Stage summary01.07.2013 in 16:51Gerrans: a first for an Australian team
The Orica-GreenEdge team had an influence on the race in stage three that will put a smile on the faces of all involved. The two Simons - first Clarke, then Gerrans - made sure the jersey of the Australian team was seen throughout the race and on the podium as winners. Simon Clarke was voted the winner of the 'Fighting Spirit' award, a consolation for a bold effort to try and steal the polka-dot jersey. And it was Simon Gerrans who finished off an outstanding day for the first Aussie team to...read more
interview01.07.2013 in 18:16RadioShack-Leopard will close the carnival in Nice
John Lelangue, the manager of BMC Racing, had said he wanted the best possible position in the team standings before the fourth stage because it determines the starting order for the team time trial in Nice. It's in reverse order of the position of the teams general classification with the only exception being that the team with the yellow jersey must start last. It just so happens to be that the same formation that holds the lead of individual GC is at the top of the team rankings too....read more
interview01.07.2013 in 18:04Pierre Rolland - "I'm going to wear this shirt a few days"
On his first day in the lead of the climbing classification, Pierre Rolland paced himself well and ultimately doubled his tally of points. He's cocky about his ability and happy with the way this Tour is going...read more
interview01.07.2013 in 17:58Simon Clarke - "You've got to go with the feel..."
Orica-GreenEdge ultimately won the stage with Simon Gerrans but it was Simon Clarke who was voted the winner of the 'Fighting Spirit' award...read more
interview01.07.2013 in 17:48Sagan - "I need to recover after the crash..."
For the second successive day Peter Sagan has been the runner-up in the race for stage honours. He hopes the effects of injuries sustained in a crash on day one of the 2013 wear off and that he gets back to top form...read more
interview01.07.2013 in 17:41Bakelants - "There was no need to really panic..."
The winner of stage two kept his yellow jersey after stage three but he still only leads by one second. Jan Bakelants expects another rider will take the lead of GC in the team time trial but he is most grateful for the work his team-mates did on the road to Calvi.read more
interview01.07.2013 in 17:31Simon Gerrans - "I'm thrilled for Orica-GreenEdge to get a win"
Bike racing can be a random thing: so many things can go wrong and objectives destroyed on the road from start to finish but in stage three of the 2013 Tour de France clever plans netted the big reward. Simon Gerrans explained afterwards that his second stage victory in the Tour was no coincidence, rather the result of planning and a tactical approach to the final day of racing in Corsica.read more
Sporting stakes30.06.2013 in 19:08«Up-down, left-right...»
“You know,” said Christian Prudhomme when asked about the Corsican stages of the 100th Tour de France, “the Tour de Corse for cars – the rally – it's nicknamed the ‘Rally of 10,000 bends'. Stage two and three are 145 kilometres of right, left, up, down… right-left-up-down, left-left, right-up-down…” He relished the thought of what might come and then concluded: “I'm very curious to see what will happen.”
Indeed the magical mystery Tour continues tomorrow and if the...
Jersey wearers after the stage 14
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Will Chris Froome lose some of the advantage he holds over his GC rivals in stage 14?