the Tour-the field must not run up Kiddesvej, although the Vejle Municipality wants it, says the director of the Tour company.
When the world's greatest cycling race, the Tour de France in 2021 starts with three stages in Denmark, it will be without Denmark's perhaps most famous cykelstigning as a part of the route.
the Tour-the come otherwise past the Vejle region, but the field is not going to run on the famous and infamous Kiddesvej in the southern part of the city, although it is a desire from the Vejle Municipality.
It says Alex Pedersen, who is the director of the Danish Tour company, to Politiken.
- Vejle would like to have it. But it provides no sporting value, because it would be so early on the stage, that the riders almost will not find that they run up, unless they lose the chain.
And I dare not send reklamekaravanen with 130-150 cars up the Kiddesvej now, if they were to burn down or blow up the clutch. It will give chaos, he says to the newspaper.
the Rise Kiddesvej is 450 meters long and has an average stigningsprocent on 11.1. The worst piece is increasing by approximately 19 percent.
Kiddesvej is always a part of Postnord Denmark Around and has often played a significant factor in the race's general classification. Kiddesvej-stage through time was won by stars such as Ivan Basso, Fabian Cancellara, Jakob Fuglsang, and world champion Mads Pedersen.
The final route of the three Tour stages in Denmark is not posted yet.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 16:00