2016 Tour de France

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2016 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:14 pm

Looks like the route for 2016 may have been announced sort of...
http://morzinesourcemagazine.com/tour-d ... red-route/
13 July looks good... especially the start town 8) 8) 8)
Villars-les-Dombes ... population 4500 incl me :mrgreen:

I think Andorra should be on there though ... suppose we will see.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:20 am

So the week of 10th - 16th July - what are some of the passes that could be used if those routes were accurate in any way ?

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:20 pm

I think Morzine is accurate... But I don't actually think the start in my town is accurate.
I am 99% sure they are going to Andorra but that is not on there... So don't trust it too much.
One that is sure to be back next year is Galibier.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:24 am

Okay, to all those francophiles out there ;

In doing the planning for the 2016 Alps/Dolomites trip, I noticed that some climbs are Col de I'Iseran and some are Col du Galibier, and then some are Col de la Croix de Fer

What is the difference between the de, du and de la ?

Tried google, but couldn't seem to get anywhere :?:

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby vbap_commuter » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:01 pm

http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/de ... -des_2.htm

Master that, and you'll be giving victory speeches on the Champs soon...

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:53 pm

So :-) ,
Col de la Croix de Fer . "Croix" is féminin ... La Croix. De is a préposition ... A linking word, in these instances it's like "of the" .
Col du Galibier, "Galibier" is masculin, Le Galibier, but you don't say "Col de le Galibier", you shorten "de le" to "du".
Now Iseran is also masculin, but in Français you can't have a word finishing with a vowel followed by a word starting with a vowel. So as you can't write "Col du Iseran", you extend "du" back out to "de le"... But as you also can't write "Col de le Iseran" with two vowels it becomes "de l' "
Now the silly part is it doesn't really matter if the word masculin or féminin, if it starts with a vowel, "du" will become "de l' " and "de la" will also become "de l' " .
Now near me I have the "Col des Portes" ... "Portes" being plural you use "des". Not to be confused with " Col de Porte" near Grenoble.
But just to confuse the issue... "Porte" on this instance probably refers to a name instead of a door / entry or "porte" in French. As it is "la porte" for a door.
Of course there is also a "Col de la Porte" somewhere else :lol:

So why is it not Col du Porte?... Well as you can see it's complicated when it comes to names, there isn't really a rule. You would need to go back in history to find out what the Porte actually refers to... A family name ( they don't have masculin or féminin ) , a place or a thing .... Hehe

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:20 pm

:shock:

Almost sorry I asked. My head almost exploded :|

Thanks anyway. So it's like a him/her/it (der/die/das) is in German. Cool.

When is the next trivia night !!!!

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:33 pm

Found this site with some interesting info and rumors .....

Velowire site

http://www.velowire.com/article/940/en/tour-de-france-2016--the-rumours-about-the-race-route-and-the-stage-cities-.html

Link to the image as it can change as more rumors surface and are filled in with detail


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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby PhilMailloux » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:16 pm

toolonglegs wrote:So :-) ,
Col de la Croix de Fer . "Croix" is féminin ... La Croix. De is a préposition ... A linking word, in these instances it's like "of the" .
Col du Galibier, "Galibier" is masculin, Le Galibier, but you don't say "Col de le Galibier", you shorten "de le" to "du".
Now Iseran is also masculin, but in Français you can't have a word finishing with a vowel followed by a word starting with a vowel. So as you can't write "Col du Iseran", you extend "du" back out to "de le"... But as you also can't write "Col de le Iseran" with two vowels it becomes "de l' "
Now the silly part is it doesn't really matter if the word masculin or féminin, if it starts with a vowel, "du" will become "de l' " and "de la" will also become "de l' " .
Now near me I have the "Col des Portes" ... "Portes" being plural you use "des". Not to be confused with " Col de Porte" near Grenoble.
But just to confuse the issue... "Porte" on this instance probably refers to a name instead of a door / entry or "porte" in French. As it is "la porte" for a door.
Of course there is also a "Col de la Porte" somewhere else :lol:

So why is it not Col du Porte?... Well as you can see it's complicated when it comes to names, there isn't really a rule. You would need to go back in history to find out what the Porte actually refers to... A family name ( they don't have masculin or féminin ) , a place or a thing .... Hehe



You know my first language is French and there's no way I could have explained it as well as that. There's only one thing I'm missing from this post. The explanation of what "masculin" and feminin" means. Masculin = male, feminin=female. Yes, there's male and female versions of words in the french language which makes it a major pita to learn and to spell properly (I can't write it for sh** and spent 13 years in the french school system...)

