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2013 Route - Sporting aspects, stage cities - Tour de France 2013
Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21th 2013, the 100th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,404 ...
Lance Armstrong: Tour De France "Impossible To Win Without Doping"
It's a whole new Lance! A "nothing left to lose" Lance. An "I'm a scoundrel, like all the rest" Lance. An "I don't need or want your fucking love" Lance. And he's here to drop some truth bombs.
LANCE ARMSTRONG: 'It's Impossible To Win The Tour De France ...
Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong said it's impossible to win the Tour de France without doping.
How do Tour De France Cameramen Balance on the Motorbikes?
Not Just tour de france but anything getting filmed on a motorbike, They Sit or stand on the back of the bike and they sometimes go at such speeds or inclines . There must be a safety system or balancing system they have because there is never any reported falls and they always get perfectly clear pictures. Anyone know how this is done?
Answer: They are sometimes tied with straps to the front rider. They also have used back supports like sissy bars to support them..
Long Before Video Cameras, a French Artist Brought Motion to His Images
Ah, boredom, the curse of the rich and idle in 18th-century France. So how did the aristocrats while away their leisure time on dreary winter days? The fortunate ones went to the movies. In a new book, Carmontelles Landscape Transparencies: Cinema of the Enlightenment, the historian Laurence Chatel de Brancion steps back into prerevolutionary - Article on new book Carmontelles Landscape Transparencies: Cinema of the Enlightenment by historian Laurence Chatel de Brancion; book centers on Carmontelles experiments with light and moving images: rouleaux transparents, or rolled-up transparent drawings, between 12 and 19 inches deep and up to 138 feet long, which were precursor to modern cinema; photos (M) - By KATHRYN SHATTUCK
On the Road at the Tour de France: Off to the races | Martin Ayres ...
It's a lap of France”, mentioned Chris Froome recently. Examining that statement a little more explains a lot about the Tour de France. No other event can quite compete in terms of scale; I think it is fair to say.
AMERICAN JOURNEYS; Sipping Through the Next Great Wine Region
TRY this, said Martha Clyde, manager of the Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden in Paso Robles, Calif., as she poured a garnet 2005 cabernet sauvignon on a golden autumn afternoon. It was the first vintage we released. Neil Young sang beseechingly in the background as a dozen amateur tasters sniffed and swirled and swallowed. The tasting - Article on visit to Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden in Paso Robles, Calif, in one of newest prime destinations for wine tasters; photos; map (M) - By LOUISE TUTELIAN
2013 Tour de France Live Video, Route, Teams, Results, Photos, TV
This is the Tour de France live dashboard... one stop for all your Tour de France needs with steady updates throughout July featuring stage previews, results, ...
What kind of Helmet did Jan Ullrich use in the 2005 le Tour de France?
What kind and style of helmet did Jan Ullrich use in the 2005 Tour de France? Make? Model? I would like to get one just like it. Maybe not the same color but the same kind of model. Where could I get it online? Thank you!
Answer: In 2005 he was with T-Mobile. I think they used the 'Uvex' brand of helmets. They (Team Columbia) still do I believe.
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How does a team compete in the Tour de France?
Lance Armstrong told A. Contador that he couldnt have won the Tour de France without help from his team. I know next to nothing about the sport of cycling, so can someone tell me how a team supports its main cyclist? What role does the rest of the team play, when there is clearly only one winner?
Answer: The team supports its main rider in a number of ways:
The most straight forward are the jobs that the domestique does for his team leader so that he does not waste energy. This includes fetching drinks and food from the team car; riding alongside him in the bunch so that if there is a problem he can hand over a spare wheel, or even his entire bike to the team leader immediately rather than waiting for the team car; pacing him back to the bunch after any sort of incident.
Then there are the strategic/tactical jobs that the team does; keeping the pace of the bunch high so that riders who are a threat to the team leader cannot escape out of the front of the peleton; attacking the peleton and forcing the other teams to chase down a dangerous escape.
The team's job becomes even more important in the mountain stages, when the bunch thins down to far fewer riders. In a weak team the leader might be left with no team mates with him towards the end of a stage. This means he has to fetch his own drink and food and chase down dangerous breaks himself (wasting energy) and is vulnerable if any sort of problem occurs.
It is worth mentioning that the rider at the front uses a lot more energy than riders back in the bunch. At high speed on the flat, the rider at the front of a small group is using 20-25% more enegy. In a large group the advantage is between 30 and 40%. The advantages are less when the riders are moving more slowly on a climb, but are still significant.
