2004 Tour de France

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The 2004 Tour de France’s route was announced this morning in Paris. Very, very interesting. No individual time trial until Stage 16 and it is going to be incredible – an uphill time trial on Alpe d’Huez. The day after Mount Ventoux. And three days later a 56 KM individual time trial over rolling roads. I am farklempt!

The Route:
Prologue - July 3: Prologue Liege
Stage 1 - July 4: Liège-Charleroi
Stage 2 - July 5: Charleroi-Namur
Stage 3 - July 6: Waterloo - Wasquehal
Stage 4 - July 7: Arras - Cambrai
Stage 5 - July 8: Amiens - Chartre
Stage 6 - July 9: Bonneval - Angers
Stage 7 - July 10: Chateaubriand - Saint Brieuc
Stage 8 - July 11: Lamballe - Quimper
July 12: Rest Day: Transfer to Limoges
Stage 9 - July 13: St Leonard de Noblat - Guéret
Stage 10 - July 14: Limoges - St Flour
Stage 11 - July 15: St Flour - Figeac
Stage 12 - July 16: Castelsarrasin - La Mongie
Stage 13 - July 17: Saint Gaudens/Lannemezan - Plateau de Beille
Stage 14 - July 18: Carcassonne - Nimes
July 19 - Rest Day: Transfer to Nimes
Stage 15 - July 20: Nimes - Mt Ventoux
Stage 16 - July 21: Bourg d'Oisans - Alpe d'Huez ITT
Stage 17 - July 22: Courchevel - La Plagne or Le Grand Bornand
Stage 18 - July 23: Annemasse - Lons le Saulnier
Stage 19 - July 24: Besancon - Besancon ITT
Stage 20 - July 25: Melun - Paris

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John Z (not verified)

Cyclingnews.com had Stage 15 incorrect. It does not end on Mt. Ventoux, rather its goes from Valréas - Villard-de-Lans with 7 major climbs, but no HC ones.

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Basil (not verified)
No team time trial???

..or just not denoted as such?

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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
Stage 4 is a TTT (nm)
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Geo Carl Kaplan (not verified)

"Que veut dire en anglais le mot ""farklempt""?"

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John Z (not verified)

Farklempt: Yiddish - Too emotional to talk; Ready to cry.

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Yogi (not verified)
Ullrich back on Telecom

If Vinokourov rides with him next year, he won’t have the excuse of being on an inferior team. Jan seems to be getting comfortable finishing second; it will be interesting to see if he’ll have what it takes next year. Time and the opportunity to beat LA are running out.

The short list of ‘reasons’-

-Knee injury one year
-Morphs into 'El Gordo' during the off season
-Testing positive for Happy meds
-Wet roads for the final ITT this year
-Sandra Bullock doesn’t fancy him
-Bianchi won’t give him his Euros

LA – ""Seven is not out of the question if I wins next year""- Translation- ""Bring It On!""

""You like apples?"" –How’s about them Carbon fiber ball(s)!

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