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Cadel Evans Will win the Tour De France

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posted on Jul, 25 2008 @ 10:19 AM
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Most aggressive EIGHT times, the man finally gets a win. He deserves it. The tears were quite touching.

181 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis Winner Stage19 TdF 2008.

Erik Z comes in second (what - 5 times this tour?)

Stage 19 - Friday, July 25: Roanne - Montluçon, 165.5km Results

Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis .............. 3.37.09 (45.73 km/h)
Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux
(the sprinters)
Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Columbia .................... 1.13
Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram
Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner
Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis
Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas
Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner
Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin Chipotle




posted on Jul, 25 2008 @ 11:27 AM
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Yeah, great win, i loved the expression as he exploded in the sprint, looking over to his right and then slowly raising up as he claimed the victory. Wow. i got tingles.
I love Eric Z. Ever since i saw the movie Hell on Wheels. I used to think he was a bit of a robot, just because he was so strong for so many tours, just got boring seeing him in green, especially in 2001 when he pipped Stuie O'grady, but when i got to see him in that doco with Rolf Aldag(telekom days), i found a new respect for him. I guess Robbie and Baden cooke taking the green off him helped too....LOL. What a champ though, he's had great results in the Vuelta too as well as some of the one day classics, his class still shows in todays stage as he never quits, and Milram are getting good exposure from thier leader, an older rider many don't rate any more.



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 05:41 AM
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Well the ITT has started will be watching and with the hope that Cadel takes it out.

I haven't heard much chatter from CSC for the past couple of days maybe trying to conserve all the energy they can.

All the big guns would have riden over the course this morning so they know every turn with thier eyes closed.

Cadels start time will be at 16:17:00 with 3 min gaps between riders.



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 06:45 AM
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can't wait for the last ten rider to kick of.....that is were all the action will be. Go Cadel.
The Hour has cometh.......will the too, the man? Go Cadel, ride like the wind.



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 08:17 AM
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Cadel's One million Euro bike:
Bike Porn, par excellence:


Full specs
$680,000 US
(one of a kind)
Frame: Ridley Dean
Size: Small
Fork: Ridley Dean 913A R-Flow
Total bike weight: 7.95kg (17.53lb)

It's a little heavier than allowed, which is 6.8 kg (14.99142lb), but due to the aero wheels, but presumably overcomes any weight disadvantage due to aerodynamics

(From Cyclingnews.com)
Critical measurements
Rider's height: 1.74m (5' 9") ; Weight: 68kg (150lb)
Seat tube length, c-c: 517mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 733mm
Top tube length: 540mm (actual)
Saddle nose tip to C of bars: 590mm
C of front hub to top of bars: 435mm

Brakes: Oval A700
Levers: Oval A900 Carbon Upgrade
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record QS STD+CT 9s/10s
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Shift levers: Campagnolo Timetrial bar-end
Cassette: Campagnolo Record UD 10s for Ghibli disc (9-speed with 10-speed spacing), 11-21T
Chain: Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque, 172.5mm, 54/42T
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque
Front wheel: Campagnolo Bora Ultra
Rear wheel: Campagnolo Ghibli Strada
Tyres: Vredestein Fortezza Pro 21mm tubular

Bars: Oval A901 Carbon Laminar Upgrade Aero bar with A900 straight extensions, 42cm (c-c)
Stem: Oval A710 Adjustable RBT, 95mm
Headset: 4ZA integrated
Tape/grip: 4ZA cork (on expensions only)

Pedals: Look KeO Carbon Ti
Seat post: Integrated
Saddle: Selle San Marco





[edit on 26-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 09:41 AM
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Finish (km 53)

1 Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) 1.03.50 (49.817 km/h)
2 Fabian Cancellara (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.04.11
3 Kim Kirchen (Columbia) 1.04.51
4 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 1.04.55
5 David Millar (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 1.05.27
6 Denis Menchov (Rabobank) 1.05.45
7 Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) 1.05.55
8 Sebastian Lang (Gerolsteiner) 1.06.09
9 Bernhard Kohl (Gerolsteiner) 1.06.11
10 George Hincapie (Columbia) 1.06.18
11 Thomas Lövkvist (Columbia) 1.06.19
12 Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC-Saxo Bank 1.06.25

16 Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 1.07.04
17 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) 1.07.11

23 Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.07.53
? Fränk Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.09.28


General classification after stage 20

1 Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC-Saxo Bank
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 1.05
3 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner 1.20
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 2.00
5 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin Chipotle - H30
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) CSC-Saxo Bank
7 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia


Check 3 - km 47.5

1 Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) 0.58.12 (48.969 km/h)
2 Fabian Cancellara (CSC-Saxo Bank) 0.58.26
3 Kim Kirchen (Columbia) 0.59.08
4 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 0.59.18
5 David Millar (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 0.59.36
6 Denis Menchov (Rabobank) 0.59.50
7 Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) 1.00.04

9 Bernhard Kohl (Gerolsteiner) 1.00.19
10 Carlos Sastre (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.00.24
16 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) 1.01.15
27 Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.02.01
57 Fränk Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.03.26

Check 2 - km 36

1 Fabian Cancellara (CSC-Saxo Bank) 42.38 (50.665 km/h)
2 Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) 42.50
3 Kim Kirchen (Columbia) 43.35
4 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 43.35
5 David Millar (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 43.41
6 Denis Menchov (Rabobank) 43.46
7 Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) 44.08
8 Bernhard Kohl (Gerolsteiner) 44.11

14 Carlos Sastre (CSC-Saxo Bank) 44.31
15 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) 44.49
35 Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 45.52
53 Fränk Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 47.27

Check 1 - km 18

1 Fabian Cancellara (CSC-Saxo Bank) 21.30 (50.233 km/h)
2 Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) 21.30
3 Denis Menchov (Rabobank) 21.52
4 Kim Kirchen (Columbia) 21.54
5 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 21.58
6 Bernhard Kohl (Gerolsteiner) 22.04
7 Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) 22.08

12 Carlos Sastre (CSC-Saxo Bank) 22.16

13 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) 22.22
37 Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 22.57
43 Fränk Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) 23.01


[edit on 26-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:14 AM
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Prediction on the road...

Final GC: (Podium)

1.Carlos Sastre (CSC)
2.Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto)
3.Bernard Kohl (Ger)

Stage 20 ITT
1. Schumacher
2. Cancellara
3. Kirchen
4. Christian VdV 1:04:55 4th place in the ITT






[edit on 26-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:23 AM
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My Prediction was Sastre by 24 seconds.

Right now it's Sastre by 1:05 seconds.


Evans is heading in...

1:05.055.54 7th place?

Carlos IS CATCHING SCHLECK!!!!!!!1111


[edit on 26-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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HOLY MOLY

THAT CARLOS SASTRE!

Catches his teammate Frank Schleck on the road on the ITT
and the pass

WooHooooo!



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:28 AM
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Sastre needs 1:07:29

He's a monster today. A monster in Yellow.

No longer Carlos 'the baby faced Sastre.

It will be Carlos 'the killah' Sastre.

(I was rooting for Cadel, but when a rider goes beyond, you have to root for him)



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:32 AM
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All times courtesy of CyclingNews

Results after Stage 20. No change expected on the mostly celebratory ride into Paris, though the sprinters will contest for the Stage.

1 Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) 1.03.50 (49.817 km/h)
2 Fabian Cancellara (CSC-Saxo Bank) 1.04.11
3 Kim Kirchen (Columbia) 1.04.51
4 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 1.04.55
5 David Millar (Garmin Chipotle - H30) 1.05.27
6 Denis Menchov (Rabobank) 1.05.45
7 Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) 1.05.55
8 Sebastian Lang (Gerolsteiner) 1.06.09
9 Bernhard Kohl (Gerolsteiner) 1.06.11
10 George Hincapie (Columbia) 1.06.18
11 Thomas Lövkvist (Columbia) 1.06.19
12 Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC-Saxo Bank 1.06.25

21 Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
23 Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)

30 Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank)
54 Fränk Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank)


General classification after stage 20

1 Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC-Saxo Bank
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 1.05
3 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner 1.20
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 2.00
5 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin Chipotle - H30
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) CSC-Saxo Bank
7 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia




[edit on 26-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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Well, it is done, Carlos rode strong, Cadel was pushing, but not enough gas in the tank. congats to CSC and Carlos.



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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I am too depressed to post.

:w:



posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 11:13 AM
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Depressed? That's not what Cadel would want.

Remember we still have hope for Robbie. Head up, man. Cadel got second and rode his heart out. How can you ask for more?

Also, it took the whole team of CSC to beat Cadel (who did not have a strong team behind him this year. Some were strong on paper but did not produce.)


[edit on 26-7-2008 by Badge01]



posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 07:33 AM
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Hey Badge,
I'm over it now, the depression that is, CSC where just too strong and Sastre rode a great TT to hold onto yellow. I noticed that the TT in stage 4 and last nights stage had alsmost the same top 10, the only standouts in the TT where Sastre and Kohl who both had alot to ride for. Cadels effort was amazing when put into the context of Cadel v CSC. I heard he is of contract and may be switching to a Russian Team next year, but Contador come back next year, and with rising stars like Kohl, Schleck brothers and Sastre defending Cadel is going to find it harder to win that elusive yellow. Which is why i was so bummed out dude! This tour was as close a shot as he will get i think. But i hope i am wrong.

Just watching them role around now with Carlos up front, looking great in yellow.
On a funny note i was hoping for a Aussie double in Green and Yellow.....it seems Spain has it instead. LOL.

Who you favouring for the sprint Badge.



posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 07:37 AM
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Go

Robbie McEwen


Sprint your heart out mate, we'll be rooting for you.

Unfortunately I think Gerald Ciolek of Columbia is going to be there, but you never know.

also

Go Erik Zabel





posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 08:24 AM
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Originally posted by Badge01
Go

Robbie McEwen


Sprint your heart out mate, we'll be rooting for you.

Unfortunately I think Gerald Ciolek of Columbia is going to be there, but you never know.

also

Go Erik Zabel




LOL X2
Robbie and Erik. Go the veterans.



posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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Totally random predictions for the stage due to sheer respect for their riding, Stuart O'grady, George Hincapie or Yens......all did a heap of work for their teams and deserve a stage.



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 05:06 AM
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