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What do you think about Alpe D'Huez in the Giro?

Awesome!
22
12%
Great news
41
23%
Not that awesome compared to other italian climbs
78
44%
Will be the warm-up before the real mountains
16
9%
Will be considered as a flat stage by RCS
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11%
 
Total votes : 177

Giro 2012: Route Rumours / Our wishes

31 May 2011 09:20

Edit: (Almost) Official Route (The stars reflect the toughness of the stage)

5 May Herning – Herning (8,7 km) ***
6 May Herning – Herning (206 km) *
7 May Horsens – Horsens (190 Km) *
8 May REST
9 May Verona – Verona (32,2 km) ***
10 May Modena – Fano (199 km) *
11 May Urbino – Porto Sant’Elpidio (207 Km) ***
12 May Recanati – Rocca di Cambio (202 km) ***
13 May Sulmona – Lago Laceno (229 km) ***
14 May San Giorgio nel Sannio – Frosinone (171 km) *
15 May Civitavecchia – Assisi (187 km) **
16 May Assisi – Montecatini Terme (243 Km) **
17 May Seravezza – Sestri Levante (157 km) ***
18 May Savona – Cervere (121 km) *
19 May Cherasco – Cervinia (205 km) *****
20 May Busto Arsizio – Lecco/Pian dei Resinelli (172 km) ****
21 May REST
22 May Limone sul Garda – Falzes/Pfalzen (174 km) ***
23 May Falzes/Pfalzen – Cortina d’Ampezzo (187 km) *****
24 May San Vito di Cadore – Vedelago (139 km) *
25 May Treviso – Alpe di Pampeago (197km) *****
26 May Caldes/Val di Sole – Passo dello Stelvio (218 km) *****
27 May Milano – Milano (31,5 km) ***
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31 May 2011 09:31

i hope there won't be zoncolan again.and back tre cime di lavaredo and stelvio
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31 May 2011 09:36

jens_attacks wrote:i hope there won't be zoncolan again.and back tre cime di lavaredo and stelvio

Well, I really don't think Zonc to be in.
I'd be pleased to see the Stelvio, though it's used very rarely (a lot of issues)
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31 May 2011 09:40

That Rifugio Calvanico climb is utterly insane.
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31 May 2011 09:43

whittashau wrote:That Rifugio Calvanico climb is utterly insane.

Agreed :D
There's to say that climb is in south Italy, so it'll probly be climbed early in the race. It could definitely be the first MTF.
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31 May 2011 09:44

One of those 30km + mounatin time trials they used to have in the 90es would be nice.
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31 May 2011 09:44

and yes i think it is time for individual time trial back in grand tours.
so in giro 2012:
stage 8:45 km flat ITT
stage 21:50 km hilly ITT
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31 May 2011 09:47

Bavarianrider wrote:One of those 30km + mounatin time trials they used to have in the 90es would be nice.

The 2009 ITT was good enough, for that matter
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31 May 2011 09:56

jens_attacks wrote:i hope there won't be zoncolan again.and back tre cime di lavaredo and stelvio


Agreed.

A Gavia, Stelvio, Kleinboden (a climb that starts from Gomagoi village) - stage would be utterly ridiculous, BTW.
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31 May 2011 09:56

Rifugio Calvanico looks awesome.

I want to see some of the classic Giro climbs back in next year. Mortirolo, Stelvio, Alpe di Pampeago, Marmolada, Gavia, Tre Cime Di Lavaredo.......
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31 May 2011 09:57

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I would hate to ride up it. Also bring back the Kronplatz.

EDIT: I hope they get ride of the TTT and the final stage TT, give it a rest for a year or two IMO.
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31 May 2011 09:57

Stelvio or Kronplatz.
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31 May 2011 09:57

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:Agreed.

A Gavia, Stelvio, Kleinboden (a climb that starts from Gomagoi village) - stage would be utterly ridiculous, BTW.

Why not a stage with Stelvio - Mortirolo - Gavia then?:D
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31 May 2011 09:59

well zomegnan did say they will use a new 'unknown' climb in the giro 2012 and it would be a hard one.
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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31 May 2011 10:01

Bring back the Fauniera please.
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31 May 2011 10:08

Eshnar wrote:Why not a stage with Stelvio - Mortirolo - Gavia then?:D


I definitely want to see Gavia and Mortirolo in the same stage (did it some years ago I think?). Not sure how you would design the stage though. Trivigno was a tough climb before Mortirolo last year so it would be good if they could include that too.
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31 May 2011 10:08

Eshnar wrote:Why not a stage with Stelvio - Mortirolo - Gavia then?:D


Would definitely be doable :)
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31 May 2011 10:14

Ferminal wrote:I definitely want to see Gavia and Mortirolo in the same stage (did it some years ago I think?). Not sure how you would design the stage though. Trivigno was a tough climb before Mortirolo last year so it would be good if they could include that too.

They did it in 2006 and in 2008 (not sure about this one)
Difficult to include Trivigno too, unless they do a strange long loop
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31 May 2011 10:17

will10 wrote:Would definitely be doable :)

Here you have it
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31 May 2011 10:21

will Alpe D'Huez be a stage or MTT ?
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