News - Tour de France 2011

  • Stages 19-21–Bubbling with Billecart All the Way to Paris

    Stages 19-21–Bubbling with Billecart All the Way to Paris

    Everyone agrees that this year's Tour de France was one of the best in years, with its peloton now a dope-free, level playing field. And so, after a most titillating stage on Thursday, I couldn't wait for Friday to see what might crop up next. A short stage (109.5km) with three categorized climb...

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  • Stages 13-15 & TEW Takes Mt. Ventoux

    Stages 13-15 & TEW Takes Mt. Ventoux

    Anne Pichon & Voeckler in the Leader's Jersey From Pau to Lourdes, Stage 13 circled a part of the Pyrenees in the southwest of France, and ended with a 16.4km hors categorie ascent up col d' Aubisque. Originally created to classify mountain roads that cars could not expect to pass, ...

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  • Stages 10-12, THE BAD BOYS: Jean-Luc Thunevin & A Flashback to Jan Ullrich

    Stages 10-12, THE BAD BOYS: Jean-Luc Thunevin & A Flashback to Jan Ullrich

    Jan Ullrich & Three Bottles from Jean-Luc Thunevin Stage 10 began in Aurillac, just 240km east of Bordeaux, before running south and towards the region of Languedoc-Rousillion. And while there were a multitude of attacks in the final 10k, nothing could escape the force of HTC, a g...

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  • The Grape Splitting Storm That Tore Up The Tour – The Tour Part 3

    The Grape Splitting Storm That Tore Up The Tour – The Tour Part 3

      Stage 9 & Chateau des Rontets       Just as a challenging vintage can make or break a winemaker’s bottle, a particularly mountainous stage or a multitude of crashes can upset the GC or destroy a bike racer’s career. In every Tour de France we expect surprises, and this year, it was Stage...

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