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veejay
04-07-2005, 11:36
live feeds..www.letour.fr (english available, just follow the links)...

any comments on the prologue and stage 2?

Surok
04-07-2005, 12:24
live feeds..www.letour.fr (english available, just follow the links)...

any comments on the prologue and stage 2?

Armstrong is da man!

veejay
04-07-2005, 12:26
Armstrong is da man!
h*ll yeah, he is!!! viva le lance!

veejay
05-07-2005, 13:31
and yesterday's wrap up...http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/200/index.html

today, the team time trial...any bets on for which team will come out on top...? my money's on Discovery...but that's probably not surprising...:-)

Surok
05-07-2005, 13:45
and yesterday's wrap up...http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/200/index.html

today, the team time trial...any bets on for which team will come out on top...? my money's on Discovery...but that's probably not surprising...:-)

no bets, I'm too out of touch...: (

veejay
05-07-2005, 19:38
and...results from today...

http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/400/depeches.html

our man lance...back in yellow!!!!

go lance go!!!!

Surok
05-07-2005, 19:59
no-one else on the site interested in this great sporting event???

peyote
05-07-2005, 21:55
no-one else on the site interested in this great sporting event???i am!.. whether i like it or not :rolleyes:

Surok
06-07-2005, 11:18
i am!.. whether i like it or not :rolleyes:

I was kind of discounting you from the question - I know you have to be interested in it! :p

veejay
06-07-2005, 12:13
i am!.. whether i like it or not :rolleyes:
thanks, sweetie...i know you hate it when i get all excited about the tour...but it will be over soon...promise...

thanks for taking an interest...or at least listening :inlove:

veejay
06-07-2005, 13:02
write up from yesterday's epic TTT...http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/400/index.html

go lance, go!!!!

Surok
06-07-2005, 13:10
yup. counting the hours until the start of today's stage....

veejay
06-07-2005, 19:38
Bunch sprint finish today, won by McEwan...Lance still in yellow for tomorrow's stage...:-)

veejay
07-07-2005, 08:32
analysis of Stage 5 -- http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/news/?id=/news/2005/jul05/jul07news.

robbie vs. tom, for the green jersey? :-)

peyote
07-07-2005, 13:27
go lance, go!


(the things you do for love, damn it!)

veejay
07-07-2005, 13:28
go lance, go!


(the things you do for love, damn it!)
thanks, sweetie!!!! you're the best!!! :inlove:

Surok
07-07-2005, 14:07
missed yesterday's stage,dammit, cause I was paying the rent. maybe I'll get to follow today's...here's hoping!

veejay
08-07-2005, 10:27
analysis of yesterday's stage http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/600/index.html...

and here http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/news/?id=/news/2005/jul05/jul08news

lance still in yellow (go, lance, go!), although vino is now in 3rd (1'05" behind), and jan is moving up, currently in 9th place...

looks like things are gonna get very, very interesting in the mountains...!

more to follow later in the day...:-)

veejay
09-07-2005, 10:52
stage 7 analysis & summary http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour057 & http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/700/index.html

GC is the same, with lance first, george hincapie second, and vino 3rd...

this weekend -- the real fun begins...first mountain stages...look for vino to attack...he seems to b the real threat this year...and then there's der kaiser -- jan ullrich...will he finally beat armstrong?

:-)

Murby
09-07-2005, 12:43
What about the green jersey? Do you think Robbie will get it back, or is Bonnen going to take it all the way?

Rich

koba65
09-07-2005, 18:27
stage 7 analysis & summary http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour057 & http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/700/index.html

GC is the same, with lance first, george hincapie second, and vino 3rd...

this weekend -- the real fun begins...first mountain stages...look for vino to attack...he seems to b the real threat this year...and then there's der kaiser -- jan ullrich...will he finally beat armstrong?

:-)

Thanks for the link - my sattv is out and I have no way of following it live!! :(

veejay
09-07-2005, 21:39
What about the green jersey? Do you think Robbie will get it back, or is Bonnen going to take it all the way?

