Tag: Tour de France

  • 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 […]

  • Stage 9 Results, Rest Day Tomorrow

    Bradley Wiggins increased his lead by winning the Stage 9 individual time trial. Stage results: Bradley Wiggins, 51:24 Christopher Froome, :35 Fabian Cancellara, :57 Tejay Van Garderen, 1:06 Sylvain Chavanel, 1:24 Cadel Evans, 1:43 Peter Velits, 1:59 Vincenzo Nibali, 2:07 Denis Menchov, 2:08 Andreas Kloden, 2:09 And with that, this is how the General Classification […]

  • Stage 8 Review, Stage Preview

    2011 Tour de France King of the Mountains winner Samuel Sanchez crashed hard around the midpoint of stage 7. Two other riders were also caught up in it and landed on top of him. The way the medical staff was tending to him, it looked like he may have injured his collarbone. He was last […]

  • Stage 7 Review, Stage 8 Preview

    While the mountain stages frequently produce unpredictable results, one thing is for sure — they change the race and today’s mountain finish would be no different. Peter Sagan took the mid-point sprint uncontested when Matthew Goss’ bike gave him trouble. It was as anticlimactic as it sounds. One good thing about a hilly stage is […]

  • Stage 6 Review, Stage 7 Preview

    I was away from the house yesterday and was unable to do a timely stage review. Here’s the important stuff: Tyler Farrar was able to start stage 6 and was said to not be participating in today’s sprints. His body was covered in bandages. Andre Greipel, winner of the last two stages, crashed twice and was […]

  • Stage 5 Recap, Stage 6 Preview

    Today’s stage profile looked incredibly flat and that’s likely a sign that there won’t be a lot of excitement beyond the final 3 miles of the race. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t news. It was announced today that former team mates George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie have allegedly […]

  • Stage 4 Recap, Stage 5 Preview

    When I mention to my friends that I enjoy watching bike racing on TV, they constantly clown on me and claim it’s not a real sport like football and they state that the racers are wimps. Well, yesterday I mentioned a few crashes that occurred. Here is the fallout from those crashes: Kanstantsin Sivstov (out) […]