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Disnoke
1st July 2006, 12:25 AM
The most famoust cycle event is starting again.

This year will be special anyway with Armstrong not longer competing but also because of a doping affaire. In Spain a while ago there was a discovery of a docter that used blood doping (could be totally wrong)

Today a list of cyclers was published, the team managers decided that everybody on that list couldn't ride until their innocence is proofed. Besides the winner from last year Armstrong (he retired) no 2-3-4-5 where on that list, Ulrich, Baso, .... They all can't ride

Vinikourov another big name wasn't on that list but several of his team mates where and he only had 3 team mates left. According to the rules that's not enough to ride the tour so he can't start to

:shock: :shock: :shock:

So before it even started we can already say that the winner will be a surprise ;)

Disnoke :p

Disnoke
1st July 2006, 12:34 AM
Ivan Basso (CSC)
Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile)
Oscar Sevilla (T-Mobile)
Francisco Mancebo (AG2R)
Joseba Beloki (Astana-Würth)
Sergio Paulinho (Astana-Würth)
Allan Davis (Astana-Würth)
Isidro Nozal (Astana-Würth)
Alberto Contador (Astana-Würth)

Is already a part of the list I found

Disnoke :p

Helen
4th July 2006, 12:19 AM
As soccer seems to have conquered the International sports news over here and the fact that Lance Armstrong is not taking part, there has been barely a mention of the Tour de France.

I did see an injured biker today or was that yesterday?

Would our World Cup Correspondent from the Trotters League agree to becoming our Tour de France Correspondent after the World Cup is over?

Helen

irnm2001
4th July 2006, 01:31 AM
As soccer seems to have conquered the International sports news over here and the fact that Lance Armstrong is not taking part, there has been barely a mention of the Tour de France.

I did see an injured biker today or was that yesterday?

Would our World Cup Correspondent from the Trotters League agree to becoming our Tour de France Correspondent after the World Cup is over?

Helen

I second the request.

Mad Nick

Disnoke
4th July 2006, 12:10 PM
:eek:

Another three weeks. I'll give it a go but I'm not that an expert of cycling and it's possible I will not be that objective, there a few Belgians riding in it :biggrin:

So far it's not that exiting until the mountains we will not see that much, the first real differences will be made in the mountains. Now it's usually only a long ride with some riders riding in front of the peleton and ends in a jump at the end by the sprinters.

The bloody rider you saw was because of a publicity article that hit one of the sprinters, he had a nice gap and needed some stiches, I don't think it was that bad because he got the yellow jersey yesterday :wink:

So far we have a Belgian at the second place :biggrin:

1. Hushovd Thor Noo C.A 09:54:19
2. Boonen Tom BEL QSI 00:00:05
3. McEwen Robbie Aus DVL 00:00:08
4. Hincapie George VS DSC 00:00:10
5. Zabriskie David VS CSC 00:00:16
6. Lang Sebastian Dui GST z.t.
7. Valverde Alejandro Spa CEI z.t.
8. O'Grady Stuart Aus CSC z.t.
9. Rogers Michael Aus TMO 00:00:18
10. Savoldelli Paolo Ita DSC 00:00:20

I'll try to make a thread with a bit of the history and the different jerseys there are

Disnoke :tongue:

irnm2001
5th July 2006, 12:58 AM
I'm sure you will do a great job.

Mad Nick

Disnoke
5th July 2006, 10:37 AM
We have the Belgian in the yellow jersey and they are riding through Belgium today.

Yesterday there where some nasty falls and a few riders had to give up :frown:

I hope they soon get to the mountains so we can start to see who are going to be candidates to the tittle this year

Disnoke :tongue:

irnm2001
6th July 2006, 02:18 AM
This maybe a little off topic..but...have you voted for your favorite Mad picture? No pressure....just wondering.

Mad Nick

P.S. thanks for the update. When are they getting to the mountains?

Helen
6th July 2006, 03:16 AM
Blatantly asking for votes is frowned on - how come no entry here????

irnm2001
6th July 2006, 03:30 AM
Blatantly asking for votes is frowned on - how come no entry here????

