Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 100

Thread: Tour De France 2010

  1. #1
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Tour De France 2010

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Well its on again
    The Tour De France commenced in the early hours of this morning AU time

    I was watching the first day of cycling with glee

    I have not seen so many crashes on any tour as there was on this occasion

    Unfortunately we have lost an up and coming Australian rider to one of those incidents

    Snip:
    HTC-Columbia suffered a blow even before the halfway stage of stage one on the Tour de France Sunday after Australian Adam Hansen fractured his collarbone in a crash forcing the rider to pull out of the race.


    I will endeavour to keep you updated as I did last year *


    Stage 1 (223.5 km)
    Rotterdam >> Bruxelles (Brussels)



    KK

  2. #2
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 2 (201 km)
    Bruxelles (Brussels) >> Spa

    Day 2 on the Tour De France was also incident packed with a crash at the 56 km stage

    Snip:
    Spilled oil blamed for carnage
    06 July 2010 | 04:55


    Spilled oil from a motorbike which crashed ahead of the Tour de France peloton on the second stage overnight is suspected to have been the main cause of crashes involving dozens of riders.

    Reigning champion Alberto Contador, seven-time winner Lance Armstrong, last years runner-up Andy Schleck and Australias Cadel Evans were among the crash victims as the peloton raced up and down the hills which dotted the end of the 201km ride from Brussels.

    All emerged relatively unscathed to finish the stage, won by Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel after a successful breakaway, although both Contador and Schleck were complaining of their injuries.

    A statement from Contadors Astana team suggested the oil, which mixed with water on the rainy stage, was the reason so many riders crashed.

    Sylvain Chavanel broke away at the 17 km mark and led all the way to the finish with a over a 3 min gap from the peloton

    Current Standings

    1 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA QST 10:01:25

    2 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI SAX +00:02:57

    3 Tony MARTIN GER THR +00:03:07

    4 David MILLAR GBR GRM +00:03:17

    5 Lance ARMSTRONG USA RSH +00:03:19



    KK

  3. #3
    Coffee+carbon=heaven Mono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Regional Victoria
    Posts
    740

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    KK, I also will be tuning in when able and as long as I can keep the "peepers" open..............

    Steve. :)

  4. #4
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 3 (213 km)
    Wanze >> Arenberg Porte du Hainaut





    This stage was run on narrow cobble stone roads in the French country side for 98% of the course

    I could feel the bone jarring just watching it

    One of the favourites has withdrawn due to injury

    Snip:
    Schleck collarbone broken in three places

    Luxembourgs Frank Schleck broke his collarbone in three places, his Saxo Bank team reported overnight, after the Tour de France hopeful crashed out of the race on the chaotic third stage.

    Schleck hit the ground on the fourth, and one of the most difficult, of seven cobblestone sectors on the finale of the 213km race from Wanze in Brussels to here.

    Back to my cometary
    The yellow jersey was overtaken on this stage and a new set of leaders has emerged
    Among them is Australian Cadel Evans *sitting on position 3



    Current standings on stage 3

    1 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI SAX 14:54:00

    2 Geraint THOMAS GBR SKY +00:00:23

    3 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC +00:00:39

    4 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRM +00:00:46

    5 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA QST +00:01:01

    KK

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    looking like a great tour with lots of action. I cant wait for the mountains and hope someone can beat Contadore.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 4 (153.5 km)
    Cambrai >> Reims




    Not to many dramas on day 4 and the leader board has not changed

    Current standings on stage 4

    1 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI SAX 14:54:00

    2 Geraint THOMAS GBR SKY +00:00:23

    3 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC +00:00:39

    4 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRM +00:00:46

    5 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA QST +00:01:01 *

    KK

  7. #7
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 5 (187.5 km)
    Épernay >> Montargis




    Latest news on the stage win "Snip"


    Cavendish fires with emotional win

    Briton Mark Cavendish answered his critics with a return to winning form, claiming a fifth stage victory in the Tour de France overnight before shedding tears of emotion on the podium.

    Switzerlands Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leaders yellow jersey on another crash-free day for the peloton as they rode through the heat of Champagne country in pursuit of a three-man breakaway.

    Current overall standings on stage 5

    1 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI SAX 28:37:30

    2 Geraint THOMAS GBR SKY +00:00:20

    3 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC +00:00:39

    4 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRM +00:00:46

    5 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA QST +00:01:01 *

    KK

  8. #8
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 6 (227.5 km)
    Montargis >> Gueugnon





    News Snip:
    Two in a row for Cavendish
    Mark Cavendish wrote a new page in British cycling history when he equalled the feats of three of the Tour de Frances top sprint greats with his 12th career victory overnight.

    Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland retained the race leaders jersey after a long, 227.5km sixth stage from Montargis which, for the second day in a row, resulted in a bunch sprint after another futile breakaway.

    For the second consecutive day Cavendish proved too fast for his rivals, the Isle of Man sprinter coming off the wheel of formidable lead-out man Mark Renshaw to finish the final 200 metres on his own.
    Current overall standings on stage 6
    1 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI SAX 28:37:30

    2 Geraint THOMAS GBR SKY +00:00:20

    3 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC +00:00:39

    4 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRM +00:00:46

    5 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA QST +00:01:01

    KK

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Hills start tonight...time for the big guns to come out to play!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 35303F3F2839510 link=1278334275/8#8 date=1278736141
    Hills start tonight...time for the big guns to come out to play!
    I will be watching again as on previous nights
    Going to bed after 2 am ::)

    KK

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B0F060605053F2B0F130D0F600 link=1278334275/9#9 date=1278736462
    I will be watching again as on previous nights
    Going to bed after 2 am Roll Eyes
    Thats dedication! Living in Thailand has made watching TDF and world cup easier since we are 3 hours behind Eastern Australia :).

  12. #12
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 40454A4A5D4C240 link=1278334275/10#10 date=1278736860
    Quote Originally Posted by 2B0F060605053F2B0F130D0F600 link=1278334275/9#9 date=1278736462
    I will be watching again as on previous nights
    Going to bed after 2 am Roll Eyes
    Thats dedication! Living in Thailand has made watching TDF and world cup easier since we are 3 hours behind Eastern Australia *:).
    Ahh
    Thailand, Land of Smiles and many bicycles

    KK

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    :o watching bring on the hills

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Lets hope Robbie can get over the hills with his injuries and have a good crack at the green jersey.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 7 (165.5 km)
    Tournus >> Station des Rousses




    A lot of riders suffered from the humidity & on the hills of stage 7 that ranged from 50 mt to 1168 mt (see insert pic)

    Cadel Evans is slowly creeping up and now placed second overall

    News Snip:

    Evans happy to avoid yellow for now
    Australian Cadel Evans admitted he was happy to sit just behind the race leader of the Tour de France after a first mountain test for the contenders here on Saturday.

    Two-time runner-up Evans began the seventh stage, a 165.5km ride from Tournus, just 39 seconds off the pace of overnight leader Fabian Cancellara of the Saxo Bank team.

    But after a combination of unbearable humidity and the pelotons pace took its toll, Switzerland Cancellara tumbled down the standings to 58th overall, more than 13 minutes adrift.

    Evans is still in second place, but is now 1min 25sec behind new race leader Sylvain Chavanel after the Frenchman capped a superb attack with his second stage win of the race for Quick Step.

    Evanss fellow yellow jersey challenger Andy Schleck is fourth at 1min 55sec, with reigning champion Alberto Contador sixth at 2min 26sec and seven-time champion Lance Armstrong 14th at 3min 16sec.

    In theory, it is an ideal position for Evans, who is keen not to heap the pressure of having to defend the yellow jersey on his BMC team so early in the race.

    Current overall standings on stage 7

    1 Sylvain CHAVANEL FRA QST 33:01:23

    2 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC +00:01:25

    3 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRM +00:01:32

    4 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX +00:01:55

    5 Alexandre VINOKOUROV KAZ AST +00:02:17


    KK


  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    check out the stage 8 profile...expect carnage!

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    So happy I live on the flats ;) Only had 45 knot wind gusts to contend with yesterday :( Must make time to sleep too.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    2 things Im excited to see tonight: 1) The heads of state battle.
    2) What form has Mick Rogers got, can he mix it with the big boys?


  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    I think Andy Schleck is the only one who can go with Contador on the big climbs. Contador seems super human as he is among the best in the TT as well...he must drink really strong coffee every morning ;)

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Yeah you may be right....but there was a race earlier in the year where Contador couldnt drop Cadel on a big climb and Andy hasnt got Frank either so there will be more pressure on Andy. Can he handle it?

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    OMG Cadell was in a crash! looks like just road rash I hope he is ok. Commentators 50/50 about whether the big guns will go for it today or wait.

