It's almost mid-January and the 2017 cycling season is thus about to begin, more particularly with the Santos Tour Down Under, as usual the first UCI WorldTour race of the year. This year it will take place from Tuesday 17 till Sunday 22 January 2017!
A bit over 60 days before the start of the 75th edition of Paris-Nice, the race route of the 2017 edition of the "Race to the sun" has been presented this Tuesday in Versailles.
With only one time trial, in the middle of the week, and with a finish on the highest point ever reached by this race, we can expect quite a battle for the yellow jersey at the end of the week when the race will exceptionally not finish on the Promenade des Anglais, out of respect for the victims of the terrorist attack on 14 July last year.
As predicted, the intermediate mountains (Vosges, Jura and Massif Central) are honoured, just like the Alps which see double with a first visit in Chambéry, followed by a transfer and a descente towards the Pyrenees followed by transition stages back to the Alps. The Tour will still end in Paris, but we'll get to know who's the winner of this 104th edition of the Grande Boucle in Marseille, since that's where the time trial the day before ...
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While the official presentation will only take place on 18 October in the "Palais des Congrès" in Paris, you are used to find here early September the first rumours about the race route of the Tour de France to come, in this case the Tour de France 2017 which will take place from Saturday 1st of July till Sunday 23 July 2017. This year this article has been publish ...> Read the whole story | 580 comments | shown 131502x
This Sunday 9 October 2016 it's already time for the end of season classic in France, the 110th edition of Paris-Tours, which has the nickname of the classic of the falling leaves, just like its big brother Il Lombardia which took place last week. This year it will take place between Dreux in the Eure-et-Loir department and the Avenue de Grammont in Tours.
As usual, this classic is one of the last races of the season in France and the riders will thus be willing to show what they're capable of once more just before we get in the winter rest period.
In this article you'll find all you need to know about this end of season classic: the race route on Google Maps, and a downloadable version in Google Earth, the profile and the time- and route schedule.
Tonight, the Tour of Spain, the Vuelta a España 2016, will start, with a 29.4 kilometer long team time trial, in the province of Ourese.
In this article, you'll find the start order and -times of the different teams for this time trial, as well as the complete participants list with all the riders of the different teams with their bib numbers.
The start order and -times for the team time trial - Ourense, Thermale station of Laias > Parque Náutico de Castrelo de Miño
The first stage, which will thus take place tonight, will be a race against the clock, for each of the 22 teams which participate in this Tour of Spain.
Here's their start order and -time for each of these teams:
1 BORA-ARGON 18 18h26
2 DIRECT ENERGIE 18h30
3 LOTTO SOUDAL 18h34
4 ASTANA PRO TEAM 18h38
5 LAMPRE-MERIDA 18h42
6 DIMENSION DATA 18h46
7 IAM CYCLING 18h50
8 CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 18h54
9 FDJ 18h58
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Tomorrow the Tour de France 2016, 103rd edition of the Grande Boucle, will start at the foot of the Mont-Saint-Michel, in the Manche department which organises the Grand Départ this year.
198 riders will be at the start of the race and in this article you'll find all of them, with their bib numbers so you can identify them in the race.
Here's the list of participating riders for the Tour de France 2016, from Chris Froome to Florian Vachon, from the youngest rider of the Tour (the Norwegian Sondre Holst Enger, 22 years old) up to Matteo Tossato, who, at 42 years old, will participate in a Grand Tour for the 34th time, via the 32 riders who will participate, just like Sondre Holst Enger, in the Tour de France f ...
As usual, velowire.com allows you to discover in detail the race route of this 103rd edition of the Grande Boucle, with maps on Google Maps/Google Earth. The first maps were available on the French version of the website 3 weeks before the start of the Tour de France 2016 already and these have been progressively completed since. All stages are now online, with the English translation.
With the informations in this article you'll get to know all tiny details, all cities and villages which will be visited by the Tour and you'll thus be able to prepare your visit of the Tour if you plan to go there, or simply better understand the race if you're staying home!
Some preliminary information ...
Here is some preliminary information which is important to know before you get to discover the details of all the ...> Read the whole story | 25 comments | shown 45261x