Monday, April 21, 2008

2008 Tour de Georgia - Stage 1

Tour de Georgia - 2.HC
USA, April 21-27, 2008


Not being able to watch this race live due to too much work right now stinks a bit but I'm working on lunch hour strategies to catch some of the TTT which is one I think will be great not only for Slipstream but to see how teams do across the board on Thursday. I did hop in and check out the live chats today and it sounds like the live feed was a hassle and the stage itself filled with constant attacks to try and establish a break. I think the stage was a wee bit short for that today but figuring a bunch sprint at the end, why spend hours and hours leading up to it. Tyler has 4th overall with the bonuses he got today and the race should get more animated and exciting as the week goes on.

Below are my biased reads and viewings. Enjoy. : -)

VN: 2008 Tour de Georgia preview
VN: Tour de Georgia: Meet the press
Spare Cycles: Pre-Event Photos
Spare Cycles: Stupid Interview Questions with Dave Zabriskie
Timmy Duggan: Gearing up for a hot Tour de Georgia
VN Video: TOG 08 - Stage 1 pre-race: Levi Leipheimer
VN Video: TOG 08 - Stage 1 pre-race: Trent Lowe
VN Video: TOG 08 - Stage 1 pre-race: Chris Horner
VN Video: TOG 08 - Stage 1 pre-race: Tyler Hamilton
ROAD: I can not figure out how to pull a direct link to the video but once again Dave Zabriskie does not disappoint when he rolls up and discusses home improvements! They have several great video clips so go check them out.

Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30
61 Thomas Danielson (USA)
62 Tyler Farrar (USA)
63 Timothy Duggan (USA)
64 Lucas Euser (USA)
65 Trent Lowe (Aus)
66 Danny Pate (USA)
67 Christian Vande Velde (USA)
68 David Zabriskie (USA)


Stage 1 - April 21: Tybee Island - Savannah, 70.4mi/113.3km
Results
1 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team 2.30.18 (45.43 km/h)
18 Chris Horner (USA) Astana
35 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
36 Thomas Danielson (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
37 Timothy Duggan (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
44 George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road
49 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
50 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Rock Racing
51 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing
56 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC
61 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
65 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC Racing Team
66 Trent Lowe (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
67 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC
88 David Zabriskie (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
92 Lucas Euser (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
109 Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing
113 Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
114 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
117 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
General classification after stage 1
1 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team 2.30.08
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30 0.05
22 Chris Horner (USA) Astana 0.10
39 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
40 Thomas Danielson (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
41 Timothy Duggan (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
48 George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road
53 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
54 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Rock Racing
55 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing
59 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC
64 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
68 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC Racing Team
69 Trent Lowe (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
70 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC
91 David Zabriskie (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
95 Lucas Euser (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/B H30
110 Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing
114 Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team

115 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net Presented By Maxxis

Slipstream: Farrar 4th overall with time bonuses
VN: Danielson: protected leader, or opportunist?
Timmy Duggan: Timmy's ideal sprint stage & recovery secret

2 comments:

GG said...

Okay I have to say it, since I got scolded for not commenting today.

I don't get all this cycling stuff. I don't know who is winning, does anyone even every "win".

What ever happened to good old football with field goals and touchdowns, now that I understand.

I am trying to be supportive of your obsession, but I only have so much to say on the subject.

Your a nut, but I like you that way.

Nikki said...

Bite me sugar plum! JK! I totally did not scold you, you just can't take the heat on your LAME excuses and my twilight zone of cyclying huh?!? Just wait. It gets better! HA!

I think I found another riding partner on occasion and she's probably matched for you so you both could complain about me! Tee hee! She's off every other Sunday so we'll see if we can line up rides down here to coincide. :-)

Trying to find out the status of Wieser. Dumb Ass hasn't exactly followed up but after this, I think it's time for Wieser to come home. How many years have I taken care of him with out issues.