Friday, March 3, 2017

2018 Tour de France : Start Revealed

Already Tour de France 2018 start has been revealed in detail. Maps for stages 1-4 are below. Highlights for me are once more starting with Passage du Gois and a team time trial in Cholet. I'm guessing stage 4 could end in Redon. I'll be there again, probably spending a week in Noirmoutier before.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tour de France 2017 : Second Take

A rough outline of our Tour de France 2017 in our 10th year straight of following the tour.

Likely stages Les Rousses Ski Station (finish) ; between Chambery and Nantua (on course) ; between Perigeux and Bergerac (time trial) ; Peyragudes (finish) ; Rodez (finish) ; Laissac (start) ; somewhere near Le Puy en Velay and Brioude which will lead us to the west coast holiday on beach.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tour de France 2017 : First Stages for Us : First Take

Tour de France 2016 : Pictures of the Day

Mont Ventoux (they moved the finish, the wind removed these campers),Bedoin (Krys), Bourg Saint Andeol (the devil), Montelimar (early morning cafe), Culoz (running the switchbacks), Domancy, Domancy again (the vibe), Megeve (Generation Peche). Those were our seven stage visits for 2016.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tour de France 2016 : Viewing Plan

Leaving for France tomorrow. A summary of the race viewing plan for our Tour de France 2016 as follows.

Stages to visit:

Stage 12  Montpellier / Mont Ventoux at Summit Finish, car camping at Mont Serein on other side of Mont Ventoux

Stage 13 Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc TT, at or very near start on course

Stage 14 Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, at start

Stage 15 Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz at or near finish, passes twice through Culoz

Stage 17 Berne / Finhaut-Emosson at or near finish at Finhaut

Stage 18 Sallanches / Megève TT, on course

Stage 19 Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, near finish

Stage 20 Megève / Morzine-Avoriaz, at start

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tour de France 2016 : Route revealed

Last night watched the TDF route reveal on laptop. Not so many surprises, just the mountain time trial from Sallanches to Megeve. I moved quickly to snap up a hotel nearby once I saw the route.

I anticipate watching six stages live in 2016. Mont Ventoux mountain top finish, Bourg Saint Andeol TT, Culoz finish, Sallanches Megeve TT, Albertville to Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc from Megeve and `Megeve to Morzine start.

Before the tour some days in Provence (especially the market in Sault the day before Ventoux) and after the tour in Switzerland.

Mont Ventoux is barren on one side of the mountain, lush and green on the other. TV reception is great. That will be a nice intro for TDF 2016.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tour de France 2016 : Here we go again

Based on the rumours Velowire.