  22. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    34

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 34313E3E2938500 link=1278334275/20#20 date=1278849971
    OMG Cadell was in a crash! *looks like just road rash I hope he is ok. Commentators 50/50 about whether the big guns will go for it today or wait.
    Sheesh Cadel is so unlucky... *Lance once said that you cant crash and win the Tour. *Although he himself did! (but the crash was going uphill, so very light injuries) *

    Evans wouldve (shouldve) won in 2008 but succumbed to crash injuries... *pleeez, not again.

    Already having some time on Contadope, he has a real chance of winning! *Thats if he doesnt now feel like hes been hit by a bus! *:o

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 5150424C350 link=1278334275/21#21 date=1278853053
    Quote Originally Posted by 34313E3E2938500 link=1278334275/20#20 date=1278849971
    OMG Cadell was in a crash! *looks like just road rash I hope he is ok. Commentators 50/50 about whether the big guns will go for it today or wait.
    Sheesh Cadel is so unlucky... *Lance once said that you cant crash and win the Tour. *Although he himself did! (but the crash was going uphill, so very light injuries) *

    Evans wouldve (shouldve) won in 2008 but succumbed to crash injuries... *pleeez, not again.

    Already having some time on Contadope, he has a real chance of winning! *Thats if he doesnt now feel like hes been hit by a bus! *:o

    Contadope...I had a laugh...so I am not the only one thinking that way ;D

  24. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    34

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Well, Im pretty sure he has been on more than caffeine in the past. I think hes (and the peloton in general) a lot cleaner these days. Probably why I think Cadel has his best chance this year!

    How ironic (see my last post), Lance has just crashed!! Ouch.. sore back. :(

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    yeh thats his second crash today!

    I always thought it was strange that after his team was busted he took a year off from TDF

  26. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Chavanel falling back...Cadel may be in yellow by days end

  27. #27
    Site Sponsor
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    119

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    go Cadel!!!!!!!!

  28. #28
    Coffee+carbon=heaven Mono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Regional Victoria
    Posts
    740

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 41565818525050595A5B52350 link=1278334275/26#26 date=1278865377
    go Cadel!!!!!!!!
    Yep, just about to start his book "Almost Flying" Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.........

  29. #29
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 8 (189 km)
    Station des Rousses >> Morzine-Avoriaz



    News Snip

    Evans bounces back to take yellow

    Cadel Evans bounced back from an early scare on the first real mountain stage of the Tour de France to match all his rivals and take possession of the yellow jersey.

    Evans, Australias two-time runner-up who finished a disappointing 30th overall in 2009, started the day in second place only 1min 25sec off the pace of Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel of Quick Step.

    By the end of the 189km mountain test, which took in the two category one monster climbs of Ramaz and Avoriaz, Evans took the yellow jersey for the first time since 2008 to lead Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, who won the stage, by 20secs.

    The Australian knows the hard work will come in the final week of the race which features four punishing days in the Pyrenees, and then a long time trial on the penultimate stage.

    But ahead of Mondays rest day, which is followed by a final day in the Alps, the BMC team leader was doubly happy - to still be in the race, and to have the lead.

    "I dont know if everyone saw my fall after 6 km. I thought then that the Tour might be over," said Evans, who had to ride most of the 2008 edition hampered by injuries after a crash early in the race.

    "I had to get treatment from the doctor."

    Current Overall standings stage 8

    1 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC 37:57:09

    2 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX +00:00:20

    3 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:01:01

    4 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK BEL OLO +00:01:03

    5 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:01:10

    KK


  30. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 654148484B4B7165415D43412E0 link=1278334275/28#28 date=1278892564
    But ahead of Mondays rest day,
    Scary moments in the crash and bring on the rest day we need some sleep, work is in a go slow mode today.

    Still think Contador will sit back staying in touch until the Pyrenees

  31. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    That was an awesome stage, so much more exciting than the world cup final! Cadel was fantastic and Contadore didnt seem to have enough left to go with Schleck. Its really hard to know if he was foxing or really on his limits. Schleck is an amazing climber...hardly seems to puff.

  32. #32
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Lance Armstrong is probably to far behind in time due to a couple of crashes last night to be of any danger of challenging the leaders

    Cadel is an all rounder
    Good at climbs and good at time trials
    For that reason I feel he has the best chance of the top 5
    Only the strength of his team will make or break him

    KK

  33. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Lance is finished and he has now conceded that himself. It was really sad to see him crash twice and then get tangled in a third crash which cost him more time. Sometimes I want to see the great ones retire at their peak...like Bjorn Borg did (but then again he went broke *:D ).