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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:25 pm

Hehe "the French school system" ... my kids are halfway through it now. They are 11 and it's like they are going to university. Some days they just go in for an hour or not at all, some days from 8.30 till 17.30!. Teacher sick? ... don't go to school for that class. It's a funny old place! :lol: .
My wife is very good in French ( she is a French / Spanish / English interpreter / translator at Interpol ) ... she says that most French people can't write French correctly. Probably explains why I can't understand half the emails I get from my club, everything is so chopped up and shortened. Don't even go there with txt's!!!. My French is OK if it is a subject I know well ( ie: cycling and nothing else! ). I went for a job as a chef d’atelier but my language skills aren't good enough to deal with the public.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:17 pm

So above map was not right ... but still got a stage finish in my village :)

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:29 pm

toolonglegs wrote:So above map was not right ... but still got a stage finish in my village :)


And you were right about Morzine.

Anyways, how long does it normally take before they release the detailed route (i.e. the actual route of the stages on the road) ?

Looks like the 2nd week of my trip might be around the shores of Lac Leman :D :D :D

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby Calvin27 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:53 pm

Quintana - calling it now.

If you repeat this years tdf without porte, Quitana comes out on top imo.
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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:40 pm

MichaelB wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:So above map was not right ... but still got a stage finish in my village :)


And you were right about Morzine.

Anyways, how long does it normally take before they release the detailed route (i.e. the actual route of the stages on the road) ?

Looks like the 2nd week of my trip might be around the shores of Lac Leman :D :D :D


The actual maps can be much closer to the actual race. But for the mountain stages you can usually work out where it is going by the profile maps which are released pretty early... there are not that many road choices.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:34 pm

toolonglegs wrote:So above map was not right ... but still got a stage finish in my village :)


Which stage ?

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:37 pm

Stage 14 on the 16th... Villars-les-Dombes. Definitely a sprint finish!.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:44 am

toolonglegs wrote:Stage 14 on the 16th... Villars-les-Dombes. Definitely a sprint finish!.


Hmmm, might have to try and catch up, depending on where we are :D

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:24 pm

No idea what I will be doing next July... But I will be around.
If I am working the Saturday I will certainly try and get over to the Grand Colombier stage on the Sunday.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:35 am

toolonglegs wrote:No idea what I will be doing next July... But I will be around.
If I am working the Saturday I will certainly try and get over to the Grand Colombier stage on the Sunday.


Sounds like a plan.

atm, it looks like we'll be spending the last week near Lake Geneva to catch the action, as I'll probably fly out of Geneva (best connections) :D

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:20 pm

how come this thread has no legs?
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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby Calvin27 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:29 pm

jasonc wrote:how come this thread has no legs?


They are all in whirlpool. :)
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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:26 pm

Well I start hols on Monday :D
Should be able to watch the whole glorious race.
Hanging for it to start.
They haven't had good ads for a few years. I hope they aren't too lame this year as they play them over and over.
Other than that expecting few laughs out of the commentary.

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby cerb » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:43 pm

Is there a BNA fantasy competition set up yet?

http://tdffantasy.sbs.com.au/default.aspx

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby biker jk » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:23 am

New Orica kit for TdF. Lookls like Movistar. :lol:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/orica-bikeexchange-unveil-new-kit/

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Re: 2016 Tour de France

Postby jasonc » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:27 pm

biker jk wrote:New Orica kit for TdF. Lookls like Movistar. :lol:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/orica-bikeexchange-unveil-new-kit/

and no longer called orica greenedge
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