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Jul 07 2012

2012 Le Tour – Stage 7

Tomblaine / La Planche des Belles Filles (123.7 miles)

Le.  Tour.  De.  France.

So Le Tour has 2 dual stage winners, Peter Sagan and Andre Greipel  Take that Formula One.

Also plenty of flaming chunks of twisted metal which is why Sprinters can’t be trusted.

On the other hand you can’t say that among the front runners they’ve had much material effect.  Of the “name” dark horses Frank Schleck has been hurt the worst, losing 2:02 by getting involved in yesterday’s 26 km crash.  Mark Cavendish lost a similar amount, but he’s a Sprinter so his total time doesn’t matter as much.

Alessandro Valverde, Pierre Rolland, Robert Gesink and Janez Brajkovic lost over 2:30 each.  Thomas Voeckler and Ryder Hesjedal much more.

Wouter Poels, Thomas Danielson, Davide Vigano, and Mikel Astarloza are already withdrawn, many people are pretty beat up.

The good news is that today we have a nice, safe, sane Mountain stage where the all-rounder GC contenders may be able to put on a move or two.  There are two category 3s and a category 1.  The Points award is just before the first peak.

General Classification

Place Rider Team Time/Delta
1 CANCELLARA Fabian RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 29:22:36
2 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING +00:07
3 CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP +00:07
4 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM +00:10
5 MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM +00:13
6 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM +00:17
7 NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:18
8 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:19
9 KLÖDEN Andréas RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +00:19

Today and Sunday 8 am live coverage will be on NBC proper.  Coverage is customarily on Vs. (NBC Sports) starting at 8 am with repeats at noon, 2:30 pm, 8 pm, and midnight.  There will be some streaming evidently, but not all of it is free.

Sites of Interest-

The Stars Hollow Gazette Tags-

Pretty tables-

Points

Place Rider Team Points
1 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 209
2 GOSS Matthew Harley ORICA GREENEDGE 178
3 GREIPEL André LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 167
4 CAVENDISH Mark SKY PROCYCLING 129
5 PETACCHI Alessandro LAMPRE – ISD 109
6 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING 95
7 VEELERS Tom TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 76
8 CANCELLARA Fabian RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 74
9 VAN HUMMEL Kenny Robert VACANSOLEIL-DCM 69
10 HAEDO Juan Jose TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 68
11 RENSHAW Mark RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 55
12 IMPEY Daryl ORICA GREENEDGE 47
13 MOLLEMA Bauke RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 41
14 HUTAROVICH Yauheni FDJ-BIGMAT 41
15 MORKOV Michael TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 40
16 LANCASTER Brett Daniel ORICA GREENEDGE 38
17 VELITS Peter OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 36
18 URTASUN PEREZ Pablo EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 34
19 GILBERT Philippe BMC RACING TEAM 33
20 GENE Yohann TEAM EUROPCAR 32
21 HINAULT Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE 32
22 BOECKMANS Kris VACANSOLEIL-DCM 31
23 HENDERSON Gregory LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 30
24 DUMOULIN Samuel COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 30
25 DELAPLACE Anthony SAUR-SOJASUN 30
26 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ-BIGMAT 29
27 PEREZ MORENO Ruben EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 25
28 CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 23
29 ARASHIRO Yukiya TEAM EUROPCAR 22
30 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM 22
31 SIMON Julien SAUR-SOJASUN 21
32 HESJEDAL Ryder GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 21
33 MINARD Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE 20
34 KROON Karsten TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 20
35 KERN Christophe TEAM EUROPCAR 20
36 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM 20
37 CANTWELL Jonathan TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 20
38 ALBASINI Michael ORICA GREENEDGE 19
39 GESINK Robert RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 18
40 FREIRE Oscar KATUSHA TEAM 18
41 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 17
42 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA PRO TEAM 17
43 BERNAUDEAU Giovanni TEAM EUROPCAR 17
44 ZABRISKIE David GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 17
45 ROUX Anthony FDJ-BIGMAT 17
46 PAOLINI Luca KATUSHA TEAM 16
47 MARTIN Daniel GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 16
48 ZINGLE Romain COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 15
49 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 15
50 MONCOUTIE David COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 15
51 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM 13
52 ROCHE Nicolas AG2R LA MONDIALE 13
53 MALACARNE Davide TEAM EUROPCAR 13
54 GHYSELINCK Jan COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 13
55 DEVENYNS Dries OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 12
56 GRETSCH Patrick TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 12
57 FARRAR Tyler GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 12
58 NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 11
59 SANCHEZ Samuel EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 11
60 BOUET Maxime AG2R LA MONDIALE 11
61 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 10
62 MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM 8
63 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 8
64 BOZIC Borut ASTANA PRO TEAM 8
65 CURVERS Roy TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 8
66 GERRANS Simon ORICA GREENEDGE 6
67 FOFONOV Dmitriy ASTANA PRO TEAM 6
68 FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 5
69 COOKE Baden ORICA GREENEDGE 5
70 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC RACING TEAM 5
71 O’GRADY Stuart ORICA GREENEDGE 5
72 KLÖDEN Andréas RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 4
73 KUCHYNSKI Aliaksandr KATUSHA TEAM 4
74 HONDO Danilo LAMPRE – ISD 3
75 POPOVYCH Yaroslav RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 3
76 KISERLOVSKI Robert ASTANA PRO TEAM 3
77 MARTINEZ Egoi EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 2
78 DI GREGORIO Rémy COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 2
79 VANENDERT Jelle LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 2
80 EISEL Bernhard SKY PROCYCLING 2
81 BAK Lars LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 1
82 SORENSEN Nicki TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 1
83 KRIVTSOV Yuriy LAMPRE – ISD 1

