Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    scottishvike's Avatar
    scottishvike is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Dunfermline
    Posts
    1,715
    Blog Entries
    3

    Tour De France 2006

    With only 2 stages to go Floyd Landis is favourite to finish up in the yellow jersey after one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the events history. Leading the race on Wednesdays mountain stage the American's chance looked to be over when he cracked on the final climb losing 10 minutes to his rivals and dropping down the standings to eleventh.

    Stage 16 Landis "tour is over for me"

    However on a momentous stage 17 Landis attacked on the first climb and continued powering his way to the finish in an incredible one man attack. By the line he had clawed back almost all the time he had lost on his rivals to finish third in the general classification 30 seconds behind the leader.

    Legendry Landis

    Fridays stage had no effect on the standings which means Saturdays penultimate stage time trial will almost certainly decide this years winner, as the final stage on the Champs Elysee does not usually alter the overall picture. Landis looks to go to Paris in yellow as he is a better time trialer than Spaniards Pereiro and Sastre who are ahead of him at the moment.

    General Classification going into Saturdays stage

    However after the last couple of days events nothing is for certain and this years tour (IMO the best in years) could yet go down to the wire.

  2. #2
    BadlandsVikings's Avatar
    BadlandsVikings is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    26,569

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    What happened to Armstrong!!!!!! J/K

  3. #3
    COJOMAY is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    7,005

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    I didn't watch it until yesterday. What a show Landis from the USA put on. He picked up near 7 minutes on the leaders as he coasted into the finish almost 6 minutes ahead of ay other competitor. Today he lost a bit of time with a mechanical breakdown but he's still only 30 seconds out from the lead with one of his strong points -- time trials coming up tomorrow.
    Kentucky Vikes Fan

    When you require nothing, you get nothing; when you expect nothing, you will find nothing; when you embrace nothing, all you will have is nothing.

  4. #4
    cajunvike's Avatar
    cajunvike is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    32,063

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    Go Floyd!!!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

  5. #5
    cogitans is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,403

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    Unfortunately Landis will win it now. It's beyond me why on earth noone wanted to take in on his lead when he went away the other day.

    He should not have been allowed to gain that much ground after his collaps the day before.

    Besides that the good thing is that it has been an unpredictable event this year. And all open to many riders to grab the tittle after the two best riders were abandoned from the start list, and Valverde crashed early.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

  6. #6
    scottishvike's Avatar
    scottishvike is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Dunfermline
    Posts
    1,715
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    "cogitans" wrote:
    Unfortunately Landis will win it now. It's beyond me why on earth noone wanted to take in on his lead when he went away the other day.
    I think everyone let him get away because no one believed he could stay out on his own for so long after his disaster the previous day. I don't blame them to be honest, when I was watching it I thought it was crazy for him to break away so early and in that respect you have to hand it too him for what he achieved.

  7. #7
    COJOMAY is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    7,005

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    [size=18px]Landis Regains Lead on Eve of Tour Finish[/size]

    By JAMEY KEATEN
    Associated Press Writer



    MONTCEAU-LES-MINES, France (AP) -- American Floyd Landis is all but assured of winning the Tour de France after regaining the overall lead Saturday. The individual time trial, won by Ukraine's Serhiy Honchar, shaped up as the decisive stage in one of the most topsy-turvy Tours in years.

    "I could not be happier," Landis said, adding he had been nervous before the stage. "It's one of the best days of my life."

    The Phonak team leader reclaimed the yellow jersey from Spain's Oscar Pereiro, who started Saturday's race against the clock with a thin 30-second lead over Landis. The 30-year-old Landis moved up from third to first, now 1:29 ahead of second-place Pereiro.
    Kentucky Vikes Fan

    When you require nothing, you get nothing; when you expect nothing, you will find nothing; when you embrace nothing, all you will have is nothing.

  8. #8
    scottishvike's Avatar
    scottishvike is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Dunfermline
    Posts
    1,715
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    Yeah It's all over now bar a miracle, Landis has won it. I will still watch tomorrow's stage which finishes down the Champs Elysee, where there is usually a big bunch sprint to decide the winner of the stage.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    1,185

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    that is soo cool, everyone was expecting the French to take over now that Lance is gone!!! But here comes the American!!!



    USA!!!
    http://www.myspace.com/pooptin


  10. #10
    FedjeViking is offline Ring of Fame
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    4,159

    Re: Tour De France 2006

    "westvirginiavikings" wrote:
    What happened to Armstrong!!!!!! J/K
    Retired because I bought a notebook with his name on it! :lol: :lol:
    [move]"Our day WILL come!! I just hope I LIVE long enough to see it!"[/move]

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Tour de France
    By Erinnn in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 07:35 PM
  2. It's official: you don't have to live in France
    By BadlandsVikings in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-08-2007, 02:09 PM
  3. Tour de France winner tests positive for drugs
    By COJOMAY in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 07-28-2006, 11:05 PM
  4. Tour de France
    By cajunvike in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 07-13-2005, 07:22 AM
  5. National tragedy in France
    By Guybrush in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-24-2004, 11:41 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •