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Le Tour 2001

89th Tour de France - Grand Tour

France, July 6-28, 2002

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Stage 1 - Sunday July 7: Luxembourg - Luxembourg, 192.5 km

By Tim Maloney, European editor

Luxembourg is situated at the southern end of the Ardennes hills, so the geography of the Grand Duchy is predominantly hilly. Starting at 12:20pm, and with four sprints including the final, four KOM's and not many flat stretches at all during Stage 1, the sprinters teams won't be able to control the race, so rather than a mass sprint, with the Cote de Hostert KOM with 10 km to go and then an uphill finish back to the Place du Glacis in Luxembourg City, there could be some early changes already on the Classement General after Stage 1.


km    Location
0     Luxembourg                                              Start
50    Heiderscheid                                           Sprint
69.5  Côte De Hoscheid                                 Cat. 3 climb
87    Côte De Vianden                                  Cat. 4 climb
117.5 Echternach                                             Sprint
148.5 Côte De Wormeldange                              Cat. 3 climb
160   Remich                                                 Sprint
182   Côte De Hostert                                  Cat. 4 climb
192.5 Luxembourg                                             Finish

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