Rich
personally, i'd like to see boonen win the green jersey. for some reason, i'm just not a robbie fan...i also think that boonen has had a fantastic year so far, and if he doesn't run out of steam before paris, he has a good shot at winning the sprinter's jersey...

and you?

veejay
09-07-2005, 21:45
Thanks for the link - my sattv is out and I have no way of following it live!! :(
wow...for some reason, i didn't take you for a cycling fan...:-)

if you go to www.cyclingnews.com or www.letour.fr, you can find live newflashes during the races each day. it's certainly not as exciting as watching coverage live, but works well when at work, and wanting to stay tuned to what's happening...

first analysis from today's stage -- things seem to have shifted a bit in the general classification. lance still in yellow, but voigt has moved up to 2nd place!!! hincapie now in 8th, i believe...need to read what happened!!!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour058

lance finished in a group about 27" from the stage winners, which evidently had the narrowest winning margin in history between 1st & 2nd place...

veejay
10-07-2005, 10:05
stage 8 write up from letour.fr http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/800/index.html

wow...sorry i missed the action yesterday. what's up with discovery? lance's lieutenants no where to be found on a cat 2 climb, and only the 1st day in the mountains...oh dear...

Murby
10-07-2005, 21:22
Green Jersey -

Yep I'd like to see Tom win it as well. Robbie is a class act, but I think that Tom is possibly more of a rounded rider. I've missed the stages this weekend, but I'd really like to see if he can stay with the pace on the climbs...

veejay
11-07-2005, 11:52
stage 9, 10 july

http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/900/index.html

big shake up in the GC. lance is no longer in yellow, rasmussen had a stellar solo ride from the 6km mark until the finish. jens voigt now in yellow. today is a rest day...so, we shall see what happens.

CSC seems to be strategically riding and is hoping to maintain the yellow jersey, if not for voigt for basso...

loads of abandonments and several scary crashes in yesterday's stage as well...T-Mobile riding well, with both Vino and Ullrich in close contention with lance.

have a nice rest day...and see ya'll tomorrow...:-)

Surok
11-07-2005, 12:02
he's no longer in yellow??!

veejay
11-07-2005, 12:03
he's no longer in yellow??!
nope...3rd in the GC behind voigt and moreau...who finished 2nd & 3rd yesterday behind rasmussen...unbelievable day...:(

Surok
11-07-2005, 12:04
:(

veejay
11-07-2005, 12:08
:(
think it's alright...there's still loads of racing and the real tests will come after the rest day.

it sucks...but...eh...it is a bit frustrating. was hoping that he was in yellow for the duration...let's see what happens later.

really was a stellar performance by rasmussen...he rode his heart out yesterday. was watching as he crossed the line and literally lost all strength in his legs. and then he cried (which made me cry). Discovery crossed the line together -- much, much better than the previous stage's performance by the team.

ugh...i love it when it gets exciting...but also kind a hate it...

veejay
11-07-2005, 12:10
a bit more analysis...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/news/?id=/news/2005/jul05/jul11news

one other scary thing from yesterday...ullrich crashed on the decent of the 1st climb...he got back up and finished...but scary stuff...

veejay
12-07-2005, 09:25
yesterday was a rest day, and loads of interviews / chats with the press...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/news/?id=/news/2005/jul05/jul12news

racing in the mountains starts today with a mountain top finish. stay tuned...and go lance, go!

veejay
12-07-2005, 14:41
today's stage looks to really shake things up. from rest day interviews / chats and pre-stage interviews this morning, there look to be a number of teams and riders vying for the yellow jersey and to put pressure on Discovery (the disco boys) and lance...

racing has begun in today's stage and there was an immediate attack...

stay tuned and ... go lance, go!!!!

Surok
12-07-2005, 14:42
stay tuned and ... go lance, go!!!!

