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Tour de France
       
 

By Graham Jones and Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historians

 

 

TdF Record:
Most different YJ wearers in one Tour (8)

 

 

 

 

CyclingRevealed's First Impressions '08

Below our pictorial review of the Tour de France provides a convenient way to capture the stage by stage action. Simply click on the stage winner pictures below.

Race Leaders:

  Stage 1-2 Valverde

Stage 3 Feillu
Stage 4-5 Schumacher
Stage 6-9 Kirchen

Stage 10-14 Evans

Stage 15-16 F. Schleck
Stage 17-21 Sastre
Sastre in Paris

Race Leaders ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Stage Winners Prologue to 10: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 1 Valverde
Stage 2 Hushovd
Stage 3 Dumoulin
Stage 4 Schumacher
Stage 5 Cavendish
Stage 6 Ricco
Stage 7 Sanchez
Stage 8 Cavendish
Stage 9 Ricco
Stage 10 Piepoli

Click on the picture for each story Stg 1-10 ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Rest Day 1 Feature: Low Expectations, Awesome Racing

Standings after Stage 10:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Cadel Evans
AUS
SIL
42h29'09"
2
Frank Schleck
LUX
CSC
+01"
3
Christian Vander Velde
USA
TSL
+38"
4
Bernard Kohl
AUT
GST
+46"
5
Denis Menchov
RUS
RAB
+57"
6
Carlos Sastre
SPA
CSC
+1'28"
7
Kim Kirchen
LUX
THR
+1'56"
8
Juan Jose Cobo
SPA
SDV
+2'10"
9
Riccardo Ricco
ITA
SDV
+2'29"
10
Vladimir Efimkin
RUS
AGR

+2'32"


Stage Winners 11 to 15: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 11 Arvesen
Stage 12 Cavendish
Stage 13 Cavendish
Stage 14 Freire
Stage 15 Gerrans

Click on the picture for each story Stg 11-15 ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Rest Day 2 Feature: A Great Tour

Standings after Stage 15:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Frank Schleck
LUX
CSC
63h57'21"
2
Bernard Kohl
AUT
GST
+07"
3
Cadel Evans
AUS
SIL
+08"
4
Christian Vander Velde
USA
TSL
+38"
5
Denis Menchov
RUS
RAB

+39"

6
Carlos Sastre
SPA
CSC
+49"
7
Kim Kirchen
LUX
THR
+2'48"
8
Vladimir Efimkin
RUS
AGR
+3'36"
9
Alessandro Valverde
SPA
CSE
+4'11"
10
Samuel Sanchez
SPA
EUS

+4'34"


Stage Winners 16 to 20: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 16 Dessel
Stage 17 Sastre
Stage 18 Burghardt
Stage 19 Chavanel
Stage 20 Schumacher
Stage 21 Steegmans

Click on the picture for each story Stg 16-21( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Final Standings:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Carlos Sastre
SPA
CSC
87h52'52"
2
Cadel Evans
AUS
SIL
+58"
3
Bernard Kohl
AUT
GST
+1'13"
4
Denis Menchov
RUS
RAB
+2'10"
5
Christian Vander Velde
USA
TSL

+3'05"

6
Frank Schleck
LUX
CSC
+4'28"
7
Samuel Sanchez
SPA
EUS
+6'25"
8
Kim Kirchen
LUX
THR
+6'55"
9
Alessandro Valverde
SPA
CSE
+7'12"
10
Tajec Valjavic
SLO
AGR

+9'05"

 

The Podiums in Paris ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it/AP )


(L) "I got a Lion!!!", (R) "Next year the Lion is mine..."

 

 

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