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  • Canadian Cyclist daily news, July 14/10 12:40 pm – Tour de France: Stage 10


  • Posted: July 27th, 2010
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    Victoria BC’s Ryder Hesdejal finishes 7th in 2010 Tour de France

    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    2010 Tour de France General Classification

    2010 Tour de France General Classification

    The 2010 Tour de France is over.

    The Winners

    After 3641.9 km Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes with the best time of any rider, 91h 58:48. Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) finishes second 0:39 back, Denis Menchov (Team Rabobank) 92h 00:49 – 02:01 behind.

    Best Team

    Team RadioShack wins the Overall Team Standings with a combined team time of 276h 02:03 – way ahead of Team Caisse D’Epargne who finish second at 276h 11:18, (+ 9:15). Team Rabobank is third, 276h 29:52 – 27:49 behind the winners.

    2010 Tour de France – Top 30 Best Mountain Climbers

    2010 Tour de France Top 30 Mountain Climbers

    2010 Tour de France Top 30 Mountain Climbers

    2010 Tour de France Top 30 – Points

    Ryder Hesjedal finished 27th in points.

    2010 Tour de France Top 30 Points michael holloway BikingToronto Blog july 25 2010

    Toronto’s Michael Barry (Team Sky Pro Cycling), finished in 99th place with a overall time of 95:00:22 (+ 3:01:34).


    Over at BikingToronto’s, “Duncan’s City Ride” blog Duncan has posted a related piece with video: Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His BIXI

    mh



    Posted: July 25th, 2010
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    Tour de France, Stage 20

    Longjumeau to Paris, Champs-Élysées – 102.5 km

    Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

    Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

    The Finish

    A classic sprint finish – just when you think you see a rider over taking, another sprints out in front, and just as you begin to believe that’s the guy who’s going to win – that’s when the white and yellow jersey of Mark Cavendish is launched by his Team HTC – Columbia mates. Then he puts it up to 100%, and then you know who’s going to win the final stage – there is no doubt.

    Mark Cavendish

    Mark Cavendish

    Mark Cavendish gets his 4th stage win in the 2010 Tour de France.

    Of the 170 riders to finish Stage 20, and the 2010 Tour de France, 161 of them are in a same pack, and thus finish with the same time — thus making this stage completely meaningless to the overall race. But the views of Paris… and the photo ops for the heads of state… are absolutely breathtaking. ;]

    4 riders finish + 0:33
    1 at + 0:35
    3 at + 0:37
    ?Penalized? Steve Morabito is placed 170th (+ 0:00), and finishes the 2010 Tour de France in 51st place.

    mh



    Posted: July 25th, 2010
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    Tour de France, Stage 19: A Time Trial

    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    Bordeaux to Pauillac 52 km

    Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

    Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

    Today’s coarse is absolutely flat says Davd Millar, “no hills” he says briefly and succinctly. Millar was the second rider to start the trial early this morning at 10h15 AM CET | 4:15 AM EDT. When the first rider, Bert Grabsch, started his trial it was dead calm.

    Local forecasters are calling for an increasing breeze as the day progresses.

    In this time trial the first 11 riders will leave the start gate individually in intervals of one minute. The next 139 riders will likewise leave the start gate individually, but separated by 2 minutes. The last 20 riders – the first 20 in the overall General Classification – will strike out separated by 3 minutes each.

    David Millar's comments at the finish of his time trial

    David Millar's comments at the finish of his time trial #1

    David Millar commenting on the straight forewardness of the sprint stage: "Contador will win." full stop.

    David Millar commenting on the straight forwardness of the sprint stage: Contador will win. Full stop.

