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Index 95th Tour de France - 2008 Program & Race Reports
 
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Date: 7/30/2008
Index 95th Tour de France - 2008 Program & Race Reports
 

95th Tour de France - 2008 Program & Race Report Index 1
Quick reference guide to the 2008 Tour de France... Daily Peloton race coverage Stages 1 - 7: previews, commentary, reports, results, photos and more...

Contents:
Course Preview & Historical Database
The Climbs & Commentary
Stages: Race reports, Results & Photos
Team Announcements
2008 Stage Race Programs: Giro d'Italia, Dauphine Libere, Tour de Suisse,

Nick Bull's
95th Tour de France Course Preview
& Historical Database

2008 Program & Race Report Index 2
2008 Program & Race Report Index 3

Tour de France 2008 - Preview Stages
The stages of the 2008 95th edition of the Grande Boucle
 
95th Tour de France - Course Preview - Week 1
Stage by stage preview of the first week of the Grand Boucle. From the coastal plains in Brest to the first taste of the mountain air.
 
95th Tour de France - Course Preview - Week Two
Stages 9 - 14 Into the Pyrenees, a summit finish on Hautcam... but the rouleurs and sprinters will be intent on hunting stages on the alternate days.
 
95th Tour de France - Course Preview - Week Three
Stages 15 - 21 From the Hors Category Col Agnel to Stage 21: the final parade lap into Paris and finish on the Champs-Elysees...
 
Tour de France 2008 - Historical Database
The Winners: Individuals, Teams, and Jerseys
 
95th Tour De France - Start List
Teams, Rider, Rider Numbers and Directeur Sportifs
 

The Climbs

95th Tour de France - King of the Mountains Contenders
The Daily Peloton takes a look at the mountain men gunning for the polka-dot jersey in Paris.
 
95th Tour de France - The Major Mountains & Climbs
9 Jul 2008
The Big Mountains of the 2008 Tour de France and Comparable U.S. Ascents to test your grit on. Stages 9, 10 & 15.
 
95th Tour de France - The Major Mountains & Climbs 2
9 Jul 2008
The Big Mountains of the 2008 Tour de France and Comparable U.S. Ascents. Stages 16 & 17...
 

Commentary

95th Tour de France - 'Holding Out For A Hero'
This has to be a Tour of redemption, deliverance and progression. A hero is needed more than ever.
 
95th Tour de France - Answers or Questions
Some crucial questions from the Tour's first half, while throwing up some issues that only time can determine. You see, in life, more often than not, there are more questions than answers...
 
Tour de France 2008 - Have We Hit Rock Bottom Yet?
Cycling has put itself through purgatory in order to purify. It’s resulted in negative exposure greater than any other sport has endured... The suffering is only worthwhile if it has a purpose...
 

Stage Reports, Results & Photo Galleries
Week 1


Stage 3: Alejandro Valverde in Yellow at sign in. Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

95th Tour De France - Start List
Teams, Rider, Rider Numbers and Directeur Sportifs
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 1 Live
Eight riders away on the long escape as the peloton is eating away at the gap... can they make it to Plumelec or will the sprinters have the first day and first maillot jaune...
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 1 Results G.C. & Photos
Spain's Alejandro Valverde denies the sprinters on the first day of the tour for his first day in yellow. Updated with photos.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 1 Comment
Words and comment after the Tour's opening stage from the likes of Valverde, Schröder, Cunego, Ricco and directeur sportifs.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 2 Live
French attack - Thomas Voekler and Sylvain Chavanel are looking for home glory can they make it to Saint Brieuc... follow the brave duo here
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 2 Live Part 2
Thomas Voekler and Sylvain Chavanel continue their duel with the peloton as the skies turn grey and the wind tears at the peloton. Updated with photos.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 2 Results & Photos
French attack - Norwegian Victory in Saint Brieuc! Soler suffers but bravely soldiers on.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 2 G.C. & Photos
Alejandro Valverde in yellow leads a tightly packed field into the third stage. 80 riders inside a minute with Valverde's rivals on his wheel.
 


