Bicycling Magazine Tour de France 2009: Stage 1 

July 4th: Monaco - Monaco Individual Time Trial, 15.5km


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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 2 Jun 2009 5:47:30 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: Not Specified
Distance: 9.46 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 3415 ft
Total Loss: 3428 ft
Net Change: -13 ft
Difficulty: 6 / 10
Tags: Beausoleil, Tour de France 2009
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

The Tour hasn’t visited Monaco in 45 years—partly because the principality is so small that wrapping 15km of racing into its 2 square kilometers is a trick. Tour organizers have pulled it off for 2009 with a Formula 1-style course that is long enough for TT-specialists to show their form, but technical enough to make GC-favorites think twice before leaning hard into a tight corner.

The Betting Line: Look for the GC favorites to come out hard, but more to fire a warning shot to their rivals than to take the yellow jersey. Armstrong in particular has to send a message about his form. With no time bonuses on offer again this year, breakaway artists like Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank) will be motivated to turn in good times to position themselves for an early yellow jersey via a breakaway in the coming stages. Look for a TT-specialist with low GC ambitions--like Garmin's David Millar--to pull off the win (and on the maillot jeune) in Monaco.

 *Only stages 8km or shorter are considered Prologues, which is why this year’s race begins with Stage 1.

Note: Stage route, exact start/finish, and sprints/climbs have been approximated from information provided by LeTour.com. Actual stage may vary slightly.



3D STAGE MAP: Fly over the Tour de France's steep climbs, windy roads, and sprint finishes in this interactive Google Earth map.  

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Tracks

Tour de France 2009: Stage 1

Distance: 9.46 mi Points: 334
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 0.33 mi Slight left to stay on Avenue d'Ostende Then go 0.07 mi
2 0.40 mi Slight left to stay on Avenue d'Ostende Then go 0.04 mi
3 0.44 mi Slight left at Avenue de la Princesse Alice Then go 0.17 mi
4 0.61 mi Avenue de la Princesse Alice turns slightly left and becomes Impasse de la Fontaine Then go 0.07 mi
5 0.68 mi Turn left at Boulevard de la Princesse Charlotte Then go 0.24 mi
6 0.92 mi Slight left to stay on Boulevard de la Princesse Charlotte Then go 0.04 mi
7 0.96 mi Slight right at Boulevard du Jardin Exotique Then go 0.21 mi
8 1.17 mi Slight right to stay on Boulevard du Jardin Exotique Then go 0.67 mi
9 1.84 mi Continue on Boulevard du Jardin Exotique/D6307 Then go 0.07 mi
10 1.91 mi Slight right to stay on Boulevard du Jardin Exotique/D6307 Then go 0.12 mi
11 2.03 mi Enter the traffic circle Then go 0.05 mi
12 2.08 mi Slight left at Avenue Prince Rainier III/D6007 Then go 0.36 mi
13 2.44 mi Slight right at D6007/Moyenne Corniche Then go 1.96 mi
14 4.41 mi Slight right to stay on D6007/Moyenne Corniche Then go 1.43 mi
15 5.84 mi Slight left at Escalier Bon Voyage Then go 0.01 mi
16 5.85 mi Sharp left at Avenue Notre Dame de Bon Voyage/D6007 Then go 0.24 mi
17 6.09 mi Enter the traffic circle Then go 0.04 mi
18 6.13 mi Turn left at Avenue Jean Jaurès/D6098 Then go 0.99 mi
19 7.12 mi Slight right at D6098 Then go 0.06 mi
20 7.18 mi D6098/Place Antoine Repaire turns slightly left and becomes D6098 Then go 0.01 mi
21 7.19 mi Turn left at Avenue Princesse Grace Entering France Then go 0.02 mi
22 7.21 mi Continue on Avenue Princesse Grace Then go 0.39 mi
23 7.60 mi Turn right to stay on Avenue Princesse Grace Then go 0.24 mi
24 7.85 mi Slight right toward Avenue Princesse Grace Entering Monaco Then go 0.01 mi
25 7.85 mi Continue straight onto Avenue Princesse Grace Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.24 mi
26 8.10 mi Turn left to stay on Avenue Princesse Grace Then go 0.01 mi
27 8.11 mi Turn right to stay on Avenue Princesse Grace Then go 0.50 mi
28 8.61 mi Slight left at Boulevard Louis II Then go 0.40 mi
29 9.02 mi Slight right at Avenue du Président Kennedy Then go 0.12 mi
30 9.13 mi Turn left toward Quai des Etats-Unis Then go 0.01 mi
31 9.14 mi Turn right at Quai des Etats-Unis Then go 0.06 mi
32 9.20 mi Slight left at Quai Albert Ier

Points of Interest

Start

Location: 43.734360, 7.421351
Place du Casino

Cat 4 Climb: Côte de Beausoleil

Location: 43.752032, 7.425513
4.5 miles at 2.7% grade.

Finish

Location: 43.733275, 7.422295


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