Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2010 Tour de France Routes

Giro d'Italia director Angelo Zomegnan has praised the design of the 2010 Tour de France saying, "It is a more complicated course than the past, and more demanding. There's the Tourmalet, the celebration of 100 years since its introduction into the Tour de France." It will be the second time since 1974 that a stage will finish on the Col du Tourmalet.

Rider Octave Lapize is noted for looking at Tour officials on the climb of the Col du Tourmalet in the 1910 Tour de France and yelling, "Vous êtes des assassins! Oui, des assassins!' (French for 'You are murderers! Yes, murderers!')".

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