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  • Added: tuesday 21 July 2015 at 16:07:09

    The climb of the Lacets de Montvernier in video - 18th stage of the Tour de France 2015

    The climb of the Lacets de Montvernier in video - 18th stage of the Tour de France 2015You must have heard about the Lacets de Montvernier already. Since the Tour de France 2015 race route has been announced, we've seen the nice images of these 17 hairpins which form the climb from Pontamafrey towards Montvernier almost everywhere around the world.

    What we've seen less however, is the route itself which the riders will take while following these different hairpins.

    On Kinomap, we found a video by Florent Ligney, a passionate cyclist who talks about his training and the competitions he participates in on his blog, of this climb. Let's thus discover the Lacets du Montvernier as the riders of the Tour will see them this Thursday at 10 kilometers from the finish in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.


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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2015| Kinomap
  • Added: monday 13 July 2015 at 16:33:00

    The first ever climb of La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Tour de France 2015 in video!

    The first ever climb of La Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Tour de France 2015 in video!After today's rest day in Pau, the Tour de France 2015 will go on tomorrow, with the first mountain stage. It will take place in the Pyrenees, between Tarbes and La Pierre-Saint-Martin. For La Pierre-Saint-Martin, it'll be the very first time it receives the Tour de France and it's thus not surprising that this finish was being asked for for years now.

    The stage will have three 4th category climbs which precede the final climb (see the race route in detail) but it's the mountain top finish which will have a very big influence on the general classification and it might even decide the Tour tomorrow. ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2015| Kinomap| Catching up with Jérémy Roy
  • Added: tuesday 23 June 2015 at 18:58:00

    The Tour de France 2015 time trial in Utrecht on video!

    The Tour de France 2015 time trial in Utrecht on video!Are you impatiently waiting for the start of the Tour de France 2015 on 4 July? In that case you most probably know that it'll start with an individual time trial of 13.8 kilometers in the city of the Grand Départ, Utrecht in The Netherlands.

    If you don't know Utrecht, or if you'd like to know all the details of the race route the riders of the Tour will follow on Saturday 4 July, you've came to the right page! Indeed, in this article you'll find the race route of this time trial on video and ... in case you're in The Netherlands for the Tour (or if you're using Kinomap Trainer!), you can even do this almost completely flat track yourself, in my wheel!

    The time trial race route in Utrecht double filmed!

    A few weeks ago I went to Utrecht, to climb on my bike at 6AM! Uhm, yes, in order to show you the race route in the best
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2015| Kinomap| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: friday 22 August 2014 at 23:14:00

    A flashback on the Tour de France 2014 in photo and video

    A flashback on the Tour de France 2014 in photo and videoJust before the start of the Vuelta a España 2014, the Tour of Spain which will start this Saturday in Jerez de Frontera, I offer you the unique opportunity to do a visual flashback on the Tour de France 2014.

    From a sports perspective it was a very nice Tour, a bit less from a weather perspective, but despite that there were numerous nombreuses to produce some nice images, both in photo and in video!


    In this article you'll of course not find any video images of the race itself (sorry for that, if you expected to find that here) since they are exclusive to the official broadcasters of the Tour de France. However, you'll find photos, taken at the starts or the finishes of the stages and sometimes on the side of the road for certain stages and especially the individual time trial at the end of the Tour. You'll also find videos w ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2014| Kinomap
  • Added: friday 19 July 2013 at 23:23:00

    The Mont Semnoz as the final big climb of the forelast Tour stage - the race route in video !

    The Mont Semnoz as the final big climb of the forelast Tour stage - the race route in video !As the last climb in the Alps, the Mont Semnoz will tomorrow be the decisive climb in the forelast stage of the Tour de France 2013.

    In the series of videos of the most important climbs in the Alps of this Tour de France, you can now discover this unique climb which will allow to determine who's the best climber of this Tour the day before the final finish in Paris, at night.


    After the start in Annecy, the riders will climb the Côte du Puget of the 2nd category at km 12.5 (5.4 km @ 5.9%), the Col de Leschaux of the 3rd category at km 17.5 (3.6 km @ 6.1%), the Côte d'Aillon-le-Vieux of the 3rd category at km 43 (6 km @ 4%), the Col des Prés of the 3rd category at km 51 (3.4 km @ 6.9%), the Mont Revard of the 1st category at km 78.5 (15.9 km @ 5.6%), before they start the hors catégory Mont Semnoz climb which will have its summit at ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2013| Kinomap
  • Added: thursday 18 July 2013 at 23:24:00

    The Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Croix Fry in video images down to Le Grand-Bornand

    The Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Croix Fry in video images down to Le Grand-BornandThis article has not been translated in English but you can still watch the movies below with the climb of the Col de la Madeleine, the climb of the Col de la Croix Fry and the descent towards Le Grand-Bornand.