Agritubel's Roman Feillu stage 3.   Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

95th Tour de France - Stage 3 Live
A brave quartet on the escape: two Frenchmen, an Italian and one Colorado Boulderite on a mission to Nantes lead the chasing peloton by 14 minutes...
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 3 Live Part 2
7 Jul 2008
The Fab Four: Frishkorn, Feillu, Borghini and Dumoulin are on the mission with 70 km to go as the peloton follows at 8 minutes... a duel of speed and time to Nantes.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 3 Results & Photos
7 Jul 2008
Wind breaks the peloton into chasing groups... A day for cheering in France with two riders on the podium... we could also hear the clapping from Boulder, Colorado
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 3 General Classification, Photos
7 Jul 2008
The General Classification is given a quick shake up as Agritubel's Feillu takes the maillots jaune & blanc, Top Team Garmin/Chipotole.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 4 ITT Live
8 Jul 2008
The first test of the favorites against the clock. Half the riders are out of the gate and Danny Pate has set the time to beat...
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 4 ITT Live Part 2
8 Jul 2008
Favorites are starting the course as Denis Menchov set the new time to beat... updated with photos
 


Stage 4: Stefan Schumacher of Gerolsteiner in yellow.
Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

95th Tour de France - Stage 4 ITT Results & Photos
8 Jul 2008
Gerolsteiner's Stefan Schumacher Rocks the Clock! Official Results
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 4 General Classification, Photos
8 Jul 2008
The first major selection is made to the General Classification after the time trial in Cholet.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 5 Live
9 Jul 2008
Three French raiders on the escape in the longest stage of the tour... the sprinters teams are on the hunt for the trio and glory in Chateauroux
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 5 Live Part 2
9 Jul 2008
The chase is on... 60 km to go as our French trio tries to beat the odds as the sprinters teams start closing in on the raiders.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 5 Results & Photos
9 Jul 2008
Finish in Chateauroux, the sprinters finally have their way! Cav leads them home, but Thor Hushvod takes the green cape of honor.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 5 G.C. & Photos
9 Jul 2008
Gerolsteiner's Stefan Schumacher holds on to yellow another day on the eve of the first decisive climbers stage.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 6 Live
Into the mountains... another French trio leads the peloton by 4 minutes on its way to the summit finish on the Super Besse. Updated with photos
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 6 Live Part 2
46 km to go... Benoit Vaugrenard (FDJ), Fredy Bichot (Agritubel) and Sylvain Chavanel on the Col de la Croix-Morand the gap goes under two minutes - Gerolsteiner leading the chase as we approach the final climbs. Photos
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 6 Results & Photos
The 'Red Birds' sing on Super Besse for Riccardo Ricco as he opens his tour account. All the favorites make the cut on the first mountains festival. A crash in the final km foiled Gerolsteiner's Schumacher.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 6 G.C. & Photos
The Tour get a new leader (again) after the first mountains test as gravity sorts out the favorites on the climb of the Super Besse.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 7 Live
50 kilometers to go, the peloton denies every breakaway attempt... six riders attack
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 7 Live Part 2
50 km to go... Over the Col d'Entremont and we finally have a group of 4 away with a 1:50 gap... Team Columbia leads the chase. Updated with photos
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 7 Results & Photos
Caisse d'Epargne a day to celebrate as top team with Young Gun Luis Leon Sanchez taking a hard fought victory. Official Results
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 7 G.C. and Photos
Team Columbia rules the roost... yellow, green and white jerseys as Team CSC is top team and the Red Birds can sing with David de La Fuentes in polka dots.
 
Tour de France - Manuel Beltran Suspended
Liquigas Team retires Manuel Beltràn from the Tour de France squad. Beltran Suspended From Team After a Positive "A" Test on Stage 1.
 
95th Tour de France - Stage 7 Team Comments
12 Jul 2008
Team and Rider Comments after stages 6 & 7
 

Team Announcements

Tour de France 2008 - Team Gerolsteiner
A "highly motivated" Team Gerolsteiner heads into the 95th Tour.
 
