On a flat sprint stage without any categorized climbs? Looks like a potential crashfest to me...
No, but ASO have evidently sent them out to the media whilst being too lazy to upload them to their own site. You can find the profiles, maps and timetables here: https://www.ledauphine.com/tour-de-...es-les-infos-pratiques-du-tour-de-france-20231) Are the stage profiles up yet on the actual Tour website because I can't see them. Usually the 21 profiles are up there by now.
The finish of stage 14 is the same finish they usually do in Morzine.The finish of stage 14 is also a thing, the final 50 metres are a chicane.
For stage 17, it looks like they've constructed a new ramp onto the runway, so that will be a Peyragudes-style wall to end the stage. Quite like that off the back of Loze.
They have chosen to omit Mont Brouilly, so instead they go around it. It would have been a GC stage with it.On a separate note, much like someone else said, I am intrigued by Stage 12. Like they said, it'll probably be a breakaway stage simply because of what is ahead of them in terms of mountain stages. Personally, it reminds me of a similar stage to that of Stage 7 of the 21 Tour, where Carapaz attacked only to have Movistar bring him back.
Could have sworn they did something different in 2016 but can't find a finish map for that stage...The finish of stage 14 is the same finish they usually do in Morzine.
Also, where did you find these finish maps?
Thanks!Could have sworn they did something different in 2016 but can't find a finish map for that stage...
Finish maps are here: https://www.letour.fr/fr/montour/acces-plans/etape-1/acces-arrivee
Yes small chance that nobody want to attack on stage 5 with tourmalet next day. Maybe the gc teams let break go for le maillot jaune.It's ashame that stage 5 and 6 aren't the otherway round, as I think it would make the racing more aggressive on the Col du Marie Blanque.
That's true, but I doubt we'll get anything like the 2020 stage, which was really exciting.Yes small chance that nobody want to attack on stage 5 with tourmalet next day. Maybe the gc teams let break go for le maillot jaune.
On the other hand guys like pogacar, vinegaard, Landa might attack wehnever they get the chance. Stage 6 is only 145km and not so hard climbs apart from le tourmalet.
Wait, Quintana? Am I missing something?They might get lucky and get the best line up in history of cycling:
As a bonus they might get Pinot, Bardet, Gaudu, Alaphilippe, The Yates, Carapaz, Hindley, TGBM, Uran, Landa, Mas, Froome and Quintana. LOL. Not to mention the Sprinters.