Me...asking for votes :rolleyes: :wink: ...I would never do such a thing :wink: .....but now that you mention it :biggrin: It was a last minute decision....I wanted to add a second picture for the contest. And honestly I didn't think it was that nice of a picture (specially for LG) :wink:

Mad Nick

Disnoke
7th July 2006, 11:48 AM
This maybe a little off topic..but...have you voted for your favorite Mad picture? No pressure....just wondering.

Mad Nick

P.S. thanks for the update. When are they getting to the mountains?

I think the first trip in the mountains in on sunday, on monday they get their first day rest.

Saterday will be a race against the clock, so combined with the mountains the candidates for the final yellow jersey will have to show themselves.

So far the yellow yersey is still in the hands of the current world champion, a Belgian Tom Boonen :biggrin:

disnoke :tongue:

Disnoke
13th July 2006, 12:26 PM
Like I already told, I'm not an expert, they didn't get to the mountains until yesterday :redface:

Hard to say whose the favourite, the positions change all the time but now the race is getting harder so I hope there will be some exitment soon

Disnoke :tongue:

Disnoke
17th July 2006, 01:23 PM
So while they are resting today this is the result so far

1. Pereiro Oscar Spa CEI 59:50:34
2. Landis Floyd VS PHO 00:01:29
3. Dessel Cyril Fra A2R 00:01:37
4. Mensjov Denis Rus RAB 00:02:30
5. Evans Cadel Aus DVL 00:02:46
6. Sastre Carlos Spa CSC 00:03:21
7. Klöden Andreas Dui TMO 00:03:58
8. Rogers Michael Aus TMO 00:04:51
9. Mercado Juan Miguel Spa AGR 00:05:02
10. Moreau Christophe Fra A2R 00:05:13
11. Popovitsj Jaroslav Oek DSC 00:05:44
12. Fothen Markus Dui GST 00:05:46
13. Zubeldia Haimar Spa EUS 00:05:55
14. Sinkewitz Patrik Dui TMO 00:07:07
15. Leipheimer Levi VS GST 00:07:08
16. Boogerd Michael Ned RAB 00:07:23
17. Totschnig Georg Oos GST 00:08:16
18. Landaluze Iñigo Spa EUS 00:08:21
19. Karpets Vladimir Rus CEI 00:08:36
20. Chavanel Sylvain Fra COF 00:09:06
21. Azevedo José Por DSC 00:09:11
22. Parra Ivan Col COF 00:09:59
23. Schleck Frank Lux CSC 00:10:06
24. Merckx Axel BEL PHO 00:10:08
25. Valjavec Tadej Svn LAM 00:11:06
26. Rinero Christophe Fra SDV 00:12:47
27. Caucchioli Pietro Ita C.A 00:13:04
28. Bruseghin Marzio Ita LAM 00:14:36
29. Vande Velde Christian VS CSC 00:15:10
30. Brandt Christophe BEL DVL 00:15:32
31. Calzati Sylvain Fra A2R 00:15:45
32. Salmon Benoît Fra AGR 00:16:04
33. Vila Francisco Spa LAM 00:16:54
34. Cunego Damiano Ita LAM 00:18:01
35. Simoni Gilberto Ita SDV 00:18:03
36. Arroyo David Spa CEI 00:19:43
37. Rasmussen Michael Den RAB 00:19:44
38. Lobato Ruben Spa SDV 00:21:20
39. Zandio Xabier Spa CEI 00:22:13
40. Arrieta Jose Luis Spa A2R 00:24:18
41. Hincapie George VS DSC 00:24:28
42. Fédrigo Pierrick Fra BTL 00:26:12
43. Lefèvre Laurent Fra BTL 00:27:19
44. Guerini Giuseppe Ita TMO 00:28:26
45. Botsjarov Alexander Rus C.A 00:28:36
46. Celestino Mirko Ita MRM 00:28:42
47. Moreni Cristian Ita COF 00:28:47
48. Wegmann Fabian Dui GST 00:30:21
49. Kessler Matthias Dui TMO 00:30:57
50. Goubert Stephane Fra A2R 00:32:02
51. Voigt Jens Dui CSC 00:32:38
52. Halgand Patrice Fra C.A 00:32:41
53. Mart*nez Egoi Spa DSC 00:32:55
54. Sprick Mathieu Fra BTL 00:33:02
55. Martin Perdiguero Miguel Angel Spa PHO 00:33:28
56. Garzelli Stefano Ita LIQ 00:34:20
57. Gontsjar Sergei Oek TMO 00:34:43
58. Gerrans Simon Aus A2R 00:34:55
59. Grivko Andrej Oek MRM 00:35:01
60. Camaño Iker Spa EUS 00:35:05
61. Quinziato Manuel Ita LIQ 00:36:00
62. Gomez Marchante José Angel Spa SDV 00:36:24
63. Da Cruz Carlos Fra FDJ 00:36:31
