Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tour de Suisse Catch Up

Severe sleep issues and a pick up of work are taking a little toll this week. I've been listening to the Tour de Suisse everyday but not really following it all that close. Which that is a shame as it has guys I love following like Fabian, Stuey, Frank & Andy, Jens! and the list goes on with others even not on CSC. :-) Robbie McEwen has won the last two stages and I can't say there was a lot of action to be glued to. Pretty much seem to be playing out as typical bunch sprint stages with the action being the last 10 minutes of the race. I have been noticing BMC getting into breakaways though and I noticed several in the bunch sprint today when I flipped over to watch the last couple k's. Great stuff for them. I'm not a serious follower of the team but I love seeing Americans and teams from here doing well over there so I will continue to happily cheer for them! Stage 2 had me glued to it and I loved it but these last two with work needing to be done I just can't find the time. I'm hoping I can keep better tabs on tomorrows stage. :-)

Live Chatter from PdC: Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 - Stage 4

Stage 4 Results
General classification after stage 4
Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16.36.44
2 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team High Road 0.06
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre 0.12
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 0.16
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 0.40
15 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1.09
45 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 5.36
49 Steve Bovay (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6.48
69 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC 13.10
Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC 16.08
88 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 17.34
92 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 18.18
97 Darren Lill (RSA) BMC Racing Team
104 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 19.28
108 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC 20.31
Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team 22.57
120 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 23.24
142 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC 28.24

BMC: Jonathan Garcia launches the day's main break, while Alex Moos and Danilo Wyss finish top 10
BMC: Jeff Louder spends day on pointy end of race in 100+km 3-man breakaway
GrahamWatsonPhotos: Stage 4

Other goodies:
Mission Tour de France in full flight (anyone else think C needs a hair cut? ha ha!)
And this just isn't right but leave it to Boulder...


GG said...

Work sucks, doesn't seem to be less work even when I am really productive.

I'll try to give you a ring tonighht.

Erik said...

All Garmin GPS Systems will now steer you directly to your local burrito place. Yum.

Nikki said...

Jane - I so hear you. Work picked up with a lot of prep work for me this week and no matter how focused I try to get, it's not helping. Plus is it totally intruding on my cycling fun. Thank goodness for on demand later.

Erik - How 'bout that!?! Rumors were out there and I am so happy it has been made official. Many people don't care for the argyle but I love it being different. I was assured today that it is staying and that the new kit looks sharp. Can't wait! Good stuff all around with that and HighRoad and Team CSC. Three teams I happily cheer for!