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Tour de France 2018: stage previews
« on: June 17, 2018, 20:16 »
Step right up, step right up! We are almost there! It's time, folks! It's time for the Greatest Show On Earth: the 2018 Tour de France!

Give us your stage previews, folks! Get your signups in early! We are almost there! Time is short!

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#1      7 July       #flat      Noirmoutier-En-L'île / Fontenay-Le-Comte       search
#2      8 July       #flat      Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-Sur-Yon       search
#3      9 July       #tt      Cholet / Cholet       search
#4      10 July       #flat      La Baule / Sarzeau       Leadbelly
#5      11 July       #med      Lorient / Quimper       M Gee
#6      12 July       #med      Brest / Mûr De Bretagne Guerlédan       Flo
#7      13 July       #flat      Fougères / Chartres       M Gee
#8      14 July       #flat      Dreux / Amiens Métropole       M Gee
#9      15 July       #med      Arras Citadelle / Roubaix       T-72
      16 July             Rest day      
#10      17 July       #mountain      Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand       M Gee
#11      18 July       #mountain      Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo       M Gee
#12      19 July       #mountain      Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe D'huez       rote_laterne
#13      20 July       #flat      Bourg D'oisans / Valence       rote_laterne
#14      21 July       #med      Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende       Arb
#15      22 July       #med      Millau / Carcassonne       LukasCPH
      23 July             Rest day      
#16      24 July       #mountain      Carcassonne / Bagnères-De-Luchon       AG
#17      25 July       #mountain      Bagnères-De-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan       M Gee
#18      26 July       #flat      Trie-Sur-Baïse / Pau       Carlo Algatensrig
#19      27 July       #mountain      Lourdes / Laruns       M Gee
#20      28 July       #tt      Saint-Pée-Sur-Nivelle / Espelette       search
#21      29 July       #flat      Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées    
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  • « Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 12:44 by M Gee »
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 09:29 »
    I'll put something together for the Grand Depart
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 11:11 »
    I'll do stage 4 in that case.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 13:44 »
    As always I'll take anything flat and uninteresting that no one else wants.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 20:35 »
    Somebody take a look at stages 14 and 15 - they are only a hair's breadth away from being mountain stages. Could be opportunities there.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 11:54 »

    I'll do #9 if it is still available and maybe a few more before that if I can find the time for it, but there's something like a season finale at work and I am very busy over the next few weeks.


    Oh, and I guess we don't have rules,  but I am in favor of separate threads for each stage!
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 12:38 »
    Oh, and I guess we don't have rules,  but I am in favor of separate threads for each stage!

    yeah, sure, same as usual I guess. Lukas and me will still be in Sibiu for the first weekend of the Tour though, so not much staff around to fill potential holes, that's why I just put it all together in one thread to have it covert
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 00:20 »
    yeah, sure, same as usual I guess. Lukas and me will still be in Sibiu for the first weekend of the Tour though, so not much staff around to fill potential holes, that's why I just put it all together in one thread to have it covert
    :lol Strange how that misspelling worked out!
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 12:56 »
    As always I'll take anything flat and uninteresting that no one else wants.
    How about 7 and 8? Should be sprinter's stages.

    On another topic, in the first 9 stages, other than stage 9, I'm not really seeing any danger spots for the GC men. Unless it rains. That might make things a bit dicier. But I'm having a feeling we may see all our GC men land at the foot of the mountains without any significant time differences. Given that, if I were a DS, I'd be poring over the road maps, looking for opportunities to take some time for GC in the first days. And, I'd be paying close attention to the micro weather forecasts for any possible moments of advantage.

    EDIT: Stupid stupid me. I totally forgot about the TTT on stage 3. That's not a danger as in safety or luck danger, but it is definitely a danger to GC aspirant's time, eh? Anyone for Sunweb, BMC, Sky, and Mitchelton-Scott to do well? And for Bahrain-Merida and Movistar to be off on the back foot?
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 14:17 »


    On another topic, in the first 9 stages, other than stage 9, ...