Tour de France 2008 - High Road Announces Columbia Squad
Team Columbia Sends A Strong, Young, Talented And International Team to the Tour de France in Support of Kim Kirchen team leader. Hincapie Road Captain.
 
Tour de France - Garmin/Chipotle p/b H3O Announced
Jonathan Vaughters names the Argyle squad for le Tour.
 
Tour de France 2008 - Saunier Duval-Scott Team Announced
Tour de France 2008 - Saunier Duval-Scott Team Announced The Red Bird Squad for the tour de France: Riccardo Riccò to replace Gómez Marchante in the "Grande Boucle," alongside Piepoli, Cobo. Four riders to make their tour debut.
 
Tour de France 2008 - Saunier Duval/Scott Final Squad
Rubens Bertogliati and Aurelian Passeron performance in the national championships earn a berth on Joxean Matxin's Red Bird squad.
 
Tour de France 2008 - Team CSC Saxo Bank
Team CSC Saxo Bank Announces Tour team - Bjarne Riis brings his "A" team to support Carlos Sastre with high ambitions for the podium.
 
Tour de France - Rabobank Squad Announced
Denis Menchov leads the team in blue and orange as tour preparation done. Oscar Freire fit for sprints. Tour debutantes Langeveld and Ten Dam
 
Tour de France 2008 - Euskaltel Euskadi Squad
The "Orange Warriors" appear in their 8th participation of the Grand Boucle with high morale after strong performances in recent races, looking to improve on their 2007 appearance.
 
Tour de France 2008 - Team Milram Announces Squad
Co-Captains Erik Zabel and Christian Knees will lead the blue machine of tour directeur sportif Vittorio Algeri
 
Tour de France 2008 - Team Barloworld Announced
Pre-selection of the team of Claudio Corti, 'quietly optimistic' and determined to do well. Mauricio Soler to lead the team in red.
 
Tour de France 2008 - Ag2r la Mondiale Squad
The squad of Vincent Lavenu announces his final selection for the tour after animating the recent Tour de Suisse.
 
Tour de France 2008 - Lampre Squad Announced
Maurizio Piovani and Guido Bontempi have selected the blue & fuscia team that will support Damiano Cunego in his first attempt at victory in the Grand Boucle.
 
Cycling News Roundup - 4 July 2008
Teams In Brest: Lampre, Barloworld... New jerseys: Columbia & Garmin, Tour of Austria Squads, Robbie Hunter Becomes Father, NAS-TRACK, Carrera de San Rafael, 15th Iron Bike Mtn. Bike Tour, Win Cancellara's Saddle and more...
 
Team High Road Announces "Team Columbia"
Team High Road New Sponsor: Columbia Sportswear Company. Team Columbia to Debut at 2008 Tour de France. Three year pact includes men and women's teams.
 
Book Review - We Might As Well Win
The "Wizard" Johann Bruyneel's tell all story of his success as a directeur sportif. Is it a strategy for winning bike races or winning at the game of Life...
 

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National Championship Week - Reports, Results, News Roundups, Team Comments and Photos - European Championships Reports.
 
91st Giro d'Italia - Race Program & Index
21 May 2008
Links to Race & course preview, Team Previews, Live Coverage and Reports, Results, Photos, and commentary of the 2008 Giro d'Italia.
 
Tour de Suisse - 2008 Race Coverage Index
Index of the coverage of the 2008 tour of Switzerland presented on the Daily Peloton: Reports, Results, Photos and more...
 
60th Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré - 2008 Index
Index and links to all the reports, results and photos for the 2008 race coverage presented on the Daily Peloton.
 
All-Time Best Road Cyclist 2007 - 8th Edition Part 1
  By Guest Contributor Introduction to the 2007 and 8th Edition of the All-Time Best Road Cyclist Rankings. 1891 to 2007 - Active riders and new members of the top 100.
 
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