Eau Rouge flat out in Tour de France

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The Belgian Grand Prix is still several weeks away but that didn’t stop the famous Spa Francorchamp from stealing the limelight with its incredible circuit.

The Tour de France started in Germany and ran through Belgium before going home to France on stage three today but before getting to France, the peloton made a quick pass onto the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit. 

The big question has been answered, like Formula 1, Eau Rouge can be taken flat out for the cyclists in this year’s Tour. Unlike F1, there were more teams at Spa today than there will be in August.

It was great to see the circuit used for such an iconic race and it is truly a collision of three worlds for me. I don’t cycle but I love the Tour and watch it every year. Of course you know I am a F1 freak and I just started working for a Belgian company so it is great to see all my new Belgian friends get excited about the Tour using their famous F1 circuit. 

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Paul KieferJr

Nice bit of scenery and hilly terrain for the Tour…

….and congrats on the new gig. ;-)

Dr T

Longer clip from TDF… watching the bikes really puts the elevation changes into perspective moreso than you get out of the race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqBdDxx3rIA

Congrats on the new job NC!

subcritical71

F1 needs to do something like this for every track. I too love the Tour and never miss a race. You don’t seem to get the same sense of the track width or elevation changes when its just an F1 car out on track. With all the people and very slim bikes seeming to be at their limit on the downhill turns (and only 3 or 4 wide), really shows off the confines of the track. Now if we could overlay one of the cyclists telemetry through Eau Rouge that would be awesome!

subcritical71

I would like to add, after today’s DQ of Peter Sagan, F1 could take a lesson. I guarantee with the measure sthe Tour takes that others will be more cautious going forward.

Meine Postma

What company is that if I may ask?

Congratulations on your new job!