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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:32 am

10 Tours and 205 Tries Later, Australian Wins a Stage
Tour de France 2014: Win for Michael Rogers; Shake-Up for Podium Places
By IAN AUSTEN

BAGNÈRES-DE-LUCHON, France — Michael Rogers has many cycling titles to his name, including three world time trial championships. But it took until his 10th Tour de France for him to win a stage of the sport’s most prominent event. By his count, Rogers had ridden 205 stages of the Tour before taking victory here in the 147-mile ride into the first big climbs of the Pyrenees...

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Re: Tour de France:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:34 am

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres.

9 flat stages
5 hill stages
6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
1 individual time trial stage
2 rest days
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Re: Tour de France:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:36 am

The stages
STAGE TYPE DATE START AND FINISH DISTANCE DETAILS

1 Flat Saturday, July 5th Leeds > Harrogate 190.5 km
2 Hilly Sunday, July 6th York > Sheffield 201 km
3 Flat Monday, July 7th Cambridge > Londres 155 km
4 Flat Tuesday, July 8th Le Touquet-Paris-Plage > Lille Métropole 163.5 km
5 Hilly Wednesday, July 9th Ypres > Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 155.5 km
6 Flat Thursday, July 10th Arras > Reims 194 km
7 Flat Friday, July 11th Épernay > Nancy 234.5 km
8 Hilly Saturday, July 12th Tomblaine > Gérardmer La Mauselaine 161 km
9 Hilly Sunday, July 13th Gérardmer > Mulhouse 170 km
10 Mountain Monday, July 14th Mulhouse > La Planche des Belles Filles 161.5 km
- Rest day Tuesday, July 15th Besançon
11 Hilly Wednesday, July 16th Besançon > Oyonnax 187.5 km
12 Flat Thursday, July 17th Bourg-en-Bresse > Saint-Étienne 185.5 km
13 Mountain Friday, July 18th Saint-Étienne > Chamrousse 197.5 km
14 Mountain Saturday, July 19th Grenoble > Risoul 177 km
15 Flat Sunday, July 20th Tallard > Nîmes 222 km
- Rest day Monday, July 21st Carcassonne
16 Mountain Tuesday, July 22nd Carcassonne > Bagnères-de-Luchon 237.5 km
17 Mountain Wednesday, July 23rd Saint-Gaudens > Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet 124.5 km
18 Mountain Thursday, July 24th Pau > Hautacam 145.5 km
19 Flat Friday, July 25th Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour > Bergerac 208.5 km
20 Individual time-trial Saturday, July 26th Bergerac > Périgueux 54 km
21 Flat Sunday, July 27th Évry > Paris Champs-Élysées 137.5 km
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Re: Tour de France:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:32 am

Rafal Majka climbs to Tour de France stage win

PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — Poland's Rafal Majka captured his second stage victory at the Tour de France on Wednesday, winning Stage 17th with a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy trailed by about a minute, and gained more seconds on his main rivals, as he retained the leader's yellow jersey that he's worn for all but two stages this year. Majka, who cheekily winked to a French TV camera with about a kilometer left, tapped his chest, thrust his arms skyward and shouted in joy after giving his Tinkoff Saxo-Bank squad its second straight...

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Re: Tour de France:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:45 am

The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18

ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) -- As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he's the ''boss'' of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali blew away the peloton on a Pyrenees ascent too tough to be rated in Stage 18, all but locking up victory when the race ends in Paris in three days...

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Re: Tour de France:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:04 am

Ramunas Navardauskas wins with late escape on Stage 19 of Tour de France

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official start of this Tour de France outside Leeds. Seven of the field were honoured in this way – the previous three winners, the world champion Rui Costa, and all three British entrants as well as Chris Froome. Of the sextet, only Geraint Thomas remains in the race...

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/j ... -de-france

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Stage results and general classification

Stage 19: how it unfolded live
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Re: Tour de France:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:20 am

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali Wins the 2014 Tour de France
By IAN AUSTEN

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali emerged Sunday as the first Italian winner of the Tour de France in 16 years after a race defined by inclement weather and painful eliminations of other favorites.

To some extent, Nibali benefited from the misfortunes of others. Chris Froome of Britain, the defending champion, quit early in the three-week race after three crashes amid miserable rain and cold that made the Tour sometimes seem as if were being run in the early spring. Then the Spaniard Alberto Contador, who has won the Tour three times but was stripped of his 2010 title over doping, hit a hole in the pavement and broke his leg, again on a damp and chilly day.

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