You 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.
Before they'll get there, the riders of the Tour will have done ...
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. ...
With the informations in this article you'll get to know all small details, all cities and all towns visited by this Tour and this will allow you to prepare your visit to the race or simply help you to better understand it!
Some preliminary information ...
Some of you might have already discovered a Google Maps version of the race route maps published by the organisor of the Tour de France on the official website of the race.
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 ...> Read the whole story | 4 comments | shown 3112x
The sponsors of the Tour are also getting ready and thus send out information about their different actions around the Tour. From the first electrical car in the caravan of the Tour de France to the new white and green jerseys, via the Tour on Strava with Powerbar, this article will provide you the latest informations from the different sponsors.
Hereunder, the sponsors have been presented in ...
Like every year, there will be some changes in the sponsors of the Tour de France again this year. Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) already announced its partnership with Dimension Data just before Paris-Nice, but there will be quite some other changes. And the most awaited announcement was of course the one for the sponsor of the green jersey since the moment PMU announced it would stop sponsoring it.
And since we're talking about the green jersey ... we'll also have to talk about the white jersey! Find out why below!
Today, at 255 days from the start*, the race route of the Tour de France 2015, 102th edition of the Grande Boucle, was officially presented. Without a real surprise as it comes to the stage cities which had already been anounced in the rumours about the race route, the official announcement confirms the surprise as it comes to the general profile of the race.
Very few kilometers of individual time trial, a first half on flat roads, a team time trial in the 9th stage (!), very few long stages and 10 days in the mountains to finish it all off are the elements which describe best this Tour ...
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While the official announcement will only be done on Wednesday 22 October in the Palais des Congrès in Paris, you probably know by now that every year early September you can find the first rumours about the upcoming Tour de France race route here, in this case for the ...> Read the whole story | 1087 comments | shown 256721x