64. Dueñas Moises Spa AGR 00:36:46
65. Moncoutié David Fra COF 00:37:10
66. Lövkvist Thomas Zwe FDJ 00:37:25
67. Rous Didier Fra BTL 00:37:54
68. Moerenhout Koos Ned PHO 00:40:00
69. Voeckler Thomas Fra BTL 00:40:27
70. Cañada David Spa SDV 00:41:05
71. Zabel Erik Dui MRM 00:41:14
72. Verdugo Gorka Spa EUS 00:43:24
73. Ballan Alessandro Ita LAM 00:43:42
74. Zabriskie David VS CSC 00:44:00
75. Astarloza Mikel Spa A2R 00:45:14
76. Millar David GBr SDV 00:45:26
77. Knees Christian Dui MRM 00:45:35
78. Lang Sebastian Dui GST 00:45:56
79. Padrnos Pavel Tsj DSC 00:45:58
80. Mazzoleni Eddy Ita TMO 00:46:07
81. Ventoso Francisco Spa SDV 00:46:16
82. Le Mevel Christophe Fra C.A 00:46:33
83. Rujano José Ven QSI 00:46:54
84. Posthuma Joost Ned RAB 00:47:07
85. Commesso Salvatore Ita LAM 00:47:58
86. Pineau Jérôme Fra BTL 00:48:01
87. Iglinski Maxim Kaz MRM 00:48:07
88. Isasi Iñaki Spa EUS 00:48:22
89. Rubiera José Luis Spa DSC 00:49:03
90. Bennati Daniele Ita LAM 00:49:39
91. Vasseur Cédric Fra QSI 00:51:05
92. Scholz Ronny Dui GST 00:51:10
93. Freire Oscar Spa RAB 00:52:02
94. Calvente Manuel Spa AGR 00:53:07
95. Bénéteau Walter Fra BTL 00:53:37
96. De La Fuente David Spa SDV 00:54:01
97. Flecha Juan Antonio Spa RAB 00:55:01
98. Weening Pieter Ned RAB 00:55:05
99. Grabsch Ralf Dui MRM 00:56:56
100. Jalabert Nicolas Fra PHO 00:57:42
101. Ricco Riccardo Ita SDV 00:58:04
102. Vaugrenard Benoît Fra FDJ 00:58:50
103. Grabsch Bert Dui PHO 00:58:58
104. Horner Christopher VS DVL 00:59:39
105. Eisel Bernhard Oos FDJ 00:59:44
106. Aerts Mario BEL DVL 01:00:06
107. Schröder Björn Dui MRM 01:00:08
108. Gilbert Philippe BEL FDJ 01:00:10
109. Zberg Beat Zwi GST 01:00:28
110. Larsson Gustav Zwe FDJ 01:01:03
111. Ekimov Vjatsjeslav Rus DSC 01:01:20
112. Boonen Tom BEL QSI 01:01:25
113. Geslin Anthony Fra BTL 01:02:26
114. Portal Nicolas Fra CEI 01:04:28
115. Casar Sandy Fra FDJ 01:05:27
116. Garate Juan Manuel Spa QSI 01:05:52
117. De Groot Bram Ned RAB 01:06:31
118. Velo Marco Ita MRM 01:06:53
119. Hunter Robert ZAf PHO 01:07:13
120. McEwen Robbie Aus DVL 01:07:42
121. Verbrugghe Rik BEL COF 01:07:55
122. Tiralongo Paolo Ita LAM 01:07:56
123. Gonzalo Ramirez Eduardo Spa AGR 01:08:33
124. Lopez David Spa EUS 01:09:17
125. Hushovd Thor Noo C.A 01:09:19
126. Brard Florent Fra CEI 01:10:05
127. Kopp David Dui GST 01:10:09
128. Garcia Acosta Vicente Spa CEI 01:10:31
129. Paolini Luca Ita LIQ 01:10:46
130. Laurent Christophe Fra AGR 01:11:55
131. Albasini Michael Zwi LIQ 01:12:22
132. Hinault Sébastien Fra C.A 01:12:50
133. Peña Victor Hugo Col PHO 01:13:04
134. Moos Alexander Zwi PHO 01:13:08
135. Dean Julian NZe C.A 01:13:40
136. De Jongh Steven Ned QSI 01:15:07
137. Calcagni Patrick Zwi LIQ 01:16:01
138. Tankink Bram Ned QSI 01:16:35
139. Wiggins Bradley GBr COF 01:16:37
140. Etxebarria Unai Ven EUS 01:16:55
141. Carlström Kjell Fin LIQ 01:17:56
142. Dumoulin Samuel Fra A2R 01:18:36
143. Wrolich Peter Oos GST 01:20:37
144. Mengin Christophe Fra FDJ 01:20:38
145. Coyot Arnaud Fra COF 01:20:42
146. O'Grady Stuart Aus CSC 01:21:50
147. Mugerli Matej Svn LIQ 01:22:16
148. Tosatto Matteo Ita QSI 01:22:26
149. Coutouly Cédric Fra AGR 01:23:22
150. Vansummeren Johan BEL DVL 01:24:16
151. Augé Stéphane Fra COF 01:29:05
152. Steegmans Gert BEL DVL 01:29:12
153. Casper Jimmy Fra COF 01:30:40
154. Hernandez Aitor Spa EUS 01:31:20
155. Righi Daniele Ita LAM 01:33:34
156. Charteau Anthony Fra C.A 01:34:05
157. Pozzato Filippo Ita QSI 01:34:08
158. Bäckstedt Magnus Zwe LIQ 01:38:27
159. Vansevenant Wim BEL DVL 01:43:03
160. Joly Sébastien Fra FDJ 01:50:37

