Before Friday I have to crash course myself in Tour de France everything. Our friends Cat and AJ are rather into it all and we are heading to theirs for an evening – I guess it’s the final (I don’t know!!!) of Tour de France everything. So we have to each pick a team: I will be going for team Columbia (because Geoff told me I should because I have Columbia shoes and a tent….err yes – besides they’re good) – no one is allowed the same team…
I will do some scouting tomorrow – but if you have suggestions for something like a quick but thorough overview, that’d be great. I know diddly squat. Except that it’s long distance team cycling through France.
The race finishes in Paris on the 26th of July.
For an understanding of the various awarded jerseys in the event check out this post – http://rodneyolsen.net/2009/07/let-the-race-begin.html
From the official Tour de France website:
Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009, the 96th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.
These 21 stages have the following profiles:
* 10 flat stages,
* 7 mountain stages,
* 1 medium mountain stage,
* 2 individual time-trial stages,
* 1 team time-trial stage.
Hope that helps.
love your committement Bec!
And very impressed with Rodney’s overview!
AJ is bound to keep a running commentary going (arrrr) and I may yell at the tv at some stage, so I’m sure you’ll find out everything you need to know! x