    Dans la série de vidéos Kinomap des principaux cols dans les Alpes, vous pouvez découvrir dans cet article deux des principales montées de l'étape de ce vendredi 19 juillet entre le Bourg d'Oisans et le Grand-Bornand.

    En effet, vous découvrirez une vidéo de la longue montée du Col de la Madeleine, deuxième montée de hors catégorie de cette étape et une vidéo avec la montée et la descente du Col de la Croix Fry jusqu'au Grand Bornand.

    Le Col de la Madeleine

    Commençons par le Col de la Madeleine qui suivra dans l'étape le Col du Glandon, tous deux de hors catégorie. Le Col de la Madeleine est long de 19,2 km avec une pente moyenne de 7,9%.

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2013| Kinomap
  • Added: wednesday 17 July 2013 at 19:22:00

    The Col de Manse, the Alpe d'Huez and the Col de Sarenne in video!

    The Col de Manse, the Alpe d'Huez and the Col de Sarenne in video!After the Col de Manse from Gap, the race route of the Embrun-Chorges time trial, we continue the series of videos of the Tour de France 2013 race route in the Alps with the videos of the climb of the Col de Manse from La Bâtie-Neuve (the other side then the one which was climbed on Tuesday), the Alpe d'Huez, the connection route between the Alpe d'Huez and the climb of the Col de Sarenne and the descent of the Col de Sarenne.

    Forming together the most important climbs of tomorrow's Tour de France 2013 stage between Gap and the Alpe d'Huez, these videos wi
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2013| Kinomap
  • Added: tuesday 16 July 2013 at 20:07:00

    The Embrun - Chorges time trial race route in video!

    The Embrun - Chorges time trial race route in video!

    ... and the start order and times!

    The second individual time trial stage of the Tour de France 2013 is particularly difficult, one of the most difficult time trials these last years in the Tour de France, between Embrun and Chorges.

    After the video of the climb of the Col de Manse, velowire.com today allows you to discover the full race route of this individual effort, and the list with the start order and times for the different riders who will start in this stage tomorrow.

    The race route of the Embrun > Chorges stage in video

    Between Embrun and Chorges the riders might not have the occasion to admire the nice views on the Lac de Serre-Ponçon, but you'll probably be able to view them on TV and even in the video in this article!

    Each of the riders will have to ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2013| Kinomap
  • Added: monday 15 July 2013 at 12:09:00

    Tomorrow the Col de Manse will be climbed in the final part of the Tour stage - discover it in our video!

    Tomorrow the Col de Manse will be climbed in the final part of the Tour stage - discover it in our video!Early June, as every year, the Critérium du Dauphiné was organised by Amaury Sport Organisation, the same organisor as for the Tour. This race, which is a sort of miniature Tour de France, takes place in the Alps and for velowire.com this was thus the perfect occasion to cover the Critérium du Dauphiné 2013 and at the same time, in collaboration with Kinomap, go discover the main climbs of the Tour de France 2013 in the Alps.

    Now the 100th edition of the Grande Boucle enters the Alps, you'll discover day after day a video of the climb of these mountains.


    We'll start this series of course with the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2013| Kinomap
  • Added: saturday 08 June 2013 at 8:19:00

    The state of the Col de Sarenne in video

    The state of the Col de Sarenne in videoDuring the 7th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2013, between Le Pont-de-Claix and Superdévoluy today, the riders will climb -for the first time in a cycling race- the Col de Sarenne after the Alpe d'Huez.

    Currently in the Alps with Kinomap, I checked out this climb and its current state, just before the Critérium du Dauphiné but of course also before the Tour de France 2013 where these two climbs will be done for the double climb of the Alpe d'Huez during the 18th stage starting in Gap and finishing on top of the Alpe d'Huez.

    In the video below you'll first see some images in the descent, where we see quite a lot of gravel, followed by the start and finally the end of the climb.

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    this article appears in the following categories: Critérium du Dauphiné 2013| Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré| Tour de France| Tour de France 2013| Kinomap