xxx

Tour de France
       
 

By Graham Jones and Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CyclingRevealed's First Impressions '10

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:

Prol-1 Cancellara

Stage 2 Chavanel
Stage 3-6 Cancellara
Stage 7 Chavanel
Stage 8 Evans
Stage 9-14 A Schleck
Stage 15-20 Contador

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

Stage Winners Prologue to 8: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Prologue Cancellara
Stage 1 Petacchi
Stage 2 Chavanel
Stage 3 Hushovd
Stage 4 Petacchi

Stage 5 Cavendish
Stage 6 Cavendish
Stage 7 Chavanel
Stage 8 A Schleck

Click on the picture for each story Prologue-8 ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Standings after Stage 8:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Rinaldo NOCENTINI
ITA
ALM
34h 24' 21"
2
Alberto CONTADOR
SPA
AST
+ 00' 06"
3
Lance ARMSTRONG
USA
AST
+ 00' 08"
4
Levi LEIPHEIMER
USA
AST
+ 00' 39"
5
Bradley WIGGINS
GBR
GRN
+ 00' 46"
6
Andréas KLÖDEN
GER
AST
+ 00' 54"
7
Tony MARTIN
GER
THR
+ 01' 00"
8
Christian VANDE VELDE
USA
GRM
+ 01' 24"
9
Andy SCHLECK
LUX
SAX
+ 01' 49"
10
Vincenzo NIBALI
ITA
LIQ
+ 01' 54"


Stage Winners 9 to 16: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 9 Le Mavel
Stage 10 Paolino
Stage 11 Cavendish
Stage 12 Rodriguez
Stage 13 Vinokourov
Stage 14 Riblon
Stage 15 Voeckler
Stage 16 Federigo

Click on the picture for each story Stage 9-16 ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Standings after Stage 16:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Alberto CONTADOR 
SPA
AST
63h 17' 56"
2
Lance ARMSTRONG 
USA
AST
+ 01' 37"
3
Bradley WIGGINS 
GBR
GRM
+ 01' 46"
4
Andréas KLÖDEN 
GER
AST
+ 02' 17"
5
Andy SCHLECK 
LUX
SAX
+ 02' 26"
6
Rinaldo NOCENTINI
ITA
ALM
+ 02' 30"
7
Vincenzo NIBALI 
ITA
LIQ
+ 02' 51"
8
Tony MARTIN
GER
THR
+ 03' 07"
9
Christophe LE MEVEL 
FRA
FDJ
+ 03' 09"
10
Frank SCHLECK 
LUX
SAX
+ 03' 25"

Stage Winners 17 to 20: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 17 A Schleck
Stage 18 Cavendish
Stage 19 Cancellara
Stage 20 Cavendish

Click on the picture for each story Stage 16-20 ( Image ©: www.gazzetta.it )

Final Standings:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Alberto CONTADOR 
SPA
AST
85h 48' 35"
2
Andy SCHLECK 
LUX
SAX
+ 04' 11"
3
Lance ARMSTRONG 
USA
AST
+ 05' 24"
4
Bradley WIGGINS 
GBR
GRM
+ 06' 01"
5
Frank SCHLECK 
LUX
SAX
+ 06' 04"
6
Andréas KLÖDEN 
GER
AST
+ 06' 42"
7
Vincenzo NIBALI 
ITA
LIQ
+ 07' 35"
8
Christian VANDE VELDE 
USA
GAR
+ 12' 04"
9
Roman KREUZIGER 
CZE
LIQ
+ 14' 16"
10
Christophe LE MEVEL 
FRA
FDJ
+ 14' 25"

 


(L to R) A Schleck, Contador, Petacchi and Charteau

(L to R) A Schleck, Contador, and Menchov

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

 


Bastille Day is a National holiday in France .  History lessons tell us that Kings and Queens often used the Bastille (a prison in Paris) to lock up the dissidents.  To the people of France the Bastille was a symbol of all the bad things done by their Kings and Queens.  On July 14, 1789, a large force of French citizens stormed the Bastille and claimed independence for the people.  Today, July 14th symbolizes the end of Monarchial rule in France .  It is an Independence Day and the beginning of a new form of government.

Almost every year the Tour de France organizers schedule a stage on Bastille Day.  For a Frenchman to win that stage is very prestigious.  The following is a list of Bastille Day stage winners.

Pictured: Laurent Jalabert a Bastille Day winner in 1995 and 2001

 

 

Return to CR ToC >>>

 
         
         
         
   


All materials are property of CyclingRevealed and
Copyright © 2010 unless otherwise noted

Advertising Information | Contact Us
-

 

 

 

Tour de France 2010