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Old 01-17-13, 13:36
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One other encouraging thing is that they are expected to have a cobbled race once they hit the continent. Something like Calais to Tournai/Lille/Roubaix with some of the P-R cobbles being used.

So at least two good stages look assured...
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Old 01-17-13, 13:49
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Cambridge down to London, looks like a straight shot.

Going to be almost pan flat, no matter the details of the route. There isn't much they can do about it.
Don't know what your definition of pan flat is, but as someone who grew up just to the North of Epping Forest, my teenage self can assure you there are most definitely some hills around! That said they're not going to cause any pro-cyclists too much bother!

But I'm not that interested in the profile, more a map of the route - I want to see how close the race will pass to my Dad's house!
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Old 01-17-13, 14:11
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Could some one bike route toast the first stage for a profile please; forum use is the most I care to try to get away with at work.

Many thanks!
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Old 01-17-13, 16:42
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Surprise Surprise. The ASO have managed not to miss the hills of Yorkshire

The 2nd stage profile looks indicates a selective sprint.

Too tough for the guys like Cav & Greipel but ideal for the likes of Sagan and Matthews.
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Old 01-17-13, 21:38
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Not bad routes. Buttertubs pass on Stage 1.
Oxenhope, Crag Vale AND Holme Moss on Stage 2.
Brill.
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Old 01-17-13, 22:09
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Would be nice if they could loop round to Harworth before the Sheffield finish.
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Old 01-17-13, 22:23
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Profile of Holme Moss

http://www.climbbybike.com/profile.a...ountainID=7389
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Old 01-18-13, 07:30
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Seriously, why the heck is the Tour starting in one of Europe's most waterdown trashyards?
I don't even know what that expression means and have been English since I was born here 67 years ago. Others seemed to understand it.

Translate please?
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Old 01-18-13, 19:22
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Don't know what your definition of pan flat is, but as someone who grew up just to the North of Epping Forest, my teenage self can assure you there are most definitely some hills around! That said they're not going to cause any pro-cyclists too much bother!

But I'm not that interested in the profile, more a map of the route - I want to see how close the race will pass to my Dad's house!
http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2013/do..._2014_ET03.pdf



Looks like Cavendish will get his win on The Mall this time.
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Old 01-18-13, 23:03
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I asume that the exact route from Cambridge to Epping is not resolved (hence the dotted line where there is no road)
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