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Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by Fernando on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 12:12 pm

1 Saturday, June 29th Porto-Vecchio to Bastia 212 km
2 Sunday, June 30th Bastia to Ajaccio 154 km
3 Monday, July 1st Ajaccio to Calvi 145 km
4 Tuesday, July 2nd Nice to Nice (TTT) 25 km
5 Wednesday, July 3rd Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille 219 km
6 Thursday, July 4th Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier 176 km
7 Friday, July 5th Montpellier to Albi 205 km
8 Saturday, July 6th Castres to Ax 3 Domaines 194 km
9 Sunday, July 7th Saint-Girons to Bagnères-de-Bigorre 165 km
10 Tuesday, July 9th Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo 193 km
11 Wednesday, July 10th Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel (ITT) 33 km
12 Thursday, July 11th Fougères to Tours 218 km
13 Friday, July 12th Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond 173 km
14 Saturday, July 13th Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Lyon 191 km
15 Sunday, July 14th Givors to Mont Ventoux 242 km
16 Tuesday, July 16th Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap 168 km
17 Wednesday, July 17th Embrun to Chorges (ITT) 32 km
18 Thursday, July 18th Gap to Alpe-d’Huez 168 km
19 Friday, July 19th Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand 204 km
20 Saturday, July 20th Annecy to Annecy – Semnoz 125 km
21 Sunday, July 21st Versailles to Paris Champs-Élysées 118 km




Time for Wiggins to get behind Froome for this in team Sky thumbsup

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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 1:13 pm

the suggestion coming from both Froome and Wiggins (and thus probably from Team Sky) is that Wigging will lead at the Giro and Froome at the TdF.

Certainly more of a route for a climber than last year, so will be interesting to see how it goes. 4 mountain-top finishes is an improvement, and I think it's interesting that the last ITT is before some serious climbing. Some epic climbs too, Ventoux and I think they're climbing Alpe d'Huez twice in one day Very Happy

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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 1:21 pm

This is one sexy ass route.

Wiggins has already come out and said he will pretty much be riding for Froome, which is only right as this is more suited to Froome! Wiggins going for the Giro could be very interesting, how great would it be if we could win the Giro and TDF with a Brit?!?!

First stage is also a sprint, could we see Cav finally in yellow?
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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by Dave. on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 1:24 pm

No prologue then?

ALLEZ FROOME!

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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by djlovesyou on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 2:35 pm

After all the years of build up to the epic 100th edition route, it's a bit of a damp squib.

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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by LastDamnation on Fri 26 Oct 2012, 11:19 am

djlovesyou wrote:After all the years of build up to the epic 100th edition route, it's a bit of a damp squib.

I think it's not that bad, really should have more pyrenees but the Alps have potential to be epic. As usual it depends on the riders - it has the potential to be an exciting race, but unfortunately I just see people withholding the big attacks until the last 2-3 stages like we usually see (particularly in 2011). But it definitely won't be like last year where the result wasn't really in doubt after the first time trial.

Also, they wasted corsica Sad

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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 27 Nov 2012, 10:13 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20516939

Froome to lead Team Sky with Wiggins going for the Giro it seems. Makes sense, Wiggins has said he would be happy to help Froome, he knows he probably has little chance of retaining and he has said he is happy to repay the favour to Froome. Should be a cracking race
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Re: Tour De France 2013 Route

Post by dummy_half on Wed 28 Nov 2012, 10:55 am

Sky's decision looks reasonably sensible - Wiggins is a very strong defensive climber but doesn't have much ability to 'jump' on the climbs, so would struggle to put time into the likes of Contador and Schleck there, while there is not enough ITT distance to make the difference.

I do wish though the organisers would stop 'back-loading' the route quite so much - only 2 days in the Pyrennees, with only the first likely to be really challenging, then a number of dull-looking days in the north and cutting across the centre of the country before reaching Ventoux (why not include it on stage 6 as well, when the race starts in Aix?). It's difficult to maintain peak form for 3 weeks, so a tougher first week would give two options - arrive in peak condition and try to hold on at the end, or aim to peak for the last week, knowing that you'll have a time deficit to recover.

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