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 Tour de France - Wikipedia Light!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Tour de France, in contrast, has long been a household name around the globe, even amongst people who are not generally interested in pro cycling, and is for cycling what the FIFA World Cup is to football (soccer) in terms of global popularity.
The Tour is nowadays contested by professional teams backed by commercial sponsors, but the event began as a race for individuals; slipstreaming and other team tactics were initially savagely condemned by Desgrange, and he only accepted their inevitability during the 1920s.
At the 1998 Tour de France, dubbed the "Tour of Shame," a major doping scandal erupted when Willy Voet, one of the soigneurs for the Festina cycling team was arrested for the possession of erythropoietin (EPO), growth hormones, testosterone and amphetamines.
godseye.com /wiki/index.php?title=Tour_de_France   (5727 words)

 CNN/SI - Tour de France '98
Jan Ullrich of Germany the 1997 Tour de France champion and who finished second in the overall standings of this year's race behind Marco Pantani of Italy said that had been so upset by the drug scandal he had considered quitting the race.
Following on the heels of the 1998 Tour de France which was rocked by drug scandals, tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc said in an interview published Tuesday that the tour organizers were planning a good conduct charter for the cycling classic.
The Tour de France may be over, but the scandal which surrounded this year's race before it even started, continues to fester.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /cycling/1998/tourdefrance   (802 words)

 Tour de France 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The gorgeous spa town of Aix-les-Bains in the Savoie region was staging a start in the Tour de France.
The VIP area at the Village Depart for Stage 18 was a buzz of journalists and team personnel.
Climbing the Cret de Chatillon in protest during Stage 17.
mapeifan.tripod.com /tafi/id7.html   (370 words)

 chiropractic at the Tour de France - interview with Dr...
Mark's vision and my vision of the Tour de France was to create a health care environment that would allow the riders to have the best opportunity to not only produce the top performance there, but also be able to survive the experience of the Tour de France.
Lance was in eastern France with his teammates to acclimatize to the European racing scene and that level of competition in preparation for the Tour de France.
Spencer: My job for the Tour de France was to deal with the neuromusculoskeletal end of the health care staff, which including myofascial trigger points; tight muscles; overactive muscles; inhibited muscles; muscles that would not work together in cooperation to produce quality movement; and blocked joints.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/17/19/20.html   (1873 words)

 Tour de France — Infoplease.com
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www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0106163.html   (341 words)

 Internet Tour de France Game 1998
The Internet Tour de France Game 1998 is a free competition organized on Internet in which participants attempt to predict the results of the stages of the cycling race Tour de France 1998.
Tour de France Spel 1998 by Ed van der Sande (in Dutch).
Tour de France Toto by Geert (in Dutch).
ilps.science.uva.nl /~erikt/tdf98   (592 words)

 1998 Tour de France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1998 Tour de France, also dubbed the Tour de Dopage (Tour of Doping), was marred by doping scandals throughout, starting with the arrest of Willy Voet, a soigneur in the French Festina team.
As a result, repeated police raids found drugs in the rooms of the TVM team, and as a reaction the riders staged a sit-down protest of the treatment.
This 1998 edition of Tour de France was won by Marco Pantani, with podium placing of Jan Ullrich, the defending champion, and American Bobby Julich.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1998_Tour_de_France   (224 words)

 Frankie's Diary - 1998 Tour de France
One of the spectacles of the Tour is the publicity caravan.
The Tour stages start so late that there is no time to hang out and relax right after the race, you have to get ready for the next day.
At the beginning of the year the team posed in the new colors for team pictures, so their postcards and posters are done for the second half of the season.
www.frankieandreu.com /diaries/diary98a.html   (9205 words)

 UCI- Union Cycliste Internationale- Calendar/Calendrier- 1998
This year's Tour was marked by exciting breakaways in many of the long flat stages usually controlled by the sprinters' teams.
In the 12 stages best-suited to a bunch sprint, only six were won by sprinters coming into the finish in textbook style, pulled towards the line by their team trains and with the peloton roaring into the finish en masse.
Despite the race reaching Paris and Pantani's superlative performance, the 1998 Tour de France will always be remembered for the doping scandals that threatened to derail the race.
www.uci.ch /english/tdf/tdf_98_21.htm   (596 words)

 Internet Tour de France Game 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Internet Tour de France Game 2006 is a free competition organized on Internet in which participants attempt to predict the results of the stages of the cycling race Tour de France 2006.
Tour de France Competitie by Marc Toonen (in Dutch).
Tourspel Texel by Ruud van de Wetering (in Dutch).
www.ifarm.nl /tdf   (418 words)

