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92nd Tour de France - July 2-24, 2005

Tour Tech

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Latest: TdF tech: Dario Frigo's Pinarello, Eddy Mazzoleni's Cannondale, TdF tech: Liberty's special parts, Bernucci's Pinarello & Discovery's Champs Elysees lids, TdF bikes: Cadel Evans' Ridley, Champs Elysees specials: Rasmussen's and Armstrong's stage 21 bikes, The light stuff: How Trek lopped grams from Armstrong's bike, TdF bikes: Alejandro Valverde's Opera Leonardo FP, David Moncoutié's Wilier Le Roi, Bradley McGee's Lapierre X-Lite Ultimate, Jan Ullrich's Giant TCR Advanced, Michael Rasmussen's Colnago Extreme-C, In the pits with Saunier Duval, TdF sprinters' bikes: Wrolich's Specialized, Hushovd's Look, Boonen's Time, O'Grady's WilierMcEwen's Ridley, TdF pro bike: Bobby Julich's Cervelo Soloist Carbon TdF tech: Armstrong's SSLx & the peloton's eyewear, TdF tech round-up, part 1: Bontrager, FSA, Mavic; Part 2: Nike, O'Grady's Wilier, Giro, Oval, Tour tech - Lance's TTX, Tour tech: Leipheimer's superlight Specialized, Tour tech: Rogers & McGee's TT rigs, Mayo's TT bike, Phonak's nanotech frames


The peloton
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Stage 21 - Sunday, July 24: Corbeil-Essonnes - Paris Champs-Élysées, 144 km

The final stage of the 92nd Tour de France is also the final stage of the career of Lance Armstrong, who will hear the Star Spangled Banner for the seventh year in the row atop the Tour de France podium. But first, Armstrong must first cross the Cat 4 climb of Cote de Gif-sur Yvette after 57km, then the sprint at Chatenay-Malabry after 57km, then the traditional criterium of 8 6.5km laps on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, before the final sprint and final moment of Lance Armstrong's professional cycling career.

Full results, report & photos, Live report,

Stage 20 - Saturday, July 23: Saint-Etienne - Saint-Etienne ITT, 55 km

Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel)
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The Tour de France pays homage to fallen rider Andrei Kivilev. The Kazakhstani rider had made Saint-Etienne his home and died here in a crash in Paris-Nice in March, 2003. The second ITT of the Tour will be ridden over a hilly 55km parcours north of St. Etienne. With the Tour now seeming firmly won by Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich will be looking to jump past Michael Rasmussen and on to the podium.

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Oscar Pereiro (Phonak)
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Stage 19 - Friday, July 22: Issoire - Le Puy-en-Velay, 153.5 km

This transitional stage dips southeast from the tiny Auvergne village of Issoire to the southeast to the town where 1996 Olympic champ Pascal Richard won the stage the same year as his Atlanta gold medal ride.

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Take it to the bridge
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Stage 18 - Thursday, July 21: Albi - Mende, 189 km

France’s summer heat will bake the tired Tour peloton as they head north into to soft underbelly of the Massif Centrale from the red-brick city of Albi to Mende on a hilly, unforgiving parcours to Mende, where local lad Laurent Jalabert won a decade ago.

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The Tour
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Stage 17 - Wednesday, July 20: Pau - Revel, 239.5 km

As the fourth and final phase of the 2005 Tour begins, the races longest stage exits Pau and heads east into the Haute-Garonne region on small, hot country roads perfect for a breakaway for non-contenders. Revel last hosted a stage finish in 2000, when Erik “Triple” Dekker took in the stage victory.

