Thanks. At least they didn't replace it with a flat stage.SetonHallPirate said:A landslide destroyed the original route, requiring it to be redrawn. http://www.tourofbeijing.net/2012/09/storm-damage-sees-last-minute-change-to-tour-route-chinese-further-embrace-the-sport-of-cycling/
I have the new roadbook on my hard drive, but unfortunately, the UCI has neglected to pay for enough bandwidth to allow me to link to the download.
Is the new "principal climb" another 4% drag?