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> Le Tour de France, July 4-26...Anyone watching?
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post Jul 14th 2009, 10:26 AM
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So much for that breakaway... They got caught by the Peloton... shock.gif

But, Mark Cavendish wins Stage 10! clap.gif grin.gif That's his third stage win in this Tour! spaz.gif grin.gif

I'm still waiting for the Mark Cavendish/Tyler Farrar Rivlary to develop, though... shifty.gif

I'm a little surprised that nothing changed, as far as the General Classification goes... unsure.gif Maybe the race can change on the hillier Stage 13...

Cavendish has cut Thor Hushovd's lead down to six. The Manxman has made it clear that he is going for the stage wins and not the intermediate sprints (I agree with this strategy; you get more points and the glory with a stage win), so the competition wants that Green Jersey better take those six points at the "checkpoints" while they can, because trying to beat him in a sprint will be a challenge... devil.gif


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post Jul 14th 2009, 4:08 PM
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QUOTE(ShortstopVM @ Jul 14th 2009, 11:26 AM) *

So much for that breakaway... They got caught by the Peloton... shock.gif

But, Mark Cavendish wins Stage 10! clap.gif grin.gif That's his third stage win in this Tour! spaz.gif grin.gif

I'm still waiting for the Mark Cavendish/Tyler Farrar Rivlary to develop, though... shifty.gif

I'm a little surprised that nothing changed, as far as the General Classification goes... unsure.gif Maybe the race can change on the hillier Stage 13...

Cavendish has cut Thor Hushovd's lead down to six. The Manxman has made it clear that he is going for the stage wins and not the intermediate sprints (I agree with this strategy; you get more points and the glory with a stage win), so the competition wants that Green Jersey better take those six points at the "checkpoints" while they can, because trying to beat him in a sprint will be a challenge... devil.gif


I'm honestly not that surprised nothing happened today. It was a flat (by TdF standards) stage and the day after a rest day. Also, most of the climbers are saving their legs for the 2 cat 4 climbs tomorrow...who knows though. It was a sprinters day though, IMO.

Cavs is without a doubt the fastest cyclist out there...he's modest too (if you saw Armstrong's pre-race video with Hincapie, Cavs, and Lance).


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post Jul 15th 2009, 11:59 AM
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w00t.gif Mark Cavendish wins again and moves back into the Green Jersey! clap.gif He already has the same amount of Stage Wins as last year! yes.gif stud.gif

No changes in the General Classification... yawn.gif


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post Jul 15th 2009, 3:49 PM
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YAY for Cavendish! i didnt see this stage yet...is it worth watching?

but i want some change in GC and some real excitement!
seeing that young french guy win the stage a few days ago has been the most exciting thing for me all tour.


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post Jul 15th 2009, 5:43 PM
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QUOTE(ohheyxt @ Jul 15th 2009, 4:49 PM) *
but i want some change in GC and some real excitement!


Probably Stage 13, where it's supposed to be a "hilly stage". Oh, and the riders will be without team radios for that day... (Then again, they were without radios on Tuesday and the breakaway still got caught and the GC stayed the same)

If the GC doesn't change there, then expect to see some major changes when they head into Alps...


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post Jul 15th 2009, 6:17 PM
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Great win by Cav. Exciting finish too. I started out not liking Team Columbia HTC at all and I still don't really but you can't help but not root for Cav. Think they're going to protest the radio again by taking it slow? My goodness they were going my pace for most of the race (well the peloton was) like what 16 mph, 17?. It's interesting to see the strategies though even if there's no GC changes.


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post Jul 16th 2009, 10:59 AM
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Stage 12: Nicki Sorensen (Sako Bank/Denmark) wins the stage going away; the GC remains the same... yes.gif

Cavendish increases his profit in the Green Jersey standings... yes.gif


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post Jul 17th 2009, 6:36 AM
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Well, Leipheimer is out. Crashed with something like 3k to go yesterday and found out this morning he has a broken wrist and is getting surgery. Sad.

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post Jul 17th 2009, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE(let it be @ Jul 17th 2009, 7:36 AM) *
Well, Leipheimer is out. Crashed with something like 3k to go yesterday and found out this morning he has a broken wrist and is getting surgery. Sad.

http://twitpic.com/amms8


Awww, man... no.gif pinch.gif I hope his wrist can heal quickly... yes.gif

Heinrich Haussler, a German on the Cervelo Team won Stage 13 going away, finishing 4:11 ahead of second-place finisher Amets Txurruka (Euskatel/Spain) and 6:43 ahead of the Peloton.