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Some of the scenery
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Stage 16 - Tuesday, July 19: Mourenx - Pau, 180.5 km

After a rest day in Pau, the action starts again in the final mountain stage of the 92nd Tour de France. Starting west of Pau in Mourenx, Stage 16 climbs into the heart of the western Pyrenees over the Cat. 3, 4.4km at 6.2%, Col d'Ichere, then the Cat. 2 Col de Marie-Blanque, a 9.3km ascent at7.7%, then up the legendary Col d'Aubisque, the final hors categorie climb of the Tour. Aubisque is 16.5km long at 7%, then it's 72km back over rolling terrain to Pau, with only a small Cat.4 Cote de Pardies-Pietat with 20km to race likely to be a springboard for the winning attack.

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Armstrong and Valverde
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Rest Day - Monday, July 18: Pau

Fifteen down, six to go: This year's Tour de France is entering its crucial final stage and at this point it looks likely that Lance Armstrong will ride off into the sunset with a historic seventh consecutive win in his pocket. Team CSC's Ivan Basso is the only rider within shouting distance of Big Tex; with a long time trial coming on Saturday, he'll need to get serious time back before then.

Full rest day wrap up

A portrait in yellow
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Stage 15 - Sunday, July 17: Lézat-sur-Lèze - Saint-Lary Soulan (Pla d'Adet), 205.5 km

Sunday’s Stage 15 is the Queen Stage of the 2005 Tour de France. Starting in first-time stage town Lézat-sur-Lèze, this stage has five tough ascents before the final Hors Categoire climb to Saint-Lary Soulan (Pla d'Adet), where Lance Armstrong took top honors four years ago.

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A view of the climb
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Stage 14 - Saturday, July 16: Agde - Ax-3 Domaines, 220.5 km

Starting on the Mediterranean coast, Phase Three of the 2005 Tour commences with this first stage into the eastern Pyrenees, traversing four small climbs until hitting the penultimate ascent of the steep Hors Categoire Port-de-Pailhères after 175km, then up the final 9km ascent to Ax-3 Domaines.

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To cover the Tour
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Stage 13 - Friday, July 15: Miramas - Montpellier, 173.5 km

Stage 13 starts in the first-time stage town of Miramas just north of the Berre de l'Etaing west of Marseilles and heads west to Montpellier, where Rolf Sorensen took a stage win 11 years ago. After the Alps, Stage 13 is a chance for the sprinters to assert themselves after the Alps and before the Pyrenees.

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David Moncoutie (Cofidis)
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Stage 12 - Thursday, July 14: Briançon - Digne-les-Bains, 187 km

On France’s national holiday the Tour heads south from Briançon on the Route Napoléon, through the hot, barren southern Alps to Provence on an unforgiving stage with numerous hard climbs. Eddy Merckx was the last TdF stage winner 36 years ago; watch for a last minute attack by T-Mobile’s Alex Vinokourov on the final Col de l'Orme to upset the Tour applecart.

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Jagged mountains
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Stage 11 - Wednesday, July 13: Courchevel - Briançon, 173 km

It’s a downhill plunge from Courchevel to La Lechere, where the fearsome 25km ascent of the Col de la Madeleine commences, then to Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne at the base of the monster double ascent of the Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier, then it’s a40KM plunge through the Hautes Alpes to a finish in Briançon where Santi Botero (Phonak) will look to repeat his breakthrough win of five years ago.

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Jorg Jaksche
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Stage 10 - Tuesday, July 12: Grenoble - Courchevel, 192.5 km

After a rest day in the Alpine gateway city of Grenoble, Phase Two of the 2005 Tour opens as the granite barrier of the Alps looms. This straightforward stage goes northease from Isere to into Savoie and hits the Cormet de Roselend at the halfway point, then plunges down to Moutiers, where the 22km ascent to the prestigious ski resort of Courchevel begins, where Marco Pantani won his last TdF stage five years ago.

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George Hincapie
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Rest Day - Monday, July 11: Grenoble

It's a flight from Mulhouse to Grenoble for the riders during their first rest day. A chance to prepare for the pointy end of the race, they'll be resting up as much as they can and fuelling up for the gruelling road ahead.