Stage Guide: 2013 Tour de France | Bicycling Magazine
The 100th running of the Tour de France starts June 29 on the island of Corsica, and the anniversary route is one of the most balanced in memory. Tricky time trials, taxing hilly stages, and four mountaintop finishes—including a double summit ...
Lance: I'm still record Tour de France winner - ESPN.com
17 hours ago ... The dirty past of the Tour de France came back on Friday to haunt the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race, with Lance Armstrong telling a ...
How many riders are in the Tour De France?
Hey I was turning channels the other day and came accross the Tour De France. I find it entertaining but since im new to this I got a couple kind of newb questions about it. How many riders start the Tour De France and how many riders are on each team?
Answer: There are 9 riders on a team and 21 teams.
Tour de France 2013
Tour de France 2013 - Official site of the famed race from the Tour de France. Includes route, riders, teams, and coverage of past Tours.
What is the average and fastest downhill speed in the tour de france?
I am curious how fast professional riders are going in the downhill portions of the tour de france. What is the fastest ever? What is the average?
Answer: Actually and unfortunately, that American ceded the yellow jersey in spectacular fashion today, losing about 10mins to the winner of the stage, Rassmussen.
Apparently the record speed for the TdF is 74.5mph.
CULTURED TRAVELER | SEEKING THE COMTE DE BUFFON; Forgotten, Yes. But Happy Birthday Anyway
I SUPPOSE I already knew that it was a little perverse to be setting off in search of one of historys losers. But even the French seemed to think it was odd. Georges-Louis Leclerc? The Comte de Buffon? I e-mailed well in advance to the Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle, the natural history museum in Paris that Buffon largely founded. But the - Richard Conniff travel article on visit to France to trace footsteps of 18th-century French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon; photos; map (M) - By RICHARD CONNIFF
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ART Museums and galleries are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of recent art shows: nytimes.com/art. CATHERINE LEE: THE MARK PAINTINGS 1977-79 It is not often that a gallery presents a body of work that an artist created 30 years ago, especially when much of it was never shown. It is even rarer that the artist agrees to the show. - By THE NEW YORK TIMES
How do i participate in the tour de france?
Im a 16 year old boy. I practice cycling everyday. I live in India, Hyderabad..im really interested in participating in the tour de France..but i dont think there are any special..resources..or any institutions in india..which encourage and develop cycling skills..and bring greater opportunities to people with interests in cycling..what do i do? does the government of India help in cycling?
Answer: the Tour De France is only open to UCI registered "trade" PROFESSIONAL TEAMS (Usuall 9 Teamates to a team, 18-22 teams invited to the race)
You would need to 1st get a license from you country to race(Easy), Get permission to race outside of your country(from that federation)
Move to another country(USA or Europe), Apply to that countries' Federation for Another racing liscense.
Then you need to get good enough for a team to offer you a contract to race for them. Start winning alot of races. then a Pro Tour Team will offer you a contract.
spend 5years racing to help someone else win races(a domestique), and maybe then they will let you try to win a race
If you do win races, then the team might assign you to the TDF team
Now that that has happened, Expcect to ride 6-8 hours a day, for 23 days at an average speed of between 24-30 mph(40+kph) and sometimes at speeds of twice that amount (I didnt enven mention the mountains you need to climb
I wrote the above to let you in on what is really involved in getting there
i do hope this doesnt discourage you, because this sport is the best one in the world. start locally(in India, then look into trying to do the races many cycling federation have in and around Asia)
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How can you train for tour de france?
I was thinking of aiming for tour de france.
I have no real budget.If i bought an exercise bike how long would i have to ride it each day to emulate the training.
Also would walking for 5 hours a day for 18 days with hilly terrain
emulate the workrate.
I cant even afford a racing bike!
If i got fit enough would it be possible for sponsors to finance everything if i showed adequate ability.
Answer: First while an intriguing idea it takes years of training and then you still might not make it on a Pro team for a chance.
LUCKY for us though you don't have to be on a Pro team to do the ride, several companies offer the tour ride for the typical enthusiast to do. Just not during the race and more tailored to your abilities.
Having ridden the col du Galibier and Alpe d'Huez, you really need to be in shape as the thin air at the high altitudes will cause you to feel weak.
