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Blog - Rhône Alpes Isère Tour

  • Added: tuesday 08 May 2012 at 21:42:00

    The Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2012 race route on Google Maps, the profiles, time- and route schedules and the teams

    The Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2012 race route on Google Maps, the profiles, time- and route schedules and the teamsThe day after tomorrow, the Rhône-Alpes region will see the start of the 22nd Rhône Alpes Isère Tour which will as usual take place in 4 stages around the city of Lyon.

    Let's discover all details of the race in this article, with the race routes on Google Maps/Google Earth and the list of teams which will start in this race.

    The Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2012 race route on Google Maps

    4 stages in line over a total distance of 643.2 kilometers will be on the programme of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2012 from Thursday 10 till Sunday 13 May.

    1/ Thursday 10 May 2012 - Domarin > Ruy-Montceau - 141.2 km

    La Porte des Alpes

    The first stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2012 will start in front of the town hall of ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Rhône Alpes Isère Tour| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: monday 16 May 2011 at 0:43:00

    RAIT 2011 : Sylvain Georges - the best victory in my whole career!

    RAIT 2011 : Sylvain Georges - the best victory in my whole career!This afternoon, the last stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011 was won by Thomas Vedel Kvist of the Glud & Marstrand team, who beat the rider who was continuously attacking in this race, Jérémy Roy (FDJ), in the sprint.

    He and overall winner Sylvain Georges commented on this last stage and their victories.

    After the finish, Thomas Vedel Kvist told us how this stage developed for him:

    I was in the early breakaway but I couldn't really go full speed because there were riders who could get over our leader (Lasse Bochmann) in the general classification. In the last first category climb, a new breakaway was formed and that's when Jérémy Roy came up. Than there was two guys who could go past us in the general classification so I still couldn't go full speed.

    When I saw the peloton came closer I thought I could go for the stage victory. Than I attacked and I went with Jérémy Roy and 1.5 kilometers from the finish I stayed in his wheel and I wen
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  • Added: sunday 15 May 2011 at 18:51:00

    RAIT 2011 : Thomas Vedel Kvist wins the stage and Sylvain Georges takes the general classification!

    RAIT 2011 : Thomas Vedel Kvist wins the stage and Sylvain Georges takes the general classification!The 4th and last stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011 took place this afternoon between Saint-Maurice l'Exil and Charvieu-Chavagneux.

    When a leading group of 8 riders was taken back, Thomas Vedel Kvist and Jérémy Roy ended the stage together in the lead. Vedel Kvist intelligently uses (or abuses of) the combativity of Roy to be brought to the stage finish where he sprints from his wheel and wins the stage. Sylvain Georges, who took back the yellow jersey yesterday, ended as the overall winner of this 21st edition of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour.

    The summary of the 4th stage: Saint-Maurice l'Exil > Charvieu-Chavagneux

    Several groups were formed at the head of the race right from the start, but after 30 kilometers the whole bunch got back together and the race could just start all over again.

    A bit later, an attack by Nicolas Baldo (Atlas Personal), Thomas Vedel Kvist (Glud & Marstrand), Arnaud Gérard (FDJ) and Christophe Laborie (Sa ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Rhône Alpes Isère Tour| Cycling general (except Tour de France)
  • Added: sunday 15 May 2011 at 14:37:00

    RAIT 2011: Remco Broers celebrates his birthday

    RAIT 2011: Remco Broers celebrates his birthdayRemco Broers, rider in the Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de from Luxembourg, today celebrates his birthday on the roads of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011.

    A short interview with this rider who was part of the Rabobank Continental Team last year thus seemed to be the best way for me to wish this rider a happy birthday!


    Remco, today's your birthday. How old are you now?
    I celebrate my 23rd birthday today.

    Is this your first Rhône Alpes Isère Tour?
    Yes, it's the first time I was at the start of this race.

    What did you think of this race?
    It didn't go so well for me, I'm actually quite disappointed. I felt I was not in shape as I hoped I would be. But it's been a nice race and I'm now looking forward to the upcoming races and hoping I'll get some better results there.

