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Route to Christmas: Day 19

Todays leg is from the “Championnat de France classique” at August 20th 2005 in the category HSeE. A relatively short leg, but with several distinct route choice alternatives.

First take a look at the map without routes – and think about how you would attack this leg (if the map is too small, you may click on it to get it larger – click again outside the map to close it):

Then you can take a look at how the runners who have drawn their route choice solved this leg. Note that the winner – Nicolas Girsch – did not draw his route choice here.

The same leg also in the category HEsE (I guess this is the junior category?) – again the winner (Philippe Adamski) has not drawn his route choice:

From splits in these two categories – it seems like the best route choice is the direct-left one? Maybe somebody who was there can give more information?

Source: Routegadget at this location.

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  1. The direct-left route choice was the fastest despite high vegetation undergrowth in the first part of the leg (reducing a lot the speed – spins !).

    This terrain in Saint-Etienne is a bit like WOC 2008 terrain (-> French team will be strong… as usual ;-) ).

  2. more over, the asphalt road is down-hill all along to the line of the control. That might be the fastest one…

  3. I also think the asphalt road would be the fastest rout choice. No thinking and quite close the line.