Stage summary02.07.2013 in 17:17A second successive win: Orica-GreenEdge's fortune
One day after Simon Gerrans beat Peter Sagan to give his team its first stage victory in the Tour de France, the 33-year-old from Australia joined eight others - Michael Albasini, Simon Clarke, Matt Goss, Daryl Impey, Brett Lancaster, Cameron Meyer, Stuart O'Grady and Svein Tuft - to win a second successive stage. One of this team, Stuart O'Grady, was amongst the quintet of Australians to have worn the coveted 'maillot jaune' before but now there are six Aussies with those bragging rights....read more
interview02.07.2013 in 18:59Eureka Orica - Leaders on several levels
Orica-GreenEdge has not only won the last two stages of the Tour de France and taken the lead in the general classification, it has also earned nine yellow race numbers denoting the squad's status as leaders of the team rankings. The victory in the team time trial may have only been by one second, over Omega Pharma-Quickstep but the Belgian team has had setbacks with injury which has seen several of its riders finish in the last group in stages two and three; they are still ranked second...read more
interview02.07.2013 in 18:38Matt Goss: "Bring on the next few days!"
In Orica-GreenEdge's Tour de France debut, the protected rider was sprint specialist Matt Goss. He now has a few flat stages to ply his trade and, the Tasmanian suggested in Nice, it might just be a little easier now that the pressure is off and his team has won - twice - in the Tour's 100th edition.read more
interview02.07.2013 in 18:27Matt White: "These guys are my passion..."
One of the tacticians behind the win by Orica-GreenEdge was the directeur sportif Matt White. He explains his emotions and the sequence of the riders in what ended up being a very close win, only one second ahead of Omega Pharma-Quickstep.read more
interview02.07.2013 in 18:13Simon Gerrans: "We just worked fantastically together..."
A day after Simon Gerrans gave Orica-GreenEdge its first victory in the Tour de France, he joined eight other guys to win again. The Promenade des Anglais was resurfaced for the team time trial and, on this day at least, the famous strip of tarmac in Nice could be renamed the 'Promenade des Aussie'. Two successive stage wins have helped Gerrans to a stint in the yellow jersey...
Sporting stakes01.07.2013 in 18:27The TTT: answering questions with tactics and power...
After 514.5km of racing over three days, there are still 71 men only one second shy of the yellow jersey in the 100th Tour de France. The race leader himself, Jan Bakelants, knows his colleagues are strong and that they should stand a chance of a good performance in the team time trial around Nice but to keep the yellow jersey the essentially have to win. He doesn't expect that they will.
There are several squads that specialise in this discipline: the dominate formation of last...read more
Jersey wearers after the stage 14
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