Rest day wrap

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Stage 9 - Sunday, July 10: Gérardmer - Mulhouse, 171 km

Starting in Gérardmer, Stage 9 has the first serious mountain climbs of the 2005 Tour, culminating in the steep Cat. 1 Ballon d'Alsace. Once Stage 9 is over, the Tour de France entourage will make a post-stage transfer via air from Mulhouse to Grenoble.

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Now that the flat stages
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Stage 8 - Saturday, July 9: Pforzheim - Gérardmer, 231.5 km

One week down in the 92nd Tour de France and Stage 8 starts in the German city of Pforzheim in the Black Forest, renowned for it’s jewelry production. The Tour now heads due west into France and a finish in new stage town Gérardmer, a quaint French summer resort in the Vosges Mountains.

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Stage 7 - Friday, July 8: Lunéville - Karlsruhe, 228.5 km

Lunéville hosted a stage start 41 years ago and as the Tour de France heads east after seven stages of racing into Germany, this first stage over 220km will certainly be a hard-fought battle to the Karlsruhe, birthplace of Baron of Drais de von Sauerbronn, inventor of the precursor to the bicycle.

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The peloton
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Stage 6 - Thursday, July 7: Troyes - Nancy, 199 km

Home of the famous French cycling family Simon (remember former Maillot Jaune Jerome?), Troyes hosts the start of Stage 6. Still heading due east to Nancy, capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle in the heart of the Lorraine region. The up and down terrain and incessant tailwind is perfect for an opportunistic breakaway that will try to come home ahead of the sprinters trains.

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The scenic view
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Stage 5 - Wednesday, July 6: Chambord - Montargis, 183 km

First time stage town Chambord hosts Stage 5 and the tiny village is dominated by the famous Chateau Chambord. Then it’s across the Beauce region, through the ceramics city of Gien to finish in Montargis, where the likely sprint winner may taste some of the famous candied almonds to go with his victory champagne.

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Stage 4 - Tuesday, July 5: Tours - Blois TTT, 67.5 km

Starting Tuesday afternoon in the center of Tours, Stage 4’s TTT heads due east along the Loire River to finish in Blois, with a tailwind that should increase as the afternoon continues. The Discovery Channel team will certainly be looking to show their power here, as will ProTour TTT winners Gerolsteiner, ProTour team leaders Phonak and Jan Ullrich’s T-Mobile squad.

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Erik Dekker (Rabobank)
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Stage 3 - Monday, July 4: La Châtaigneraie - Tours, 212.5 km

Monday morning’s Stage 2 heads east along through the lower Loire Valley from country hamlet La Châtaigneraie, through rolling green countryside past beautiful chateaus like Chinon to another finish for the fast men on Avenue Grammont in Tours, where the Paris-Tours classic finishes every October.

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French churches
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Stage 2 - Sunday, July 3: Challans - Les Essarts, 181.5 km

Six years ago, Jan Kirsipuu took a stage win in Challans, the capital of the Breton-Vendée Marais will host the first "en-ligne" stage start of the 92nd Tour De France. The route twists and turns through the Vendée boondocks to fortress town Les Essarts, where Aussie sprinter Robbie McEwen will show he’s the fast man for the 2005 Tour.

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Dave Zabriskie (CSC)
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Stage 1 - Saturday, July 2: Fromentine - Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile ITT, 19 km

Stage 1 is a flat and windy 19km ITT from the tiny seaside hamlet of Fromentine over a narrow causeway to Noirmoutier en-L'Ile, home of famous potatoes. Look for a battle of the Tour titans right away as Armstrong, Ullrich and Basso look to flex their muscles, with last year's Tour Prologue winner and newly crowned Swiss TT champ Cancellara (Fassa Bortolo), José Iván Gutiérrez (Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne) and Gerolsteiner's German TT champ Michael Rich as possible outsiders.

