This is most unhelpful for any potential visiting spectators. Surely the organisors must realise that without adequate planning and notice, spectators may become limited to just locals. And with the economics everywhere suffering surely they should be pushing the boat out to advertise and publish as much detail for the race as possible
| Ronnie massey | dinsdag 22 november 2011 om 22:22:05
Completely agree with that! Many organisors are ignoring that.
I think the same goes for the route maps provided by organisors actually. In my opinion flat maps shown as a simple image are useless nowadays, only interactive maps such as mine on Google Maps* allow to really know where the race goes. As an example, compare for example the official route map for Paris-Tours this year and my map of Paris-Tours 2011 (zoom in on the finish part and you'll understand why it's useful ;-).
* those before July 1st, 2011 might not work anymore due to the change of the domain name of this website ; the KML files available in the articles will continue to work
In 2011 the race financing was in doubt until very close to the start. The organisers did their very best, but in the end had to reduce from 5 to 3 days.
The tour is confined to a fairly tight area,and it is easy to see all the sprints, climbs ,starts, finishes without traffic or crowd problems. As long as you know the dates, you can book your trip with confidence, get the race book from the start (usually San Pedro) and just enjoy some quick map reading to get to your chosen viewpoints. It is a great, less formal event which attracts many fo the big names - Armstong, Menchov, Contador etc etc. You can get right next to or even chat with the riders & staff before the starts
| David Gartside | donderdag 05 januari 2012 om 11:15:34
Apparently the race has now been reduced to 2 days.
i have booked to fly out on the 28th of feb till the 3rd of march i checked all the new dates .so booked it apartment and flight
,then yesterday 9th jan i see new dates for the tour !!!!!!!!!!!. wow ALL I CAN SAY IS I HOPE SPAIN WILL NEVER HOLD THE OLYMPICS ??
| khal | dinsdag 10 januari 2012 om 12:15:18
Aghhh my frustration with the organisers of this race is beyond comparisson. And whilst I understand in the background they may be working feverishly to keep this event alive, how can they seriously expect to bring in much needed revenue when theyre keeping the race a bloody secret !
| Ronnie massey | dinsdag 21 februari 2012 om 23:51:01