Long list isn't it :wink:

They lost already quit a few players today was a bad day with a nasty fall and some injuries to cyclers.

The Alpes still has to come so I hope there will be some exitment

Disnoke :tongue:

irnm2001
20th July 2006, 11:32 AM
3 days since the last update :eek:

Mad Nick

Disnoke
20th July 2006, 11:38 AM
It's hard to keep up especially with the temperatue now :redface:

They are riding in the Alpes right now and every day there's a new yellow jersey, the biggest news here was that the World Champion, Tom Boonen has left the tour.

Right now the stand is

1. Pereiro Oscar Spa CEI 74:38:05
2. Sastre Carlos Spa CSC 00:01:50
3. Klöden Andreas Dui TMO 00:02:29
4. Dessel Cyril Fra A2R 00:02:43
5. Evans Cadel Aus DVL 00:02:56
6. Mensjov Denis Rus RAB 00:03:58
7. Rogers Michael Aus TMO 00:06:47
8. Moreau Christophe Fra A2R 00:07:03
9. Leipheimer Levi VS GST 00:07:46
10. Zubeldia Haimar Spa EUS 00:08:06
11. Landis Floyd VS PHO 00:08:08
12. Caucchioli Pietro Ita C.A 00:13:27
13. Schleck Frank Lux CSC 00:13:48
14. Boogerd Michael Ned RAB 00:13:52
15. Fothen Markus Dui GST 00:15:04
16. Cunego Damiano Ita LAM 00:17:46
17. Merckx Axel BEL PHO 00:18:33
18. Karpets Vladimir Rus CEI 00:18:57
19. Valjavec Tadej Svn LAM 00:19:21
20. Azevedo José Por DSC 00:19:46

The American Floyd Landis had a very bad day yesterday and he lost his jersey and a lot of time.

right now some of the top 5 are attacking the first place and the spanish is having trouble in the mountains

Probably a lot is going to be decided today

Disnoke :tongue:

irnm2001
20th July 2006, 12:04 PM
What happened to Tom Boonen?

