2004 Tour de France route

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Ctrdy01, Oct 22, 2003.

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    I had said I would post again prior to the Tour route being announced, so here is my prediction.

    ...hopefully this won't offend "le vent à dos :)

    Here it goes

    July 3rd / Prologue Liege July 4th / Liège-Charleroi July 5th / Charleroi-Namur July 6th / Waterloo
    - Wasquehal (?) July 7th / Arras - Cambrai July 8th / Amiens - Chartre July 9th / Bonneval - Angers
    July 10th / Chateaubriand - Saint Brieuc July 11th / Lamballe - Quimper July 12th / REPOS -
    TRANSFERT à Limoges July 13th / St Leonard de Noblat - Gueret July 14th / Limoges - St Flour July
    15th / St Flour - Figeac July 16th / Castelsarrasin - La Mongie July 17th / Saint Gaudens/Lannemezan
    - Plateau de Beille July 18th / Carcassonne - Nimes July 19th / REPOS - TRANSFERT à Nimes July 20th
    / Nimes - Mt Ventoux July 21st / Gap (?) - Courchevel July 22nd / Courchevel - Le grand Bornand July
    23rd / Annemasse - Lons le Saulnier July 24rd / Besancon (loop) July 25th / Montereau - Paris

    Don't know about the start of the stage on the 21st.... more wishful thinking... Would make a nice
    stage (albeit classic!) don't you think? Gap - Route Napoleon - Col d'Ornon - Col du Glandon - Col
    de la Madeleine - Courchevel

    Besançon for the final time trial makes plenty of sense (in the 19th Century, Besançon became the
    capital of French clock making!) and they have been asking for it for a while.

    Saint Leonard de Noblat is obviously a salute to one of the greatest (arguably THE greatest!) Tour
    de France contestants ; Poupou (aka Raymond Poulidor).

    Well... that's my $0.02 worth... let's wait and see now... can't wait.
    - Chris - http://www.customgetaways.com Sport Vacations (Multisport, Cycling,
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