Tour-de-France stage 10 summary

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Bob Martin

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Jul 12, 2006, 1:02:54 PM7/12/06
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Changes in stage 10 compared to stage 9

Biggest gainers by position :
+83 Inigo Landaluze
+74 Christophe Rinero
+64 Juan Miguel Mercado
+48 Nicolas Portal
+48 Inaki Isasi
+40 Cédric Vasseur
+39 David Arroyo
+39 Cristian Moreni
+37 Christopher Horner
+36 Ruben Lobato

Biggest losers by position :
-85 Tom Boonen
-75 Sandy Casar
-67 Eddy Mazzoleni
-66 Sebastian Lang
-65 Benoît Vaugrenard
-59 Andriy Grivko
-58 Alessandro Ballan
-57 Robbie McEwen
-50 Iban Mayo
-44 David Millar
-40 Bert Grabsch

Biggest gainers by time :
+3:58 Juan Miguel Mercado
+3:50 Cyril Dessel
+2:50 Inigo Landaluze
+1:14 Cristian Moreni
+1:13 Christophe Rinero

Biggest losers by time :
-20:46 Aitor Hernandez
-20:46 Alexandre Moos
-20:46 Anthony Charteau
-20:46 Anthony Geslin
-20:46 Arnaud Coyot
-20:46 Benoît Vaugrenard
-20:46 Bernhard Eisel
-20:46 Bert Grabsch
-20:46 Bradley Wiggins
-20:46 Bram Tankink
-20:46 Christophe Laurent

Favourites by position :
+64 Juan Miguel Mercado
+36 David Moncoutié
+27 Cyril Dessel
+18 Pietro Caucchioli
+15 Damiano Cunego
+14 Levi Leipheimer
+6 Michael Boogerd
+6 Gilberto Simoni
+5 Stefano Garzelli
+3 Georg Totschnig
-2 Serguei Gonchar
-2 George Hincapie
-2 Carlos Sastre
-3 Michael Rogers
-3 Floyd Landis
-4 Paolo Savoldelli
-4 Denis Menchov
-4 Christophe Moreau
-4 Cadel Evans
-4 Andreas Klöden
-50 Iban Mayo

Favourites by time :
+3:58 Juan Miguel Mercado
+3:50 Cyril Dessel
-3:45 Stefano Garzelli
-3:45 Serguei Gonchar
-3:45 Pietro Caucchioli
-3:45 Paolo Savoldelli
-3:45 Michael Rogers
-3:45 Michael Boogerd
-3:45 Levi Leipheimer
-3:45 Gilberto Simoni
-3:45 George Hincapie
-3:45 Georg Totschnig
-3:45 Floyd Landis
-3:45 Denis Menchov
-3:45 David Moncoutié
-3:45 Damiano Cunego
-3:45 Christophe Moreau
-3:45 Carlos Sastre
-3:45 Cadel Evans
-3:45 Andreas Klöden
-20:46 Iban Mayo

Top 3 and favourites standings :
1 Cyril Dessel 43.07.05
2 Juan Miguel Mercado 2.34
3 Serguei Gonchar 3.45
.....
5 Floyd Landis 4.45
6 Michael Rogers 4.53
.....
9 Andreas Klöden 5.35
.....
11 Cadel Evans 5.37
.....
14 Christophe Moreau 5.52
15 Paolo Savoldelli 5.55
16 Denis Menchov 5.58
.....
18 Carlos Sastre 6.12
19 George Hincapie 6.15
.....
34 Georg Totschnig 8.18
.....
41 Gilberto Simoni 9.19
.....
43 Stefano Garzelli 9.24
44 Michael Boogerd 9.27
.....
58 Levi Leipheimer 10.28
.....
60 Damiano Cunego 10.51
.....
63 Pietro Caucchioli 11.12
.....
86 David Moncoutié 16.26
.....
111 Iban Mayo 27.10