Team

Place Team Time/Delta
1 SKY PROCYCLING 88:08:22
2 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +00:04
3 BMC RACING TEAM +00:06
4 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP +00:13
5 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:25
6 KATUSHA TEAM +00:34
7 VACANSOLEIL-DCM +00:46
8 EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI +01:51
9 COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +02:23
10 ORICA GREENEDGE +02:26
11 AG2R LA MONDIALE +02:49
12 LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM +03:30
13 FDJ-BIGMAT +06:09
14 TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK +07:28
15 TEAM EUROPCAR +07:46
16 MOVISTAR TEAM +08:18
17 SAUR-SOJASUN +09:20
18 RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM +10:00
19 ASTANA PRO TEAM +12:43
20 LAMPRE – ISD +16:19
21 TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO +27:29
22 GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA +35:05

Hill Climbing

Place Rider Team Points
1 MORKOV Michael TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 9
2 BASSO Ivan LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 2
3 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 2
4 DELAPLACE Anthony SAUR-SOJASUN 2
5 MONCOUTIE David COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 2
6 ZABRISKIE David GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 1
7 URTASUN PEREZ Pablo EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 1
8 GALLOPIN Tony RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 1
9 MINARD Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE 1

Youth

Place Rider Team Time/Delta
1 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM 29:22:46
2 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:09
3 TAARAMAE Rein COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +00:12
4 GALLOPIN Tony RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +01:28
5 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING +02:06
6 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI +02:30
7 PINOT Thibaut FDJ-BIGMAT +02:42
8 VALLS FERRI Rafael VACANSOLEIL-DCM +02:56
9 MALACARNE Davide TEAM EUROPCAR +03:52
10 BOECKMANS Kris VACANSOLEIL-DCM +03:53
11 KRUIJSWIJK Steven RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM +04:30
12 VICHOT Arthur FDJ-BIGMAT +07:55
13 GAUTIER Cyril TEAM EUROPCAR +10:30
14 ZINGLE Romain COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +11:22
15 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +14:09
16 OSS Daniel LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +16:45
17 DELAPLACE Anthony SAUR-SOJASUN +18:57
18 NERZ Dominik LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +21:13
19 GHYSELINCK Jan COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +21:25
20 GRETSCH Patrick TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO +21:36
21 ROUX Anthony FDJ-BIGMAT +26:47

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  1. ek hornbeck
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  6. TMC

    Today’s stage start and finish are two new locales for Le Tour, the village of Tomblaine and a ski station on the last summit of the Vosges, La Planche des Belles Filles.

