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  Nalini Radsportbekleidung der Tour de France - trikotboerse24
/Tour de France & Profis 2007/Francaise des jeux 2007
/Tour de France & Profis 2007/I.B. (Caisse d'Epargne) 2007
/Tour de France & Profis 2006/Francaise des jeux 2006
www.trikotboerse24.com /sitemap.htm   (340 words)

  
 Tour de France - 2008
Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.
Tour de France would enjoy the blessing of setting off from Brittany, land of profound roots and fervent enthusiasm.
The Tour de France has values of its own without which it would forfeit not only its sporting credibility but also its unquestionable role at cultural, economic, social and environmental levels.
www.letour.fr /indexus.html   (169 words)

  
  Tour de France organizers revamp race for 2008 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PARIS (AP) — The audience was seated and the highlight reel from the 2007 Tour de France played: images of the joyous start in London, when millions of fans lined the roads, and of stunning crashes and racing.
The Tour will scale the Pyrenees in the south before the Alps in the east, continuing a tradition of alternate years of counterclockwise and clockwise routes around France.
Last climbed by the Tour in 1993, it is one of 19 major mountain passes that riders must scale, two fewer than in 2007.
www.usatoday.com /sports/cycling/tourdefrance/2007-10-25-course-announcement_N.htm?csp=34   (1002 words)

  
  Tour de France - MSN Encarta
Tour de France, best-known bicycle race in the world and the most challenging in professional cycling competition.
The Tour de France is a stage race—that is, it follows a course that is divided into sections, or stages.
Although crashes are commonplace in the Tour de France, accidents resulting in serious injuries or death are rare.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579397/Tour_de_France.html   (820 words)

  
 Tour de France 2007
On the Eve of the ‘07 Tour
I hope to post a look forward to the 2008 season shortly, and there's reason to have hope for the future of the Tour de Georgia, as the organizers have made changes to get the state tourism machine more involved, and there's a press conference announcing the 2008 venues on December 5.
If Zabriskie's knee is back in racing shape after his forced withdrawal from this year's Tour, this is his race to lose: Nobody without a funny accent TTs faster than Z. Dalton, Georgia's Saul Raisin returns to competition, just like he said he would, with a ride in the ITT Saturday.
www.tdfblog.com   (2380 words)

  
 Homepage » Grand Départ » The Tour de France in London and Kent, 2007.
The Tour was welcomed to London with different activities, including the People’s Village — an event to celebrate and promote cycling in Hyde Park — and 18 giant screens throughout the capital where onlookers cheered the riders on.
I believe that the Tour has helped in our push to see many more Londoners helping to accelerate and deepen the cycling renaissance that the capital is already experiencing.
We hope that hosting the Tour de France will provide a demonstrable boost to cycling in the capital and across the UK, building on the 83% increase we have already seen since 2000.
www.tourdefrancelondon.com /en   (433 words)

  
 France bicycle tour in the Alps; ride the famous routes of the Tour de France!
The focus of this program is to ride the famous routes of the Tour de France but without the famous crowds and complications of lodging and closures.
Col de Galibier: This is the Big Daddy; a long climb up to the highest col in the region passing over first Lautaret and then up.
Tours: The proposed climbs have an elevation between 719m (2.397 feet) and 2.556m(8520 feet), gradients vary between between 3.8 and 14 %.
www.cyclingclassics.com /tourdefrance_personal.php   (1000 words)

  
  Tour de France - CyclingWiki
The Tour was founded as a publicity event for the newspaper L'Auto (ancestor of the present l'Équipe) by its editor and co-founder, Henri Desgrange, to rival the Paris-Brest et retour ride (sponsored by Le Petit Journal), and Bordeaux-Paris.
Promotion of the Tour de France certainly proved a great success for the newspaper; circulation leapt 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.
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.
www.biciclopedia.com /mediawiki-1.4.0/index.php?title=Tour_de_France   (5961 words)

