2010 Tour Route and Obstacles Revealed
Organizers of the Tour de France unveiled the course for 2010 today, revealing that cyclists will be crossing the Pyrenees Mountains in next year's race, according to the Associated Press. Both Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador were present at the ceremony. The route planned for 2010 will take riders through passes that the cyclists in the 1910 Tour faced: Peyresourde, Aspin, Tourmalet, and Aubisque (nicknamed “The Circle of Death”). Also revealed were plans for seven cobblestone sections to be part of the route.
— Lisa Lombardi