No, it's because the football European Championship (which is held partly in Denmark) has been moved to 2021. Months ago, they agreed that it would still be possible to have both events right after one another, but then the Tour wanted to move the start date to a bit earlier, since, guess what, the Olympics have also been moved to 2021.Wow! So Covid concerns and keep it inside of the borders?
You are one of us now.One thing is sure, it's going to be a bad route!
I sincerely hope that this is not the case.I have pretty low expectations.
I thought they had agreed another finish up PdBF unfortunately as that is getting severely overused.
I would like a flat TT of a reasonable length before the mountains as that should entice more aggressive riding.
Would like a couple of stages with descent finishes. One which always tends to produce gaps is Morzine after Joux-Plane.
I’d probably expect a return to the Galibier and one of AdH/Ventoux.
In the Pyrenees I would not mind A3D after the Pailheres as that is a decent one two climb.
So you're sayingI sincerely hope that this is not the case.
Most of us seem to be in agreement of wanting more ITT kms, with at least some of those early in the race.
We usually get some descent finishers, like we did with the stage 8/9 one-two punch in the Pyrenees this year that was very good.
ADH wasn't in last year, was it? So it is an almost certain inclusion next year. Has it ever not featured in 3 Tours in a row?
Yep, AX3D after Pailhares is great, and welcome as a semi regular feature in TDF routes.
MTF's are fine. A little bit like dessert, you can't over do them, and you need to enjoy them at the right time.Can we settle for ditching MTFs.
Hopefully they will circle back and do La Planche des Belles Filles again at the end of the race, something like stage 19. Maybe do it as a circuit, going up several times, to commemorate the PdBF Worlds that sadly never came to be. And then do a TT up the climb the day after.So you're saying
Planche de belles filles
Gap after Col de Manse
Lourdes sprint bunch sprint after Aubisque
Do I forget any classics?
Yes, it's about time.What about Ventoux? I expected it to return shortly after they couldn't climb the whole thing in 2016 and now that's already 4 years ago.
Aside from that, I find it interesting just how much the inclusion of a late TT would change to favorite status of one rider
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