cj2002

  • Classics Winner
  • *
  • Country: pt
  • Posts: 2893
  • Liked: 3256
  • Honorary President
  • Awards: Best avatar 2012
TDF Stage Previews
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:17 »
It's that time of the year again. The new national champions have been crowned in races across Europe, new jerseys have been designed, sponsor logos - with the exception of FDJ - have been squeezed between bands of various flags. And now we settle in for a summer watching the second greatest race in the world.

As per our tradition here, we are asking you - our esteemed and learnèd members and friends - to help us out by previewing one (or more) stages of the race. There is no set format, so there is plenty of opportunity to put your own spin on it. Some members like to be pragmatic, looking at the technical aspects. Others focus on the history and emotional elements of the route, perhaps for a stage featuring an iconic climb. Others (admittedly, mainly me) like to infuse their preview with classic rock references[1].

So roll up, one and all. See you in Paris! Wait, what? We don't get to go to France for this? Well, why not?

DATESTAGEDISTANCEPREVIEWER
Saturday July 2nd1 #flatMont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont188 kmJSG
Sunday July 3rd2 #flatSaint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin183 kmJSG
Monday July 4th3 #flatGranville / Angers223.5 kmCarlo
Tuesday July 5th4 #flatSaumur / Limoges237.5 kmFlo
Wednesday July 6th5 #mountainLimoges / Le Lioran216 km AG
Thursday July 7th6 #flatArpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban190.5 km Slapshot
Friday July 8th7 #mountainL'Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle162.5 kmSlow rider
Saturday July 9th8 #mountainPau / Bagnères-de-Luchon184 kmDJW
Sunday July 10th9 #mountainVielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis184 kmFlo
Monday July 11th :zzz2Andorre / Andorre
Tuesday July 12th10 #medEscaldes-Engordany / Revel197 km Midge
Wednesday July 13th11 #flatCarcassonne / Montpellier162.5 kmt-72
Thursday July 14th12 #mountainMontpellier / Mont Ventoux185 kmTrudgin
Friday July 15th13 #ttBourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc37.5 kmLukasCPH
Saturday July 16th14 #flatMontélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux208.5 kmCJ
Sunday July 17th15 #mountainBourg-en-Bresse / Culoz159 km(LukasCPH)
Monday July 18th16 #flatMoirans-en-Montagne / Berne209 kmLeadbelly
Tuesday July 19th :zzz2Berne / Berne
Wednesday July 20th17 #mountainBerne / Finhaut-Emosson184 kmSearch
Thursday July 21st18 #ttSallanches / Megève17 kmJSG
Friday July 22nd19 #mountain   Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc146 kmSlapshot
Saturday July 23rd20 #mountainMegève / Morzine-Avoriaz146.5 kmCJ
Sunday July 24th21 #flatChantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées113 km
 1. See Giro 2016, Stage 11, if you don't believe me
  • ReplyReply
  • « Last Edit: July 19, 2016, 08:46 by just some guy »
    He shook his head sadly and told me that endemic drug use had compelled him to give up a promising career. "Even one small local race, prize was a salami, and I see doping!" - Tim Moore: Gironimo (Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy)

    just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 09:53 »
    I would like to do stage 2
  • ReplyReply
  • Of course, if this turns out someday to be the industry standard integrated handlebar-computer-braking solution then I'll eat my kevlar-reinforced aerodynamic hat.

    Larri Nov 12, 2014

    Not My Circus

    • Road Captain
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 1466
    • Liked: 1424
    • Something about Danish cycling I love
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #2 on: June 27, 2016, 10:04 »
    haha... with an invitation like that, how could I refuse :D


    Stage 10 for me please...


    Also SO MANY DANES...ALL OF THE DANES :cheer

  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 11:23 »
    Ok stage 1 for me as well then  :o
  • ReplyReply

  • Slow Rider

    • Classics Winner
    • Country: nl
    • Posts: 2595
    • Liked: 2466
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 12:20 »
    Stage 7 please.

