Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dauphine Libere - Stage 7 Final and others

I got to watch both the final of the Dauphine and Stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse this morning. Have to say I enjoyed Friday and Saturday of the Dauphine but today was missing something. There wasn't a huge area to make up time but I think I like it when the leaders at least try to do something versus accepting the standings. The top 10 overall places were at risk with the break away but the top three seemed to ride in. I'm sure that's not how they felt riding it but...

Now the Tour de Suisse on the other hand - Holy Goodness!!! I loved it! We got to see Jens! go on the attack. Then a small bit later, little Andy Schleck attacked, and then following him, Frank went! It was good racing and exciting to watch! Frank got 4th on the stage!! Make sure to check out the results in the links below!!! Good, good stuff!! (Not sure I can put in anymore !!!'s to express the stage!)

Another good one to read up on is the Delta Tour. Will's been at that one and doing well with Slipstream. Today CJ finished 2nd, winning the overal - the points - and the young rider jerseys! So score for CJ and Slipstream with great riding and great team work! Also today began the Olympic Trials out in CA. Huge good lucks out to Meatball and Huffy!!! It would be awesome to see them both make Beijing together!

Live Chatter: CN - DP - PdC

Stage 7 - June 15: Saint-Jean-de Maurienne - Grenoble, 128km
1 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Crédit Agricole 3.17.20 (38,615 km/h)
10 Lars Bak (Den) Team CSC 2.21
13 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
15 George Hincapie (USA) High Road
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto
Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
35 Michael Rogers (Aus) High Road
38 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 2.40
44 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC
45 Craig Lewis (USA) High Road
Michael Barry (Can) High Road
59 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC 5.41
64 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC
79 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 9.37
general classification
Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 27.34.39
Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0.39
Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 1.24
11 Michael Rogers (Aus) High Road 5.33
18 Lars Bak (Den) Team CSC 10.31
20 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 12.20
31 George Hincapie (USA) High Road 18.51
33 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC 21.05
40 Michael Barry (Can) High Road 25.33
42 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC 27.32
43 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 29.18
63 Craig Lewis (USA) High Road 44.33
73 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 1.01.44
83 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC 1.08.14

TeamCSC: Lars Bak Maintained top-20 Spot
Astana: Valverde Finishes the Job
CW: Valverde triumphs in Dauphine Libere
GrahamWatsonPhotos: Stage 7
AstanaPhotos: Stage 7
TeamCSC: Dauphine Photo Gallery

Delta Tour:
Frazz: Frischkorn Forest (I was severly sleep deprived when I read this one but it's still making me laugh)
WillFrischkorn: Zeeland
Slipstream_Maaskant: My home-town advantage
Slipstream: Delta Tour final: Chris Sutton wins overall, points & best young with 2nd place finish!!
Slipstream_CJ: Dominating the Delta

Tour de Suisse:
PodiumCafe: Tour de Suisse - Stage 2 (sort of live chatter)
CN: Stage 2 Report & Results
VN: Anton leads Tour de Suisse
TeamCSC: Great Effort by Team CSC Saxo Bank
Astana_CMehl: Anton Sweeps Up the Middle
BMC: Alex Moos stays close to the leaders in difficult mountain top finish

RorySutherland: Nature Valley Grand Prix

Slipstream: GP Correios final: Farrar 5th in sprint, Martin holds on to 8th overall
Slipstream_DanMartin: Working it to the wet, dodgy end

BradHuff: Time will tell
MikeFriedman: Olympic Trials
BradHuff: Olympic Trials Schedule June 15-16

BikeRadar: Lance Armstrong talks Tour

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