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  • Stage 17 Review, Stage 18 Preview

    Well, the Tour de France was unofficially won today when the 1-2 combo of Froome and Wiggins charged up the mountain thus putting even more time between themselves and Vincenzo Nibali. The stage was pretty exciting though. Team Liquigas lead most of Peloton today in an attempt to setup Nibali for an attack, which never […]

  • Stage 16 Review, Stage 17 Preview

    The King of the Mountains race was fully underway today as it’s one of the final mountain stages of the 2012 Tour de France. Points are awarded for the first few riders that reach the apex of each designated climb. It’s really a badge of honor and the most coveted jersey available aside from the […]

  • More Drama at Le Tour

    It was just announced that Frank Schleck has tested positive for the banned diuretic Xipamide. Diuretics aren’t technically performance enhancing drugs in the traditional sense, but can be used to reduce weight which can help a rider go faster, especially in the mountains. The B-sample has yet to be tested but it is expected that […]

  • Stage 15 Review, Stage 16 Preview

    Stage 15 was boring until the last few miles. A break away got out, opened up a 10 minute time gap, and survived. French rider Pierrick Fedrigo attacked the break away group in the last few miles. They failed to counter so Garmin rider Christian Vande Velde rode across the gap to prevent him from getting […]

  • Stage 14 Review, Stage 15 Preview

    A break away of 11 riders has a massive lead of nearly 15 minutes on the peloton and I believe that one of these riders will go on to get the stage win today unless Cadel Evans and Vincenzo Nibali attack in tandem, which I do not expect to happen. Rain began and worsened on the […]

  • Stage 13 Recap, Stage 14 Preview

    That tiny little Cat-3 blip on the profile known as the Mont Saint-Claire turned out to be very steep and played a much larger part in the stage than I had anticipated. Cadel stayed true to his mission and was quick to attack on the climb. The GC leaders quickly caught up to him and […]

  • Stage 12 Recap, Stage 13 Preview

    I’m feeling quite a bit better though I’m not quite back to 100% just yet. Well, today’s stage was easily the most boring of the race yet and I’m certainly not about to try and make it seem more interesting than it was. I got the impression that the racers today were not pleased with […]

  • Stage 11 Recap, Stage 12 Preview

    I’ve got the flu so this will be very brief. Cadel Evans lost his bid to win the 2012 TdF today when he ultimately failed to capitalize on an attack and later got dropped by Team Sky and Wiggins on the final climb. Team Sky now holds the first and second positions on the podium […]

  • Stage 10 Recap, Stage 11 Preview

    An astonishing 25 riders broke away early on stage 10. Included in that breakaway were: Popovych Voigt Voeckler Zabriskie Sanchez Morkov Goss Sagan The first 6 are good climbers while the last two were only interested in earning sprint points. At the intermediate sprint, Sagan hit the gas way too soon and it was easy […]

  • Stage 10 Preview

    Things get serious this week with the first of the high mountain stages. This is a perfect stage for a break away to succeed. The GC guys will all be together and will not be chasing down attacks. A rider such as Jeremy Roy who has attacked numerous times this year could potentially win the […]

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