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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:56 pm 
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wow feel sorry for lance today! he had a rough day with those crashes putting him out of contention.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:02 pm 
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the race started today....the mountains killed some, and andy schleck was just waiting to attack. astana pushed the front and spread the field out all over the mountain. cadel evans moved into the overall lead, but andy looked so strong. also glad to see denis menchov, ivan basso and levi leipheimer up there so high. lance was brought down by 2 crashes, he is going to be pretty much done baring a miracle, he'll probably ride to support levi now.

stage 8 results

1. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM SAXO BANK 4h 54' 11"
2. SANCHEZ Samuel 181 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 4h 54' 11" + 00' 00"
3. GESINK Robert 195 RABOBANK 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
4. KREUZIGER Roman 44 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
5. CONTADOR Alberto 1 ASTANA 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
6. EVANS Cadel 121 BMC RACING TEAM 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
7. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen 101 OMEGA PHA4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
8. LEIPHEIMER Levi 25 TEAM RADIOSHACK 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
9. BASSO Ivan 41 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"
10. MENCHOV Denis 191 RABOBANK 4h 54' 21" + 00' 10"


overall standings after 8 stages!!!

1. EVANS Cadel 121 BMC RACING TEAM 37h 57' 09"
2. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM SAXO BANK 37h 57' 29" + 00' 20"
3. CONTADOR Alberto 1 ASTANA 37h 58' 10" + 01' 01"
4. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen 101 OMEGA 37h 58' 12" + 01' 03"
5. MENCHOV Denis 191 RABOBANK 37h 58' 19" + 01' 10"
6. HESJEDAL Ryder 54 GARMIN - TRANSITIONS 37h 58' 20" + 01' 11"
7. KREUZIGER Roman 44 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 37h 58' 54" + 01' 45"
8. LEIPHEIMER Levi 25 TEAM RADIOSHACK 37h 59' 23" + 02' 14"
9. SANCHEZ Samuel 181 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 37h 59' 24" + 02' 15"
10. ROGERS Michael 118 TEAM HTC - COLUMBIA 37h 59' 40" + 02' 31"

Jerseys
Yellow (overall leader)- cadel evals(bmc)
Green (sprint leader)- thor hushovd (cervelo)
Red Checkered (king of the mountains)- Jérôme PINEAU (quick step)
White (best young rider)- andy schleck (saxo bank)
Yellow/White (team leader)- Rabobank
Red/White (best combative)- AERTS Mario (omega)

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:43 pm 
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Of course theres a big day when the stupid world cup is on and I cant watch. :(

What the heck happened to Chavanel?
I saw Pineau crash, how did he end up doing?


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:38 pm 
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bets day of racing yet....finally schleck and contador squared off. so many good rides on the mountains. schlecks team mates killed themselves to help whim today. cadel evans bonked big time and lost the yellow and pineau lost the king of the mountains even though he killed it sunday and today......everything was mixed up....looks like a battle from here on out.

overall standings after 9 stages.


1. SCHLECK Andy 11 TEAM SAXO BANK 43h 35' 41"
2. CONTADOR Alberto 1 ASTANA 43h 36' 22" + 00' 41"
3. SANCHEZ Samuel 181 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI 43h 38' 26" + 02' 45"
4. MENCHOV Denis 191 RABOBANK 43h 38' 39" + 02' 58"
5. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen 101 OMEGA 43h 39' 12" + 03' 31"
6. LEIPHEIMER Levi 25 TEAM RADIOSHACK 43h 39' 40" + 03' 59"
7. GESINK Robert 195 RABOBANK 43h 40' 03" + 04' 22"
8. SANCHEZ Luis-Leon 161 CAISSE D’EPARGNE 43h 40' 22" + 04' 41"
9. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin 77 KATUSHA TEAM 43h 40' 49" + 05' 08"
10. BASSO Ivan 41 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO 43h 40' 50" + 05' 09"

Jerseys
Yellow (overall leader)- andy schleck(saxo bank)
Green (sprint leader)- thor hushovd (cervelo)
Red Checkered (king of the mountains)- CHARTEAU Anthony (bbox)
White (best young rider)- ESINK Robert (rabobank)
Yellow/White (team leader)- CAISSE D’EPARGNE
Red/White (best combative)- AERTS Mario (omega)

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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Northstar wrote:
Of course theres a big day when the stupid world cup is on and I cant watch. :(

What the heck happened to Chavanel?
I saw Pineau crash, how did he end up doing?



chavanel bonked, he went so hard and rode so good for a few days, he just couldnt keep up....pineau i was hoping would keep the KOTM, but the casse guys rode hard today.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:28 pm 
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I posted this on cyclingnews today.

