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1. ROTTERDAM – ROTTERDAM (NL) (ITT) 8 Km
2. ROTTERDAM (NL) – BRUXELLES ( B ) 220 Km
3. BRUXELLES – SPA ( B ) 160 Km
4. WANZE ( B ) – ARENBERG / PORTE DE HAINAUT 180 Km
5. CAMBRAI – REIMS 165 Km
6. EPERNAY – MONTARGIS 185 Km
7. MONTARGIS – GUEUGNON 225 Km
8. TOURNUS – LAMOURA / LES ROUSSES 160 Km
9. BOIS D’AMONT / LES ROUSSES – AVORIAZ (Morzine) 175 Km
rest
10. MORZINE – SAINT JEAN DE MAURIENNE 210 Km
11. CHAMBERY – GAP 175 Km
12. SISTERON – BOURG LES VALENCE 190 Km
13. BOURG DE PEAGE – MENDE 190 Km
14. RODEZ – REVEL 195 Km
15. REVEL – AIX 3 DOMAINES 170 Km
16. PAMIERS – LUCHON 150 Km
17. LUCHON – PAU 200 Km
rest
18. PAU – COL DU TOURMALET 165 Km
19. SALIES DE BEARN – BORDEAUX 175 Km
20. BORDEAUX – PAUILLAC (ITT) 51 Km
21. LONGJUMEAU – PARIGI 140 Km
 

James has been blogging for road.cc for 5 years and racing bicycles (averagely) for 20 years. 

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James Warrener [1080 posts] 6 years ago
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dodgy smilies... sorry!

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 6 years ago
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those aren't the cool stages... Pau to Tourmalet, now *that's* a cool stage. Over the Marie Blanque and the Aubisque i hope...

looks like they're trying to string it out to the bitter end again, tourmalet at 18 and ITT at 20 should make the last week interesting.

more on this later btw...

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DaSy [687 posts] 6 years ago
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Is that a mountain top finish on the Tourmalet? That will be a good stage, swap this years Ventoux for the Tourmalet!

I bet that is the one they choose for the Etape...

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 6 years ago
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Yeah, they're going over the tourmalet on 17 and then back up it on 18. so one of those two will be the etape i'd guess

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othello [359 posts] 6 years ago
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The 17 stage is the re-run of the original Tourmalet route. 3 cols including the Tourmalet I think. That will be a bugger of a day  1

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Simon_MacMichael [2442 posts] 6 years ago
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Etape is 18 July, follows route of Stage 17 (summit finish on the Tourmalet)

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 6 years ago
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Anyone want to commit early on to a road.cc jaunt to the pyrenees? I would certainly up for a bit of a group outing.

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 6 years ago
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I will!

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 6 years ago
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The etape is Pau - Marie Blanque – Soulor – Tourmalet apparently. Yowch. You miss the Aubisque though, so it could have been harder...

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 6 years ago
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The 2008 Etape was Pau-Tourmalet-Hautacam. I'm a little disappointed that the 2010 is in the same region and, to me, stage 9 Morzine looks more of a challenge.

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Simon_MacMichael [2442 posts] 6 years ago
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Guess they want to celebrate the centenary of the first mountain stage, but if so that doesn't indicate much forward planning when they chose the 2008 Etape.

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gandberg [175 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm in for a trip to the Etape. Meant to do it this year but a minor back injury meant the doctors wouldnt sign me off as ok by the time the Jan deadline. Luckily I was fine in the end, and went down to have a look at the tour anyway. An amazing holiday.

Dear road.cc, would you be interested in me writing a blog about my preparation for the Etape, kind of like a 'fat bloke gets fit' story? I'm keen to do the etape anyway, and I can be witty at times. Current weight is...er, high. But I love love love biking and this could be the journalistic break I need. Or something.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/photo.php?pid=7979158&id=7173...

Cheers boys.

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 6 years ago
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hmm… maybe, we've got someone else who is also supposed to be writing a blog about getting fit. Hey we could have a competition!  19

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gandberg [175 posts] 6 years ago
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A competition, as is who reaches the summit of the Tourmalet first takes all? At the moment I'm 138kgs, 6'2" and not really as obese as my BMI rating suggests; built like the proverbial brick outhouse. I reckon I could still drop a couple of stones though, and I can't think of a better reason to become fitter than I'll have ever been. Come on mr road.cc, you know you want to. It'd certainly make up for being eternally last in the fantasy football league...!

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 6 years ago
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Gandberg...Im going to take the pressure of being last in the football league off you within the month i expect!

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James Warrener [1080 posts] 6 years ago
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Smilies fixed !  4