WORD!

veejay
12-07-2005, 21:12
exciting day, cycling fans! http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0510

big news -- lance back in yellow. bigger news -- ullrich, and vino both lost loads of time to lance on the final climb. ullrich is now 2' down and vino cracked and lost around 5' min to lance.

rasmussen looks incredibly strong -- and is now only 38" down in 2nd. he's solidified his lead in the polkadot jersey competition.

will he try to go for the yellow jersey? or is lance in yellow for good?

johnsemlak
12-07-2005, 22:51
Where can you listen to the tour online live?

veejay
13-07-2005, 11:29
Where can you listen to the tour online live?
i'm not sure...i've been reading the live feeds from cyclingnews.com and from letour.fr. closest thing to live as you can get...they may have race radio available there, but i've no idea...

yesterday's highlights / analysis...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/news/?id=/news/2005/jul05/jul13news

http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1000/index.html

another exciting day today...race begins around 14.00 MST...:-)

veejay
14-07-2005, 10:55
Vino bounces back to take the stage win...
http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1100/index.html
http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0511

another moutain stage today...lance still in yellow, with rasmussen in the polka dot jersey and a mere 38" back...

will vino attack again? will lance go for the stage win or simply defend the yellow with the disco boys helping out...?

big news -- in the green jersey competition, boonen might be out. he crashed on a descent yesterday and is evidently injured. he may not start today which leaves the green jersey wide open...

peyote
14-07-2005, 18:23
A French Winner On Bastille Day

16:20 - Moncoutie’s Second Tour Stage Win!

David Moncoutie raced the 187km stage from Briancon to Digne-les-Bains at an average speed fo 43.137km/h. This is the second stage win for the French Cofidis rider in two years.

veejay
15-07-2005, 07:46
A French Winner On Bastille Day

16:20 - Moncoutie’s Second Tour Stage Win!

David Moncoutie raced the 187km stage from Briancon to Digne-les-Bains at an average speed fo 43.137km/h. This is the second stage win for the French Cofidis rider in two years.
thanks, sweetie...! (i'm out of the office for a few days, which makes getting & posting updates a bit difficult...! thanks to my hero for sending me updates via text -- yes, i am that much of a fanatic, for those of you who didn't already know!)

congrats to moncoutie for winning for France on Bastille Day!

yesterday's analysis http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0510 & http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1200/index.html

lance still in yellow...no real changes at the top of the GC...go lance, go!!!

veejay
16-07-2005, 11:13
stage 13 results...

McEwan back in the green jersey...! lance still in yellow. results & analysis here
http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1300/index.html

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0513

Stage 14 marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic death of fabio casartelli -- a former motorola teammate of lance's. he's won a few stages in memory of fabio on the anniversary of his death before...perhaps he'll repeat that today?

veejay
17-07-2005, 12:09
lance solidly in yellow. rasmussen couldn't keep up with the pace and lost 51" to lance. lance finished 2nd overall in the stage, outsprinting ivan basso at the finish. ullrich & vino both lost time to lance, with vino now 7'+down on the GC. going in to the final week of racing, it's looking good for the 6-time TdF winner going for his final win and No. 7! go lance, go!!!

results and analysis here http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1400/index.html & http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0514

today's stage is brutal...stay tuned for results.

chizhik_pyzhik
17-07-2005, 19:49
Where can you listen to the tour online live?

If you speak French there's probably a few places.

For English try here: http://www.eurosport.com/tourdefrance2005/

chizhik_pyzhik
17-07-2005, 19:54
Very interesting today. Hincapie was given the freedom to join a break-away and he took home the victory.

Lance still in yellow.

veejay
17-07-2005, 20:31
Indeed, indeed...George Hincapie -- one of the original Disco boys, and one of lance's key lietuenants during each of lance's TdF victories -- was part of an early break which at one point was up 19 minutes. And George took the stage -- perhaps his greatest victory yet...and not bad for a guy who is not known at all for his climbing skills.

GC has shifted a bit...lance still in yellow, ivan basso now in 2nd 2'49" back, with Rasmussen now in 3rd, 3'09" back...Jan Ullrich now in 4th...nearly 6 minutes down.

what a day!!! well done to George...and well done to lance!!! :-)

tomorrow is a rest day...and then one more tough mountain stage to go...

veejay
18-07-2005, 12:33
Once again, congrats to George Hincapie for his fine performance in yesterday's stage...much deserved stage win, and what a stage to win!

