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  • Added: friday 06 July 2018 at 18:59:00

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2018 and their bib numbers

    The participants list of the Tour de France 2018 and their bib numbersTomorrow the Tour de France 2018 will start in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, the start of a 23 days adventure with 21 stages for 176 riders (you can find the detailed race route here).

    Less riders than usual, 22 less to be precise, because the number of riders per team has been reduced from 9 to 8.

    Team Sky

    Chris Froome, last year's winner, will finally be at the start of the race, despite the refusal from A.S.O. to see the British rider start in the race, because of the ongoing investigation about him. Indeed, since the UCI received the green light from AMA concerning ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018
  • Added: monday 02 July 2018 at 23:50:00

    The Tour de France 2018 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth, time- and route schedules and stage profiles

    The Tour de France 2018 race route in Google Maps/Google Earth, time- and route schedules and stage profilesAs usual, velowire.com offers you the detail of the race route of the 105th edition of the "Grande Boucle", with all the routes on Google Maps/Google Earth, at a little bit less than one week of the start of the Tour de France 2018.

    With all the information you find in this article you'll know all small details, all cities and villages which will be visited by this Tour and it'll thus allow you to prepare your visit on the roads of the Tour if you get the chance to be part of the 12 millions of spectators on the side of the road, or simply get a better understanding of the race if you're not there!

    A little bit of information ...

    Let's first precise some information before we get to the details of all Tour de France 2018 stages:
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2018| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 03 June 2018 at 1:51:00

    The Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, the time- and route schedules, profiles and maps

    The Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth, the time- and route schedules, profiles and mapsThis Sunday 3 June, the 70th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné starts in Valence. 153 riders will get to start the race with a solo effort for the prologue of the 2018 edition of the race and 7 other stages will be awaiting them afterwards. Over a total of 958.6 kilometers, they'll see that especially the second half of the week will be decisive in this race, with important mountain parts in the stages.

    In this article you'll find the maps, profiles and time- and route schedule of each of these stages, the maps of course being on Google Maps/Google Earth as you're used to find on velowire.com!

    THe Critérium du Dauphiné 2018's race route on Google Maps

    Let's now have a look at the different stages one by one:

    P/ Sunday 3 June 2018 - Valence > Valence - 6.6 km

    It'll all start w ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: thursday 05 April 2018 at 10:48:00

    Paris-Roubaix 2018: its race route, cobble stones sections and other details of the Hell of the North

    Paris-Roubaix 2018: its race route, cobble stones sections and other details of the Hell of the NorthThe queen of the classics, Paris-Roubaix 2018, will take place this Sunday. For the 116th edition of the race, the organisor decided to slightly modify last year's race route: the start has been modified, as well as the first cobble stones sections, with for example the comeback of the Saint-Python section. We still have the same number of cobble stones sections (29) but the total distance on cobbles is a little bit lower than last year, 54.5 kilometers instead of 55. The total number of kilometers of the race remains identical, 257 kilometers, but that's also due to the fact that the kilometer 0 of the race is a bit further from the start location!

    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 ... with the Quick-Step riders being t ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: monday 12 March 2018 at 22:34:00

    The Tour de France 2020 will have its Grand Départ in Nice

    The Tour de France 2020 will have its Grand Départ in NiceThe day after the finish of Paris-Nice 2018 in Nice, Amaury Sport Organisation, the organisor of Paris-Nice and of the Tour de France, has officially announced that the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 will take place in the same city in the south of France and in the cities of its metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur (49 cities and towns).

    The "Grande Boucle" turns back to Nice 7 years after its last visit, for its 2nd "Grand Départ"!

    It was already 7 years ago that the Tour de France stopped in Nice. A stop with a team time trial (won by the Orica-GreenEDGE team, ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2020
  • Added: sunday 11 March 2018 at 23:13:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: sunshine for the Spanish riders David De La Cruz and Marc Soler in the final stage

    Paris-Nice 2018: sunshine for the Spanish riders David De La Cruz and Marc Soler in the final stageThe sun was definitely missing from the final part of Paris-Nice 2018 in Nice (despite the nickname of the race, the Race to the sun), with this stage of 110 kilometers which took place under the rain. If there were any sunrays, those were for the two Spanish riders who managed to get some good results out of this stage, David De la Cruz (Sky) for the stage win in a duo sprint and Marc Soler (Movistar) who wins the race thanks to the delay of the yellow jersey and the bonus seconds!