    At the start I thought Cadel was an outside chance for podium. *But if he can hang in in the mountains like he did yesterday and do a great time trial anything is possible. Maybe Contadore is not in quite the same form as last year and Schleck is no time trialer.

  34. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Col de Madeline coming soon....25km at 6%....its a killer!

  35. #35
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 9 (204.5 km)
    Morzine-Avoriaz >> Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne




    News Snip
    Evans admits his Tour is all but over
    14 July 2010 | 00:00

    The Australian collapsed in tears into a teammates arms at the finish, and after talking to BMC team manager John Lelangue he finally found enough composure to explain his day of suffering in the saddle.

    He revealed that the left arm he injured in a crash early on the eighth stage was actually fractured, handicapping him for a stage which was billed as a major battle between the yellow jersey contenders.

    "It cost me a lot of energy, but maybe in my situation, in the yellow jersey, its also vulnerability," Evans said.

    "Im not at my normal level, but when youre in the yellow jersey at the Tour whether youre good or not you have to be there.


    Cadel Evans has admitted his hopes of becoming Australias first Tour de France champion are over after he lost precious minutes to key rivals on Stage 9 because of a previously unreported fracture to his elbow.

    The BMC rider had taken the race lead at the end of Stage 8, when he finished 10 seconds behind stage winner Andy Schleck to take a 20-second overall lead on the Luxemburger.

    However a day after the races first rest day Evans was dropped halfway through the 25.5km Col de la Madeleine climb as the Astana team of reigning champion Alberto Contador set a punishing pace.

    He eventually finished 42nd at 8min 07sec behind Schleck and Contador as Frenchman Sandy Casar took the stage honours having been part of an early breakaway.

    Evans, the two-time runner-up in 2007 and 2008, dropped 17 places to 18th overall and 7min 47sec behind Schleck.
    Current overall standings

    1 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX 43:35:41

    2 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:00:41

    3 Samuel SANCHEZ ESP EUS +00:02:45

    4 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:02:58

    5 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK * OLO *+00:03:31

    KK


  36. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    WOW, what a race. I didnt see that coming. After seeing him riding the Giro I was concerned Cadel would bonk in the pyrenees but it was his chalky bones instead that ended his tour.

    Whats going to be the next big story?

  37. #37
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 10 (179 km)
    Chambéry >> Gap





    News Snips

    News Snip 1) Lance Armstrong says he is prepared to cooperate in a federal investigation into alleged doping fraud by his former team US Postal as long as it does not become a "witch hunt".

    The cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champions participation on the 2010 edition has been hampered by a series of damning doping allegations levelled by former teammate Floyd Landis.

    Landis was stripped of his yellow jersey in 2006 after testing positive for testosterone and spent millions of dollars, and four years, trying to clear his name before confessing to doping two months ago.

    Along with his confessions, however, were claims that Armstrong and several other riders in US Postal were involved in systematic doping practices, allegations which Armstrong has denied.

    On Tuesday The New York Times reported that US authorities have issued grand jury subpoenas to potential witnesses in the probe.

    News Snip 2) A lack of sleep due to pain from a fractured elbow led Cadel Evans collapse on the ninth stage of the Tour de France when he lost the yellow jersey in spectacular fashion.

    Two-time runner-up Evans finally looked to have forged a privileged place among the main victory contenders when he battled through a tough first week to take the lead on the first day in the high mountains Sunday.

    A day after shunning the media during Mondays rest day in an apparent bid to fully rest, Evans dream fell apart after he lost over eight minutes to new race leader Andy Schleck and Spains reigning champion Alberto Contador.


    Current overall standings


    1 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX 49:00:56

    2 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:00:41

    3 Samuel SANCHEZ ESP EUS +00:02:45

    4 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:02:58

    5 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK OLO +00:03:31

    KK


  38. #38
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 11 (184.5 km)
    Sisteron >> Bourg-lès-Valence




    News Snip
    Cavendish wins controversial stage
    Britains Mark Cavendish, of HTC-Columbia, dominated a controversial bunch sprint to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France.

    Luxembourgs Andy Schleck, of Saxo Bank, retained the yellow jersey with his lead of 41 seconds on Spains Alberto Contador intact after a 184.5km race between Sisteron and here.