Mad Nick

Disnoke
20th July 2006, 01:50 PM
He was feeling sick and didn't want to suffer anymore doing all the climbs on the mountains.

Landis suddenly got some courage today and is attacking, wonder if he will succeed but I'm not going to be able to follow it, have to get ready for work :frown:

Disnoke :tongue:

Disnoke
21st July 2006, 11:31 PM
So tomorrow the decision will be made in a time-trial of 57 km.

Landis did an amazing prestation yesterday in the mountains so he's back in the picture, it is said that he's the best time-trial cycler.

1. Pereiro Oscar Spa CEI 84:33:04
2. Sastre Carlos Spa CSC 00:00:12
3. Landis Floyd VS PHO 00:00:30
4. Klöden Andreas Dui TMO 00:02:29
5. Evans Cadel Aus DVL 00:03:08
6. Mensjov Denis Rus RAB 00:04:14
7. Dessel Cyril Fra A2R 00:04:24
8. Moreau Christophe Fra A2R 00:05:45
9. Zubeldia Haimar Spa EUS 00:08:16
10. Rogers Michael Aus TMO 00:12:13


The actual tour finish on sunday but usually there's nothing more to win.

The green jersey (points), the mountain jersey everything will be known but it has been an exiting tour if you can tell it like that because of the schandal

So after that the new soccer season can start :biggrin:

Disnoke :tongue:

Helen
23rd July 2006, 04:06 AM
Well, it looks like another American is taking the yellow jersey again. The race isn't over but barring something extrodinary Landis is sitting pretty.

There'll be claims he's was doped or something as he has been riding with alot of pain - he'll be having surgery shortly after the Tour de France.

Helen

Disnoke
23rd July 2006, 10:07 AM
Who isn't doped in the Tour :wink:

At least there was some suspence this time. One day you didn't give him any chance and the next day he suprised everybody by doing an outstanding prefromance.

The last day of the Tour is the most boring, the only exitment is at the end when there's a sprint for 1st place, during the ride it's very calm, they cyclers even have time for a glas of champagne

Disnoke :tongue:

Helen
28th July 2006, 11:26 PM
And so what will the results be?

Disnoke
29th July 2006, 02:29 AM
it seems that I'm able to look in the future :eek:

Suddenly there's still doubt about the yellow jersey, if Floyd Landis can't proove that he didn't take testoreton (or how do you spell it) or the second test is also positive he will most likely loose the jersey and will be disqualified, that would be only the second time that happens.

The first time was in 1904 where during one of the trips, the first four took a train :biggrin:

The test could take ten days so still some suspense :wink:

Disnoke :tongue:

irnm2001
31st July 2006, 12:45 AM
All this "suspense" is not very good for the sport. :mad: It almost makes me want to stop watching these events. :frown:

Mad Nick

Disnoke
5th August 2006, 07:15 PM
So the second test was also postive so no good news there.

He already got kicked out of his team and will probably loose his jersey in the next weeks. Certainly his lawyers will try to use every trick in the book to delay that or find a way to get his "innonce" prooved by finding a small error in the process

According to specialst the thing they found was synthetic so his excuse that his body makes more then other people doesn't make any sence

It's another bad day for cyclism :frown:

Disnoke :tongue:

irnm2001
6th August 2006, 12:00 AM
Very bad indeed :mad: How long wll it take before it regains its credits?

Mad Nick

BikeBoy
20th August 2006, 11:10 PM
...he will most likely loose the jersey and will be disqualified, that would be only the second time that happens.

The first time was in 1904 where during one of the trips, the first four took a train :biggrin:


Lol :biggrin: That's what I call cheating in style :cool:

Disnoke
13th May 2007, 10:41 PM
Well they decided to take Landis off the list with tour winners, and the trail is almost there, doesn't look good

Of course he's not the only one, I hope cyclism doesn't loose his fans because of all the scandals

Disnoke :tongue: