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92nd Tour de France - GT

July 2-24, 2005


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

Thursday, October 28 - How many Grand Tour teams?, Tour route announced today
Friday, October 29 - Tour 2005: fewer time trials, more climbing; Reactions to the 2005 route