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Tour Features

Features & interviews: Patrick Lefevre: Crazy about Tom, Life after Lance: Discovery's plans post-Armstrong, The good old days: Lance Armstrong finishes on top, Alexandre Vinokourov: Upsetting the game plan, Lance Armstrong: No regrets, Giuseppe Guerini: The simple plan succeeds, Marcos Serrano: On the wheel of Jalabert, Paolo Savoldelli: Il Falco flies again, L'Etape du Tour: L'Etape of pain and joy, Tour team sponsors: Making it happen, Oscar Pereiro - Finally on winner's podium, Two styles, one leader: Discovery Channel and CSC talk on rest day II, CN Live goes mobile: How to get our live Tour reports on your phone, Lenny Futura interview: The Futura is now, George Hincapie: King of the queen stage, Georg Totschnig: His greatest sporting moment, The battle for the Maillot Vert: Sprinters play down chances for green, Moto thrills: Tour de France from a motorbike, David Moncoutie: French win on Quatorze Juillet, Alexandre Vinokourov: No gifts at the Tour, TdF Freebies : So much to win during the Tour! Sheryl Crow : Wildflowers grow in France, Discovering Bruyneel: TdF Discovery Channel press conference, Bruised but unbowed: Jan Ullrich TdF press conference, Jens Voigt: A training ride in yellow?, Best young rider preview: Going for the white jersey, Pieter Weening: 0.0002 seconds, TdF travels: Pascal's ride and Freddie's brew, Inigo Landaluze: Orange crusader, Lorenzo Bernucci: La Vita e Bella, Robbie McEwen: "I'll show you he's not", Bobby Julich: Renaissance man, Floyd Landis: Just another race, Tom Boonen stage 2: Picking up where he left off, Sean Kelly: King Kelly speaks Part I, Tom Boonen: The Big Boonen cometh, Dave Zabriskie: Zabriskie means Zoom, Marcel Wüst: 7 threats for Armstrong's 7, Michael Rogers: The harder, the better, Spotted glory: the competition for the polka dot jersey, The maillot vert contendahs: The battle for king of the sprints, Cadel Evans: Final countdown towards Tour debut, Jens Voigt: Best season ever? Lance Armstrong: Suddenly seven, Chris Horner: "I need to do the Tour" , Neil Stephens analyses the Tour - Part I: From Fromentine to Briançon; Part 2: From Briançon to Paris
Diaries: Jonathan Vaughters: A belated thank you, Chris Horner: Tour de Chris, Ric Stern's TdF science: Stage 21: What it takes, Matt White/Stuart O'Grady diary: Switch off, switch on, Inside Discovery: Tour curtain call, Levi Leipheimer diary: Another Tour chapter closed
Form guide: Start List, Historical Archives, Best young rider preview: Going for the white jersey, The maillot vert contendahs: The battle for king of the sprints, Tour 2005 Preview: Can Armstrong make it seven?

