Category: Tour de France 2005

Bob Roll, OLN's Tour “Day” France guy

It's one week into the Tour “Day” France, and probably a good time to resurrect the highlights of Bob Roll's comments at the Seattle Bike Show last February.

Roll, himself among the first US cyclists to compete in Europe, predicted that Lance Armstrong would win the Tour de France. This was before Armstrong announced that the 2005 Tour would be his …

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Armstrong out of yellow; Zabriskie drops out

It finally happened. American Lance Armstrong gave up the yellow jersey on Sunday in the 9th stage of the Tour de France.
But being the guy always in charge, he pretty much picked the new overall leader of the race — Jens Voigt (right), a German on the Danish Team CSC. Voigt won't be a major threat in the mountains …

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Armstrong holds onto yellow; leaves team behind

It's looking like Lance Armstrong doesn't want to give up the yellow jersey.

Despite being abandoned by the rest of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team on the final climb of Saturday's stage, Armstrong battled to stay close to a breakaway group of two riders that gained about 27 seconds on him. …

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Armstrong still in yellow, but for how long?

It's all Lance Armstrong again, as he retains the yellow jersey in the 7th stage as the Tour de France enters Germany. But with a mountainous stage coming up on Saturday, you got to wonder whether he'll be wearing it at the end of the 8th stage.

Friday's 141-mile stage from Luneville, France, to Karlsruhe, Germany, played out like those in the past several …

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Armstrong still in yellow, but loses ground

Just when I thought one of those Tour de France breakaways was going to last 'til the finish, the leader hits the deck with less than a kilometer to go.

Christophe Mengin, who jumped ahead of the peloton 14 miles into the 123-mile stage between Troyes and Nancy, slipped on the wet pavement and crashed into the barriers within sight of the …

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Lance Armstrong keeps yellow after 5th stage

Lance Armstrong dodged a crash near the end of today's Stage 5 to retain the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. Australian Robbie McEwen won the stage, passing two-time stage winner Tom Boonen at the line, after the peloton caught a breakaway group about 6 miles from the finish. …

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Lance Armstrong back in yellow

When US bike racer David Zabriskie skidded across the pavement just 1.5 kilometers from the finish line today, Lance Armstrong knew he was back in the yellow jersey this year.
The big question for Armstrong, team manager Johan Brunyeel, and other riders on the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team: Do we defend it vigorously for the next 2-plus weeks? …

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Tour de France: It's still Zabriskie after Stage 3

American David Zabriskie held onto the yellow jersey for a third straight day in the Tour de France on Monday, maintaining his 2-second lead over Lance Armstrong.
The overall leaders stayed intact, but Tuesday's 41-mile stage from Tours to Blois could shake up the overall order. Tomorrow is the team time trial, and Armstrong's Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is looking to overthrow Zabriskie and …

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Zabriskie still in yellow after Stage 2

How long can US rider David Zabriskie keep the yellow jersey? Probably for at least another day in the relatively flat conditions in the early stages of the Tour de France.

The 25-year-old Utah native held onto the leader's jersey for a second day by taking Lance Armstrong's advice: Stay among the top 20 riders in the peloton

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Americans taking over the Tour – at least Stage 1

US rider David Zabriskie beat the entire Tour de France field today in the Stage 1 individual time trial.

In doing so, this quiet Utah native has become the first American to win a stage in all three of the Big Three Euro races — the Vuelta d'Espana last year and the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year….

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