  
  Tour de France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tour de France, Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) and the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) are the three major stage races and the longest ones of the UCI International Calendar, at three weeks each.
Arrival of the 2005 Tour de France in Mulhouse.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tour_de_France   (6606 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Tour de France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 in terms of global popularity.
The Tour was founded as a publicity event for the newspaper L'Auto (ancestor of the present l'Équipe) by its editor and co-founder, Henri Desgrange, to rival the Paris-Brest et retour ride (sponsored by Le Petit Journal), and Bordeaux-Paris.
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.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Tour_de_France   (6277 words)

  
 Tour de France: Tutte le informazioni su Tour de France su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Il Tour de France è considerata come la corsa a tappe più dura del mondo, anche se il percorso spesso non è più duro di quello delle altre due importanti corse a tappe, Giro d'Italia e Vuelta a Espana.
Dal 1967 il Tour inizia con una breve tappa (circa 5-10 km) detta prologo.
L’idea di iniziare il Tour a New York oppure in un territorio francese d’oltremare non è ancora stata messa in pratica.
www.encyclopedia.it /t/to/tour_de_france.html   (1323 words)

  
 2005 Tour de France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This stage crossed from the mainland of France to the Île de Noirmoutier.
The Tour commemorated the death of Fabio Casartelli.
Of the competitors in the 2005 Tour, the tallest rider was Johan Van Summeren at 1.98 metres and the shortest was Samuel Dumoulin at 1.58 metres.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005_Tour_de_France   (894 words)

  
 Tour de France
The (Le) Tour de France (French for Tour of France), also simply known as Le Tour, is an epic long distance cycling competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France.
Most stages take place in France though it is very common to have a few stages in nearby countries, such as Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, but also non-neighbouring countries such as Ireland, England and the Netherlands.
Tour de France is also the title of a Kraftwerk song about the race itself.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/t/to/tour_de_france.shtml   (1243 words)

  
 Tour de France - 2008
Tour de France comprendra 21 étapes pour une distance d’environ 3 500 kilomètres.
L’instant de la découverte du tracé du Tour est toujours un moment précieux pour les amoureux du vélo.
Tour de France, nous savions déjà qu’il était bien né depuis l’annonce du Grand Départ en Bretagne, où les racines sont si fortes et la ferveur…
www.letour.com   (171 words)

  
 Versus - Tour de France
The Versus team will be off to the most westerly corner of France to Brest in Brittany for the start on July 5th, but it will be a brief visit as the Bretons have saved all their euros and bought the Grand Depart as a department rather than a single town.
It also means that any thoughts the Tour de France may have had to invite national teams instead of fully-sponsored professional ones, have been laid to rest.
The media and Tour followers have a perfect place for the second rest day, although for most this will be spent in the province’s capitol town of Cuneo, where the race resumes on the road to Jauziers.
www.versus.com /tdf   (1212 words)

  
 Tour de France 2007 avec France 2
Laurent Jalabert : "Un Tour chaotique" (29 juillet)
Derniers tours de roue avant les Alpes (13 juillet)
Un Tour de France 2007 montagneux (22 juin)
tour-de-france.france2.fr   (795 words)

  
 2008 Tour de France: A classic course with many unknowns
The 2008 Tour starts in Brest in the far west of France, and heads counterclockwise around the country, with the race first passing through the Massif Central and Pyrénées mountains, and then the Alps, before the traditionalfinish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Twenty years later, the Tour is still made up of 21 stages and two rest days, and as in 2007 second-year race director Prudhomme has pleased everyone by eliminating most of the long transfers between stages - just like the old days.
With the Tour virtually settled (or will it be?), all of the "losers" in the race will be wanting to make it into the day's winning break.
www.velonews.com /race/int/articles/13572.0.html   (2023 words)

  
 ESPN.com: TOUR DE FRANCE 2007
Cyclists are rolling into Paris on Sunday, and perhaps symbolic of their doping-tainted Tour, they ride by the Chatenay-Malabry lab where tests are conducted.
Tour de France chief calls on UCI chief to resign
The owner of the Tour de France called for cycling chief Pat McQuaid to step down Saturday after a long-running feud that escalated at this race and threatens to divide cycling.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/feature/featureIndex?page=tdf2007   (253 words)