Tour News

Tuesday, July 26
TdF Cycling News - Vinokourov to Liberty Seguros, Heras weighs up Tour disappointment, T-Mobile team satisfied, Hushovd writes Norwegian history
TdF Cycling News - Leipheimer disappointed at rules confusion, Top 10 time: Floyd makes the grade, Fast Freddy finishes fine, Boonen comments on the final stage, Rabobank satisfied with Tour, Cauberg in 2006 Tour
Monday, July 25
TdF Cycling News - Basso satisfied, Riis pleased, Mixed emotions in Australian camp, Pre-race banter in the village depart
TdF Cycling News - Magnificent seven for Armstrong, An interview with Alexandre Vinokourov, The higher you fly, the harder you fall, Medical communiqué, Tour prizemoney
Sunday, July 24
TdF Cycling News - An interview with Lance Armstrong, Rasmussen falls to the curse of Saint-Etienne, Aussies happy on eve of end of Tour
TdF Cycling News - Kerry Au Tour, Good performances for CSC, Saiz assesses Liberty's Tour, High speed train takes riders North
TdF Cycling News - Stage 20 wrap up, Roberts uses the force, Big day for Rasmussen, More from stage 19, Kerry Au Tour
Saturday, July 23
TdF Cycling News - Arvesen tries again, Voeckler's second time around, No explanation for Heras, Beloki hoping for more in 2006
TdF Cycling News - Stage 19 wrap up, An interview with Giuseppe Guerini, Last standoff in Saint Etienne, Ullrich wants podium and stage win, Medical communiqué, Tour coming to Belgium in 2007
Friday, July 22
TdF Cycling News - Stage 18 wrap up, An interview with Marcos Serrano, Merckx unhappy with Vasseur, Basso tries one more time, Evans improving, Tour riders pay tribute to Australian team
Thursday, July 21
TdF Cycling News - An interview with Paolo Savoldelli, Arvesen's choice, Still no word on Hamilton hearing date, Vansevenant: Fourth stage win is the plan
TdF Cycling News - Stage 17 wrap, Klöden out, Davis to keep trying, Gilbert not happy, Gerolsteiner: "All for Levi", Gerrans makes the break, McEwen cruises, O'Grady can't shake Hushovd, Pre-race chat in the village depart
Wednesday, July 20
TdF Cycling News - Stage 16 wrap, Winner interview, Evans: "The old Cadel coming back", O'Grady still hopeful for green, Youngest Tour rider Lövkvist: "Watch and learn", Leipheimer saving his bikkies, Klöden in doubt for tomorrow,
TdF Cycling News - Australian contingent offers shocked condolences for Amy Gillett, Rogers struggles through, O'Grady wants more points, Lefevere looking forward to Paris, Vansummeren happy, Frison sets out his stall, Demol: Stage win important
Tuesday, July 19
TdF Cycling News - Discovery Channel and Team CSC: Two teams, two styles - one leader, Bruyneel: Life after Lance, Rasmussen aiming for good time trial, Boogerd on Rasmussen, "The worst German", McEwen not ruling out green jersey, Blood tests on Tuesday
TdF Cycling News - Rest day wrap: Looking good for Armstrong, T-Mobile content as six year duel ends, Hincapie's strategy questioned, New "explosive" EPO driving TdF speed? O'Grady & McEwen aim for Paris
Monday, July 18
TdF Cycling News - Discovery Channel and Team CSC: Two teams, two styles - one leader, Bruyneel: Life after Lance, Rasmussen aiming for good time trial, Boogerd on Rasmussen, "The worst German", McEwen not ruling out green jersey, Blood tests on Tuesday
TdF Cycling News - Hincapie only other Discovery/Postal winner, Jaksche slips back, but plans to fight on, Gerolsteiner satisfied, Diary watch, Follow the Tour - on your mobile
TdF Cycling News - Basso the next Tour winner?, Rasmussen's polka-dot jersey almost secured, Redant: Zubeldia was pushed, Cyclingnews on the air in Washington, DC, Follow the Tour - on your mobile
TdF Cycling News - Evans: the most amount of suffering I've ever been through, Davis: That was awesome, More post-stage quotes, Pre-stage quotes
TdF Cycling News - Stage 15 wrap up, An interview with the winner, Basso gains, Ullrich admits defeat, Massive crowds cause trouble, Intermediate prize money check, Medical communiqué