 VeloNews: 2003 Tour de France Special Coverage
There's only one favorite for the Tour de France, and everyone else is fighting for the podium.
But I believe that he is beatable in the Tour de France and we are going to give it everything we have.
He only prepares for the Tour and the entire team is only for the Tour.
www.velonews.com /tour2003/news/articles/4263.0.html   (451 words)

 1998 Tour De France winner found dead, age 34 - DiscussAnything.com -
In 1998, Pantani became the last cyclist to win both the Tour de France and the Giro in the same season.
He wore the yellow jersey as Tour leader in six stages and donned the Giro's pink jersey 14 times.
he won the 1998 tour de france which started in dublin and was dogged by doping problems thorugh out that year but he did prove he was the best, beating Jan Ullrich convincingly on one stage.
www.discussanything.com /forums/showthread.php?t=49893   (696 words)

 1998 Tour de France
This was a historic occasion, as it was the first time that the Tour had started outside continental Europe.
The reasons for this were twofold: primarily to avoid a clash with the football World Cup, but also to honour the great Irish cyclists who had graced the Tour in previous years - from Shay Elliott in the Fifties to the likes of Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and Martin Earley in the Eighties.
The prologue is a short time trial, usually between 5 and 9 kilometres long, that establishes the first holder of the yellow jersey of race leadership.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~ruvic/gallery/98tour/1998_tour.htm   (412 words)

 Tour de France 2006
So, not only is the Tour missing Armstrong, the exclusions mean that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers of the 2005 Tour won't be on the line.
Km 148: Col de Marie Blanque, Altitude: 1,035 meters, ascent of 9.3 km at a 7.7% gradient.
Km 136: Col de Peyresourde, Altitude: 1,569 meters, ascent of 9.7 km at a 6.8% gradient.
www.bikeraceinfo.com /tdf/tdf2006.html   (8124 words)

 Salaryman Tour De France 1998!
We may also be worried because we're going to be tour managing ourselves during this tour, and none of us speak any languages other than Spanish, and we're not going to Spain.
I feel sorry for Les Thugs when they tour the states; they have even said "Yes, after 2 months of touring in the states I like to come home to good food." They even lamented about playing to 8 people in Phoenix Arizona.
Touring the US is not as wonderful, for Europeans, anyway.
www.posterchildren.com /tr/98/france/1.html   (2360 words)

 Coroner: Pantani died after using cocaine - Tour de France - MSNBC.com
Marco Pantani is shown on Aug. 2, 1998 at the Tour de France, which he won.
ROME - Former Tour de France winner Marco Pantani’s death was caused by cocaine poisoning that appears to have been accidental, according to a coroner’s report.
Pantani’s 1998 Tour de France victory was the last by a rider other than Lance Armstrong.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4562757   (367 words)

 SLAM! Sports: 1998 Tour de France
Laurent Desbiens of France won the 11th stage from Andorre to Perpignan (119.3 km).
  Cyclists in the Tour de Farce spent lots of time protesting this week as French police began rooting out, piece-by-piece, the obviously widespread illegal doping in the sport.
 LE CREUSOT, France (AP) -- Marco Pantani of Italy moved to the brink of victory in the Tour de France that will be remembered more for a drug scandal than for the first Italian winner in 33 years.
www.canoe.ca /TourDeFrance/home.html   (504 words)

 CTV.ca | French cycling star admits using drugs in 1998 Tour de France
24 2000 4:27 PM ET French cycling star Richard Virenque admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs during the 1998 Tour de France and told a court Tuesday that doping was routine in preparing for the race.
Virenque, 30, and his team were expelled from the 1998 Tour after a team masseur was caught with a stash of drugs and officials admitted to systematic doping.
The scandal that ensued nearly wrecked the Tour de France and forced the sports world to take a hard look at the growing use of illegal substances by athletes.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1025826916325_21236116   (346 words)

 Tour de France 1998 - Dave Lawrance cycle racing photos
The problems of last year's Tour have been well documented, and it is a shame that Pantani's fantastic win, and the race's first visit to Ireland were somewhat overshadowed.
The repercussions of last year's events will be felt for some time yet, for instance the organisers of this Year's Paris-Nice event are said to be having problems securing sponsorship for the race.
The photos are in no particular order, so if you are looking for a particular rider, you may want to try the photo index.
www.cyclingphotos.freeserve.co.uk /cycling5/cycling5.html   (134 words)

 Tour De France Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From Saturday the 11th of July to Sunday the 2nd of August, the 1998 Tour de France will be composed of :
- on the 1st of January 1998, the first 16 of the UCI first division sporting groups will qualify automatically under the condition that the 15th of January classification, established after all transfers, the teams not be ranked lower than the 20th position.
- on the 16th of June, after the Tour d'Italie and the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, 4 other sporting groups will be invited ; the organisation may use a joker to invite a 21st team.
amireland.com /tourfrance/tourpag/raceinfo.html   (602 words)

