These are the voyages of Capt. Prudhomme and the starship ASO, boldly going where no media hyped cycling event has ever gone before...
Just hours ago they unveiled the 2010 TdF route, including the much anticipated hundredth anniversary of then director Henri Degrange's near death march up the muddy goat track climb of Col du Tourmalet. In 2010 they lads in lycra will get tortured by Tourmalet twice - stock up on your high altitude blood supplies boys.
One day, I'm going to go to the Tour de France route unveiling ceremony for myself - just to see in person how ridiculously overhyped this event can be. Until then check out this bit of video-whizbangery...
And for a more practical look - these from VeloNews and Cyclingnews:
2010 Tour route unveiled
2010 Tour de France: a taste of the classics
Rider's reactions to 2010 route
Opinion: We failed Tamar Monhait
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