Sunday, July 17
TdF Cycling News - Pre-stage comments, Horner: if the legs are good, I'll try again, T-Mobile: Evans not sure either, Kummer: We knew what we were doing, Hincapie: hard day ahead, Sprinters have it much harder, says McEwen, Ullrich's physiotherapist says Jan's on the up
TdF Cycling News - Stage 14 wrap up, An interview with the winner, Impressive by Basso, Bruyneel gives brownie points to Lance, Godefroot satisfied, Evans philosophical, Jörg Jaksche up to 11th, Löwik goes home, Zampieri OK, Stage 14 communique medical
Saturday, July 16
TdF Cycling News - Post-stage 13 comments, Thumbs down for Ullrich, up for Rasmussen, Valverde goes home, Liberty hope for more in the Pyrenees
TdF Cycling News - Stage 13 wrap up, Armstrong "might be able to follow", Horner happy, despite loss, The battle for the Maillot Vert
Friday, July 15
TdF Cycling News - Stage 13: for the sprinters?, Valverde may retire from Tour, Tankink in doubt, Beltran OK, Boonen ready for rehab, Merckx strong, but not strong enough, Vicioso tries for stage win, gets third, Beloki and Heras feeling better, Botero looks to Pyrenees
TdF Cycling News - Alpine analysis: Armstrong firmly in charge at Tour de France, O'Grady happy with teammate's win, CSC holds on thanks to Lombardi, Fritsch out with fever, Tour anti-doping controls clean so far, Pre-stage 12 comments
TdF Cycling News - Stage 12 wrap up, An interview with the winner, Houston, we have a 'situation', Feverish Voigt gave it all, in vain, No change to the plan, says Roberts, Fines in stage 12, Five vehicles searched, Tour on big screen in USA
Thursday, July 14
TdF Cycling News - No start for Boonen, Riis looks on bright side, Customs officials keep searching, Liberty reshuffles after stage 11, Vino's big day out, Förster: My worst day so far
TdF Cycling News - Stage 11 wrap up: Vino bounces back, An interview with Alexandre Vinokourov, Frigo and wife implicated in serious doping situation, Boonen injured, participation uncertain, Ludewig eyes stage 12, Jaksche up in captain's position
TdF Cycling News - Evans happy, Rogers suffers but happy with stage, Marchante on the mend, Pre stage quotes - Courchevel
Wednesday, July 13
TdF Cycling News - Pre-stage 11 quotes, An interview with Sheryl Crow, Rasmussen aims for KOM jersey and podium, Menchov suffering from sore throat, Leipheimer encouraged, Valverde highlights his promise
TdF Cycling News Flash - Frigo busted, out of Tour
TdF Cycling News - Stage 10 wrap, Valverde confirms, T-Mobile blown off the back, Jaksche "dead"
TdF Cycling News - Evans finds his place, Moving up: Mick Rogers, CSC looks to Pyrenees, Pre-stage chat in the village depart
Tuesday, July 12
TdF Cycling News - Pre-stage 10 comments, High hematocrit for Petrov, Stage 10 shortened, A visit from the UCI's medical inspectors, Life's tough when you're Tom Boonen, Chess, anyone?
TdF Cycling News - Rest day wrap: Time to get it on!, Bruyneel on Discovery's plans, Ullrich bruised but unbowed, Basso looks to Pyrenees, Cadel Evans "right on track", Zabriskie on the mend, Spartacus ready ror battle
Monday, July 11
TdF Cycling News - An interview with Jens Voigt, Rasmussen: culmination of a dream, Ullrich OK, O'Grady looking to fire in final weeks, The young one in white, Pre-stage 9 quotes, Fred+Fred=Floyd
TdF Cycling News - Stage 9 wrap up, CSC had a feeling, Pevenage: "Tour wide open", Another fright for Ullrich, Vinokourov looking forward to Alps, We're only human: Hincapie explains Stage 8 Discovery Channel, Injury update, Whose shoes?
Sunday, July 10
TdF Cycling News - Post-stage comments, Rumsas released by the police
TdF Cycling News - Stage 8 wrap up: Win for Rabobank; Discovery under pressure, An interview with Pieter Weening, T-Mobile on the rise, Gerolsteiner bubbling away, Fantasy Le Tour - last day to join in, more tips!
Saturday, July 9