    Top 10 General Classification (after Stage 18) – Stage 19 Finish Order, Total Time and Gaps

    Cyclist Total Time Gap
    11. Denis Menchov 1:04:47 + 3:51
    35. Alberto Contador 1:06:39 + 5:43
    40 Samuel Sánchez 1:06:47 + 5:51
    44. Andy Schleck 1:07:10 + 6:14
    52. Ryder Hesjedal 1:07:36 + 6:40
    69 Christopher Horner 1:08:04 + 7:08
    71. Jurgen Van Den Broeck 1:08:06 + 7:10
    82. Roman Kreuziger 1:08:21 + 7:25
    109. Robert Gesink 1:09:29 + 8:33
    154. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver 1:11:13 + 10:17

    Individual Classification for Stage 19

    Tour de France Stage 19 Individual Finish

    Individual Classification for Stage 19

    General Classification after Stage 19

    General Classification after Stage 19

    General Classification after Stage 19

    Alberto Contador wins the 2010 Tour de France (unless he doesn’t finish Stage 20 tomorrow).

    :)

    mh



    Posted: July 24th, 2010
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    Tour de France, Stage 18 – Live Blog

    Friday, July 23, 2010

    Today’s stage starts at 13h00 CET | 7:00 AM EDT

    Salies-de-Béarn to Bordeaux – 198 km

    Tour de France Stage 18 Profile

    Tour de France Stage 18 Profile

    It’s out of the Pyrenees mountains and onto the flat plain in stage 18. Teams will try breakaways for team GC standing, and leaders of the individual GC race will not let pretenders away.

    Should be a sprint finish in downtown Bordeaux.

    10:32

    A late start for me today.

    The riders are 3/4′s of the way through stage 18. Here’s a quick summery of events so far – taken from the Tour de France Live “widget thingy”, comments section.

    Right off the start, at the 3 km mark (1:11 CET | 7:11 AM EDT), 7 riders tried a breakaway that the Peloton quickly re-assimilated after only 4 km.

    Soon after that, at 7:20 AM EDT, a group of 4 riders tried again – this break has sustained.

    Tour de France Stage 18 Live 10:38

    Tour de France Stage 18 Live 10:38

    The four escapees are:

    1. Matt Breschel (Saxo Bank)
    2. Daniel Oss (LIQ)
    3. Benoit Vaugrenard (FDJ)
    4. Jerome Pineau (Quick Step)

    Of the four I think I recognize only Jermone Pineau as having any bearing on the individual time, general classification. The other riders in the break represent teams, and that too is important in the overall race for team standing.

    Let’s see who’s from where, and where they are…

    General Classification:

    66. PINEAU Jérôme QUICK STEP 85h 25′ 55″ + 1h 53′ 16″

    Hmmm…. not a threat to any of the leaders on individual time.

    Here’s the Team General Classification after yesterday’s stage 17 – who in the lead four is the biggest threat to overall team standing?

    Tour de France - Team General Classification after stage 17

    Tour de France - Team General Classification after stage 17

    Team Radioshack (RSH) is out in front of it’s nearest rival team Caisse D’Epargne (GCE) by 8:30. Neither are represented in the breakaway.

    11:11

    The Peloton are chasing down the breakaway as we come to the last 20 km of today’s stage.

    Tour de France Stage 18 Live 11:11 The Peloton will not abide any longer...

    Tour de France Stage 18 Live 11:11 The Peloton will not abide any longer...

    11:27

    Daniel Oss is the only surviving breakaway-er and Andy Schleck is right on his tail. Poor Daniel. :)

    Tour de France Stage 18 Live 11:27 Schleck and Co. ready to take over

    Tour de France Stage 18 Live 11:27 Schleck and Co. ready to take over

    At the bottom of the image, note the top 6 riders in the “Virtual Leaders” tab.

    11:40

    At the 2 km to go mark the riders are averaging 76 kph!! Daniel Oss has been eaten. The Sky Pro Cycling team is dominating the tip of the Peloton.

    Calvendish boots it into over-drive with 500 metres to go (in a rather dis-organized finish) Cavendish wins the stage “easily”.

    Stage 18 Finish Order

    Stage 18 Individual Finish

    Stage 18 Individual Finish

    General Classification after Stage 18

    Tour de France, General Classification after stage 18

    Tour de France, General Classification after stage 18

    Team GC after Stage 18

    Tour de France, Team General Classification after Stage 18

    Tour de France, Team General Classification after Stage 18



    Posted: July 23rd, 2010
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