Backstage Pass this time at the GP Quebéc - anchored by Matt Goss the Orica GreenEDGE boys do battle with Peter Sagan. As always highly entertaining!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
via AG2R La Mondiale
The Queen stage did not disappoint as Christophe Riblon rode in a fabulous and passionate way to give France a victory.
Falling off a slick corner into a marsh did not deter him from chasing and passing Tejay Van Garderen, who I thought would surely win this amazing stage, to ultimately win - that's Panache!
His hard work paid off - on the following stage he wore, if not for one day, the KoMs jersey- Double Panche!
via Uzurua Sunada
Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
Stage 9: Into the Pyrenees.
All photos: BrakeThough Media
Garmin-Sharp vowed 'to create chaos'...
On the La Hourquette d'Ancizan, Hesjedal and Porte...
Aggressive riding by Movistar placed Valverde second overall on GC.
Garmin-Sharp sets the stage...
Martin on to a magnificent stage win!
Friday, July 05, 2013
Kadri avec pois rouges
Blel Kadri is one point in front of Pierre Rolland in the KOMs classification. With the Pyrenees fast approaching on stage 8 the battle for the polka-dot jersey just got hotter. Are the French grimpeurs back? One things for sure, the climbers will have a challenge on the assent pitched as the highest in the Tour... Col de Paiheres (2001m, cat HC, 15.3km at 8%). The question is who will be the first up the climb to win the Henri Desgrange prize? The stage should show who is in contention.
After today's stage 7, Blel Kadri said, “Today, the strategy was to be present in breakaways. It was important for me to take my chance because I knew that I was able to get this polka dot jersey. I’m happy to wear it now because I was really disappointed not to obtain it after the 2nd stage in Corsica, when I was tied on points with Pierre Rolland. This jersey, I didn’t get it alone. Romain (Bardet) has done a great job on the 2nd category climb. He was 3rd at the top this is what allows me to get the jersey one point ahead Pierre Rolland. The AG2R LA MONDIALE Team defends these values of solidarity and fighting spirit throughout the year and this podium rewards our collective work.
Let the mountains begin!
After stage 7: KOMs Classification...
|.||KADRI B.||ALM||12 pts|
|2.||ROLLAND P.||EUC||11 pts|
|3.||CLARKE S.||OGE||5 pts|
|4.||DE GENDT T.||VCD||4 pts|
|5.||VOIGT J.||RLT||4 pts|
Monday, July 01, 2013
Darryl Impey shielded and expertly guided the pocket rocket, Simon Gerrans for a saving-face stage victory on stage three. It came in due time.
Forget that two days ago, the Orica-GreenEdge bus caused mayhem but the embarrassment of 'busgate' seemed to fade to dust as Gerrans won his second Tour stage; the first for the Aussie team.
Second place for the consecutive day was the off-form Peter Sagan, injured in stage one. He has earned with consistent finishes, the coveted green jersey but he remains optimistic for a stage win. Sagan said, "I fell in the first stage and I don't feel at my best yet. But the Tour is long and there are still a lot of good stages to come."
2-man dragster race.
Simon Gerrans is a rider that wins few races but when he does they are quality races. Peter Sagan's efforts were thwarted but super Sagan ... will return!
Le Tour leaves 3-days of scenic Corsica for the mainland!