Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tour de France 2008 - Stage 2

This morning was rough to get up early for to catch the early live streaming on the web from Versus. Did it, but was oh so tired. Happy I did to catch tidbits of Pate trying to get into the break. Had it but it didn't stick. Looks like some of the nerves might be calming down a little bit. The race had the wind hitting the riders all day but towards the end it changed to a tailwind and wow, did the speeds kick up.

The breakaway guys got caught by the end which is generally a given, but not always. They hung on up until the very last couple k's. Voeckler has been enjoyable to watch ever since his run in yellow a few years back. It would've been great to see Pate out there but energy saved at this point being only 2 days in might be better. After the break got caught the teams were all on for the sprinters and GC guys. Cancellara made a run for it but had company. By about 200 meters to go he looked to sit up. It would've been so fun to see him take the win. I think the peloton watches him a bit more now though so he may not be able to pull those bold moves off, but this is Tony so all things are possible. :-) Thor did win the stage and I am happy for him. I like the excitement thus far. One bummer today was that Julian was in the crash with 1.5 K to go. He seems to be okay. I hate crashes. And it sounds like Soler could have two broken wrists but he started and finished today so we'll see how he's doing tomorrow.

Team Garmin Joy Ride Photo :-)

AdamHansen: Tour de France - Stage 1
Bicycling: Inside the Experiment
Bicycling: The Millar Diaries: Stage 1
JulianDean: Blast Off

Live Chatter: CN - VN - DP - PdC1 - PdC2 - PdC Post Race

Stage 2 - Sunday, July 6: Auray - Saint Brieuc, 164.5km
Results
1
Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 3.45.13 (43.84 km/h)
14 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
19 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
23 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia
26 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
31 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
39 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
44 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
48 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
49 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
65 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
71 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
73 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
95 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
109
Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
120 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia
125 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia 1.40
134 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 2.10
159 Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 2.30
172 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 0.00
General classification after stage 2
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 8.21.20
7 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 0.01
9 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
14 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 0.07
17 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
21 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
24 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia
27 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
33 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
39 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
41 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
42 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
77 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 0.52
81 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.01
82 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
95 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia 1.47
113 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 2.00
122 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
123 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia
138 Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 3.42
174 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 7.06

Garmin: Tour stage 2: Millar moves up to 7th overall
CSC: Attempt by Cancellara in Saint-Brieuc
CW: Millar too close to Tour de France yellow jersey
Spinnin'Wheel: Tour de France 2008 Stage 2: Frenchies Day Out

VN: FreshKorn - Victory
CN: Stuart O'Grady's Tour Diary - The battle for the front

GrahamWatsonPhotos: Stage 2
TeamCSCSaxoBank: Tour de France
TeamGarminPhotos: Tour de France

VeloNews TV:
Tour de France 2008: Stage 2 race highlight
Stage 2: Post race press scrum with Voigt, Hushovd, Kirchen, & Voekler
Stage 2: Pre-race w/CSC-Saxo Bank rider Frank Schleck.
Stage 2: VN TV RD w/ Team Columbia's George Hincapie.
Stage 2: VN TV RD w/ Garmin Chipotle's Magnus Backstedt.

Versus:
Julian Dean Post-Stage 2 Interview
The Road To The Tour (Slipstream)
Julian Dean Pre-Stage 2 Interview
Will Frischkorn Pre-Stage 2 Interview

CV TV (formerly TBR):
CSC's Fabian Cancellara chats before the start of stage 2.

2 comments:

GG said...

I want to see a picture of the burrito in the pocket.

Hope you are having a good day.

Nikki said...

I will look for a pic of Will's behind just for you. :-)

Good day? Ha! If I could only just disappear from work for awhile. So much to do and still working on it tonight. Gonna be a late one.