    Tomblaine

    • Stage town for the first time

    • 8,000 inhabitants

    • Head of the canton of Meurthe-et-Moselle

    A new town on the Tour de France’s map, Tomblaine is situated in the sphere of influence of Nancy, where the peloton has been going since 1905. Fausto Coppi, Louison Bobet and Bernard Hinaul have been winners there, but the memory which is the freshest in our minds is that of Christophe Mengin’s bitter disappointment in the 2005 Tour. The stage’s regional rider had every opportunity to win, by joining the breakaway of the day, and then leaving his fellow riders behind him in the final stretch. The several second’s lead that he still had after the red pennant should have been enough, but he was caught out by the rain and the rider from Lorraine finished his route by crashing into the barriers on the edge of the last bend. Italy’s Lorenzo Bernucci took advantage of his bad luck.

    La Planche des Belles Filles

    • Stage site for the first time

    • The summit of the Vosges massive (1148 m) in Haute-Saône

    The only ski resort in the department of Haute-Saône and the last summit of the Vosges, La Planche des Belles Filles (English: Board of the pretty girls) is going to make a promising entrance among the Tour de France’s finish sites. Although the final slope seems to be reserved for the strongest climbers, this place takes its name from a collective and hopeless flight of the women of the valley, who wanted to escape from a massacre declared by the Vikings during their conquest in the 15 th century. The station’s name, according to legend, dates to 1635 when a Swedish soldier engraved an epitaph to some local girls who drowned whilst fleeing him and his men.

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    and takes the “King of the Mountain” jersey. Froome is a teammate of Bradley Wiggens who followed him over the finish at the top of a very steep climb in 3rd place. Wiggens becomes the leader of LE Tour and will wear the yellow jersey.

  11. BruceMcF

    … the Yellow Jersey, except for staying out of crashes while the crazy sprinters go crazy ~ and given the distance of the prologue time trial, the first serious day.

    Cadel was isolated on the climb, while Team Sky started the climb with four riders, and Wiggins used the four riders to tear the peleton apart and shake out the General Category (GC) standings. Cadel attacked Wiggins in the turn before the steepest (20%) part of the climb, and was grinding on the steepest part, so Froome who was the last of the pacemakers left for Wiggins was able to make a charge up the steepest part of the climb and take a two second gap for the win and the KOM jersey.

    On KOM points: the “Prince of the Hills” for the first week was always going to lose the polka dot jersey on this climb. It is the first Category 1 climb, which gives 10 points for the winner, and the Prince of the Hills only had 9 points. Plus, since it was a mountain top finish, the points are doubled, so Froome at one KOM spot picked up 20 points ~ more than were available for the entire first week of the race.

    There was also a shake-up in the White Jersey competition. American Tejay on Cadel Evan’s team BMC finished 3’08” back on the day, while Etsania’s Rein Taaramea on Cofidis finished 0’19” back. Rein put more than a minute into each of his Young Rider jersey competitors today. Tejay is still second in the White Jersey race, and may have a chance to take time back on Monday, the long and reasonably bumpy time trial: he has 2’37” to make up.

    The KOM race is wide open at this point, because building up KOM points requires going out on a breakway on a stage like tomorrow, and Froome cannot defend his jersey since he must stay in the peleton and work for Bradley Wiggins. Cadel and Wiggins are second and third and they are leading the race, so they don’t have the freedom to go up the road. Morkov in fourth, the Prince of the Hills, is not likely to be able to handle the big climbs, Nibali is 3rd on GC so he won’t have freedom, and those are the only riders with more than four KOM pts in the bank.

    Tomorrow has 1 Cat1 (10pts) before a downhill finish and before that has 4 Cat2 climbs (5pts) and a 3rd (2pts) so if someone gets in an early break in good climbing form, he could amass 22pts before the Cat1 at the finish., and have the polka dots through Wednesday, with the time trial and rest day coming up. Of course, with 20pts, Froome can expect to be leading Wiggins up the Cat1 and so will likely pick up some KOM on the Cat1 near the end just as a side effect of team racing.

    A not unlikely scenario are several KOM hopefuls go out on the break tomorrow, split the spoils, Froome stays in polka dots but at the same time the real rivals for the KOM emerge.

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