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Tour de France *** 2011 *** [LIVE THREAD]
Various ^ | July 2, 2011 | Various

Posted on 07/01/2011 7:58:26 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy



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1 posted on 07/01/2011 7:58:29 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: Ready4Freddy

My money is on Jose Bautista!!!!

;)


2 posted on 07/01/2011 7:59:35 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected; visually_augmented

ping!


3 posted on 07/01/2011 8:05:58 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
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To: Ready4Freddy

LeTour

The stages
Stage Type Date Start and Finish Distance
1 En ligne Saturday 2 July Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts > Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers 191.5 km
2 Team TT Sunday 3 July Les Essarts > Les Essarts 23 km
3 En ligne Monday 4 July Olonne-sur-Mer > Redon 198 km
4 En ligne Tuesday 5 July Lorient > Mûr-de-Bretagne 172.5 km
5 En ligne Wednesday 6 July Carhaix > Cap Fréhel 164.5 km
6 En ligne Thursday 7 July Dinan > Lisieux 226.5 km
7 En ligne Friday 8 July Le Mans > Châteauroux 218 km
8 Medium mountains Saturday 9 July Aigurande > Super-Besse Sancy 189 km
9 Medium mountains Sunday 10 July Issoire > Saint-Flour 208 km
R Rest Day Monday 11 July Le Lioran Cantal
10 En ligne Tuesday 12 July Aurillac > Carmaux 158 km
11 En ligne Wednesday 13 July Blaye-les-Mines > Lavaur 167.5 km
12 High Mountains Thursday 14 July Cugnaux > Luz-Ardiden 211 km
13 High Mountains Friday 15 July Pau > Lourdes 152.5 km
14 High Mountains Saturday 16 July Saint-Gaudens > Plateau de Beille 168.5 km
15 En ligne Sunday 17 July Limoux > Montpellier 192.5 km
R Rest Day Monday 18 July Département de la Drôme
16 Medium mountains Tuesday 19 July Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Gap 162.5 km
17 High Mountains Wednesday 20 July Gap > Pinerolo 179 km
18 High Mountains Thursday 21 July Pinerolo > Galibier Serre-Chevalier 200.5 km
19 High Mountains Friday 22 July Modane Valfréjus > Alpe-d’Huez 109.5 km
20 Individual time-trial Saturday 23 July Grenoble > Grenoble 42.5 km
21 En ligne Sunday 24 July Créteil > Paris Champs-Élysées 95 km

4 posted on 07/01/2011 8:22:11 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Versus, NBC Sports Tour de France TV Schedule


5 posted on 07/01/2011 8:25:55 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Thank you, deport. Good to see you!


6 posted on 07/01/2011 8:26:33 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: All
Tour de France 2011

Stage 1 - Passage du Gois > > > Mont des Alouettes - 191.5 km

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Route

Stage 1 Route


Profile of the Stage

Stage 1 Profile


Profile of Last Kilometers

Stage 1 Profile


Mountain Passes & Hills

Km 191.5 - MONT DES ALOUETTES (LES HERBIERS) - 2.2 km climb to 4.7 % - Category 4


(Graphics - letour.com)
7 posted on 07/01/2011 8:31:33 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: 21stCenturion; Aeronaut; alfa6; BaBaStooey; Baynative; big ern; Blue Jays; bwteim; cabojoe; ...

Stage 1 Graphics are up!

I am using last year’s Ping List, hopefully it’s been updated for changes all the way through last year’s TdF.

I did notice that a few folks indicated on Bay’s other thread that they wanted add / delete - please bear with me and I’ll get y’all taken care of over the next day or so.

Thanks!


8 posted on 07/01/2011 8:36:43 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Thanks for your work on the graphics.


Are you ready for the prologue TT?


Well, FUGGETABOUTIT!

