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Blog - Tour de France 2011

  • Added: monday 15 August 2011 at 0:44:00

    The tweets of the week: the after Tour depression

    The tweets of the week: the after Tour depressionAfter a few weeks without any new edition due to the Tour de France, the Tweets of the week are back! And this edition is particularly complete with the Tweets of the 3 weeks following the Tour. Among these we find some Tweets of riders who share with us how they experience their comeback at home after the Tour, but also the future new job of Jérémy Roy, the incredible speed of the Movistar Team, the big age question of Team Garmin-Cervélo at the Eneco Tour and many others!

    The comeback after the Tour de France, different for each rider ...

    When the Tour de France comes to an end, it's always difficult to get "back to earth", both for the riders and for the followers of t ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tweets of the week| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: saturday 23 July 2011 at 22:02:00

    Tony Martin replays the Dauphiné time trial, Cadel Evans can celebrate a future Tour de France 2011 win

    Tony Martin replays the Dauphiné time trial, Cadel Evans can celebrate a future Tour de France 2011 winAs expected, the final victory of the Tour de France 2011 was decided in the individual time trial in Grenoble today. The Australian rider Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) obtained the most interesting result by finioshing second on the 42.5 kilometer long race in the streets of Grenoble, behind Tony Martin (Team HTC-Highroad) who already won exactly the same time trial during the Critérium du Dauphiné. Indeed, after his second places in 2007 and 2008, Evans will become the first Australian winner of the Tour de France tomorrow on the Champs-Elysées in Paris!

    The first rider started under a heavy sky and it didn't take long before the rain started to fall on the riders during their in ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: thursday 21 July 2011 at 0:11:09

    Videos Tour de France 2011 : the ceremony for best team for Garmin-Cervélo and the start in Gap

    Videos Tour de France 2011 : the ceremony for best team for Garmin-Cervélo and the start in GapThis morning the 17th stage of the Tour de France 2011 started in Gap, the city where yesterday's stage also finished.

    Before the start, a official ceremony takes place on the signature podium in order to hand out the trophee from Digital for best team to the team which is top ranked in the teams classification.

    In this article you'll be able to discover what such a ceremony looks and sounds like, but you'll also find a video of the stage start towards Pinorolo in Italy!

    The prize-giving ceremony for best team to Garmin-Cervélo

    After each stage there's not only an individual classification, a points classification, a mountain and best young rider classification but also a teams classification. This classification, measured in time, is based on the sum of the times of the three best riders of each team in each stage and is thus known after the finish of the three best riders of each of t ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: sunday 17 July 2011 at 16:14:05

    A video of the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 in Limoux

    A video of the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 in LimouxThis afternoon, the 15th stage of the Tour de France 2011 started in the city of Limoux, not far from the medieval city of Carcassonne.

    In this article you'll find a video of the fictive start of this stage, which is 192.5 kilometers long and goes to Montpellier.


    On the start line, Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) was wearing the yellow jersey, Mark Cavendish (Team HTC-Highroad) the green jersey of the points classification and Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) the white jersey of best young rider. Present at the start a bit further away in the peloton, Jelle Vanendert, who won yesterday's stage on top of the Plateau de Beille, wears the polka dot jersey of the king of the mountains classification today.

    You can see them all comin ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: wednesday 13 July 2011 at 0:08:00

    The 10th stage of the Tour de France 2011 sprinted for victory by André Greipel

    The 10th stage of the Tour de France 2011 sprinted for victory by André GreipelThe 10th stage of the Tour de France 2011 was won in the sprint by André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto). The German rider managed to beat his former team mate (and already a rival), Mark Cavendish on the finish line in Carmaux.

    The summary of the 10th stage: Aurillac > Carmaux

    Early this afternoon the riders left for the 10th stage from Aurillac for 158 kilometers towards Carmaux.

