Road: where does it happen? Who is going to attack and who can win a shirt? Together with Fredrik Kessiakoff Aike, Visbeek and Klas Johansson pilots Gabriella Ekström you through this year’s Tour de France.
This year’s Tour de France has all the ingredients required to raise an almost month-long bike fest one more level. Tempo stages longer than during last year’s contest, but not as long and flat to the pure climbers are out of the game in the same second as they straddle their tempo bikes.
Spurtarna has plenty to prove and they can do it from day one. The climbers and the audience that loves to see them have to look forward to spectacular mountain stages in the Pyrenees and Alps both in, as well as in the Central massif and in the Jura mountains, not to mention a bare and windy climb that rises in solitary Majesty out of lavender farms in Provence.
No fewer than nine stages are considered as the mountain stages and four of them have their termination on a mountaintop. Adulterated with Sprint and mountain stages, there are challenging and rolling stages for long offshoots, where space will be available for a puncheur Mikhail Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) and Greg Van Avermaet BMC riders and Amaël Moinard. The latter is also born in Cherbourg-Octeville, målstad for the second stage.
The 103rd Edition of the tour, make a motursvarv by France and has an unusual focus on show, while stages are well-planned geographically for the cyclists, who do not need to spend much time on the movement when they are not sitting in the saddle. A few stages are longer than 200 kilometers, but many are promptly shortened to encourage offensive execution.
The route is suitable for a strong skier, but the contest is full of such and the trend is towards a generation of cyclists for the total who also defends himself quite good on tempo. Find more information on itypeauto.com.