This year the tour is throwing in a little twist. This from the Director:

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS : A change of custom
“It has been a kind of tradition since 1967 that the Tour starts with a prologue. But, as in 2008, we will start with a road stage. We wanted to shake up the teams’ plans a little bit and change the way they operate. Only 10 riders can realistically contend for victory in a prologue. But each one of the 198 riders could win this stage and pull on the yellow jersey. Three years ago, the race started in Brittany, and this time we’re starting in the Vendée. The route will follow the coast before turning inland towards Les Herbiers and the Mont des Alouettes. This is not an ‘hors catégorie’ test, but even so it’s a finish for the strong men. The pure sprinters will struggle. It will suit someone like Thor Hushovd or a puncheur like Thomas Voeckler.”

Well whattdya know a 198km curveball to start the game...
LET THE FUN BEGIN!


9 posted on 07/01/2011 8:44:12 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Yep it’s that time of year again. I hope we have an interesting Tour this year.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 8:58:40 PM PDT by deport
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To: Baynative

Thank you, Bay, I appreciate that. Am looking forward to working with you this year again!

I’ve been really busy with travel & projects, so the TdF kinda snuck up on me. Gonna be a few days before I’m fully into the graphics swing.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 9:11:42 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

READY TO RUMBLE!

Good to see everyone back. Is this Andy’s year?


12 posted on 07/01/2011 9:57:54 PM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Ready4Freddy; Baynative; Eurotwit
Great thread, Freddy! Thank you.

Can't believe it's that time again... July = American Independence Day and... Tour de France! Nice to see some old FRiends on this thread. :-)

13 posted on 07/01/2011 10:06:51 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Ready4Freddy; Baynative
I'm not liking the new NBC takeover of Versus' coverage of the Tour de France:

http://tourdefrance.nbcsports.com/

Looks like we have to pay $29.95 for "all access"? Does that mean we can no longer read blogs by Phil Liggett, Bob Roll and Paul Sherwen for free, like usual? You've gotta be kidding me...

14 posted on 07/01/2011 10:11:53 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Ready4Freddy
Thanks for the ping. Even sans Lance TdF is always fascinating.
15 posted on 07/01/2011 11:57:18 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: nutmeg; Ready4Freddy; Baynative; Eurotwit

Good to see y’all again. (Just visited Texas! :-) )


16 posted on 07/01/2011 11:59:47 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Mom MD
Is this Andy’s year?

Fans all over the world hope so.
17 posted on 07/02/2011 4:26:15 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Ready4Freddy
It's interesting that with what's been happening to Lance lately, he's chosen to only attend the final time trial.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lance-armstrong-to-visit-the-tour-de-france

18 posted on 07/02/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision
Bob Roll looks like he aged 10 years since 2010. He's also obviously wearing a live strong bracelet (trying to show some support).
19 posted on 07/02/2011 5:21:33 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Would you please add me to the TdF Ping List? Thanks!


20 posted on 07/02/2011 5:58:38 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
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To: Ready4Freddy
I used to play an international Massive Multiplayer game online that was based in Europe. All of us Americans would chat about American Sports on the game chat channel live while playing the game. For some reason this annoyed the hell out of the Europeans because there were way more Americans playing than Euros and they could care less about American Sports.

Then by way of retaliation a bunch of the Euros started chatting about the Tour de France. Most of the Americans had no clue about it but a few of us knew a little.

Three or four of us private messaged each other to see if we could have some fun with the situation.

American 1: Tour de France what is that? Some sort of Vacation Holiday Package?

American 2: No its some sort of train trip to see pasty white Europeans laying around on France's dirty Beaches.

Angry Frenchman: No you American twit it is a bicycle race. Typical you know nothing of what is going on outside your little redneck American World.

American 3: Oh Yeah I remember now.

American 1: Yeah, its where all the cyclists from Europe Compete in a big long Bike Race.

American 2: Yeah they compete to see who gets to finish in 2nd Place behind Lance Armstrong.

Needless to say afterwords there was much profanity and flame wars on the chat channel for the duration of the Tour.

hehehehe

21 posted on 07/02/2011 6:18:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: deport
Correcting link in post #4, pasted the wrong url, sorry about that folks.

