What an amazing Tour de France this year! This was easily the most exciting race since 1989 and 2003, with the race changing leads a record-tying eleven times. Landis truly deserves this race after proving to everyone that it’s not over till it’s over. I watched Stages 16 and 17 live, and like all those … Continue reading Chapeau Landis!
Landis today proved that it’s not over till it’s over! Over 8 minutes down at the beginning of the stage, he made a daring breakaway and gained back over seven and half minutes! Amazing! It’s going to come down to the final time trial on Saturday. If not then, we may see a sprint for … Continue reading It's Not Over Yet
Stage 16 turned the entire Tour upside down. Landis cracked badly on the ascent to La Toussuire. I was watching the stage this morning, and I felt so bad for him as he was dropped by Menchov, Kloden, Sastre, and Pereiro. When you crack, it’s as if you’re standing still on the bike. Now 8 … Continue reading Fireworks at the Tour!
It’s the day before the three epic stages in the Swiss Alps. These are the days that will determine the winner of the Tour de France this year, and these are the stages I’ve been waiting for. Who do you think will grab the maillot jaune? Landis, Evans, Kloden, Menchov, Sastre, Rogers, or Leipheimer?
After watching today’s Stage 7 time trial, I’m wondering if anyone wants to win the Tour de France. Like the commentators said, this was a strange time trial. No clear favorite in the field meant we’d see some fireworks, right? Sorry, the Fourth of July was last week for the American. Julich crashed. Levi had … Continue reading Does Anyone Want To Win?
With the Tour de France underway, it’s time to list out the best sites on the Web covering the event. I’ve been reading: VeloNews Daily Peloton Pro Cycling News The Paceline Official Tour de France OLN Graham Watson Photography Caroline Yang Photography New sites that I’ve found include: VeloGal What else is there? I think … Continue reading Tour de France Coverage
What was shaping up to be a great Tour de France has now turned into a nightmare. Riders are being ejected left and right from the race a day ahead of the Strasbourg start as part of the fallout from Operation Puerto. Ullrich, Basso, and Mancebo, three of the top five finishers last year have … Continue reading Tour de France Doping Scandal