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rouleursteve
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by rouleursteve

http://www.letour.fr/2008/TDF/COURSE/us ... _2008.html

any thoughts on the route? I like the medium hilly stages, and the lack of prologue and team time trial should keep time gaps small going into that hard few days in the Alps.

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The Stages
Stage 1, July 5: Brest-Plumelec, 195km
Stage 2, July 6: Auray-Vannes, 165km
Stage 3, July 7: Saint-Malo-Nantes, 195km
Stage 4, July 8: Cholet-Cholet, ITT, 29km
Stage 5, July 9: Cholet-Châteauroux, 230km
Stage 6, July 10: Aigurande-Super Besse, 195km
Stage 7, July 11: Brioudes-Aurillac, 158km
Stage 8, July 12: Figeac-Toulouse, 174km
Stage 9, July 13: Toulouse-Bagnères-de-Bigorre, 226km
Stage 10, July 14: Pau-Lourdes/Hautacam, 154km
July 15: rest day in Pau
Stage 11, July 16: Lannemezan-Foix, 166km
Stage 12, July 17: Lavelanet-Narbonne, 168km
Stage 13, July 18: Narbonne-Nîmes, 182km
Stage 14, July 19: Nîmes-Digne-les-Bains, 182km
Stage 15, July 20: Digne-les-Bains-Pratonevoso, 216km
July 21: rest day in Cuneo
Stage 16, July 22: Cuneo-Jauziers, 157km
Stage 17, July 23: Embrun-L’Alpe d’Huez, 210km
Stage 18, July 24: Bourg d’Oisans-Saint-Etienne, 197km
Stage 19, July 25: Roanne-Montluçon, 163km
Stage 20, July 26: Cerilly-Saint-Amand-Montrond, ITT, 53km
Stage 21, July 27: Etampes-Paris/Champs-Élysées, 143km
Total Length: 3554 km


The Mountains
Stage 9, July 13: Toulouse-Bagnères-de-Bigorre, 226km
Km 123.5: Col des Ares - 6 km at 4,9%
Km 166.5: Col de Peyresourde - 13.2 km at 7.1%
Km 198: Col d'Aspin, 12.1 km at a 6.6%

Stage 10, July 14: Pau-Lourdes/Hautacam, 154km
Km 105.5: Col du Tourmalet, 17.7 km at 7.5%
Km 154: Lourdes-Hautacam - 14.2 km at 7.2%

Stage 15, July 20: Digne-les-Bains-Pratonevoso, 216km
Km 110.5: Col de Larche / Maddalena - 16.1km at 4%
Km 216: Col de Prato Nevoso, 11.1 km at 7.1%

Stage 16, July 22: Cuneo-Jauziers, 157km
Km 72.5: Col de la Lombarde, 21.2 km at 7%
Km 133.5: Col de la Bonnette-Restefonds, 26.7 km at 6.2%

Stage 17, July 23: Embrun-L’Alpe d’Huez, 210km
Km 79: Col du Galibier, 20.9 km at 5.6%
Km 156: Col de la Croix-de-Fer, 29.2 km at 5.2%
Km 210: L'Alpe d'Huez, 13.3 km at 8.6%

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by rd

Peyresourde, L’Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Tourmalet, Croix de Fer and Hautacam.

Nice!

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by Theros

Funny to see that they skip north France. Anyway seems like a interesting route and I probably will be there at the Figeac - Toulouse stage 8)

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by evenfasterson

No Prolouge?!!

Thats rubbish! :evil:

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by DiterDV

The tour 2008 looks nice but I don't want to think about the mess they will make to select the teams..
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DiterDV wrote:The tour 2008 looks nice but I don't want to think about the mess they will make to select the teams..

Isn't it back to the old format so no hassle, ASO will choose the teams they want. Or is it still regulated by UCI?
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It will be a nice tour de France ....

Good for Leipheimer. 8)

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OJ wrote:
DiterDV wrote:The tour 2008 looks nice but I don't want to think about the mess they will make to select the teams..

Isn't it back to the old format so no hassle, ASO will choose the teams they want. Or is it still regulated by UCI?


ASO has full control, and that will be the problem. min 5 frensh continental teams.. :?
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by Skillgannon

5 French Continental teams - any bets on who is going to be occupying the bottom rungs of the team/gc?
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by 2002SaecoReplica

A route for the climbers for sure. Pantani would win it if he were still alive :(
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