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Profiling The Profiles

A quick note on stage profiles. We all rely on cross-section graphics used to depict the route elevation of a race, this blog’s daily race previews use them as the prime graphic because they’re a graphical heuristic for the day to come, at a glance you can tell a sprint stage from a GC day. Study it for a moment and it says even more but sometimes races can hide information about the route, deliberately or not.

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