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The Boucles Drôme Ardèche 2013 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

Added: friday 22 February 2013 at 22:36:00
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    The Boucles Drôme Ardèche 2013 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis weekend will see the first edition of the Boucles Drôme Ardèche take place. Indeed, the "Boucles du Sud Ardèche" saw its name change and become the Classic Sud Ardèche (the race which will take place this Sunday 25 February 2013) and saw the birth of its smaller sister, the Drôme Classic, which will take place this Saturday 24 February 2013.

    Together with the cyclosportive "La Classic du Rocher" these races are united under the name "Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche" and in this article you'll find the race route of these races on Google Maps/Google Earth.

    Saturday 24 February 2013 - La Drôme Classic - 193.8 km

    Because of snow, the very first edition of La Drôme Classic has been cancelled.You can discover below all information about what should have been the race route for this new race.

    The very first edition of La Drôme Classic will take place around the city of Montmeyran.

    It'll start with a loop on the west side of the city (23.8 km) before a return to the start for 5 laps on circuit mainly south of Montmeyran (5 x 32.9 km). In this circuit, the riders will each time climb the Côte d'Allex, the main climb of this race. The final loop is quite short because, from the start/finish location, it will go north and will cut off from east to west immediately after the northern part of the main circuit of the race to go back to the start which will be the finish line at that time (5.5 km).

    The total distance of this race will thus be 193.8 kilometers.

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps for this race. On the map, the different loops are indicated with different shades of purple. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of La Drôme Classic 2013 The profile of La Drôme Classic 2013 The map with the race route of La Drôme Classic 2013 on Google Maps

    La Drôme Classic 2013

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    La Drôme Classic 2013

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    Sunday 25 February 2013 - La Classic Sud Ardèche - 197.8 km

    The second part of the weekend in the Drôme/Ardèche area will see a new edition of La Classic Sud Ardèche-Souvenir Francis Delpèche (formerly known as Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche).

    The fictive start will be in Bourg Saint Andéol but the race will first go north to go find the real start in Saint Montan. From there, the peloton will go back south towards Bourg Saint Andéol where the riders will turn west via the Côte du Ranc Pointu and the Côte du Serre de Tour. These two climbs are followed a bit further by the Col de la Serre and, when getting closer to the finish city, by the Côte du Vignal and the Côte de Chapias.

    In the final circuit around Ruoms, the riders will find two more climbs, the Rocher de Sampzon and the Côte de la Vignasse, which they'll climb 3 times since the final circuit will be done 3 times.

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule, the profile and the race route on Google Maps for La Classic Sud Ardèche. Click on each of the images to open them.
    The time- and route schedule of La Classic Sud Ardèche 2013 The profile of La Classic Sud Ardèche 2013 The map with the race route of La Classic Sud Ardèche 2013 on Google Maps

    La Classic Sud Ardèche 2013

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    La Classic Sud Ardèche 2013

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    The race route of the Boucles Drôme Ardèche 2013 in Google Earth

    You have just discovered all details of the two races which make up the first edition of the Boucles Drôme Ardèche, including the time- and route schedules, the profiles of the races and for each of them the race route on Google Maps.

    If you'd like to check out the complete race route of the Boucles Drôme Ardèche 2013, you can download the KML file below and open it in Google Earth.
    >> Download the Boucles Drôme Ardèche 2013 race route in Google Earth

    The map of the Boucles Drôme Ardèche 2013

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Tiens, une course dans mon coin :) Déjà que l'Etoile de Bessèges n'en est pas très loin, ici, on se rapproche de chez moi !

    Pour ma part, c'est du 50-50 : étape drômoise un peu décevante, étape ardéchoise plutôt bonne. La première est dans une zone trop plate autour de Valence, alors que plus au sud il y avait des possibilités autour de Dieulefit, de Die, de Nyons (même Montélimar à la limite). Certes il ne faut pas s'attendre à des étapes aussi difficiles que dans le Tour de France, mais pour une première édition, il y avait de meilleures solutions.

    Sinon le parcours ardéchois me plaît un peu plus, longeant les gorges de l'Ardèche, et proposant bien plus de difficulté. Seul regret, j'aurais plutôt fait terminer l'étape à Vallon-Pont-d'Arc afin de laisser le dernier passage à Sampzon comme juge de paix. Les "petites" côtes sont bien exploitées et c'est pas plus mal !

    Merci en tout cas Thomas de m'avoir fait découvrir cette course, dont j'aurais totalement ignoré l'existence ! :)

    | Linkinito | saturday 23 February 2013 at 1:52:27

  2. Merci Thomas,
    je ne savais pas qu'une seconde course avait été créée cette année.
    Nous verrons bien ce qu'elle donnera cette Drôme Classic, où nous risquons d'avoir une course assez débridée sur ce type de parcours.

    Linkinito, c'est la 4e année que les boucles sud ardèche sont pro avec des victoires de Riblon (2010), Vichot (211) et Pauriol (2012) : en espérant une nouvelle victoire française.

    | Aurélien M. | saturday 23 February 2013 at 9:11:18

  3. Bonjour !

    J'aurais aimé vous faire découvrir une nouvelle course qui ait réellement lieu. Malheureusement, la neige en a décidé autrement puisque les routes étaient blanches à l'heure du départ. Initialement, il était question de repousser le départ d'une heure mais cet après-midi encore il y a de la neige de prévue.

    Pour l'instant, la course de demain aura lieu normalement.

    | Thomas Vergouwen | saturday 23 February 2013 at 12:16:17

  4. Bonjour Thomas,

    avec toutes ses annulations (Lugano et Kuurne), la classique Sud Ardèche a-t'elle lieu ?

    | Aurélien M. | sunday 24 February 2013 at 11:50:47

  5. Désolé de ne pas avoir répondu plus tôt ;-). La Classic Sud Ardèche a bien lieu effectivement, pas de neige aujourd'hui apparamment !

    | Thomas Vergouwen | sunday 24 February 2013 at 13:29:58

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