TdF Cycling News - More stage 7 comments, Pre-stage comments, Michael Rasmussen aiming for dots, Boonen has it all, Parent and spouse watch, McEwen gets a mattress
TdF Cycling News - Hard, but rewarding: Wegmann flies into Germany on his own, Gerro's going alright, Mengin won't start Saturday, An interview with Iñigo Landaluze
TdF Cycling News - Stage 7 wrap up: McEwen does it again, LA keepin' the pressure down, Post-stage comments, Davis relegated, Spezialetti abandons after crash, Pre-stage quotes
Friday, July 8
TdF Cycling News - "Frösi" looking good for Germany, Gerolsteiner's Wrolich running on empty, Altig on Ullrich, "I'm tired of his excuses", More post-stage 6 analysis, Injury update, Fantasy Le Tour - time is running out
TdF Cycling News - Stage 6 wrap up: Surprise win for Bernucci, An interview with Lorenzo Bernucci, Mengin's disaster, Post-stage comments, Lino au volant: The best seat in the house, Fast Freddy sprints and brews at Le Tour
Thursday, July 7
TdF Cycling News - An interview with Patrice Clerc, Ullrich recovering, Robbie made the right choice, Davis getting closer, Cancellara crashes, Eisel's bad day, Steinhauser: "That can't be true", Fantasy Le Tour - enter your teams now!
TdF Cycling News - Stage 5 wrap up: McEwen's revenge, , An interview with Robbie McEwen, Post-race comments, Zabriskie feeling better, Zaballa abandons, Marchante crashes, Chicken's ready to lay some eggs, Tom Boonen is hot!
Wednesday, July 6
TdF Cycling News - No yellow for Lance, Zabriskie update, Luke Roberts assesses the situation, Davis and co. just off the pace, Inside the Gerolsteiner TTT, Ludewig not happy to wait, London gets the nod for 2007
TdF Cycling News - After the fall: post-stage comments - CSC regroups; T-Mobile happy; Liberty Seguros waits, Fastest. TTT. Ever. Hinault's jersey tally in sight, Tankink finishes saddleless, All clear in blood tests
TdF Cycling News - Stage 4 wrap up, Zabriskie not seriously injured, Will Discovery defend the jersey? Fantasy Le Tour - still time to play
TdF Cycling News - Dave Z the funniest?, McEwen continues to defend himself
Tuesday, July 5
TdF Cycling News - More comments from Tours, Green "lost cause" for McEwen, To keep or not to keep?, Lelangue explains TTT tactics, German press not optimistic for Ullrich's chances, A good day for the Austrians, Watch out who you're elbowing!, Lore "Boonen" at home
TdF Cycling News - Dekker almost does it, Lombardi On Zabriskie, Team time trial shapes up as Discovery vs CSC show-down, Fantasy Le Tour - not too late to join
TdF Cycling News - Stage 3 wrap up, An interview with Floyd Landis, Coments: Boonen relaxed, Nuyens confident, McEwen angry, O'Grady unsurprised, Hulsmans happy, Zabriskie mellow, Wrolich super, Roberts awesome, Davis closer, There's life left in Vasseur yet, Armstrong fined
Monday, July 4
TdF Cycling News - Whitey gets going in his first Grand Boucle, Dumoulin crashes twice, Lombardi on Zabriskie, An interview with Sean Kelly, Merckx: Ullrich disappointing, Armstrong impressive, Oppy's Grand Tour, Ferretti frantic as Fassa sponsor search flops, Wauters with Rabobank for another year
TdF Cycling News - An interview with Tom Boonen, More post-stage 2 quotes, Bleu bands "Race against cancer", Steels on that winning feeling, Eisel upset, Liberty Seguros rider comments, Le Tour tidbits, Fantasy Le Tour - first prizes awarded
TdF Cycling News - Stage 2 wrap up, Post-stage comments, Discovery Channel satisfied with stage one result, Pre-stage quotes
Sunday, July 3
TdF Cycling News - Stage 1 wrap up, An interview with the winner, Post stage comments, Roberts just enjoying the moment, Baguet: Zabriskie no surprise, Fantasy Le Tour - still time to join
Saturday, July 2
TdF Cycling News - Australian round-up
TdF Cycling News - 7 threats for Armstrong's 7, Team presentation a spectacular affair, Relentless Ullrich looking forward to party, Basso optimistic, Lefévère angry at Sinkewitz, No rain today, but... sardines?, Weather update
