TV Show: Stage 2 of the 2009 Tour De France
Air Date: Sunday, July 5, 2009
Network: Versus (Live Coverage)
Files: Part 1 & Part 2 (700MBs each)
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TORRENT NOTE: This video has been edited with no commercials and covers the entire race live, no highlights. Part 1 and Part 2 are separate files so that you can download part 1 first to watch the race while you are downloading part 2. All coverage is live and none of the race was removed during the commercial removal process. Enjoy.
STAGE 2 DETAILS:
Date: Sunday 5 July
Start And Finish: Monaco > Brignoles
Distance: 187 km (116 Miles)
Profile: Stage 2 of the Tour de France takes the riders over some famous climbs used in different races over the years. One of the most well known is the Col d’ Eze. Used in Paris Nice for a number of years but brought to prominence when Paris Nice used to finish as a final time trial up this difficult climb.
The stage starts in front of the place du Casino in Monaco and will finish 182km later in Brignoles. This will be the seventh stage start from Monaco during the Tour’s history. After passing over the Col de’Eze, and passing by the beautiful cliff hanging four star hotel Chateau Eza, the riders turn their direction towards the city of Turbie. La Turbie, raced over in this year’s Paris Nice, famous for its great rock climbing, will provide a leg opener for the riders before they head down to the coast and head towards the finish in Brignoles.
On their way the race will pass through Grasse and Le Tignet in the direction of Draguignan. This is the same area where the early season race Haut Var takes place in February that Thomas Voeckler won. Here they will climb the Col de L’Ange a small bump in the road that was part of the 287km Tour stage in 1993 from Isola to Marseilles where Fabio Roscioli won solo. After the small climb the rider’s then head down towards the finish in Brignoles.
This will be the first time Brignoles hosts a Tour finish. Brignoles, the birth place of Saint Louis of Toulouse, was the summer residence of the count of Provence and their castle dates back to the 13th century. The counts of Provence ruled from 879 to 1496 where eventually the return of Provence to France took place in 1486. The finish here in Brignoles will surely be a battle between the sprinters but nothing like the fighting that took place thousands of years ago.