Where is the best place to get free souvenirs in the Tour de France?
Im going to the Tour de France this summer and I dont know what part of the stage you can get good souvenirs from. Can you get them from the beginning, the end, or at any point of the stage? I dont mind paying for souvenirs but of course, I always prefer the free stuff. Im going to the town of Le Grand-Bornand if that helps. Please tell me any info that you know. Thanks.
Answer: The beginning is the best place. The sponsors are all there throwing things to the fans. The end is good, too, but it's a bit more crowded. You could also wait after the feed-zone and hope for a tossed musette bag or a bottle.
Tour de France 2013 route and map: Stage 1 to begin in Corsica ...
The Tour de France will be in uncharted territory when it heads to Corsica for Stage 1 on Saturday. The 213-kilometer course should be dominated by sprinters.
How does one go about entering in the tour De France?
My new dream and goal is to compete in and Finish the tour De France! not nessecarily win, although that would be wonderful, I just want the thrill of saying I raced with the best of the best.
Does anyone know how one would go about training and also registering for such a glorious race?
Answer: 1st get a bike and start riding.
2nd join a cycling - learn how to train correctly
3rd work up to riding 5 to 6 days a week for 1.5 hours or so
4th start entering beginner races and win
5th up your workout times and intensity
6th work your way up to intermediate races and win
7th up your workout times and intensity
8th work your way up to expert level races and win
9th up your workout times and intensity
10th get picked up by a semi-pro/pro regional team
11th race at pro level and win
12th get picked up by a national/international team
13th win races at this level
14th move to a pro tour/TDF eligible team
15th become 1 of the 9 best riders on the team
At this point you may find yourself in the TDF.
Easy to write - hard to do...
How many Australian riders competing in 2008 Tour de France?
How many Australian riders competing in the 2008 Tour de France? Is it 10 and if so, does anyone have a source to back thsi up? 10 points for best answer. Thanks.
Answer: 1 EVANS Cadel no 1
2 COOKE Baden no 55
3 LOWE Trent no 196
4 GERRANS Simon no86
5 MC EWEN Robbie no 6
6 O’GRADY Stuart no 15
7 RENSHAW Mark no 89
8 LANCASTER Brett no 154
9 HANSEN Adam no 46
And the German, debatable Australian. Riding on a German licence. TDF has him "Born in 25/02/1984 à Cottbus. (GER)"(click riders number).Other sources have him born in Australia. Definately raised in Australia and reported to be renewing Australian citizenship. Speaks with Australian accent
10 HAUSSLER Heinrich no 114
More on Haussler (wiki article so a grain of salt ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Haussler
Another showing born in Germany
This link states duel citizenship and born in Australia residing in Cottbus. (most likely correct)
Michael Rogers would have lead out Team Columbia, if he hadn’t been crook most of the season.
When do they announce the Tour de France route?
Does anyone know when they announce the full route for the 2010 tour de france? They have already released the first couple stages but not the entire race. If not does anyone know when they released the details for this years race the 2009 tour de france?
Answer: It's usually October sometime when the following year's route will be announced.
The 2009 route was announced on 22 Oct 2008
Tour de France odds 2013: Chris Froome of Team Sky the odds-on ...
With Bradley Wiggins out, Team Sky teammate Chris Froome is the odds-on favorite to win the 2013 Tour de France.
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ART REVOLUTION Not long ago hardly any galleries in Chelsea were showing Asian contemporary art. Now there are dozens, including those specializing in Asian artists. Chinese art dominates, partly because the current market is boiling and partly because, simply, some of the best art being made today is from China. For evidence you might visit - By THE NEW YORK TIMES
FILM; Films That Look Death in the Eye
THE betrayal of the body, decrepitude and death: in 2007 an unprecedented number of serious films, along with the usual slasher movies, contemplated the end of life. Might they be a collective baby-boom response to looming senescence and a fraying social safety net? Or do they reflect an uneasy sense that humanity is facing end times, when global - Stephen Holden article lists top ten films of 2007 that contemplate end of life; photo (L) - By STEPHEN HOLDEN
100th Tour de France, by the numbers - Velo News - Competitor.com
With 4500 credentialed participants and a police force of more than 23000 officers, the 2013 Tour is a rolling city.
How do I become the best Tour de France climber?
the tour de france is 2000 or more mile long and goes for three weeks in july.