    After an unsuccessful attempt by Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack), Jérémie Galland (Saur-Sojasun), Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and Fabian Cancellara (Team Leopard-Trek), the breakaway of the day was formed on kilometer 14 by Rémi Di Grégorio (Astana), Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale), Arthur Vichot (FDJ), Ju ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: monday 11 July 2011 at 0:49:00

    A stage full of accidents won by Luis Léon Sanchez gave Thomas Voeckler the yellow jersey in the Tour de France 2011

    A stage full of accidents won by Luis Léon Sanchez gave Thomas Voeckler the yellow jersey in the Tour de France 2011Today's stage was not only marked by a 6 rider break away but also by two big accidents, one in a very winding and dangerous descent and the other one because of a very bad manoeuvre of the driver of the invitees car of France Télévisions.

    Reduced to 3 riders, the break away finally continues till the end and Luis Léon Sanchez (Rabobank) wins the stage in fron tof Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) who takes the yellow jersey, 7 years after having wore it for the first time, the time to which he thanks the fact that French spectators like him so much!

    The summary of the 9th stage of the Tour de France 2011 : Issoire > Saint-Flour

    After an unsuccessful attack by Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) and Pavel Brutt (Katusha Team) we had ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France 2011| Tour de France
  • Added: tuesday 05 July 2011 at 18:22:00

    Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France 2011 stage in Mûr de Bretagne

    Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France 2011 stage in Mûr de BretagneCadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) won at the end of this afternoon for the second time in his career a Tour de France stage, with the stage win of the 4th stage of the Tour de France 2011 in Mûr-de-Bretagne.

    A long lasting leading group with 5 riders includign Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team), Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale) and Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) was finally taken back at a bit less than 4 kilometers from the finish and the stage was decided in a sprint-like way!

    The summary of the 4th stage: Lorient > Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Early this afternoon the peloton started this 4th stage, 172.5 km long, on wet roads in Lorient and going towards the final climb of Mûr-de-Bretag ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: tuesday 05 July 2011 at 1:27:00

    The crossing of the finish line in Redon in a video

    The crossing of the finish line in Redon in a videoToday, we crossed the finish line of the Tour de France 2011 stage finishing in Redon after having done the last part of the official race route by bike.

    Escorted by an official car we got to cross the finish line only a few hours before the riders did and we also got to climb on the podium while the official hymn of the Tour de France was playing.


    Not much later we got to see Tyler Farrar (Team Garmin-Cervélo) who beat Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) in the sprint !

    You can see a video of the last kilometer of how we crossed the finish line below, completely mapped out, thanks to KinoMap!

    You can also see some photos of the finish in Redon by clicking here!
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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
  • Added: saturday 02 July 2011 at 21:38:00

    Tour de France 2011 : Jérémy Roy, disappointed not to be the most combative rider

    Tour de France 2011 : Jérémy Roy, disappointed not to be the most combative riderJérémy Roy (FDJ) was in the leading group of the first stage of the Tour de France 2011 today. The stage ended on the Mont des Alouettes with a victory for Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), as if it was planned like that!

    The leading group with Jérémy didn't continue till the finish but what was most disappointing for him was that he didn't get the first Prix Brandt de la combativité (most combative rider) of this 98th Tour de France.

    His reaction in an interview!


    I was in the leading group from kilometer 0.01, I jumped on with the first attack and I thought this would be the leading group of the day because there were several sprinters teams upfront and several riders of Europcar and Vacansoleil, so I thought that a rider from one of ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011| Catching up with Jérémy Roy
  • Added: saturday 02 July 2011 at 0:30:27

    The Passage du Gois in pictures, the day before the start

    The Passage du Gois in pictures, the day before the startThis morning, the first stage of the Tour de France 2011 will start at the end of the Passage du Gois where the official ceremony will be the sign to get started with the 98th edition of the Grande Boucle.

    We were there this morning and we were able to get over the Passage du Gois during the low tide, just like the riders will do tomorrow on their way between the départ fictif and the départ réel.


    You can find some photos in the dedicated section of this website, Tour de France 2011: Passage du Gois, the day before the start.

    Also, don't forget you can also find some pictures of the official teams presentation on Thursday, in the Tour de France 2011 : tea ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2011
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