    And if we're short of previewers at the end, just assign a random extra one.
  • ReplyReply

  • Flo

    • #1 Alberto Contador fangirl
    • Grand Tour Winner
    • *
    • Country: nl
    • Posts: 8114
    • Liked: 3875
    • Awards: 2017 TDF Prediction ChampKeithJamesMC award 2016Velorooms Trivia Monday Quiz Champion 2015/2016Dish of the Year 2015Member of the year 2015Fan of the year 20152015 Giro Quiz League - 3rd placeNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014Fan of the year 2013Best fanboy/girl 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 13:50 »
    I would like to do stage 4 and stage 9 :cool
  • ReplyReply
  • RIP Keith

    Carlo Algatrensig

    • Domestique
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 654
    • Liked: 713
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 19:42 »
    With the exception of stage 21 which is the flattest and dullest stage that has not yet been claimed by anyone as I'll do that.
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 20:03 »
    With the exception of stage 21 which is the flattest and dullest stage that has not yet been claimed by anyone as I'll do that.

    stage 3 I think stage 11 is also flat but there might to much to talk about late in the race  :lol

    so stage 3?
  • ReplyReply

  • Carlo Algatrensig

    • Domestique
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 654
    • Liked: 713
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 20:04 »
    stage 3 I think stage 11 is also flat but there might to much to talk about late in the race  :lol

    so stage 3?

    Yep I'll tak that then.
  • ReplyReply

  • AG

    • Monument Winner
    • *
    • Country: au
    • Posts: 6260
    • Liked: 3500
    • Awards: Winner, 2013 National Championships prediction gameFan of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 00:22 »
    You may assign me 2 stages (can wait until people have chosen what they want first if you like)

     :D
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 11:38 »
    Anyone else want to wax lyrical?
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • Monument Winner
    • *
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 5914
    • Liked: 5183
    • Awards: National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #11 on: June 29, 2016, 16:59 »
    Stage 16 please.
  • ReplyReply

  • LukasCPH

    • World Champion
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 10106
    • Liked: 6055
      • lukascph.media
    • Awards: Staff of the year 2016Staff of the year 2015Velorooms Tour de France BINGO champion 2014National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014Velorooms Monday Quiz ChampionPoster of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #12 on: June 29, 2016, 21:07 »
    *deep sigh*
    I'll regret this. But give me that time trial in the middle of the race.
    And if nobody else takes it by the start of the Tour, the mountain stage to Culoz as well.
  • ReplyReply
  • 2017 0711|CYCLING PR Manager; 2016 Stölting Content Editor
    Views presented are my own.
    RIP Keith

    t-72

    • National Champion
    • Country: no
    • Posts: 953
    • Liked: 1477
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #13 on: June 29, 2016, 22:36 »
    I can give it a go for the Montpellier stage, # 11. There's a miniscule chance for an on-location feature, but I will try anyway. :)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #14 on: June 30, 2016, 11:57 »
    You may assign me 2 stages (can wait until people have chosen what they want first if you like)

     :D

    stage 5 to start with AG?
  • ReplyReply

  • AG

    • Monument Winner
    • *
    • Country: au
    • Posts: 6260
    • Liked: 3500
    • Awards: Winner, 2013 National Championships prediction gameFan of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #15 on: June 30, 2016, 11:59 »
    yeah ok  :D
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #16 on: June 30, 2016, 14:16 »
    Stage 8 for DJW
  • ReplyReply

  • Trudgin

    • National Champion
    • Country: scotland
    • Posts: 980
    • Liked: 673
    • Contador, Sagan, Purito, Paolini et all
    • Awards: Velogames Giro Winner 2015
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #17 on: July 02, 2016, 12:34 »
    OK virgin previewer here.... it has been pointed out to me that i get a joker in the bingo.. soooo

    Can i have Bastille day stage 12... if your going to do it you may as well really go for it full gas, balls to the wall :D
  • ReplyReply
  • I love Italian cycling, well cyclists & the odd Spaniard, oh & that 1 particular Slovakian  then there are those with names  that are great fun - zzzdnek steeeebar & Tieeeeeeeesj Benoooot

    Slapshot

    • Neo Pro
    • Country: scotland
    • Posts: 289
    • Liked: 293
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #18 on: July 04, 2016, 17:46 »
    Shall I give Stage 6 a crack??
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #19 on: July 04, 2016, 17:48 »
    Shall I give Stage 6 a crack??