    How did the race go for the rest of the team?
    We have had two guys among the first, Christian Poos and Jonas Ljungblad (5th in the ...

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  • Added: saturday 14 May 2011 at 18:53:00

    RAIT 2011 : Sylvain Georges - a good descender on his way to the top!

    RAIT 2011 : Sylvain Georges - a good descender on his way to the top!The third stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011 took place under the rain between Chaponnay and Saint-Maurice l'Exil today. The final circuit was removed from the stage because of the rain and the race route was thus shortened to 145.9 kilometers.

    Sylvain Georges manages to get rid of all his competitors thanks to his perfect skills in the descent and to win the stage while taking back the yellow jersey as well!

    The summary of the 3rd stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011

    After several unsuccessful attempts, a group of 8 riders was formed with Jérémy Roy (FDJ), continuously attacking in this Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011. This time, the rider from FDJ is accompanied by Christophe Laborie (Saur-Sojasun), Sébastien Duret (Bretagne-Schuller), Tony Hurel (Team Europcar), Jérôme Mainard (CR4C Roanne), David Rösch (Team Atlas Personal), Thomas Vedel Kvist (Glud & Marstrand-LRO) and ...

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  • Added: friday 13 May 2011 at 19:17:00

    RAIT 2011 : Gaëtan Bille takes revenge!

    RAIT 2011 : Gaëtan Bille takes revenge!The second stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour took place under a beautiful sun and a clear blue sky. Perfect weather for an animated stage, which was won by the rider who missed the victory in yersterday's stage for a few centimeters only.

    The summary of the second stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour : Charvieu-Chavagneux > Toussieu

    After several attempts by some of the 118 riders who started this morning, the whole bunch was still together when they started the climb of the first difficulty of the day, the Côte de l'Etang de Ry. Julien Antomarchi (VC La Pomme Marseille) gets on top first, ahead of the FDJ duo Jérémy Roy and Thibaut Pinot.

    In the descent, 3 riders are at the origin of a leading group which will contain up to 11 riders. Tony Hurel (Europcar), Vincent Canard (VC Caladois) and Romain Ramier (AVC Aix en Provence) quickly get company from ...

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  • Added: friday 13 May 2011 at 12:02:00

    RAIT 2011 : Sylvain Georges - not easy to keep the yellow jersey

    RAIT 2011 : Sylvain Georges - not easy to keep the yellow jerseySylvain Georges won the first stage of the first stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011 (see the summary of the stage).

    After the finish he discussed with us about this victory and his chances to keep the yellow jersey.


    Here's what he said:

    A strategic approach of the finish ... and good luck!

    In the final part of the race I told myself: "if you get out of the last turn in second position, you'll be able to get over him. That's why I wasn't really worried, I always staid in second or third position and he stopped his sprint just a bit too early, not knowing I was really right in his wheel. He tempered his effort at about 30 meters from the finish while I continued with the flow and get over him for only one or two centimeters.

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  • Added: thursday 12 May 2011 at 19:57:00

    RAIT 2011: Sylvain Georges wins the sprint in Saint-Savin!

    RAIT 2011: Sylvain Georges wins the sprint in Saint-Savin!After a stage which saw a long lead by Daniel Diaz, Cédric Pineau and Aurélien Ribet and a solo lead by Jérémy Roy, the first stage of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour 2011 was finally won by Sylvain Georges.

    The summary of the stage Vaulx-Milieu > Saint-Savin

    This afternoon, the 21st edition of the Rhône Alpes Isère Tour started in front of the TIME fabrication plant in Vaulx-Milieu.

    Before the start, the riders and the organisation observed one minute of silence to honour Wouter Weylandt, young Belgian rider of Team Leopard-Trek, who lost his life in a fatal fall during the 3rd stage of the Tour of Italy.

    123 riders came to the start of the first stage, going towards Saint-Savin. Several of them directly tried to escape, without too much success until the attack by ...

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