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  • Added: sunday 27 August 2017 at 19:08:00

    Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017: yet another victory for Elia Viviani!

    Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017: yet another victory for Elia Viviani!The Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017, 2nd edition of the new format of the fomer Grand Prix de Plouay, ended - not surprisingly - in a bunch sprint. In this sprint, the Italian rider Elia Viviani of Team Sky showed his supremacy which we already saw the whole week long, after a victory in Hamburg last Sunday and 2 stage wins in a bunch sprint in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes.

    The summary of the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017

    The race started 8 minutes late for the peloton of the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France, at 11.08AM in Plouay for a race over 239.7 kilometers around Plouay, with two climbs in Mûr-de-Bretagne and a final circuit of 13.9 kilometers (see the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France 2017 race route).

    Rapidly after the start, a breakaway with 7 riders was formed by Natnael Berhane (Dimension Data), ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Grand Prix de Plouay
  • Added: saturday 22 July 2017 at 9:41:46

    The start order and times for the individual time trial of the Tour de France 2017 in Marseille

    The start order and times for the individual time trial of the Tour de France 2017 in MarseilleThe forelast stage of the Tour de France 2017 will take place today in the streets of Marseille, as an individual time trial with start and finish in the Orange Vélodrome in the center of the city (see the race route in Google Maps).

    There should be 167 riders at the start of this forelast stage of the 104th edition of the Grande Boucle and yoy can find their start order and -times for each of these riders below!


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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2017
  • Added: friday 30 June 2017 at 19:00:00

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2017 and their bib numbers

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2017 and their bib numbersTomorrow the Tour de France 2017 will start in Düsseldorf in Germany for 3,516 kilometers towards Paris where the final stage will finish on Sunday 23 July 2017.

    198 riders will come to the start, with no less than 49 of them participating in the Tour for the very first time!

    Some numbers

    The most well represented countries starting in the Tour de France 2017 are France with 39 riders, Italy with 18, Belgium with 16 and Germany also with 16 riders.

    The most experimented rider is French and his name is Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), who will start the Tour for the 17th time. The youngest rider is French as well, his name is Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro), and he is 22!

    The liste of participating riders for each team, with their bib numbers

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2017
  • Added: saturday 24 June 2017 at 19:50:00

    The Tour de France 2017 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour de France 2017 race route in Google Maps/Google EarthAs usual, velowire.com allows you to discover in detail the race route of this 104th edition of the Grande Boucle, on Google Maps/Google Earth at one week before the start of the Tour de France 2017.

    With the informations from this article you'll know all the tiny details, all cities and villages the Tour will visit and you'll thus be able to prepare your trip to the race if you're one of the 12 million spectators on the side of the road, or simply be able to follow the race in a better way if you're not!

    Some information first ...

    Here is some additonal information you need to know before we get into detail about the different stages of the Tour de France 2017:
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2017| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: friday 23 June 2017 at 21:27:00

    The Tour de France 2018 will start one week later .. and with less riders!

    The Tour de France 2018 will start one week later .. and with less riders!It was the surprise announcement made by the UCI yesterday and it was confirmed to velowire.com by A.S.O. today: the Tour de France 2018 will start one week later than planned and it will thus take place from 7 till 29 July 2018. Furthermore, the UCI announced that the number of riders will be reduced to 8 instead of 9 per team, as asked for by A.S.O. for 2017 already ...

    The dates of the Tour de France 2018: from Saturday 7 till Sunday 29 July 2018

    As usual, the Professional Cycling Council (PCC), of which Christian Prudhomme is one of the members, not directly in his role as the director of the Tour de France but in this case as a "Member designated by the other organisors of the UCI WorldTour, member of the AIOCC", which defines the calendar of the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018| UCI ProTour| Vuelta a España| Giro d Italia
  • Added: thursday 04 May 2017 at 23:39:00

    The Tour of Italy 2017 (100th Giro) race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour of Italy 2017 (100th Giro) race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Friday, 5 May 2017, the Tour of Italy 2017 (or Giro d'Italia 2017) will start on the island Sardinia south of Corsica, with three stages in line on the island followed by a transfer towards the mainland. All the other details about the race route, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race route on Google Maps/Google Earth can be discovered in this article, so you can follow the battle for pink with all the knowledge of the race you need!