    I was going to say Crack away but that sounded weird  :D
  • ReplyReply

  • Slapshot

    • Neo Pro
    • Country: scotland
    • Posts: 289
    • Liked: 293
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #20 on: July 04, 2016, 18:00 »
    I'll give it a punt them.... Like Trudgin a virgin preview...  :) :)
  • ReplyReply

  • Trudgin

    • National Champion
    • Country: scotland
    • Posts: 980
    • Liked: 673
    • Contador, Sagan, Purito, Paolini et all
    • Awards: Velogames Giro Winner 2015
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #21 on: July 05, 2016, 23:10 »

    Ehhh where do we put the stage profiles?
  • ReplyReply

  • AG

    • Monument Winner
    • *
    • Country: au
    • Posts: 6260
    • Liked: 3500
    • Awards: Winner, 2013 National Championships prediction gameFan of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #22 on: July 06, 2016, 02:37 »
    if you do the preview - and just write what you want, I can copy and past the profiles for you after if you like
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 06:33 »
    Ehhh where do we put the stage profiles?

    H check your pm I have sent you the stuff from the big preview maps etc you can copy the codes and add text around it as you please

    If you want more stuff just ask
  • ReplyReply

  • Slapshot

    • Neo Pro
    • Country: scotland
    • Posts: 289
    • Liked: 293
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #24 on: July 06, 2016, 19:14 »
    well as no-one has said me preview was rubbish.... yet  :D :D I'll pick up stage 19 as well  :lol :lol
  • ReplyReply

  • AG

    • Monument Winner
    • *
    • Country: au
    • Posts: 6260
    • Liked: 3500
    • Awards: Winner, 2013 National Championships prediction gameFan of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #25 on: July 07, 2016, 02:11 »
    your preview was great    :cool
  • ReplyReply

  • search

    • Grand Tour Winner
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 9531
    • Liked: 9257
    • Awards: Member of the year 2016Post of the year 2016KeithJamesMC 2016Reigning Worlds Prediction ChampReigning Autumn Classics Prediction ChampMember of the year 20152012 CQ Ranking Tour GameAvatar of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #26 on: July 13, 2016, 16:56 »
    any sh*t stage left for me? :D
  • ReplyReply
  • "If this is cycling, I am a banana"

    just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #27 on: July 13, 2016, 18:59 »
    any sh*t stage left for me? :D

    stage 21  ;)

    But why not the MTT your going to do all the start times and riders to watch anyway  :D
  • ReplyReply

  • search

    • Grand Tour Winner
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 9531
    • Liked: 9257
    • Awards: Member of the year 2016Post of the year 2016KeithJamesMC 2016Reigning Worlds Prediction ChampReigning Autumn Classics Prediction ChampMember of the year 20152012 CQ Ranking Tour GameAvatar of the Year 2013
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #28 on: July 13, 2016, 19:01 »
    final weekend is impossible, mtt too important. just give me #17
  • ReplyReply

  • just some guy

    • Fourth Generation humanoid bot
    • Hall of Fame'r
    • Country: 00
    • Posts: 31242
    • Liked: 10823
    • Awards: Best Avatar of 2016Reigning Spring Classics Prediction ChampJSG News Filter Award 2014Poster of 2014Thread of the Year 2013Most Helpful Member 2013Art of Brevity 2012Most helpful member 2012Best member of staff 2012
    Re: TDF Stage Previews
    « Reply #29 on: July 19, 2016, 08:47 »
    If no one minds I did the stage 18 preview
  • ReplyReply

  •  



    Top
    Back to top