With the exception of Leipheimer's removal from the standings, no changes have been made to the top half of the GC... yawn.gif

EDIT: Mark Cavendish just finished - twenty-three minutes behind Haussler; while he loses the Green Jersey to Thor Hushovd, he will not be eliminated. yes.gif


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post Jul 17th 2009, 12:52 PM
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Time for a post on the Podium Girls:

USA Today - Women of the Tour deliver kisses, jerseys

Apparently, in order to be one of the women on the podium, presenting the Jersey or Award to a cyclist, they may have to spend years in other roles before they reach the summit. yes.gif Also, once they get the gig as a Podium Girl, their role isn't just to hand out Jerseys and kisses on the cheek - they also have to perform a bunch of hosting duties beforehand, such as hand newspapers to the journalists or dancing on the pre-race caravan - depending on which spnsor they work for. yes.gif

You know, George Hincapie is married to someone who worked as a Podium Girl when they first met... yes.gif

Oh, by the way, did you know that one of the current podium girls - Laura Antoine - is from the US (The Lou, to be exact)? w00t.gif She can be seen handing out the White Jersey; you can't miss her... shifty.gif

In case you missed the feature Versus did on her yesterday, someone at Twisted Spoke posted a video. Hurry before Versus makes then take the video down!




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post Jul 18th 2009, 9:11 AM
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shock.gif The Columbia logo on a Yellow Jersey? YES PLEASE! yes.gif sorcerer.gif George Hincapie is in a twelve-rider breakaway and is eight minutes ahead of the Peloton and former teammates Lance and Alberto - if certain people decide not to be Astanas, Hincapie could be in the lead by tonight! w00t.gif

Of course, it's not like he's going to finish the Tour in Yellow, though - If that was the case, you'd see the contenders going haywire right now... laughing.gif

EDIT: Note the US Flags on his sleeve piping - as you may know, he was the United States Champion in 2006... stud.gif


EDIT #2: With 41km to go, AG2R is starting to do some work and they've cut the margin down to 7:44... noexpression.gif


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post Jul 18th 2009, 12:37 PM
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I think, I spoke too soon...

A**es
Get
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Retain

Is what AG2R should stand for right now, after they worked just to hold off George Hincapie in the GC. The good nwes though: Hincapie is only five second behind Nocentini for the Yellow and Cavendish is not expected to do anything in tomorrow's stage... yes.gif


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Hincapie should have one. Great guy from what I've heard. He deserved it. Did you all hear about the woman who was killed on the route today? Apparently they had to ride by her corpse...I'm assuming she was struck by one of the lead motorcycles (I know it was a motorcycle) so they couldn't move her. Just so sad.


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QUOTE(let it be @ Jul 18th 2009, 6:40 PM) *
Did you all hear about the woman who was killed on the route today? Apparently they had to ride by her corpse...I'm assuming she was struck by one of the lead motorcycles (I know it was a motorcycle) so they couldn't move her. Just so sad.


CNN.com - Spectator killed in cycling's Tour de France

I heard about it... no.gif May the sould of that female spectator Rest in Peace... crying.gif

With Hincapie in second with the mountains coming up, should Team Columbia shift their focus to getting George in Yellow for the time being? shifty.gif

Or with Cavendish and Renshaw as sprinters, meaning they're likely to finish in the back, would Columbia not have enough firepower to hold off a rally by Astana? unsure.gif


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Cycling News - Columbia criticises Garmin for chasing Hincapie

Apparently, the Garmin team - the other American-based team in the Tour - helped AG2R retain the Yellow Jersey for Rinaldo Nocentini, by chasing down Hincapie just as he was crossing the finish line.


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omg.gif Alberto Contador attacked and he's going to win Stage 15 and sleep in the Yellow Jersey tonight... yes.gif


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Great riding by Contador today. He seemed like the Lance of past...showed no emotion or pain and kept pushing it seemed like every few seconds he pushed more and more. Should be interesting to see what happens in the rest of the Alps.


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QUOTE(let it be @ Jul 19th 2009, 5:21 PM) *
Great riding by Contador today. He seemed like the Lance of past...showed no emotion or pain and kept pushing it seemed like every few seconds he pushed more and more. Should be interesting to see what happens in the rest of the Alps.


It should also be interesting to find out which of the two riders will the Astana teammates help to victory - or if it is possible for the team to help both riders into the 1-2 slots, leaving Lance and Alberto to duke it out in the end... shifty.gif


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QUOTE(ShortstopVM @ Jul 19th 2009, 5:30 PM) *

It should also be interesting to find out which of the two riders will the Astana teammates help to victory - or if it is possible for the team to help both riders into the 1-2 slots, leaving Lance and Alberto to duke it out in the end... shifty.gif

If Leipheimer was still in it, he would help Lance no sweat. Not sure about the other guys...that should be interesting to see. Last week is always a good one...


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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10289028-93.html so true...


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