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Stage 15 -- Le Tour de France
Tour Website ^ | 7/17/2005

Posted on 07/17/2005 1:34:43 AM PDT by Aeronaut

Four cat 1 climbs ending with an HC climb!


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KEYWORDS: bicycle; bike; france; lance; tour
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Gonna be a tough day in the saddle.
1 posted on 07/17/2005 1:34:44 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: Aeronaut; whattajoke; CyberCowboy777; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; Drango; ...
Tour de France ping!

Please FReepmail nutmeg if you want on or off the Tour de France 2005 list.

2 posted on 07/17/2005 1:36:16 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: Aeronaut

I hope Lance's team steps up and helps him out big time today. He seams to have been on his own these past few days.


3 posted on 07/17/2005 1:41:10 AM PDT by msnimje
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To: msnimje

"I hope Lance's team steps up and helps him out big time today. He seams to have been on his own these past few days."

They seemed to get blown away more easily than they shoud've yesterday. But then Armstrong is benefiting from the infighting in Team Telekom, Vino needs to get himself a new team pretty sharpish as he obviously has no future in that one after Ulrich has repeatedly stabbed him in the back.


4 posted on 07/17/2005 1:45:54 AM PDT by Canard
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To: msnimje
I hope Lance's team steps up and helps him out big time today. He seams to have been on his own these past few days.

I think that might be getting overplayed a bit. Yesterday Ullrich had a teammate in the final challenge, but Lance didn't, and neither did anyone else. But, I do agree completely with your first sentence.

5 posted on 07/17/2005 1:46:42 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: Aeronaut

when does the race start?


6 posted on 07/17/2005 1:48:46 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Echo Talon
when does the race start?

About 4:10 AM CDT.

7 posted on 07/17/2005 1:50:02 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: Aeronaut

Is that Central Time US/Canada?


8 posted on 07/17/2005 1:51:18 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Aeronaut

could of just said in about 17 minutes.. :D


9 posted on 07/17/2005 1:53:17 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Echo Talon
Is that Central Time US/Canada?

Yes. It is 11:10 AM in frensh time.

10 posted on 07/17/2005 1:53:31 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: Aeronaut

Who is going to win this stage? Make your bets now!


11 posted on 07/17/2005 1:54:39 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Aeronaut
Who is going to win this stage? Make your bets now!

LANCE... he hasn't won a stage in awhile, maybe he wants to rub their noses in it. :D

12 posted on 07/17/2005 1:56:12 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Aeronaut
10:56 (3:56) - Welcome To The Live Coverage Of Stage 15

The 15th stage of the 2005 Tour de France, from Lezat-sur-Leze to Saint-Lar-Soulon (Pla-d’Adet), will get underway at 11.10am (4:10 CDT). There is only 600m of neutral zone before the flag will fall to signal the start of the hardest stage of the 92nd edition of the race.

13 posted on 07/17/2005 2:00:43 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: All
I was wondering but I could have sworn that after last years win Armstrong said he wouldn't compete in the Tour de France this year. If true what made him change his mind?
14 posted on 07/17/2005 2:04:10 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: Aeronaut
Six Tough Climbs In Stage 15

The 15th stage features no less than six difficult climbs. It will be an emotional day as the peloton passes the memorial to Fabio Casartelli who lost his life because of injuries sustained in a crash during the Tour de France 10 years ago. The race direction will stop on the first climb to pay tribute to the 1992 Olympic road race champion.

The climbs today are:

The cat-two Col du Portet d’Aspet (at 85km)
The cat-1 Col de Mente (at 100.5km)
The cat-1 Col du Portillon (at 137.5km)
The cat-1 Col de Peyresourde (at 162km)
The cat-1 Col de Val-Louron Azet (at 182.5km)
And the final ascent to the ‘hors category’ summit at Pla-d’Adet

15 posted on 07/17/2005 2:04:48 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: Doofer
I was wondering but I could have sworn that after last years win Armstrong said he wouldn't compete in the Tour de France this year. If true what made him change his mind?