    The summary of the 8th and final stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Nice > Nice

    In this last stage, we had to wait until the climb of the Côte de Levens and the twentieth kilometer to see the first attacks, but this first breakaway didn't really work out. Once the bunch got back together, it fell apart in two parts, with a group of 24 riders ahead.

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: saturday 10 March 2018 at 23:13:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Simon Yates solo and with a double win in the 7th stage!

    Paris-Nice 2018: Simon Yates solo and with a double win in the 7th stage!The forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2018, who partly took place in the rain, was a difficult stage with several climbs. Simon Yates is the one who managed to be the last one to get away, in the final climb towards the mountain top finish and that's how the English rider not only won the stage but also took the jersey of the general classification!

    The summary of the 7th stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Nice > Valdeblore La Colmiane

    Apparently the Race to the sun, the nickname of Paris-Nice, doesn't really respect its nickname this year. Indeed, the forelast stage of Paris-Nice 2018 started in Nice under the pouring rain today!

    No breakaway attempts before the first climb of the day, the Côte de Gattières, but in this climb we saw sever ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: friday 09 March 2018 at 23:13:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Rudy Molard solo at the end of the 6th stage!

    Paris-Nice 2018: Rudy Molard solo at the end of the 6th stage!After the time trial in Saint-Etienne won by Wout Poels (Team Sky) and the 5th stage of Paris-Nice 2018 won in a solo victory by Jérôme Cousin (Direct Energie), it was again a solo victory which concluded the 6th stage in Vence today. Indeed, Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) went off alone just before the last kilometer and won the stage in this way!

    The summary of the 6th stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Sisteron > Vence

    At the start in Sisteron and despite several attempts to break away, we had to wait for about twenty kilometers before we saw a group get away. Rather quickly this group was joined by a second group and thus formed a big breakaway of no less than 13 riders: Lars Bak (Lotto Soudal), Amaël Moinard (Fortuneo-Samsic), Paul Martens (Lotto NL-Jumbo), Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis), Tom Scully (EF Education First-Drapac), ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: tuesday 06 March 2018 at 22:24:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Jonathan Hivert goes on till the end with the breakaway and wins the 3rd stage

    Paris-Nice 2018: Jonathan Hivert goes on till the end with the breakaway and wins the 3rd stageA stage for breakaway riders today in Paris-Nice 2018 and that's what we've seen, starting with a first breakaway right from the first kilometer and than, once this leading trio falls apart after an accelleration by Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie) in this group, a second leading trio got set up after the first crossing of the finish line, in the final circuit. This leading trio went on until the finish and battled for the stage win, taken by Jonathan Hivert (Direct Energie)!

    The summary of the 3rd stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Bourges > Châtel-Guyon

    Just before 11.30AM the race started in Bourges and right from the first kilometer, 3 riders got away from the peloton, more precisely Jay Thomson (Dimension Data), Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie) and Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz (Delko Marseille Provence KTM). Very quickly, these breakaway riders managed to extend ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
  • Added: monday 05 March 2018 at 19:16:00

    Paris-Nice 2018: Dylan Groenewegen strong sprinter in the 2nd stage

    Paris-Nice 2018: Dylan Groenewegen strong sprinter in the 2nd stageThe second stage of Paris-Nice 2018 between Orsonville and Vierzon didn't present any climbs and it was thus almost sure that it would end in a bunch sprint. The breakaway took some time to get off and the speed in today's stage was quite low all the way long, but in the end we saw a classical set-up for such a stage: a breakaway of 6 riders which was quickly reduced to two, taken back at 4 kilometers from their goal, after which a bunch sprint was prepared. In that bunch sprint Dylan Groenewegen showed his strong legs by starting off his sprint quite early and winning the stage!

    The summary of the 2nd stage of Paris-Nice 2018: Orsonville > Vierzon

    The weather was a bit better than yesterday when the second stage of Paris-Nice 2018 set off from Orsonville in the Yvelines department early this afternoon ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Nice| Paris-Nice 2018
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