    Cavendish, the winner of six stages in 2009 and four in 2008, has now won three stages in this years race, taking his career tally to an impressive 13.

    In doing so, the Isle of Man sprinter surpasses the 12-stage victory tally of several notable sprinters including German great Erik Zabel, Italian Mario Cipollini and Australian Robbie McEwen.

    Renshaw booted from Tour
    Australian Mark Renshaw paid the price for his teams win-at-all-costs approach to the Tour de France 11th stage on when he was kicked out of the race for headbutting.

    Renshaw, the lead-out man for HTC-Columbia teammate Mark Cavendish, played a crucial role in Cavendishs six stage wins on the race last year.

    But in the final 500 metres of the 184.5km stage from Sisteron, the normally affable Australian lost his head when he tried to headbutt Garmin-Transitions Kiwi lead-out man Julian Dean three times.

    Cavendish eventually raced on towards his third stage win of the race, and 13th of his career, as Renshaw then produced another blatant blunder by trying to block Deans sprinter, Tyler Farrar, as the American tried to come up the inside of the barriers.

    Current Overall Standings

    1 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX 53:43:25

    2 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:00:41

    3 Samuel SANCHEZ ESP EUS +00:02:45

    4 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:02:58

    5 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK BEL OLO +00:03:31

    KK


  39. #39
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Well I reckon well done Renshaw. Julian Dean came across his line and tried to block Renshaw and Cavendish, so he got what he asked for. IMHO that proves Renshaw is the best lead-out man in the world.

    Cheers

    Jaymad

  40. #40
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 12 (210.5 km)
    Bourg-de-Péage >> Mende




    News Snip
    Contador cuts Schlecks lead as Rodriguez wins

    Spains Joaquin Rodriguez won the 12th stage of the Tour de France, with Luxembourgs Andy Schleck holding onto the race lead after a late struggle to stay in touch.

    Rodriguez held off the challenge of his compatriot Alberto Contador, who launched a late charge on the gruelling 3km climb towards Mende that caught his rivals cold and allowed him to cut Schlecks advantage to 31 seconds.

    It was 31-year-olds Rodriguez first stage win in the race, in which the Katusha rider is competing for the first time.

    Schleck (Saxo Bank) recovered to cross the line in fifth place alongside Belgiums Jurgen Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto), 10 seconds behind defending Tour champion Contador.

    Third place went to Contadors Astana teammate Alexandre Vinokourouv, a survivor of a breakaway that started after 60km of the rolling 210.5km stage from Bourg-de-Peage.

    Renshaw says sorry to Tour chiefs

    Australian Mark Renshaw has apologised to Tour de France officials for the headbutting incident which saw him controversially thrown off the race after Stage 11.

    Renshaw, the lead-out man for British sprinter Mark Cavendish in the HTC-Columbia team, was disqualified after he headbutted Kiwi Julian Dean three times and also for blocking the path of American Tyler Farrar as they drove hard for the finish line.

    Race officials acted almost immediately, first declassifying the normally affable Australian before excluding him from the rest of this years race after checking television pictures.

    Current Overall Standings

    1 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX 58:42:01

    2 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:00:31

    3 Samuel SANCHEZ ESP EUS +00:02:45

    4 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:02:58

    5 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK BEL OLO +00:03:31

    Cadel is making his way up the ladder and may be able to clinch a podium finish if he has a good time trial

    18 Cadel EVANS *BMC *+ *00:08:08

    KK


  41. #41
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 13 (196 km)
    Rodez >> Revel





    News Snip

    Aussie brotherhood off the Tour menu

    Australias rise up the world rankings has led to increasing calls for the creation of a national cycling team to fly the flag in Europe.

    Those hopes couldnt be further from reality going into the crucial Pyrenees mountain stages of this years Tour de France, where Aussie brotherhood simply isnt on the race menu.

    While former two-time runner-up Cadel Evans continues to battle through the pain of a fractured elbow, veteran Stuart OGrady is doing his best to make sure the BMC team leader, among others, doesnt become a threat for his team leader at Saxo Bank, race leader Andy Schleck.

    And then theres Mick Rogers, HTC-Colombias biggest hope for a top ten finish -- and now in virtual competition with Evans, over whom he has a lead of 21secs.

    Evans will go into Sundays 14th stage 8:08 behind Schleck, and praying his handicap wont leave him trailing on the first of four punishing days in the Pyrenees.