Answer: first, you need to have a ridiculously low BMI because climbing is a power to weight ratio kind of thing.
i.e. my wife is 96 lbs and 5'2" her BMI is 17.6 this is about right. my BMI is 23.6 at 5'8" and 155 lbs. no matter how much i dream, i have no chance.
Levi is a really good climber for someone his size, but the best are tiny people. i.e. Gilberto Simoni who's BMI is 17.9.
it helps to live and train at a really high altitude so that you're used to the lack of oxygen. think of famous mountains like the rocky's, dolemites, alps, or andee's. there are some really great climbers from Columbia.
lastly, spend 8 hours a day on your bike starting now!
Tour de France: Whats the difference between the mountains?
The commentators for the Tour de France keep mentioning that some riders prefer the Alps to the Pyrenees and vice versa. Does anyone know what makes the two mountain ranges so different to ride?
Answer: the pyrenean climbs are steeper, generally somewhat shorter, and the roads are narrower and in worse shape.
the alps are, by contrast, longer and gentler, with better pavement.
the climbing syles of the individual riders are suited to one or the other (or neither), but not usually both types.
SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Breaching the Field of Play, Sports Tumbled Out of Bounds
In a sports year unlike any other, 2007 too often meant scandal and sadness rather than success. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series, but baseballs Mitchell report linked about 90 players, notably pitchers Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, to performance-enhancing drugs. Barry Bonds, the Giants slugger who passed Hank Aaron en route to a career - Dave Anderson Sports of The Times column discusses scandals that rocked sports this year; photos (M) - By DAVE ANDERSON
In the tour de france can someone win more than one jersey? Which do they wear if they have polka and green?
Also has Lance Armstrong ever won anything else but the yellow in the tour de france. Obviously the yellow jersey is the best but how would you rate the other jerseys.
Answer: Yes...you can win more than one jersey. Eddy Merckx won all the jerseys, I think in the '70 Tour. Only man to do it. One does take presidence over the other. The man in 2nd place in each jersey standing will wear it. So on and so fourth. You get the jist of it.
Ok, I guess I was wrong. Eddy won them all in '69.
Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome the front-runner in race for ...
Robert Millar: Cycling throws up too many variables for Chris Froome to be the inevitable winner but he has Alberto Contador and co running scared.
The 10 most viewed sports articles on nytimes.com for 2007. 1. THE OUTCAST Play magazine profile of the cyclist Floyd Landis, waiting to hear if he would lose his 2006 Tour de France title over a positive drug test. (Published Aug. 19) 2. LOBES OF STEEL Play magazine feature on scientists who find that the human brain is able to renew itself and
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ART Museums and galleries are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of recent art shows: nytimes.com/art. NORVAL MORRISSEAU: SHAMAN ARTIST Using watercolor and ink on slabs of birch bark or buffalo hide, and later acrylic paint on paper and canvas, the Anishinaabe Indian artist Norval Morrisseau, from Canada, produced some of the most - By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Tour de France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. The race ...
What is the prize money for the tour de france?
How much money do you earn for the tour de france?
Answer: I found two answers - $1,000,000 U.S. currency
$ 400,000 Euros
However, the winner the does not get the entire winnings. Each member of the team shares in the prize money.
SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Petrinos Departure Is Particularly Disturbing
The last several months have seen a brutal assault on our faith in the redemptive power of sport. Michael Vick. Marion Jones. Madison Square Garden. The Tour de France. Last week, the Mitchell report named names and soiled reputations. The episode that bothered me the most -- and still bothers me -- was the wormy departure of Bobby Petrino from - William C Rhoden Sports of The Times column discusses resignation of Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino (M) - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - By WILLIAM C. RHODEN
Why is the team so important in the Tour de France?
Ive always wondered why the team is so important in Tour de France. For example, in todays stage, Contador was in the leading group with the two Schleck Brothers. The commentators said that Contador would have been better off if he had his teammate riding in the same group. Why would this make any difference?
Answer: If Contador had 2 or 3 team mates he could have broken away from the Schleck brothers and put more time between his team and the brothers. The guy leading the pack is doing most of the work and it helps to be able to switch off and rest behind the leader. He played it smart and stayed with them and never took the lead. He just let them do all the work and was hoping the team would catch up with him. He did not want to help them put more distance between him and the team.
The guys ridding behind the leader can use 30% less energy to go the same speed. It's like drafting in NASCAR the guy in back uses a lot less gas.