    Due to a lack of time and since the conception of these maps requires quite a lot of work, velowire.com offers you to start with the race route of the 9 first stages, knowing that the following stages will be published progressively as soon as I finish them, but in any case always quite some time before they'll take place! ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Google Maps/Google Earth| Giro d'Italia 2017
  • Added: saturday 22 April 2017 at 0:11:00

    The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2017 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth: the 103rd 'Doyenne'!

    The Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2017 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth: the 103rd 'Doyenne'!In 1892 the very first edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège took place, which logically gives this race the nickname La Doyenne (the oldest one). That was 125 years ago and this year we'll see the 103rd edition of the Belgian classic which will take place between Liège, Bastogne and ... Ans (finish location of the race since 1992). You can always read the history of Liège-Bastogne-Liège which I published in the article about the race route of the 100th edition in 2014.

    The race route has been modified quite a bit in 2017, especially due to roadworks which prevent the race to go through Stavelot.
    In this article you'll find all the details of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2017 race route with the road map on Google Maps/Google Earth, the
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    this article appears in the following categories: Classics| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: friday 14 April 2017 at 20:38:00

    The Amstel Gold Race 2017 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the time- and route schedule

    The Amstel Gold Race 2017 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth and the time- and route scheduleThis Sunday, the only Dutch classic, the Amstel Gold Race, which will take place between Maastricht and ... the Rijksweg in Vilt. Indeed, since 2013, the finish is no longer on top of the Cauberg in Valkenburg but at the same location as where the finish of the races of the 2012 World Championships took place.

    The race route of the Amstel Gold Race 2017 - the 52nd edition of the race - is a little bit different from last year and the race now contains two additional climbs (and one less climb of the Cauberg, which brings the total number of climbs to 35), in the race route of this race which is part of the UCI WorldTour (in 2011 the number of climbs went up from 31 to 32 and in 2012 it went back down to 31, before going up to 34 in 2013 and now thus 35 in 20
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    this article appears in the following categories: Classics| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: saturday 08 April 2017 at 23:52:00

    The participants list for Paris-Roubaix 2017

    The participants list for Paris-Roubaix 2017This article has not been translated into English, but you'll find below the list of 199 participants in Paris-Roubaix 2017, with their names, nationalities and bib numbers.

    La 115ème édition de Paris-Roubaix partira demain matin de Compiègne, pour 257 kilomètres de course en direction du vélodrome de Roubaix. 55 kilomètres de pavés feront vibrer les 199 coureurs qui se présenteront au départ demain matin pour les 25 équipes qui participent à l'Enfer du Nord !

    Dans cet article vous trouverez l'ensemble des coureurs partants ainsi que leur numéro de dossard pour chacun d'entre eux.

    La liste des partants de Paris-Roubaix et les numéros de dossard

    Le vainqueur sortant, Matthew Hayman (Orica-Scott) portera le dossard numéro un et le coureur le plus titré qui fait toujours parti du peloton, Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) avec 4 victoires à son nom (2005, 2008, 2009 et 2012), porte ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics
  • Added: tuesday 04 April 2017 at 23:17:00

    Paris-Roubaix 2017: its race route, its cobble stones sections and the other details of the Hell of the North

    Paris-Roubaix 2017: its race route, its cobble stones sections and the other details of the Hell of the NorthThe queen of the classics, Paris-Roubaix 2017, will take place this Sunday. For the 115th edition of the race, the organisor decided to change the race route slightly compared to last year: the start is slightly different and two cobble stones sections which were not part of the race route since 1987 make their comeback. These additional sections, Briastre and Solesmes, make the total number of cobble stones sections grow to 29 and the number of cobbled kilometers to 55. However, since they are located quite early in the cobble stones programme of the race, this change should however not have any impact on the result of the race.

    In the Hell of the North, any small detail can however come disturb the race for one of the riders or maybe the contrary, help another rider. So, nothing's sure beforehand: Sunday, everything will be decided on the cobbles ...

    The 29 cobble stones sections of Paris-Roubaix

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    this article appears in the following categories: Classics| Paris-Roubaix| Google Maps/Google Earth
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