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[WT] Tour de France 2018 General News
« on: February 13, 2017, 08:29 »
https://twitter.com/LeTour/status/830808051871522816

No stage details were revealed, but according to a second report in Le Telegramme newspaper, the Grand Depart will be centred around the Puy du Fou historical theme park, with three days of racing in the Vendee before heading north to Brittany.

Le Telegramme suggests the Tour de France could visit Sarzeau, on the Rhuys peninsula in Brittany after the stages in the Vendee. The local newspaper also claims that Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme asked local officials from the Plouhinec area of Brittany to suggest a tough finale for a stage that includes dirt road sections in the final 30km.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 08:31 »


    Velowire will have more details soon  :P
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 10:19 »
    My brother's long term ambition has been to ride Alpe d'Huez on his 60th birthday, and I would hope to join him.  The auspicious day is 15th July 2018: the Sunday of Bastille Day weekend.   

    Any idea how soon we might know whether the Alps will be Tour-free that weekend?  (I suspect he will have to change his plans)
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 10:55 »
    If the start is actually at le Puy du Fou does that suggest that the race will begin with a TT like it did on the 2 previous times that it started there?
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 12:07 »
    My brother's long term ambition has been to ride Alpe d'Huez on his 60th birthday, and I would hope to join him.  The auspicious day is 15th July 2018: the Sunday of Bastille Day weekend.   

    Any idea how soon we might know whether the Alps will be Tour-free that weekend?  (I suspect he will have to change his plans)

    ask Tomas AC he will probably have some idea
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 12:08 »
    If the start is actually at le Puy du Fou does that suggest that the race will begin with a TT like it did on the 2 previous times that it started there?

    you would think so
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 12:10 »
    ask Tomas AC he will probably have some idea

    Tomas?  Voeckler? Geraint? or another Thomas?
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 12:12 »
    Tomas?  Voeckler? Geraint? or another Thomas?

    Velowire sorry I thought that was obvious

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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 18:30 »
    #direct will be happy to have their Tour ticket secured 17 months in advance. :P
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 20:14 »
    Is stage 3 an ITT or a TTT?
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #13 on: February 28, 2017, 20:45 »
    Is stage 3 an ITT or a TTT?
    A TTT.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-2018-to-start-on-passage-du-gois/

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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 20:47 »
    Is stage 3 an ITT or a TTT?
    It's a TTT.

    They've also announced the start of stage 4:

    I believe they'll go west towards Britanny; if going east, there'd be no reason to turn north after Nozay, you could just continue on the D771 instead.
    And there have been rumours about ribinou ... :shh
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    Re: Tour de France 2018 General News
    « Reply #15 on: March 01, 2017, 07:21 »
    It's a TTT.

    They've also announced the start of stage 4:

    I believe they'll go west towards Britanny; if going east, there'd be no reason to turn north after Nozay, you could just continue on the D771 instead.
    And there have been rumours about ribinou ... :shh

    There are facts about it, just need the route confirmed  :cool
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