Rumours of first 3 stages don't sound too great. An alright start would be a prologue (or actually I would prefer about a 15km ITT like in '09), then sprint stage, then medium mountains/possible effect on GC stage.
For the high mountains:
Surely we bring back the finish on Plad adet, with full rollercoaster stage of 5 or 6 mountain passes. Hautacam MTF too. And Arcallis MITT. Just an idea.
Then in the Alps may I suggest we have the Alp, but just use it as a mid stage climb if logistically possible. We should return to the Ju-Plaix as not used since 2006. Col de Romme/Columbierre can provide us with a second classic descent after a hard climb finish. The other alpine stage could be Madeleine (probably 19km 8% side from 2010), maybe MTF if possible or to have it not far from finish. Or how about the return of Courcheval, as not used since 2005, and TDF's selective climbs should have differences; this would be the long grind that is not very steep one.
Either Venteoux or Mende stage in-between the main mountains to break things up.
Long ITT late on.
Probably no TTT. Bring back time bonuses.
In top grade professional cycling (and in life) it is virtually impossible to be a major winner whilst being 100% clean (or honest). Most GC GT riders are simply doing what they love whilst playing the game.
I'm a huge Kloden fan (or a Klodist) - despite the fact that he rode for Telekom/T-Mobile, Astana and Radioshack
Contador at Fuente De - I salute you!
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