  
 France Grand Tour during the 2007 Tour of France includes challenging cycling tours in the Alpes and Pyrenees.
France Grand Tour during the 2007 Tour of France includes challenging cycling tours in the Alpes and Pyrenees.
This tour is sold out, but late add-ons are possible to join some other late add-ons at a nearby hotel.
Personal King of the Mountains Tour - this tour combines the Alpes, Ventoux, and the Pyrenees but we offer it at times between May and October apart from the July Pro Tour.
www.cyclingclassics.com /tourdefrance.php   (320 words)

  
 Tour de France — Infoplease.com
Tour de France - Tour de France The 86th Tour de France (July 3-25) ran 20 stages plus a prologue, covering 2,287...
Tour de France - Tour de France The 85th Tour de France (July 12-August 2) ran 21 stages plus a prologue, covering...
Tour de France - Tour de France The 89th Tour de France (July 6-28) ran 20 stages plus a prologue, covering 2,050...
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0106163.html   (350 words)

  
 2007 Tour de France Live, Route, Stages, Teams, TV, Results and Photos
Last month's low-profile Tour de Suisse stage race, which few people watch in the English-speaking world, was evidently excellent preparation for the start of the Tour de France with Tour de Suisse riders placing 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8th today.
Check out the 71st Tour de Suisse dashboard, featuring stages details, results and video from another one-week stage race that is a popular, mountainous, warm-up for the Tour de France.
If you are looking for one single “dashboard” page that summarizes the 2007 Tour de France and points you to the important stuff on the official site and elsewhere then here it is. Of course, this is a very early start our 2007 dashboard coverage, but more details will be posted as they are announced.
www.steephill.tv /2007/tour-de-france   (3609 words)

  
 Tour de France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is recovering from a slight concussion he received during a crash while training in the Pyrenees Mountains of France.
As the 87th Tour de France winds its way to Paris, broadcast viewers will see a muscular showcase of artistic grace and power not just from the bicyclists, but also through three Duet video platforms from Chyron Corporation that will be on the scene.
Reigning Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong said the 2000 itinerary for the world's best-known cycling race, which was unveiled Thursday, was well balanced.
www.franceandus.com /Features/Tour_de_France/tour_de_france.html   (246 words)

  
 ESPN.com: OLY - 2003 Tour de France Coverage
France eagerly awaits the showdown between Lance Armstron and Jan Ullrich.
The Tour de France is moving into the Alps, where Lance Armstrong is expected to ascend to the top.
Four-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has described his former teammate Tyler Hamilton as a "tough dude" for riding with a broken collarbone.
espn.go.com /oly/tdf2003/index.html   (348 words)

  
 Tour de France Basics
The Tour de France dates back to 1903 when Henri Desgranges, a French journalist, started the race as a publicity stunt for his sports newspaper.
The Tour de France is a “stage” cycling race, meaning that there are multiple days, or stages, that comprise the race.
The Tour is so tough that many of the world’s best cyclists are unable to complete the race because of fatigue, sickness, injury, or inability to maintain a pace under the daily maximum time threshold.
www.sportspectator.com /fancentral/cycling/tourdefrance.html   (1363 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Tour De France: PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tour de France showcases both the skill and endurance needed to succeed in the quest to secure the Maillot Jaune--the yellow jersey awarded to the winner of each race--and truly conveys the stamina needed to complete the six-stage competition.
Tour de France also delights in detail: players must ensure that their rider is kept refreshed with drinks during a race, while also mastering bursts of speed and rests.
Then the Tour de Franc mode itself: the idea is that you have 5 years to build a career in which you win the yellow jersey at the end.
www.amazon.co.uk /Konami-Tour-De-France/dp/B000065UQ0   (2687 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | cycling | tour de france
Tour de France champion Floyd Landis is set to become the first winner to be stripped of the crown after his failed drug test was confirmed on Saturday.
America's Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, facing the loss of his title in a doping scandal, on Friday insisted again that he was innocent.
America's Tour de France winner Floyd Landis insisted on Thursday he was not a drugs cheat, despite failing a dope test which threatens to see him stripped of his title and sacked from his team.
sport.iafrica.com /cycling/tourdefrance   (807 words)

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