Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tour de France 2008 - Stage 9

Ricco slithers up for another stage in this year's Tour. And I don't mean that as bad as it sounds. The little Cobra was pretty impressive to watch dart off the front of the field and just pedal his legs off to the finish line. More exciting for me of course was watching C up in the lead group - all day! Man is he hot right now. I am so thrilled and excited watching him with the confidence he has. It just looks great on him. I've been a fan for a long time and to get to see him continue to get better and better is totally delightful! :-) Woo hoo! Go C!

On a worrisome note, Cadel Evans crashed hard earlier on in the stage. There are tons of pics of him at the doctors car and his sides and jersey were pretty ripped up. I'm hoping he's okay and that he is good to go come morning. I don't want him to win but I don't want to lose riders from crashes either. Have I said yet, how much I hate those damn things. Crashes suck. I hope he is okay come morning.

CN:
Vande Velde disappointed in Beltran
CN: Adam Hansen's Tour Diary - Working hard for the coffee!
CN:
American invasion of the Tour de France

Live Chatter: CN - VN - DP - PdC1 - PdC2 - Post Race
Awesome preview of stage - PdC_Crashdan: On to the Pyrenees: Exploring Stage 9

Stage 9 - Sunday, July 13: Toulouse - Bagnères de Bigorre, 224km
Results
1 Riccardo Riccò (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott 5.39.28 (39.59km/h)
16 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 1.17
20 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
27 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
33 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia
36 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
42 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.57
55 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 4.34
60 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia 6.27
66 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 9.04
78 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
89 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 16.57
118 Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 18.55
119 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia 24.02
122 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
142 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 28.11
147 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
159 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
161 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
167 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
General classification after stage 9
1 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia 38.07.19
3 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 0.44
10 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 1.34
11 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 1.56
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 1.58
25 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 4.31
39 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia 10.51
50 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 15.18
55 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia 17.46
69 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 30.53
82 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 37.30
87 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 40.02
102 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole 48.27
115 Danny Pate (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 54.35
117 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 55.57
119 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 56.14
124 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 59.34
128 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia 1.01.35
147 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.10.02
149 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30 1.10.59

Garmin: Tour stage 9: Vande Velde climbs to 3rd overall
CSC-SaxoBank: Andy Schleck in White
BruceHildenbrand: Rider Nicknames (great shot of C and Will)
Spinnin'Wheel: Tour de France Stage 9: TLC
VN: Inside the Tour, w/John Wilcockson - Hautacam is this Tour's first major challenge
TimesOnline: Allen Lim rides the sliptream

VN: Fresh Tour Korn - The gruppetto calls...
ChicagoTribune_CVV: He's climbing... in standings too

GrahamWatsonPhotos: Stage 9
TeamCSCSaxoBank: Tour de France
TeamGarminPhotos: Tour de France

VeloNews TV:
Tour de France 2008: Stage 9 race highlight.
Stage 9: VN TV RD w/ Team Columbia's George Hincapie.
Stage 9: VN TV RD w/ Garmin Chipotle's Julian Dean.

Versus:
Christian Vandevelde Post-Stage 9 Interview
Carlos Sastre Profile
Vandevelde Pre-Stage 9 Interview

CV TV (formerly TBR):
(Great Columbia video's, I'll try to link some tomorrow.)

3 comments:

Erik said...

Did you see stage 10? Holy wow. I won't say anything just in case. I followed the text and TdF twitter all morning while working along. Anyway. Back to the job.

Nikki said...

Hi Erik!!!
DID I SEE IT?!? OMG! GO C! I am so super excited for him. I was the edge of my seat hoping he could put in an attack in that last k but then Cadel grabbed his wheel. So exciting!

I'm hoping to get my post up this afternoon. I'm having some complications today from last week and have a dr's appt to get to and I'm just praying it's something simple and won't require another stay.

Today's stage was just awesome! Feel free to email anytime. :-) If you like live feed chatter, check out PdC! Today we had 4 threads were were commentating so much!

GG said...

Hey I stopped in catch up get some sleep tonight. I am going to bed myself.