Retirements to date :
Bouygues Telecom Laurent Brochard DNS 10 <<
Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears Alejandro Valverde DNF 3
Crédit Agricole Jimmy Engoulvent DNF 10 <<
Davitamon-Lotto Fred Rodriguez DNF 3
Liquigas Danilo Di Luca DNS 2
Milram Fabio Sacchi DNS 6
Rabobank Erik Dekker DNF 3
Team CSC Bobby Julich DNF 7
Total retirements : 8

Simon Brooke

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Jul 12, 2006, 3:34:45 PM7/12/06
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in message <2X9tg.2357$s4....@newsfe3-win.ntli.net>, Bob Martin
('bob.m...@excite.com') wrote:

> Changes in stage 10 compared to stage 9

That was, as they say, quite a stage...

> Biggest losers by position :
> -50 Iban Mayo

And another one bites the dust! Who predicted /that/ ?

Other surprise losers, for me, include Victor Hugo Pena, Juan Manuel
Garate, Sandy Casar and Jens Voigt, all of whom finished in the bus, 24
minutes back.

> Favourites by position :


> +15 Damiano Cunego
> +14 Levi Leipheimer

::boggle::

Those two fell out of the back of the peloton like sacks of mouldy
potatoes. And yet they /improved/ their position? Yup, they did. Even
more surprising to me was Voeckler, a rider I like to keep an eye on,
who was yo-yoing off the back all the way up the Marie-Blanque, and then
came back to contest the sprint when the yellow jersey group reached the
line.

> -2 Serguei Gonchar

How often do you see the Yellow Jersey doing water duty?

> -2 George Hincapie
> -2 Carlos Sastre

Unfortunately I'm marking Sastre down my favourites list. He, personally,
seemed relaxed and untroubled on the climbs today, but CSC as a whole
took a beating, with three riders, O'Grady, Lombardi and Voigt coming in
in the bus and only four in the 'yellow jersey' group. I still have a
wild and somewhat puerile fantasy of Sastre standing on the podium on
the Champs Elysees saying 'I dedicate my victory to my friend Ivan
Basso, who should be standing here'. Ain't going to happen, I know, but
I would really like it to.

The bus broke down as follows (number in bus/number still riding):

Saunier Duval 0/9
T-Mobile 0/7
AG2R 1/8
Discovery Channel 1/9 (Ekimov)
Milram 1/8
Rabobank 1/8
Bouygues Telecom 2/8
Gerolsteiner 2/9
Lampre-Fondital 2/9
Caisse d'Epargne 3/8
Euskaltel-Euskadi 3/9 (Mayo and two in support)
Team CSC 3/7
Davitamon-Lotto 4/8
Phonak 4/9
Agritubel 5/9
Cofidis 5/9
Crédit Agricole 5/8
Francaise Des Jeux 6/9
Liquigas 6/8
Quick-Step 6/9

That's a pretty good look at strength in depth in the mountains: those at
the top have got it, those lower down haven't. Which means the winner in
Paris is likely to be Gibo, Klöden, Moreau, Azoldepie, Zabel or
Menchmussen.

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Michael Press

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Jul 12, 2006, 5:59:42 PM7/12/06
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Simon Brooke <si...@jasmine.org.uk> wrote:

> > -2 Serguei Gonchar
>
> How often do you see the Yellow Jersey doing water duty?
>

2003, stages 5,6,7.

The race leader is Colombian Victor Hugo Pena, who by
virtue of his great prologue ride is ahead of team captain
Lance Armstrong on GC by one second. There are six more US
Postal riders occupying the first eight spots on GC, as a
result of their performance in yesterday's TTT.

Today there is a very happy Victor Hugo Pena in the bunch
- not only is he in the yellow jersey, but he also turned
29 today. Happy birthday Victor! He was presented with his
weight in champagne at the start, so hopefully he has
saved a bit for later.

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Michael Press

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