Tag: Tour de France

  • 2012 Tour de France Review

    The 2012 Tour de France came to a close Sunday and Bradley Wiggins, the favorite to win it all, stood on the top of the podium sporting the yellow jersey. It wasn’t a surprise but it did mark the first time a British rider would win the Tour de France. Here’s the most memorable moments […]

  • Stage 20 Review

    The final stage of the Tour de France is largely a ceremonial showcase for the winner of the yellow jersey, as well as each of the other jersey winners, but it’s also the final opportunity for the sprinters to capture a stage victory. Traditionally, the winner of the tour poses with his team and the […]

  • Stage 19 Review, Stage 20 Preview

    Time trials are typically not the most fun events to watch on TV but they are the purest form of competition available during the bike race. Each of the riders will race the same course, one at a time, and whomever does it quickest that day will be the winner. It seems logical but it’s […]

  • Stage 18 Review, Stage 19 Preview

    Stage 18 produced one of the most exciting finishes of this year’s edition of the Tour de France. A large break away formed early with 16 riders. Included in the bunch were Vinokourov, the rider I predicted that would win today’s stage. Vino would attack repeatedly until he was able to drop all but 2 […]

  • 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 […]