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Ian Butler
Yeah, but annual Champs-Elysée has only been here for 1975, so it isn't the biggest tradition in TDF, right?

But you probably know better about it then me. We'll just wait and see Smile
 
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CountArach
Ian Butler wrote:
Yeah, but annual Champs-Elysée has only been here for 1975, so it isn't the biggest tradition in TDF, right?

Still you don't just dump 37 years of established tradition during what is essentially a festival of tradition. The Tour is always exceptionally resistant to change (as is the whole sport, it has to be said) and this just would be a strange time to change things.
Ian Butler wrote:
But you probably know better about it then me. We'll just wait and see Smile

Actually I'm just thinking logically here, I know the same as you do.
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Avin Wargunnson
I will just throw it here, what i wrote in "News in October" as the reaction to the posts there, but it belongs here better...

I really really doubt someone would like to skip the traditional champagne merchandise nothing is going to happen (when Vino retired) sightseeing tour de Paris. Smile
But it could be surely epic stage...

I'll be back
 
kumazan
CountArach wrote:
Ian Butler wrote:
Yeah, but annual Champs-Elysée has only been here for 1975, so it isn't the biggest tradition in TDF, right?

Still you don't just dump 37 years of established tradition during what is essentially a festival of tradition. The Tour is always exceptionally resistant to change (as is the whole sport, it has to be said) and this just would be a strange time to change things.


I see nothing wrong in dumping a boring tradition like that. It's 36 years too late.
 
CountArach
kumazan wrote:
CountArach wrote:
Ian Butler wrote:
Yeah, but annual Champs-Elysée has only been here for 1975, so it isn't the biggest tradition in TDF, right?

Still you don't just dump 37 years of established tradition during what is essentially a festival of tradition. The Tour is always exceptionally resistant to change (as is the whole sport, it has to be said) and this just would be a strange time to change things.


I see nothing wrong in dumping a boring tradition like that. It's 36 years too late.

I am undecided but my point is more that the occassion kind of demands a tradition, if only so that it has something definite which it can point to and say "here is proof that we are part of a long line which connects us to the past."

But this is probably just the historian inside me talking.
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Strydz
I like the final stage finishing in Paris, it brings the 3 weeks to a close nicely and is also a high holy day for the sprinters. Leave it alone I say
Edited by Strydz on 08-10-2012 10:46
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kumazan
You can see it as demanding a tradition, or as "hey, it's the 100th TdF, time to do something special". If that finish in the Alpe is true, they obviously chose the latter.
 
alexkr00
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes
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Abelbaba
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...
 
Heine
Maybe they are tired of Cavendish winning the last stage?
 
alexkr00
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.
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Abelbaba
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


very very true
 
Montolivo
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


Why not?

The most boring and unexciting stage that could possibly be in a GT.

For me I would love to see at least for this edition a great final where nothing is decided before they hit the line for the last time.
 
Abelbaba
Montolivo wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


Why not?

The most boring and unexciting stage that could possibly be in a GT.

For me I would love to see at least for this edition a great final where nothing is decided before they hit the line for the last time.


it would certenly be an exiting race and also favorites attacking on the first climb, but finishing in paris is for the sprinters the last chance for a win and the most prestigous one
 
CountArach
Montolivo wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


Why not?

The most boring and unexciting stage that could possibly be in a GT.

For me I would love to see at least for this edition a great final where nothing is decided before they hit the line for the last time.

To be fair this way we wouldn't know what happens until they hit the line on stage 20. It just means that to finish on stage 21 they would add in 1 more early or transitional stage for the sprinters. Then there is the missing out on the procession and such, whichthe press would not want to give up (with all the photo shoots and interview opportunities).
Edited by CountArach on 08-10-2012 11:36
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Avin Wargunnson
Montolivo wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


Why not?

The most boring and unexciting stage that could possibly be in a GT.

For me I would love to see at least for this edition a great final where nothing is decided before they hit the line for the last time.

I strongly agree with you, i would have not a problem with skiping that marketing spectacle, which has nothing to do with actual racing. They can make the the post Tour criterium instead of it, if they need a champagne ride...

Onthe other hand Count is right they will just throw another dull stage to the mid Tour instead of it.
Edited by Avin Wargunnson on 08-10-2012 11:46
I'll be back
 
Montolivo
CountArach wrote:
Montolivo wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


Why not?

The most boring and unexciting stage that could possibly be in a GT.

For me I would love to see at least for this edition a great final where nothing is decided before they hit the line for the last time.

To be fair this way we wouldn't know what happens until they hit the line on stage 20. It just means that to finish on stage 21 they would add in 1 more early or transitional stage for the sprinters. Then there is the missing out on the procession and such, whichthe press would not want to give up (with all the photo shoots and interview opportunities).

I do agree with you that it would be one more stage earlier in the race for the sprinters, but I think a stage up to Alpe d'Huez on the last stage of 100th edition of the Tour would be something very special.

I also think that to go out of the rule of finishing on the Champs-Elysèe would be refreshing. Instead of Cavendish finishing of the Tour with a victory we could have a battle between Contador, Schleck, Froome and Nibali etc.
 
CountArach
Montolivo wrote:
CountArach wrote:
Montolivo wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
Abelbaba wrote:
alexkr00 wrote:
So, for the 100th Tour they decide to mess with its trademark Rolling Eyes


nothing is decided yet...


I know, but something like this shouldn't even be considered imo.


Why not?

The most boring and unexciting stage that could possibly be in a GT.

For me I would love to see at least for this edition a great final where nothing is decided before they hit the line for the last time.

To be fair this way we wouldn't know what happens until they hit the line on stage 20. It just means that to finish on stage 21 they would add in 1 more early or transitional stage for the sprinters. Then there is the missing out on the procession and such, whichthe press would not want to give up (with all the photo shoots and interview opportunities).

I do agree with you that it would be one more stage earlier in the race for the sprinters, but I think a stage up to Alpe d'Huez on the last stage of 100th edition of the Tour would be something very special.

I also think that to go out of the rule of finishing on the Champs-Elysèe would be refreshing. Instead of Cavendish finishing of the Tour with a victory we could have a battle between Contador, Schleck, Froome and Nibali etc.

I agree but I doubt that the press would give up 'their' day.
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bigggassi
Imo it would be enough if they place the 20th stage in the mountains. Like in 2009 with the Ventoux.

If I have to choose between placing the 20th stage in the alpes and 21th in Paris or 20th stage somewhere in the flats and the last stage in the mountains, I would choose option nr. 1. There is really no difference on the outcome if they put for example Alpe d'Huez on 21 instead of 20. Even more is an anniversary no ground for experiments. You have to go with the tradition here.
 
Aquarius
I doubt we'll see Nibali in that battle in 2013.
 
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