    In other words, the first eight stages?

    :D
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 15:28 »
    How about 7 and 8? Should be sprinter's stages.

    We'll give it a little while longer to see if anyone else steps up to do them but if not I will.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 16:38 »
    In other words, the first eight stages?

    :D
    :fp Ok ok ok. Think you got me, eh? What if it's dry? Then we won't see much on stage 9, either!

    Actually, yeah, you got me!
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 01:15 »
    I am away for the first week

    can probably do a stage or 2 after that, but will have to wait and see
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #13 on: July 05, 2018, 03:10 »
    As always I'll take anything flat and uninteresting that no one else wants.
    I am away for the first week

    can probably do a stage or 2 after that, but will have to wait and see
    I'll do #9 if it is still available and maybe a few more before that if I can find the time for it, but there's something like a season finale at work and I am very busy over the next few weeks.


    Oh, and I guess we don't have rules,  but I am in favor of separate threads for each stage!

    OK, FOLKS! Two days, 6 hours, and 52 minutes left to the Grand Depart. We need something for stages 6-8, and then we can rest for a few days. Help me out here - somebody pick a couple!

    Hey, Flo! You're hanging around out there - I have a feeling one of the middle-mountain stages - 6, 14, or 15, may see more action than one would normally anticipate. There's bound to be something to be taken advantage of! You'd be grand at forecasting that. Whaddayasay!
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #14 on: July 05, 2018, 20:35 »
    OK, FOLKS! Two days, 6 hours, and 52 minutes left to the Grand Depart. We need something for stages 6-8, and then we can rest for a few days. Help me out here - somebody pick a couple!

    Hey, Flo! You're hanging around out there - I have a feeling one of the middle-mountain stages - 6, 14, or 15, may see more action than one would normally anticipate. There's bound to be something to be taken advantage of! You'd be grand at forecasting that. Whaddayasay!
    To be honest I'm not that interested in the race this year and I'll be away for the 2nd half of the race. But I could do stage 6.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #15 on: July 05, 2018, 22:55 »
    To be honest I'm not that interested in the race this year and I'll be away for the 2nd half of the race. But I could do stage 6.
    That would be absolutely lovely, thank you! Hope your travels while you are away all go smoothly!
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 09:15 »
    sorry - I dont get home until the 18th July ... and even then I wont have a lot of time until the 3rd week.

    I cant definitely take a couple in the 3rd week if you like though - just assign me what is left closer to the time and I will do them when I get back
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #17 on: July 10, 2018, 21:14 »
    I can take stage 12 and 13 but I warn you, I haven't done this before.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 19:41 »
    It's easy, and you can put in as much or as little as you like. However, some tips? For the profile image and stage maps, go to the letour.fr website for this tour and find that stage. Find the profile and stage map. Copy the image url (in Windows and linux I can do this from a right click). Have your new post open in another window. Use the "Insert Image" button to put html image tags in your post text. Paste the image url inside those tags: 
    Code: [Select]
    [img]http://someserver/somewhere/someimagename.jpg[/img]
    Most people write their own text body, but you can copy from another website's stage review if you want to. Just make sure you credit the source.                                                                             
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #19 on: July 12, 2018, 17:45 »
    Rote; I forgot - TDF changed how they put up the maps this year. To get a useable URL, when the map is visible click "download the map" button that is below the map area. It will give you a static map in a new tab, and you can copy the URL from there. Still easy - just a couple more steps.
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #20 on: July 20, 2018, 06:28 »
    Carcassonne pour moi, s'il-vous plaît! :)
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    Re: Tour de France 2018: stage previews
    « Reply #21 on: July 20, 2018, 14:45 »
    Carcassonne pour moi, s'il-vous plaît! :)
    Mais oui, certainement!
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