...a new contract with the Discovery Channel required him to ride at least once more. He decided to get it over with and do it this year.

16 posted on 07/17/2005 2:06:01 AM PDT by Aeronaut (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
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To: Aeronaut

5 km The peloton is all together after five kilometers.


17 posted on 07/17/2005 2:20:40 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Eurotwit

Good Morning!

;-)


18 posted on 07/17/2005 3:39:30 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Eurotwit

Break has 14:25 now.
The 14 Escapees...

Pereiro (PHO) 24th @24'40

Hincapie (DSC) 25th @24'59

Boogerd (RAB) 29th @32'54
Dekker (RAB) 120th @2h15'27
Kroon (RAB) 152nd @2h38'21

Astarloza (A2R) 31st @34'33

Sevilla (TMO) 34th @37'27

Brochard (BTL) 37th @50'15
Pineau (BTL) 55th @1h10'21

Caucchioli (C.A) 43rd @59'25

Camano (EUS) 95th @1h44'12

Bertogliati (SDV) 107th @1h59'25

Davis (LSW) 117th @2h07'01

Bertolini (DOM) 132nd @2h24'04


19 posted on 07/17/2005 3:57:32 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: ScaniaBoy

They are beginning the first of six climbs:

Km 85 - Col du Portet d'Aspet (souvenir Casartelli) - 5.9 km climb to 6.9 % - 2 Category

There is an award in memorial to Fabio Cassartelli for the first over the top.

Will it be Cassatelli's former Motorola teammate, Hincapie?


20 posted on 07/17/2005 4:02:10 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: ScaniaBoy

WAKE UP EVERYBODY! There is a race on! ;-)


21 posted on 07/17/2005 4:04:25 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
And a heck of a race it is.. Go George!


22 posted on 07/17/2005 4:08:49 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: green iguana

Dekker takes the Souvenir Cassartelli.


23 posted on 07/17/2005 4:16:35 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Canard

Lance's team isn't designed to respond to attacks so much as it is designed to set blistering paces that widdle down the main group. I don't think you saw a true meltdown on Disco's part.


24 posted on 07/17/2005 4:24:50 AM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

13:30 - Peloton At 1st Summit

At the top of the Col du Portet d’Aspet, the peloton’s deficit to the 14 leaders was 17’20".

That's nuts! LOTS of racing left tho'.


25 posted on 07/17/2005 4:40:17 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: Cosmo

How is Hincapie doing in the overall standings?


26 posted on 07/17/2005 4:42:11 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Sorry , saw now in earlier post 25th at 24'59" behind Lance.

The course profile today looks just incredible - up and down and up and down....


27 posted on 07/17/2005 4:44:17 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Hincapie is now 25th overall.


28 posted on 07/17/2005 4:49:30 AM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: Cosmo

HINCAPIE IS IN THE FIRST BREAKAWAY!

This is going to be an amazing stage.


29 posted on 07/17/2005 4:55:10 AM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: Cosmo
HINCAPIE IS IN THE FIRST BREAKAWAY!

You finally have a cup of coffee? ;-)

30 posted on 07/17/2005 5:04:34 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: green iguana

LOL !

yep... Movin'.... slow.


31 posted on 07/17/2005 5:12:33 AM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: Cosmo
yep... Movin'.... slow.

Kind of like the peloton...

14:21 - Peloton Behind By 18’45"

The peloton was 18’45" behind the 14 escapees at the feedzone (110km).

14:18 - Peloton In Saint-Beat

The peloton has arrived in Saint-Beat (at the 110km mark) the site of today’s feedzone which is at the base of the Col de Mente.

Almost in Spain...

32 posted on 07/17/2005 5:25:56 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: green iguana

And I'm off for a ride.

Go George!


33 posted on 07/17/2005 5:35:29 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: All

Armstrong gave an interview today before the start of the race and he mentioned his team were crowded out from their defensive stance. He mentioned yesterday turned into a race of individuals.... not teams.

Don't know if he was upset by this or just making a statement. Hard to tell - being interviewed before today's chaos was kind of tough for him - but he responded kindly.

Some riders would have put the microphone in the interviewer's ear.

Bon Chance Lance!


34 posted on 07/17/2005 5:47:39 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Baynative

Discovery boys having trouble again. Lance looks to be on his own.


37 posted on 07/17/2005 6:17:03 AM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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To: Founding Father
The Disco boys regroup around Lance who looks very comfortable. A very fast pace, which if kept up, will blow some out of the race. Get ready for some fun. CSC is trying to take out Rasmussen.
38 posted on 07/17/2005 6:28:44 AM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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To: Baynative

The lead break has 14 minutes, down from 18.
The leaders, as riders are shed from the break:

Pereiro (PHO) 24th @24'40
Hincapie (DSC) 25th @24'59
Boogerd (RAB) 29th @32'54
Sevilla (TMO) 34th @37'27
Brochard (BTL) 37th @50'15
Caucchioli (C.A) 43rd @59'25

@40 seconds

Davis (LSW) 117th @2h07'01

In no-man's land:

Dekker (RAB) 120th @2h15'27
Kroon (RAB) 152nd @2h38'21
Astarloza (A2R) 31st @34'33
Pineau (BTL) 55th @1h10'21
Camano (EUS) 95th @1h44'12
Bertogliati (SDV) 107th @1h59'25
Bertolini (DOM) 132nd @2h24'04


39 posted on 07/17/2005 6:33:16 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Founding Father

15:30 - The Yellow Jersey’s Group

The riders in the yellow jersey’s peloton are:
Armstrong, Azevedo, Popovych, Rubiera, Savoldelli (DSC), Ullrich, Kloden, Vinokourov (TMO), Basso, Sastre (CSC), Mancebo, Arroyo (IBA), Evans (DVL), Rasmussen (RAB), Landis (PHO), Horner, Piepoli (SDV), Contador, Jaksche (LSW), Moreau, Kashechkin (C.A), Mazzoleni (LAM), Leipheimer (GST).

Armstrog + 4 Disco boys.

The lead is coming down: 14'26"


40 posted on 07/17/2005 6:33:35 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Rasmussen, Ullrich and Basso are in Armstrongs group. This is great news for Lance.


42 posted on 07/17/2005 6:35:49 AM PDT by hugorand
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To: Founding Father

Armstrong's group has dwindled to 22 riders early in the 4th climb (Col de Peyrsourde). The break is near the top and scattered in between.


43 posted on 07/17/2005 6:40:07 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Doofer

I saw an interview in which he said cancer had spread, and I thought he said to his brain, but I could not determine if that was a new interview or not! I think he did say this is the last one...but if he said that last year, who knows? I think things are pretty serious with Sheryl Crow...


44 posted on 07/17/2005 6:43:28 AM PDT by Froufrou (Froufrou Loves The Spurs!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Hincapie looks comfortable in the lead group, with Lance following surrounded by three teammates about 11:30 behind with Rasmussen and Ullrich on his wheel.


45 posted on 07/17/2005 6:49:55 AM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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To: Founding Father

...and down, and soon up again for the 5th climb today. Lead down to 11'20".
Still three Disco riders together with Lance.


46 posted on 07/17/2005 6:59:39 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Founding Father

Armstrong group has slowed a bit with several riders catching back on, now over the Col de Peyresourde 11:27 behind the leaders.


47 posted on 07/17/2005 7:03:02 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

CSC trying to up the pace of the Armstrong group, but the Disco boys hanging in.


48 posted on 07/17/2005 7:17:24 AM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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To: Founding Father

Vino trying to break out of Armstrong group. can the Disco boys stay with him, looks like two have dropped out.


49 posted on 07/17/2005 7:20:49 AM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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To: Founding Father

Basso, Ullrich Armstrong break out!!


50 posted on 07/17/2005 7:22:06 AM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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