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Thursday, October 28, 2004

2005 Tour route announced

Only three mountain finishes. Lets see if LA can sprint!

2005 Tour route announced: "Tour de France organizers have cut down on the mountain finishes and individual time-trials for next year's race in a move which could help Lance Armstrong's rivals prevent the Texan winning a seventh Tour."

And the climbs:

The main climbing difficulties on next year's Tour de France announced Thursday:

9th Stage (Mulhouse)
Col de Grosse Pierre (955m) 3.1km at average gradient of 6.4 percent
Col de Bramont (956m) 3.4km at 6.5 percent
Le Grand Ballon (1,338m) 21.9km at 3.6 percent
Col de Bussang (731m) 6.2km at 4.5 percent
Le Ballon d'Alsace (1,171m) 9.1km at 6.8 percent

10th Stage (Courchevel)
Cormet de Roselend (1,968m) 20.1km at 6 percent
Courchevel climb (2,004m) 21.8km at 6.3 percent

11th Stage (Briancon)
Col de la Madeleine (2,000m) 25.4km at 6.1 percent
Col du Telegraphe (1566 m): 12km at 6.7 percent
Col du Galibier (2645 m): 17.5km at 6.9 percent

12th Stage (Digne-les-Bains):
Cote des Demoiselles-coiffees (1,067m) 4.6 km at 4.8 percent
Col Saint-Jean (1,332m) 13.2km at 4 percent
Col du Corobin (1,230m) 12.4km at 4.5 percent
Col de l'Orme (734m) 2.7km at 3.9 percent

14th Stage (Ax-3 Domaines):
Port de Pailheres (2,001m) 15.2km at 8 percent
Ax-3 Domaines climb (1,372m) 9.1km at 7.3 percent

15th Stage (Saint-Lary-Soulan)
Col du Portet d'Aspet (1,069m) 2.7km at 8.4 percent
Col de Mente (1,349m) 7km at 8.1 percent
Col du Portillon (1,320m) 8.3km at 7.2 percent
Col de Peyresourde (1,569m) 13km at 6.9 percent
Col de Val Louron-Azet (1,580 m) 7.5km at 7.9 percent
Saint-Lary-Soulan climb (Pla-d'Adet) (1,669m) 10.7km at 7.6 percent

16th Stage
Col d'Ichere (674m) 4.4km at 6.2 percent
Col de Marie-Blanque (1,035m) 9.3km at 7.7 percent
Col d'Aubisque (1,677m) 16.5 km at 7 percent
Col du Soulor (1,475m) 2km at 5.5 percent

Check out stage 11, Col de la Madeleine and the Galibier - that will be awsome.

1 Comments:

At October 28, 2004 8:10 AM, Blogger Redlight said...

No Alpe d'Huez is a bummer. If they keep alternating it in and out, it'll be out in 2007 when I definitely plan to be there...

Also, Stacey and I plan to be in Europe this year, so maybe Madeleine will have to do...

 

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