Analysis & results from yesterday's epic stage:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0515
http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1500/index.html

jan ullrich has all but admitted defeat to lance once again this year, and will be trying to get on the podium rather than seeking the yellow jersey.

veejay
19-07-2005, 11:46
looks as though most are of the mind that lance has already rode into paris and captured his 7th consecutive yellow jersey. even though there is quite a bit of road left until sunday, and anything can (and normally does) happen in the Tour de France...

some of the commentary from the rest day on monday...more racing today...stay tuned..

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/news/?id=/news/2005/jul05/jul19news3

veejay
19-07-2005, 19:09
Lance still in yellow...no real changes at the top of the GC...lots of action today however...analysis and full results to follow!

veejay
20-07-2005, 11:32
one of the last of the mountain stages, and certainly the last HC climb of this year's tour.

lance still in yellow, and no real change to the top of the GC. 156 riders still in the Tour...with just a few days left...

Analysis & commentary here... http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0516

and here...
http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1600/index.html

veejay
21-07-2005, 12:40
Lance still in yellow, and another disco boy victory..this time from the italian...savoldelli...attacking riders gained a huge 20 minutes on the peloton, but no real changes to the top of the GC. Discovery now has a slight lead over T-Mobile in the team competition. Disco boys also have the white jersey at the moment and by a healthy lead...will they dominate the entire tour?! :-)

analysis and results here http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0517 and http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1700/index.html

o'grady has not been gaining in the green jersey competition...the last few days of racing should be fairly exciting.

veejay
22-07-2005, 12:36
well..only 3 days of racing left...with tomorrow the big time trial...

lance securely in yellow with no changes to the GC.

results and analysis here http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1800/index.html and http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0518

today is another relatively bumpy stage...stay tuned...and go lance, go!!!!

veejay
22-07-2005, 21:48
T-Mobile took the stage, but no real changes to the GC. lance 2'46" ahead of Basso, Rasmussen third and Ullrich in 4th. Tomorrow's time trial (which I will miss b/c of a friend's wedding!), should be exciting. Look for Ullrich to go all out to try and make the podium. Lance, if he rides smart and steady (touch wood, spitting over shoulder and all that!), should have no problems keeping his lead over Basso. If anyone wants to send me updates on my mobey, PM me.....Can't believe I'm going to be missin this...:( lance has yet to win in stage this year (other than the team time trial)...so...question is, will he win the TT and continue his stellar performance in the TTs?

today's results and analysis -- http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0519 and http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/1900/index.html

go lance, go!!!

yankee@moscow
23-07-2005, 20:39
Lance just won the last time trial. He even passed Rasmussen, who started with a 6 minute lead. It's going to be just about impossible to beat him now. However, remember what LeMond did on the last day during his last tour victory? I can't imagine that happening this year though.

veejay
24-07-2005, 02:12
lance wins!!!!

not only did he win the time trial, his place on the top of the podium once again is almost assured -- barring a serious crash or some serious weirdness...he topped ullrich once again by 23"...

today's analysis and results...http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/2000/index.html ...and... http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0520

go lance, go!!!!

PHolmes
24-07-2005, 02:48
There are people that are amazing. This is my friend who won 7 Gold Medals in paralympics and talking to her was amazing. She has won a gold medal in the olympics also.

To meet her and people like Lance Armstrong who has dominate their field and have aura humble greatness and ability to think without limitations. Amazing !!!!
I am glad to have met such greatness in my life.

doogiecb
24-07-2005, 12:40
Go Lance ... amazing.

veejay
25-07-2005, 09:09
lance won his 7th & final Tour de France yesterday. the race officials declared him the official winner 54km before the end of the race. well done, lance, the rest of the disco boys....thanks for the past 7 years, and have a great retirement...

vino took the stage win. the dane rasmussen held on to the king of the mountains jersey and husvold won the sprinter's jersey. popyvych also from discovery took the young rider's white jersey.

next to lance on the podium -- ivan basso was 2nd, 4'40" behind lance, and jan ullrich with his 7th (?) podium finish awas 3rd.

results and analysis here http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0521 and http://www.letour.fr/2005/TDF/LIVE/us/2100/index.html

all sorts of news and post-race commentary on www.cyclingnews.com...