    Current Overall Standings

    1 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX 63:08:40

    2 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:00:31

    3 Samuel SANCHEZ ESP EUS +00:02:45

    4 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:02:58

    5 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK BEL OLO +00:03:31

    18 Cadel EVANS * *AUS * * BMC *+00:08:08

    KK


  42. #42
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    An Aussie team might be nice but finding 10 - 20 mill to get it going then getting the riders to change camps is another thing entirely.

  43. #43
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7C78777F756070777E190 link=1278334275/41#41 date=1279426927
    An Aussie team might be nice but finding 10 - 20 mill to get it going then getting the riders to change camps is another thing entirely.
    BHP the Big Australian where are you ;)

    Also on this years tour as in the World Cup Soccer

    Teams are wearing Balancing Bracelets ;D

    KK

  44. #44
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Yeah, finding an Aussie sponsor that would benefit from mostly European exposure will be a challenge.

  45. #45
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 607661736E656A61040 link=1278334275/43#43 date=1279427652
    Yeah, finding an Aussie sponsor that would benefit from mostly European exposure will be a challenge.
    Thats where the Billiton part of BHP comes into the picture as its the European arm of the partnership

    KK

  46. #46
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    That might just have some colonial overtones so who wants to be part of the big UK/Aussie team ::)

    The Federal goverment would make the ideal sponsor given the European media exposure the sport gets and aim it at the Tourist market, that alone and airtime/$$ in it could make good sense (translation really really unlikely to ever happen).

  47. #47
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    114

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Does Lara Bingle ride a bike? ;D

  48. #48
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Stage 14 (184.5 km)
    Revel >> Ax-3 Domaines




    News Snip

    Leaders sizing each other up

    Schleck admitted to playing mind games with Contador.

    But the Luxemburger said he is happy to wait to take more time off the Spanish ace if it means finishing the race in Paris with the yellow jersey.

    "He played poker, I played poker, we both played poker today," said Schleck.

    "I can afford to lose time to the others but I had to play the game today. Tomorrow will be different.

    "I want to win this Tour."

    Contador tried to shake Schleck off his wheel at the 5km then 4km to go marks, although his accelerations were brief and lacked conviction.

    In the end Menchov and Sanchez benefited from the poker games to attack unchallenged.

    It was only in the final two kilometres that Contador and Schleck threw in their cards in a bid to limit the damage being done ahead of them.

    "We toyed with each other, but I think I finished the day on top," said Contador, who could decide simply to limit his time losses to Schleck throughout the Pyrenees ahead of Saturdays 50km time trial, a discipline in which he is superior to Schleck.

    "But I dont think the final climb was hard enough for either of us to take time off each other. In the end we decided to collaborate to chase down Menchov and Sanchez."

    Probe could end Armstrong, says Lemond

    Greg LeMond believes a federal probe into fellow Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong should not be taken lightly, and could even bring about the downfall of the worlds most famous cyclist.


    "Up until now, he has achieved great things, if you consider he did it fairly, which I dont believe," LeMond said in an interview conducted in French with the Journal Du Dimanche newspaper.

    "For him, its the beginning of the end."

    Seven-time champion Armstrong is racing his final Tour campaign amid damaging accusations by former teammate Floyd Landis that their former team, US Postal, was involved in systematic doping practices.

    A federal investigation into Landiss claims has been launched and is being led by Jeff Novitzky, the same federal agent whose probe into the BALCO doping scandal brought about the downfall of athletics star Marion Jones.

    Current Overall Standings

    1 Andy SCHLECK LUX SAX 68:02:30

    2 Alberto CONTADOR ESP AST +00:00:31

    3 Samuel SANCHEZ ESP EUS +00:02:31

    4 Denis MENCHOV RUS RAB +00:02:44

    5 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK BEL OLO +00:03:31

    19 *Cadel EVANS *AUS BMC * 00:12:39

    KK


  49. #49
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    176

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    probe Armstrong? what are they gonna do dig up 7 years worth of blood/urine samples and re-test them?

  50. #50
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,885

    Re: Tour De France 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 67626D6D7A6B030 link=1278334275/48#48 date=1279498953
    what are they gonna do dig up 7 years worth of blood/urine samples and re-test them?
    I would imagine so, once the US Feds get their teeth in they tend to be pretty tenacious.



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Tour de France 2011
    By Bean_Bear in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 28th July 2011, 06:09 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th August 2010, 01:52 PM
  3. Tour de France 2009
    By Koffee_Kosmo in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 27th July 2009, 01:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •