Tag: "france"

2009 Tour de France - Final Thoughts

by Jack  

This year's Tour de France just ended with Alberto Contador (Astana) winning his 2nd yellow jersey by a comfortable margin. It was a drama filled 3 weeks, more for the psychological battles between Contador and teammate Armstrong than for the various… more »

95th Tour Review: Sastre!

by Jack  

Now that the 2008 Tour de France has come to a close, I can honestly say I was dead wrong. Wrong in who I predicted to win and how the race would have panned out. There were a lot of surprises and a few disappointments but it was filled with action!… more »

95th Tour: Week 2 Review

by Jack  

As week 2 of this year's Tour comes to a close, it certainly didn't end without causing a lot of controversy. Unfortunately again, the main topic was not what happened on the road but what happened off of it. We learned this week that in addition to… more »

95th Tour: Week 1 Review

by Jack  

I am writing this as I watch the Versus evening recap to today's stage 7. If you haven't been in front of the internet today, then you probably will be surprised by the fact that Manuel Beltran (Liquigas) has tested positive for EPO. Yet another black… more »

95th Tour de France Preview

by Jack  

First, let me say happy 4th to all of the Americans and happy Friday to the rest of the world! I'm writing from Philadelphia, the birth place of America, today as we're here to visit some friends and just be tourists for the weekend. Of course, I do… more »

Dauphiné Review

by Jack  

The 60th Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré ended on Sunday and so far presented us with the best preview of what is to come in July at the Tour de France (Tour de Suisse is going on as I type). Well, as accurate as it can be if Astana would have been invited… more »