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Tour de France 2020
Last Post 02/07/2020 08:31 AM by ed custer. 6 Replies.
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79pmooney

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02/05/2020 12:37 PM
Wow!  The Tour could blow apart on day 2.  That opening stage crosses the straight separating the island Copenhagen is on to the finish on another island over an 11 mile span of bridges broken only by about a kilometer on a small island midway.  Bridge runs east-west.  Straight runs north-south.  Crosswind maybe?  (This is the Denmark, the world leader in wind power; by a large margin.  42% of total energy use.  That despite sitting on a huge oil reserve.)

The finish appears to be about 3 km after the bridge.  Not much chance to undo the damage done there.  This looks custom made for Dec Q-S.  Maybe shades of that disasterous day several years ago in Belgium?  Netherlands?  Could be fun.  Put Alaphilippe back in the yellow and make the GC teams scramble a bit.

Ben
longslowdistance

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02/05/2020 01:28 PM
I’m confused. I see a different route on the letour website
https://www.letour.fr/en/overall-route
longslowdistance

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02/05/2020 08:45 PM
Bump
Orange Crush

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02/05/2020 08:58 PM
Ben is one year ahead of us. The 2021 tour starts in Denmark. Keep that thought Ben LOL.

The 2020 tour starts in Nice right where we had our Haute Route Alps grand depart (Icarus edition). It could still blow apart on stage 2 which is mountain stage but QS may be off the back.
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longslowdistance

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02/05/2020 09:08 PM
OC, oh wise one, in your opinion, which depart will be more disruptive, 2020 or 2021?
Orange Crush

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02/05/2020 09:11 PM
LSD I actually inserted my opinion on 2020 stage 2 in post above. Both could be disruptive in very different ways and with very different proponents. Vague enough? Edit, actually this years stage 2 may be tailored for our favourite frenchie alaphillipe.
zootracer

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02/07/2020 08:31 AM
Stage 2 is a mountain stage in Nice 187km...
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