 San Diego Children's Choir - Touring - 1998: France
The 1998 Summer Tour to France will forever leave an impression on the 70 choristers who participated.
The views from the Eiffel Tower dazzled the singers, Monet's Gardens at Giverny offered tranquil beauty, the World War II American Cemetery portrayed the sobering costs of war, and the Château de Chenonceau was a virtual fairy tale.
In the summer of 1998 while I was touring France with my choir, a most remarkable revelation came to me. On my second homestay in Angers, after our performance, my host family took us to their eighty year old father's home.
www.sdcchoir.org /touring/1998france   (1124 words)

 Tour de France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Promotion of the Tour de France certainly proved a great success for the newspaper; increasing circulation from 25,000 before the 1903 Tour to 65,000 after it; in 1908 the race boosted circulation past a quarter of a million, and during the 1923 Tour it was selling 500,000 copies a day.
Today, the Tour is organized by the Société du Tour de France, a subsidiary of Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), which is part of the media group that owns l'Équipe.
In 1989 the Tour organizers experimented by holding the final time trial as the final, rather than as the penultimate, stage.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Tour_de_France   (6704 words)

 CNN/SI - Tour de France - Stage 21 - (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As in 1991 Melun will be the start for the final stage and the host for the third time of the Tour de France caravan.
A welcoming city Melun is also known for its flowers and architecture with it's Napoleon III style city hall where stands a statue of French humanist Jacques Amyot, born in Melun in 1513.
The 230-foot wide (71-m) Avenue des Champs Elysées, is not the largest artery of the French capital, but it is undoubtedly the most prestigious one.
si.cnn.com.cob-web.org:8888 /cycling/1998/tourdefrance/cities/21.html   (256 words)

 CNN/SI - Tour de France - 1998 Stage Map
Click on a city on the map below to get more information about that checkpoint of the 1998 Tour.
Click on a yellow stage path to view an elevation map and speed chart for that leg of the race.
Tour detail provided by Societe du Tour de France, 1998
si.cnn.com /cycling/1998/tourdefrance/map   (119 words)

 1998 Tour de France Overall Standings
It shows not only each rider's place, but how close they are to the riders ahead of and behind them.
Today's final stage served as the traditional promenade for the survivors of the Tour.
It finished, as expected, with a sprint, and Tom Steels won his fourth stage of this year's Tour.
www.patmedia.net /tmoy/super-graph/Tour98.html   (314 words)

 BobbyJulich.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bobby finished 74th in the opener for the Tour of Germany, 30 seconds off the time of Discovery’s Vladimir Gusev.  There is a photo of Bobby at cyclingnews.com.
In his latest Tour de France diary for ESPN, Bobby give his thoughts on Phonak’s strategy of giving up the yellow jersey.  He also says he will be visiting the team in Gap on Sunday, and that he hopes to team up with Jens Voigt again for the Luk Challenge Team Time Trial.
As the Tour de France moved into the mountains Wednesday, I knew Stage 10 wasn’t going to be a real decisive stage for the leaders.
www.bobbyjulich.com.cob-web.org:8888   (1138 words)

 Salaryman Tour De France 1998!
I also noticed the Thugs dressing room had a double-dueling penis set on the wall near the bathroom, if you remember from our Superchunk tour, that is a prize that is not come across very often, and it's probably even rarer to find a double duel.
If playing for a month in France sounds like a prize, well, it IS. The countryside is beautiful, the people are beautiful, the food is incredible, and even the money that you look at each day is a work of art.
While all that was going on, Iain moved to France and built this incredible studio in the middle of the countryside.
www.posterchildren.com /tr/98/france/2.html   (4021 words)

 Professional Cycling Palmarès Site | Introduction
Well, there are several pages on the web which list the winners of big races; however, they are nearly all answer the question, "who won the Tour de France in 1938?" rather than "which races did Gino Bartali win in his career?".
Firstly the three big Tours, together with their respective points and mountains competitions and stage winners.
Some of these races (especially Paris - Tours, the GP des Nations and the British round of the World Cup) have been on some rather variable courses; details of the changes can be found under the appropriate race in the
homepage.ntlworld.com /veloarchive/pages/intro.htm   (688 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: 1998 Tour De France: Conquests and Crises: Books: John Wilcockson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock.
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www.amazon.co.uk /1998-Tour-France-Conquests-Crises/dp/188473765X   (210 words)

 The 1998 Tour de France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is a collection of photographs and short diary entries from my trip to the 1998 Tour de France
In July of 1998, I decided to fulfill a dream of seeing the Tour de France in person.
I joined up with a commercial tour group and followed the race from Grenoble through all the Alps stages and then on to the final time trial and the last stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
mapeifan.tripod.com /tour98   (102 words)

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