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The women’s race that accompanies the men’s Tour de France has previously been a circuit race around the classic Champs-Élysées loop in Paris.  For 2017 the one-day race has moved to the Alps to tackle a section of the men’s 18th stage (the full length of which doubles up as the 2017 Etape du Tour – full details of route here). Here is the full breakdown of the women’s route:

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If you’re reading this then most likely you’ve already been a VeloViewer PRO user so thanks so much for your (hopefully ongoing) support.

Renewal date

At the top of your Update page you’ll see the date that your PRO membership will run until which is 12 months from your previous payment.  Your membership will expire at the end of that day at midnight GMT.

Note: The original payment date times are recorded in GMT so your timezone doesn’t make a difference to the length of your membership.

Automatic Renewal

If you set up a recurring payment using the “Subscribe” button then PayPal will take the next payment automatically on the renewal date (at 10:30 GMT by the looks of it) and your use of VeloViewer PRO will be uninterrupted.  At least that is the plan!  Head to your recurring payments page on PayPal and look for an entry for “VeloViewer Ltd” to check if you have one set up.

Note: I’ve had one user get in touch when PayPal took the recurring payment 5 days late after he had updated thier expired credit card’s details.  If you see the payment buttons on your Update page but expect it to have automatically renewed then check out your current payment options in PayPal to make sure they are valid.

Cancelling Automatic Renewal

Should you wish to cancel the automatic renewal then once again, head to your recurring payments page on PayPal, select the entry for “VeloViewer Ltd” and hit the cancel option.  You can do this at anytime of your membership and it won’t affect the length of your current PRO membership.  When the renewal date passes then you’ll be prompted to renew using the standard PayPal buttons on your Update page.

Non-Automatic Renewals

If you don’t have an automatic renewal set up then you will be prompted to renew when your current membership expires on your Update page.  No data will be lost if you don’t renew immediately.

Note: the PayPal buttons will only be shown once you’re current membership has expired and not before so just wait until they are shown.

Switch Between PRO and PRO+

If you want to move from a PRO membership to a PRO+ (or vice versa) then just cancel you current automatic renewal as described above and select the other option when prompted to renew on your Update page.

Bank Transfers

If you previously paid via bank transfer then the details are the same as when you last paid but do email me providing your Strava number (the number in your Update page’s URL) when you make the payment so I can check my account and manually sort out the renewal.  I don’t get any notification from the bank when a payment is made so I do rely on you notifying me.

 

Thanks once again for supporting VeloViewer.  Ben

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L’Etape du Tour is always a classic of an event but for 2017 the parcours is going to provide a really tough challenge.  At almost 180km in length the route begins with a fairly relaxed first 120km taking in a scenic tour of Lac de Serre-Ponçon before tackling the Col de Vars and a tough summit finish of the southern slopes of the Col d’Izoard.  Expect a few hours of crazy huge pelotons until the climbing properly gets underway!

View the full, interactive route here.

Check out my Fly-Through of the route:

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In summer 2015 Garmin introduced Live Strava Segments and since then both Mio and Wahoo Fitness have also introduced the feature to their recent devices (full list of supported devices).  Currently the Garmin devices are limited to bringing in just 100 of your starred Strava segments. This resulted in a number of VeloViewer users asking for a quicker way to manage their starred segments when planning trips away as they were going beyond that 100 segment limit. Strava kindly opened up their API for starring segments so I’ve added in the ability to star and unstar segments in every possible location in VeloViewer to make life a bit easier for you.

Wherever you see the star next to a segment you can now press it to toggle its starred state.  These locations are:

I’ve also added a count of your currently starred segments to your Summary page in the header of the “Segment Stats” section which links to your segment list passing the filter to show just the starred segments.

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For a long time VeloViewer has had the option to export your activities as a KML file to then view in Google Earth but I always wanted to get the equivalent features embedded within the site. A recent discovery of the Cesium JavaScript library has made this possible and has opened the door to all kinds of interesting possibilities. Piloted recently on the Route Details page I’ve now rolled out this new “Earth” view to your activities and segments.

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A very lumpy Tour of Britain this year with plenty of double-digit gradients to be tackled and the British public will be pleased to see another classic Lake District climb on the route. Even the short Bristol time trial is far from flat.  There are too many climbs to list them all but here are the top bits of road where I think we’ll see the main action.

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The 2016 Tour de France already feels a distant memory but I thought I’d share links to the routes for all of the stages.  Due to my contract with Team Sky I don’t share these before the race but hopefully people will find some of them useful for both checking out the route and also checking out the old and new functionality of my Route Details page. Make sure you check out the Kinomap videos on the segments and also the “Earth” view.

Stage/Date Type Distance Elevation
1 – 02/07/2016

Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Stage 187.8 km (+8.1 km) 1,123 m
2 – 03/07/2016

Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Stage 182.7 km (+9.1 km) 2,119 m
3 – 04/07/2016

Granville / Angers

Stage 223.6 km (+6.0 km) 1,984 m
4 – 05/07/2016

Saumur / Limoges

Stage 236.3 km (+10.2 km) 2,062 m
5 – 06/07/2016

Limoges / Le Lioran

Stage 215.8 km (+6.3 km) 3,964 m
6 – 07/07/2016

Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban

Stage 190.6 km (+3.7 km) 1,983 m
7 – 08/07/2016

L’Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle

Stage 162.2 km (+3.9 km) 2,494 m
8 – 09/07/2016

Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 183.1 km (+9.9 km) 4,398 m
9 – 10/07/2016

Vielha Val d’Aran / Andorre Arcalis

Stage 183.9 km (+3.8 km) 4,622 m
10 – 12/07/2016

Escaldes-Engordany / Revel

Stage 197.1 km (+2.8 km) 2,263 m
11 – 13/07/2016

Carcassonne / Montpellier

Stage 161.4 km (+6.7 km) 1,432 m
12 – 14/07/2016

Montpellier / Mont Ventoux

Stage 177.2 km (+18.7 km) 2,446 m
13 – 15/07/2016

Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc

ITT 37.4 km 607 m
14 – 16/07/2016

Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

Stage 207.6 km (+5.5 km) 1,891 m
15 – 17/07/2016

Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz

Stage 159.6 km (+5.7 km) 4,125 m
16 – 18/07/2016

Moirans-en-Montagne / Berne

Stage 206.5 km (+8.6 km) 1,991 m
17 – 20/07/2016

Berne / Finhaut-Emosson

Stage 184.2 km (+8.2 km) 3,825 m
18 – 21/07/2016

Sallanches / Megève

ITT 16.8 km 685 m
19 – 22/07/2016

Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Stage 145.2 km (+6.3 km) 4,032 m
20 – 23/07/2016

Megève / Morzine-Avoriaz

Stage 146.7 km (+2.8 km) 3,683 m
20 – Etape du Tour

Megève / Morzine-Avoriaz

Stage 124.1 km 2,734 m
21 – 24/07/2016

Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées

Stage 110.9 km (+15.0 km) 808 m
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Kinomap, the home of fully geolocated videos (videos tied into GPS data), are now automatically matching up the 1,000’s of videos uploaded to their site with Strava segments and VeloViewer has entered into a cross-Channel collaboration to connect those with your own data.  You will now be able to filter your Segments List and the segments on your Activity and Route Details pages to discover those with Kinomap videos and of course watch the videos embedded in the VeloViewer Segment Details page.  So whether you are wanting to relive the views from past rides or check out the roads of your next holiday then this new integration is here to help.

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