Tour De France Stage 1 Video Diary -

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Tour De France Stage 1 Video Diary -

Postby gdl_gdl » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:04 pm

On the bbc website, a cyclist has been selected to enter the participation ride which follows the same route as Stage 1 of the Tour De France.

He currently rides 6 miles a day for work and he'll be expected to train up in 10 weeks to enable him to complete the 120 mile (not kms!) stage. (He's keeping a video diary of his progress and it's posted to the bbc site every week.)

Part 1 is shown below....

Part 1

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by BNA » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:51 pm

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Postby DrEvil123 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:51 pm

Awesome!

Please keep updating this thread when there are new additions if you remember or I will forget to check it :P
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:08 pm

120M = 192K

How long does he have to complete it on the day? What are the road conditions?

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Postby DrEvil123 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:15 pm

I think it is more of a matter of he just has to complete it in a day. No sort of strict time limit...
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:39 pm

So 15kph will eventually get him there and at 20kph, he can stop to take some pictures.

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Postby gdl_gdl » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:24 pm

Here's an interactive map of the route he will be following (including the respective altitudes)...

Stage 1

Interesting to note that the rolling Kent countryside referred to had an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude yesterday! Now that would make an interesting ride! :wink:

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