LeTour


22 posted on 07/02/2011 6:37:02 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Full Results Of Intermediate Sprint - 1:14pm
The top 15 at the sprint in Avrille are:
1. Jeremy Roy (FDJ) 20pts
2. Lieuwe WESTRA (VCD) 17pts
3. Perrig QUEMENEUR (EUR) 15pts
4. Tyler FARRAR (GRM) 13pts - at 2’35”
5. Andre Greipel (OLO) 11pts
6. Francisco VENTOSO (MOV) 10pts
7. Denis GALIMZYANOV (KAT) 9pts
8. Borut BOZIC (VCD) 8pts
9. Tom BOONEN (QST) 7pts
10. Jimmy ENGOULVENT (SAU) 6pts
11. Mark CAVENDISH (THR) 5pts
12. Alessandro PETACCHI (LAM) 4pts
13. Mickael Delage (OLO) 3pts
14. Samuel DUMOULIN (COF) 2pts
15. Sabanini (LIQ) 1pt

Farrar jumped Cavendish and Cavendish didn’t respond.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 6:46:23 AM PDT by deport
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To: ScaniaBoy; nutmeg; whattajoke; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; Drango; ...
REPOST, please excuse me (This is to help me keep myself on the right thread!)


The thing I like most about July is waking up to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. I don't think there are any color commentators in any sport who can compare with them for talent, knowledge and pure viewer enjoyment. Liggett calling a pack sprint is a delight. ...and speaking of pack sprints - The first significant sprint of the tour goes to our local boy Tyler Farrar who snuck up on Cavendish, Bonen and Pataki while they were watching each other! GO YANKS!

24 posted on 07/02/2011 6:47:08 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Worked all night. Unfortunately I have to sleep a little bit and will catch the dvr when I get up.


25 posted on 07/02/2011 7:20:47 AM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: deport

It looked like he tried to and might have been in to big a gear. He definitely got caught by surprise.


26 posted on 07/02/2011 7:28:48 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Anyone catch today’s Izod code word?


27 posted on 07/02/2011 7:44:51 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

I wasn’t watching, but I think I heard it was “breakaway”


28 posted on 07/02/2011 8:05:01 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative; Ready4Freddy; concentric circles; ScaniaBoy; jern

Who did Phil Liggett just say is the first “colored” cyclist in the Tour de France? Anyone get his name, team or number?


29 posted on 07/02/2011 8:14:18 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

As a Brit Phil can use colored.

Just imagine what would happen with a US broadcaster

No more coverage...............


30 posted on 07/02/2011 8:21:36 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Baynative

You are correct. Thanks


31 posted on 07/02/2011 8:24:16 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Wow that was a nasty crash. I re-wound the DVR and it was a cameraman standing on the road that caused the crash. Looks like Contador was caught out. Evans, Schleck and the other GC favorites are in the small front group... Maybe 30 riders.


32 posted on 07/02/2011 8:50:32 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

They just said the gap was 40 seconds and growing.


33 posted on 07/02/2011 8:51:30 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Wow what an amazing finish http://toddkinsey.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/gilbert-takes-the-first-stage-cadel-puts-over-a-minute-on-contador-schleck/


34 posted on 07/02/2011 9:08:30 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Today was a great route and a good idea on the part of the tour. I’m really bummed to see so many of the front runners removed from the sprint opportunity by crashes. I hope everyone is well and ready for the TTT tomorrow.


35 posted on 07/02/2011 9:35:07 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Please add me to the ping list if I am not already on it.

Cheers!

36 posted on 07/02/2011 9:49:53 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Baynative
The thing I like most about July is waking up to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. I don't think there are any color commentators in any sport who can compare with them for talent, knowledge and pure viewer enjoyment. Liggett calling a pack sprint is a delight. ...and speaking of pack sprints - The first significant sprint of the tour goes to our local boy Tyler Farrar who snuck up on Cavendish, Bonen and Pataki while they were watching each other! GO YANKS!

Completely agree. I also like hearing Phil say CA VIN DISH.
37 posted on 07/02/2011 9:54:08 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Hah hah hah, that’s hilarious!

Thanks for the story...

