The Race Organizers Defend Pavesektionerna

By road: the Tour de France comes home to France on the third stage between Wanze and Arenberg. The route crosses the classic pavésektioner, used during the Paris-Roubaix, and it’s something that stirred up mixed emotions with assistance from. The lead in the Tour de France defends its decision to make use of the pavé in the tour.

The tour de France comes home to France on the third stage between Wanze and Arenberg. The route crosses the classic pavésektioner, used during the Paris-Roubaix, and it’s something that stirred up mixed emotions with assistance from. The lead in the Tour de France defends its decision to make use of the pavé in the tour.

The criticism is directed against pavésektionerna that come in the final of the third stage. It can create danger for the favourites early on in the tour, before the race even reached the mountains.

Tour de France race Director Jean-Francois Pescheux, defends the decision to make use of the pavé and argue that it is an ingredient that increases the challenge on the tour.

– Can you imagine not having any bergspasseringar on the tour course?, asks Jean-Francois Pescheux back in response to Cyclingnews ask whether it is fair to use a total of 13 150 metres of Paris-Roubaix-pavé in the finale of a nervous Touretapp.

“There is no one who says something when the cyclists coming down the mountains at 80 km/h, it is also dangerous, said Jean-Francois Pescheux.

Last pavésektionen is Haveluy and it comes with 10 km left to the destination and are 2 300 metres.

“If we had been irresponsible had we drawn contest by Arenberg with the finish line at the end of the section, continues Jean-Francois Pescheux.

– Those who do not like pavé is those who love the mountains. But spurterna, who don’t like the mountains, will not and criticize the mountain stages. If we had to take the tour on motorways and have goals on the boulevards, there would not be any more mountains, no descents, no sensitive passages. The tour de France is what it is today because it goes everywhere.

The Garmin-Transitions team manager, Jonathan Vaughters, agree with Jean-Francois Pescheux.

– The Cobbles makes the race interesting, it adds a part to the race. It’s a hurdle you have to overcome in the race, just like rain, crosswind or mountains, “said the American.