Tag: 2011 Tour de France

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Happy Cadel Day!

I hope you pulled a sickie today because you might not ever get to see this again. Federation Square is going to be nuts today with thous...

Le Tour Diary | That's A Wrap!

What a Tour it's been. I don't think a better script could have been written for a more dramatic finish. I've never been so emotionally i...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 20, It's Only 00'57"

We've all watched Cadel Evans' career progress over the past 20 years. It's been nearly a decade that Cadel started racing grand tours an...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 19 - And Then There Were Three

We were expecting fireworks yesterday and what we got was a nuclear explosion! I've never seen anything like the spectacle of the crowds ...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 18

This year's Tour has had everything. Racing for time on the descents, GC contenders in breakaways, a left field maillot jaune, and a Worl...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 17

I understand it was another thrilling stage today and the weather forecast took a turn for the better. Blue skies opened up and it was an...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 16

How wrong I was. I was convinced this Tour de France was simply going to be a race of attrition and a winner would emerge from those who ...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 14

I didn't go to the top of Plateau de Beille today, but I know for certain by seeing the stage on television that Voeckler is the sensatio...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 13

Talk about a stage with mixed emotions. It was impossible not to feel sorry for Jérémy Roy after such impressive rides yesterday and toda...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 12, Mountain Top Debauchery

Stage 12 was the day we've been waiting for, and it did not disappoint. The French were happy because Voeckler kept his yellow jersey on ...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 11

Up until now the Tour has been very exciting from my perspective, but I can see why you folks in Australia may opt to watching the highli...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 9, Tour de France Jinxed

The Tour lost a handful of contenders in today's stage including Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma Lotto...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 8, Team Budgets

Now that was an exciting stage! All the GC contenders came to the front and really tested each other. Contador is too far back to wait fo...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 7, Saur-Sojasun Who?

Of the 22 teams in the Tour de France, 18 have ProTeam status (formerly ProTour). One of the basic differences between the WorldTour and ...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 6, How To Watch The Tour

The best way to follow the Tour de france is by watching it on TV along with one of the popular Tour Trackers sitting on your laptop clos...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 5

Today I started the next chapter of my Tour de France journey. This morning I left Veeral on his own to navigate the treacherous French c...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 4

As we sit here in McDonalds at 11pm in the middle of Brittany still searching for an vacant hotel room within 200kms I reflect on everyth...

Le Tour Diary, Stage 3

Today was one of the most thrilling days of my entire cycling life. Veeral and I started the day from Nantes and headed to the startline ...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 2

Today I left Champéry and headed to the opposite corner of France to start following the Tour. Catching the train seemed the be the easie...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 1

Well the Tour de France has finally begun and it marks a milestone in a cyclist's yearly calendar. To me, growing up in North America, it...