Ed


38 posted on 07/02/2011 11:17:12 AM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Ready4Freddy

Hey Freddy! How are you! Thanks for posting the live thread this year! It’s a lot of work but all us slackers surely appreciate it! As I’m on MDT I’m watching via DVR again. (I have to admit that I really enjoy speeding through all those ads! )
Amazing finish today. I think if the entire Peloton had finished together we might have had some carnage at the end (beyond the obvious from the crashes we had further back). As it is, I am thrilled to see AC 1.20 back. Karma is so tough...


39 posted on 07/02/2011 12:17:31 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: luv2ski
TTT

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS : Team power

“This team time trial is short and totally flat. We don’t want to end up with big time gaps but at the same time we do want some of the favourites to lose time. But on a course like this the gaps won’t, in theory, be too big. Each team’s time will be taken when their fifth rider crosses the line. This test is all about getting the balance right. Every team has riders who feel more at home in this kind of test and they will have to rein themselves in slightly because the objective is to finish as a group. Some of the Anglo-Saxon teams make a point of focusing on the team time trial as these tests underline the homogeneity and intrinsic value of the group as a whole.”

On to Stage 2...


40 posted on 07/02/2011 12:41:37 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Me too, that’s my favorite event. Catch y’all tomorrow.


41 posted on 07/02/2011 1:03:14 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Baynative

Excited for this entire Tour! It’s going to be epic!


42 posted on 07/02/2011 4:22:32 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: ScaniaBoy
Good to see y’all again. (Just visited Texas! :-) )

Good to see you again, ScaniaBoy!

Glad to hear you just came back from Texas - always a good time there. Sorry, I haven't visited Sweden since 1997. I hope we can take another trip there again sometime...

43 posted on 07/02/2011 5:41:40 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Vision; Baynative
Is this Andy’s year?

Fans all over the world hope so.

I'd love to see Andy or Cadel or Levi Leipheimer (if he has the stuff) win TdF 2011. Anybody except Contador.

44 posted on 07/02/2011 5:47:41 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Baynative; Vision; Ready4Freddy; patriotspride; luv2ski; Mom MD
The thing I like most about July is waking up to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. I don't think there are any color commentators in any sport who can compare with them for talent, knowledge and pure viewer enjoyment. Liggett calling a pack sprint is a delight.

I agree, Baynative! That's the reason I was attracted to watching the TdF years ago - Phil Liggett's commentary. I heard Phil for the first time during TdF 1997, when he was with Channel Four in the UK. He was later paired perfectly with the wonderful Paul Sherwen on the "Outdoor Life Network" (later Versus).

I'm sorry to sound whiny, but I'm not crazy about NBC/Versus' pre-race coverage so far - hope it changes. I'm glad Bob Roll is back, but what happened to the expanded panel with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen before the race? (With all four of them wearing matching shirts, LOL)

I liked their daily banter and predictions, with one of them winning a 'yellow jersey' at the end of the Tour. Looks like a lot has changed...

...and speaking of pack sprints - The first significant sprint of the tour goes to our local boy Tyler Farrar who snuck up on Cavendish, Bonen and Pataki while they were watching each other! GO YANKS!

Go Tyler! We're rooting for him big time here, as we did last year.

45 posted on 07/02/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

Can’t imagine Levi competing at that level.


46 posted on 07/02/2011 8:26:56 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: nutmeg

I am watching tour coverage on Eurosport. No Phil unfortunately, and no Roll.


47 posted on 07/03/2011 3:22:26 AM PDT by golux
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To: Todd Kinsey

And TC might drop another 30 seconds in today’s TTT.

Yeap, as someone said earlier life is a muther.......


48 posted on 07/03/2011 3:26:32 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: nutmeg

Man, just checked the TdF site. Race officials gave the same time, 6 seconds, all the way down to the 77th rider.

Wiggens, Andy and Contador get the same time as the lead group.


49 posted on 07/03/2011 4:04:31 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: PeteB570

Some controversy with that, I think. Contador was in the group that crashed ...maybe they were inside the 3k limit.


50 posted on 07/03/2011 6:21:23 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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