TT) has a steep hill in it (21%).
    A relative newbie asks - what's the difference between an ITT and a TT?

    A typo.

    Individual Time Trail vs Team Time Trial

    (TT = Time Trail usually assumed to be ITT)


    Neither are worth watching
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,755 Lives Here
    Cobble stage same day as football world cup final.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,039
    Cobble stage same day as football world cup final.

    Aren't y'all boycotting the latter cuz it is Russia?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,755 Lives Here
    dish_dash wrote:
    Cobble stage same day as football world cup final.

    Aren't y'all boycotting the latter cuz it is Russia?

    Who, me?
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Cobble stage same day as football world cup final.

    Aren't y'all boycotting the latter cuz it is Russia?
    I'll be boycotting it simply because football is about the most boring thing on earth :mrgreen:
  • HoLanaHoLana Posts: 6
    I'm a bit disappointed
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,597
    dish_dash wrote:
    Cobble stage same day as football world cup final.

    Aren't y'all boycotting the latter cuz it is Russia?
    All the Dutch are boycotting it.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,755 Lives Here
    Yeah yeah.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,143
    RichN95 wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Cobble stage same day as football world cup final.

    Aren't y'all boycotting the latter cuz it is Russia?
    All the Dutch are boycotting it.

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  • I think it looks alright. Sprinters stages in the first week, but apart from stage 7, not too long.

    Stage 5 looks good, stage 9 has the cobbles, Alps looks pretty, Carcassonne should have a wild finish, Pyrenees looks a bit crazy which is good, then the ITT looks fun.

    Going to look good on the telly, for sure.
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    Mons en Pevele! Did they ride that one in 2014?
  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    Timoid. wrote:
    I was hoping for Ventoux after a (now false) leaked version of the course.

    I guess we cant have the Alpe and Ventoux in the same year.

    May I confirm deffo no Ventoux? I am planning a Cingles challenge, so affects when I book it.
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

    Voltaire
  • roubaixmbroubaixmb Posts: 182
    meursault wrote:
    Timoid. wrote:
    I was hoping for Ventoux after a (now false) leaked version of the course.

    I guess we cant have the Alpe and Ventoux in the same year.

    May I confirm deffo no Ventoux? I am planning a Cingles challenge, so affects when I book it.

    Deffo no Ventoux
  • Did the rumoured Tro-Bro Léon-style stage make the cut?
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Love the cobbles. Will literally shake up the GC hopefully.
  • Mons en Pevele! Did they ride that one in 2014?

    Yes.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,597
    Did the rumoured Tro-Bro Léon-style stage make the cut?
    No
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,597
    Love the cobbles. Will literally shake up the GC hopefully.
    With reduced teams you'd be pretty smug if you were a team leader fortunate enough to have a teammate that can both climb, ride cobbles and time trial. Someone like Thomas, Kwiatkowski or Moscon.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Still on ITv4 all day or just Eurosport/etc?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Mons en Pevele! Did they ride that one in 2014?

    Yes.

    It was one of the two sections that was cut from the stage due to flooding.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,755 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    Love the cobbles. Will literally shake up the GC hopefully.
    With reduced teams you'd be pretty smug if you were a team leader fortunate enough to have a teammate that can both climb, ride cobbles and time trial. Someone like Thomas, Kwiatkowski or Moscon.

    Almost don't want the shark to ride it, lest he ruin the legend.
  • Mons en Pevele! Did they ride that one in 2014?

    Yes.

    It was one of the two sections that was cut from the stage due to flooding.

    On the basis of new information, I would like to revise my answer. No.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,597
    Once again Romain Bardet looked like someone auditioning for the role of Doctor Who

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    2016
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    2015
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  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    RoubaixMB wrote:
    meursault wrote:
    Timoid. wrote:
    I was hoping for Ventoux after a (now false) leaked version of the course.

    I guess we cant have the Alpe and Ventoux in the same year.

    May I confirm deffo no Ventoux? I am planning a Cingles challenge, so affects when I book it.

    Deffo no Ventoux

    Grazie.
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

    Voltaire
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