Now, let's talk some TOUR de FRANCE

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  1. slammer_JvA

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    Vive l'eté du Sport ! :D

    Mdms et messieurs
    Tomorrow, Saturday 3rd of July "La Grand boucle" will start again!

    For all you cycling-fans, here's your place to find and share info, stats, news, gossip, chats etc etc.

    @ Gerardwil (and other Dutch viewers):
    If you're quick enough you can enlist for DvhN PLOEGLEIDER :)
    Let the games continue!!!

    Have a nice sports summer,

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    Hi Jan,

    Welcome back and I hope you had a wonderfull time. I already expected you would come up with this thread, si I waited :D
    But I have my cyclists filled in yesterday. Just have to join the team.

    Gerard
     
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    By the way same gerardwil and same proathuus
     
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    is that Armstrong dude still in? o_O
     
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    yep, but my lead man this year is Ulrich
     
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    Hahaha, great! ;)
    Well, you can look for subleague "Rondje Frankriek" "GRONINGEN"
    I won't be alone anymore that way.... :doubt: :D :D
    See you soon, Gerard!
    regards,
    slammer :ninja:

    btw: Nice photo-finish this afternoon, huh? Promising for the rest of the first week... ;) KIRSIPUU WINS 1st STAGE
     

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    Hi Jan,

    OK you can let me in :)
    BTW one of my most expensive cyclist didn't start yesterday :mad:
     
  10. hayc59

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    Lance will win again!!!
    6 in a row!!
     
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    Kirsipuu wins first stage; Lance 48th

    CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) - Lance Armstrong played it safe in the first full stage of the Tour de France.



    The five-time winner knows he has plenty of time.



    Saving himself for the ordeal to come, the American finished comfortably back in the pack in 48th. He is focused on winning a record sixth straight Tour, not scrapping for victories in the hazardous and fast-paced early stages of the three-week race.



    A final all-out burst of speed secured Jaan Kirsipuu's victory in the 202.5-kilometre trek that featured roads turned treacherous by rain. There were crashes, crowds, wind, punctures and a mighty finishing sprint to contend with - all factors that make the Tour's first week the part that Armstrong relishes least.






    Related Info
    Armstrong appreciates Crow's support

    ``You have to live with the crashes, and hope you don't get into one,'' said Armstrong, who is third overall.

    http://www.tsn.ca/oln/news_story.asp?ID=90032&hubName=oln

    Who remembers still this guy??
    http://townsleyb.members.beeb.net/procycle/Coppif.htm
     

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    Tour de Lance still running smoothly. The U.S. Postal Service team got him safely thru the cobblestone nightmare today (Tues, Jul 6th), and he's in 5th place overall - about 25 seconds behind the leader. That deficit amounts to nothing once they reach the mountain stages & time trials. Plus, the team time trial scheduled for tomorrow is a USPS strength.

    Six consecutive wins would be simply off the charts. I can't think of anything else comparable in the sports world, considering the almost freakish conditioning required, the inherent risks of the race course, the punishing distance & number of days, etc. I once read that some of the mountain stages require the energy equivalent of 2.5 marathons run consecutively.

    Mind-boggling to this fat-tire bicycle plodder.... :ninja: :eek: :cool:
     
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    Pretty familiar name in the Yellow Jersey after today's team time trial.... ;)


    The Top 10 Overall After Stage Four...
    After the US Postal Service team's victory in the team time trial, the top 10 overall is:
    1. Lance Armstrong (USP)
    2. George Hincapie (USP) at 10"
    3. Floyd Landis (USP) at 16"
    4. Jose Azevedo (USP) at 22"
    5. Jose Luis Rubiera (USP) at 24"
    6. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (PHO) at 27"
    7. Viatcheslav Ekimov (USP) at 30"
    8. Tyler Hamilton (PHO) at 36"
    9. Santos Gonzalez (PHO) at 37"
    10. Bert Grabsch (PHO) at 41"
     
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    Australia's Robbie McKewan is now wearing the yellow jersey, sorry fellas ... :)
     
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    Pulled the info right off the Tour's website: Le Tour de France

    I thought the Aussie was in the lead yesterday. o_O
     
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    Ah bugger ... so he's lost it already? :)
     
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    Yup....but it's an honor to wear it any time during Le Tour! :cool: :cool:
     
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    Lance & the boys "cruised" today (Thursday, July 8th), if that's possible in this race. Here are the latest standings....


    O V E R A L L S T A N D I N G S
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    Eq.

    Time

    1 129 VOECKLER Thomas FRA BLB in 20h 03' 49"
    2 091 O'GRADY Stuart AUS COF at 03' 13"
    3 162 CASAR Sandy FRA FDJ at 04' 06"
    4 131 BACKSTEDT Magnus SWE ALB at 06' 03"
    5 066 PIIL Jakob DEN CSC at 06' 58"
    6 001 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP at 09' 35"
    7 005 HINCAPIE George USA USP at 09' 45"
    8 006 LANDIS Floyd USA USP at 09' 51"
    9 002 AZEVEDO José POR USP at 09' 57"
    10 009 RUBIERA José Luis ESP USP at 09' 59"
    11 025 GUTIERREZ José Enrique ESP PHO at 10' 02"
    12 004 EKIMOV Viatceslav RUS USP at 10' 05"
    13 021 HAMILTON Tyler USA PHO at 10' 11
     
  20. ssgtmax

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    Armstrong survived an early crash today (Friday, July 9th). Did not lose any time.

    O V E R A L L S T A N D I N G S
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    Time

    1 129 VOECKLER Thomas FRA BLB in 24h 37' 30"
    2 091 O'GRADY Stuart AUS COF at 03' 01"
    3 162 CASAR Sandy FRA FDJ at 04' 06"
    4 131 BACKSTEDT Magnus SWE ALB at 06' 06"
    5 066 PIIL Jakob DEN CSC at 06' 58"
    6 001 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP at 09' 35"
    7 005 HINCAPIE George USA USP at 09' 45"
    8 006 LANDIS Floyd USA USP at 09' 51"
    9 002 AZEVEDO José POR USP at 09' 57"
    10 009 RUBIERA José Luis ESP USP at 09' 59"
     
  21. hayc59

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    Is this no suprise to you all!!!
     
  22. ssgtmax

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    Yes, though I don't speak for all.
     
  23. hayc59

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    Ok i will...Lance Armstrong wins tour de france!!!
     
  24. slammer

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    No offense, but...don't get blinded by too much patriotism! :)
    (Guess I'm allowed to speak-out of experience ;EURO2004....)

    regards,
    slammer_JvA (having some trouble with my cookie-management again for some reason...grmbl)
     
  25. GlobalForce

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    Everyone is "IN", it will all boil down to that unspecified element, T-I-M-I-N-G...
     
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