We are seeing more and more towards the shift to a plant based diet ever since Carl Lewis employed Dr McDougall to help him increase his athletic performance. Dr McDougall put Lewis on a vegan diet.

http://www.earthsave.org/lifestyle/carllewis.htm

Chiara Evans recently said on her blog she uses soy instead of dairy for Cadel 'cos its lighter!'

Mark Cavendish in his book 'boy racer' talks about how come he doesnt eat meat or dairy.

Team Garmin made the switch to more gluten free plant based products.

Basso says he doesnt eat "eggs, omeletes or anything like that.."

Lance put his name on the back of Rip Esselstyn's book 'the engine2 diet' (Its a hardcore vegan health book)

And good knows what Levi is thinking! He openly calls himself a vegetarian and does activism work for http://www.peta.org

http://blog.peta.org/archives/levi_leipheimer/

What is the peleton coming too!


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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Cav has some serious guns too, for a pro rider. Have you seen his arms?

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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Thanks for that info durianrider, good to hear!
Pretty boring couple of days, although that sprint for the finish today was interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:21 pm 
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I've been loving it!

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:32 am 
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What terrible luck for Shleck! :(

I dont think what Contador did was bad though...


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:16 pm 
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sorry for lagging....i just finished 12 days of 10 hour days @ work and fitting in 2 workouts each day has left me no spare time to post results.

although the race is goooood.

i hope schleck kills it on the thursday stage after the rest.

anyone who has missed is they play a recap of all the important parts tomorrow since its a rest day.

cheers!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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questions and comments.

1) bike racers are big wussies. so are vegetarians. it makes sense. ;)

2) what happened on saturdays stage? I saw that vinokourov won by 12 seconds over cavendish. knowing how both of those guys ride, I'd say that vino was in a group for a while that fell apart and he kept going, or there were a couple small hills with between 15-20 miles out from the finish and vino attacked solo and held them off. cav won the field sprint.

how close am I?

also, attacking the yellow jersey while off the bike is not ok. contador is a prick (and I used to like him. when he won paris-nice in 07 I called him to win the tour. I was right. but whatever. dudes too big for his britches.

this whole shebang ALMOST makes me want to race bikes again!

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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Jason X wrote:
also, attacking the yellow jersey while off the bike is not ok.


Yeah... I guess your right. I just come from motorcycle racing where if you have a mechanical failure, tough luck.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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Jason X wrote:
questions and comments.

1) bike racers are big wussies. so are vegetarians. it makes sense. ;)

2) what happened on saturdays stage? I saw that vinokourov won by 12 seconds over cavendish. knowing how both of those guys ride, I'd say that vino was in a group for a while that fell apart and he kept going, or there were a couple small hills with between 15-20 miles out from the finish and vino attacked solo and held them off. cav won the field sprint.

how close am I?

also, attacking the yellow jersey while off the bike is not ok. contador is a prick (and I used to like him. when he won paris-nice in 07 I called him to win the tour. I was right. but whatever. dudes too big for his britches.

this whole shebang ALMOST makes me want to race bikes again!


#2...YEP

i hate contador, i think its not cool what he did, but i think its fair...people crash out, get punctures, etc...

its all racing. GO SCHLECK!!!

p.s. lance rode great yesterday, so exciting to see him up front trying to win a stage.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE!!!! (there will be spoilers)
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good tour....surprised schleck didnt go for it more on thursday....time trial was good, he was actually up on contador at the first time check and it made the rest of it soooo good. denis menchov killed it and moved up into 3rd place. tomorrows stage is just for tradition, nothing will/can change except the sprints jersey will be decided, i hope thor hushov comes out on top, hes behind patacci bu like 4 points.

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