TdF Cycling News - An interview with Mick Rogers, Liberty Seguros-Würth optimistic, Bertogliati in for Cuesta, Live Coverage, Spotted in France: White wristbands, Vino still waiting, "Live like Lance" with PowerBar
TdF Cycling News flash - French government random dope control tests one rider: Lance Armstrong
TdF Cycling News flash - Ullrich and Pereiro crash
Friday, July 1
Latest TdF Cycling News - Spotted glory: Who will claim the red and white?, Armstrong puts extra money into anti-doping, Health checks OK for Tour peloton, €2 million in prize money up for grabs
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Lance Armstrong's final pre-Tour press conference, Challenge the wind, The Maillot Vert Contendahs!, Phonak out for a collective win , TTT training for Liberty, Weather update
Thursday, June 30
Latest TdF Cycling News - Noirmoutier, a windy place, Fassa: Bossoni out, Facci in, Beloki "close to Heras"
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Godefroot: "Ullrich much better than in last years", Mixed feelings at Liquigas, Quick.Step to control first week, Breukink: "Menchov can aim for top five"
Wednesday, June 29
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Armstrong: "I feel strong", Leblanc: T-Mobile is the challenger, An interview with Levi Leipheimer: Everything's in place, White tips Armstrong, Simoni explains, Quick-Step confirms, Armstrong uses final Tour as LAF fund-raiser, Fantasy Tour first prize: Discovery Channel team issue Trek Madone 5.9
Tuesday, June 28
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Simoni skips Tour, Fassa reveals line-up, Scanlon to miss, Tactics for Fantasy Tour
Monday, June 27
Latest TdF Cycling News - Saiz: "Heras better than ever", Baguet celebrates, but no Tour for him, All dreams come true for Roberts, French Tour rosters complete
Monday, June 27
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Armstrong confident despite crash, CSC: Roberts to Tour, Wauters with Rabobank, Illes Balears' Tour line-up, Tactics for Fantasy Tour
Sunday, June 26
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Euskaltel-Euskadi for the Tour
Saturday, June 25
First Edition TdF Cycling News - An interview with Alexandre Vinokourov and Andreas Klöden, More Prizes - Fantasy Tour de France
Friday, June 24
Latest TdF Cycling News - Liberty Seguros-Würth for Tour de France, No Boonen in Aalst
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Blood transfusions tested for in Tour, Saunier Duval for Tour, New rules for Fantasy Tour de France 05
Thursday, June 23
Latest TdF Cycling News - Voigt's best season ever?, Discovery team update
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Discovery's nine, T-Mobile supporting Ullrich, Fantasy Tour de France is go!
Wednesday, June 22
Latest TdF Cycling News - Mayo "without pressure", T-Mobile announces nine
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Cunego to skip Tour, McEwen: Tour points jersey "over-rated", Liquigas-Bianchi & Davitamon-Lotto for Tour, Hell On Wheels update
Tuesday, June 21
Latest TdF Cycling News - Gerolsteiner names its nine, Liberty's Eleven
First Edition TdF Cycling News - A little more Cadel, Robbie McEwen interview, Carmichael on Armstrong, Liggett and Phinney at Parkinson's gala
Monday, June 20
Latest TdF Cycling News - No Gerolsteiner in Zabel's future?
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Valverde on track for Tour, Zabel contemplates his future, Vino to leave Germany?, CSC confirms eight for the Tour, Eight riders for Rabobank
Sunday, June 19
First Edition TdF Cycling News - McGee in the hurt bag, though still optimistic, Julich playing a supporter's role, Boonen a DNS on Sunday
Saturday, June 18
Latest TdF Cycling News - Chris Horner's Tour de France debut: "I did it!", McEwen out, Tom Boonen in Playboy magazine
First Edition TdF Cycling News - Rogers to T-Mobile

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