10 July 2011

Updated Rider List and withdrawals at Tour de France

After all that and Hoogerland is in the polka-dot jersey 
[Rider list updated every day] 
The day saw an additional 8 riders abandon the 2011 Tour de France (so far). The teams of Omega-Pharma Lotto, Radioshack, Astana, Quickstep, Team Sky, and Katusha have all lost their lead rider. Of the 198 riders that started the Tour, 180 remain after 9 days. Although Andreas Kloden is a possible non-start for Stage 10 on Tuesday (tomorrow is a rest day) due to back pain suffered in a crash today.
It was a terrible negligent act today by a France TV car driver that injured two riders in a breakaway 35km from the finish, involved were Johnny Hoogerland and Juan Antonio Flecha. Video of Crash. We watched as both riders painfully, with determination, got themselves back on their bikes and into a pack. Hoogerland miraculously finished in 139th place, and Flecha in 90th. I was willing for all sorts of rules to be bent to bring Hoogerland back into the fold after a quick change of his shorts. In the end there were two large packs that came in behind these two riders. Included were Mark Cavendish and Bernhard Eisel, at 21'26" behind the stage winner. 

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) withdrew from the race today after a crash fracturing his wrist. He is the current US National Champion Time Trial Champion and was hoping for a win in the ITT at the Tour. Bradley Wiggins (British National Champion Time Time) and Christophe Kern (French National Champion Time Trial) are also out of the race. Luis León Sánchez (Spanish National Champion Time Trial) won Stage 9 today into Saint-Flour, and is definitely still in the race. So are Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norwegian TT Champion), Adriano Malori (Italian TT Champion) and Fabian Cancellara (the one and only World TT Champion)! They will have to stay upright until the penultimate day of the Tour - Stage 20 to show their mettle.

The big news is that Vinokourov is out of the Tour de France with a fractured femur and possible hip fracture. After the large crash that injured Vinokourov, Zabriskie and several other riders, the peloton slowed. Through it all remained Thomas Voeckler narrowly escaping the needless accident that took out Hoogerland and Flecha in his escape group, but still somehow at the front with Sandy Casar and Luis León Sánchez.

There is something about Thomas Voeckler that embodies everything that the French love so much about the Tour de France, I am always happy to see him do well in the Tour. It is worth studying the results from the day (huge changes): a complete list of all withdrawals and riders no longer in the 2011 Tour De France. Complete Stage 9 standings. New overall GC standings after Stage 9.
This is the updated rider list - Tour de France updated every day (riders out of the TDF): Official withdrawal list here
Saxo Bank Sungard
1  Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa)
2  Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa)
3  Brian Vandborg (Den)
4  Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa)
5  Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa)
6  Richie Porte (Aus)
7  Chris Anker Sørensen (Den)
8  Nicki Sörensen (Den) [Denmark National Champion Road]
9  Matteo Tosatto (Ita)

Leopard Trek
11  Andy Schleck (Lux)
12  Fränk Schleck (Lux) [Luxembourg National Champion Road]
13  Fabian Cancellara (Swi) [Swiss National Champion Road & World Champion Time Trial]
14  Joost Posthuma (Ned)
15  Linus Gerdemann (Ger)
16  Maxime Monfort (Bel)
17  Jakob Fuglsang (Den)
18  Jens Voigt (Ger)
19  Stuart O'Grady (Aus)

Euskaltel-Euskadi
21  Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa)
22  Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa)
23  Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa)
24  Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa)
25  Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa)
26  Amets Txurruka (Spa)
(withdrawal Stage 9, fractured collarbone)
27  Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa)
28  Ivan Murillo Velasco (Spa) (non-starter Stage 6, fractured collarbone)
29  Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa)

Omega Pharma-Lotto
31  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) (withdrawal Stage 9, Fractured 3 ribs, Fx shoulder blade, collapsed lung)
32  Philippe Gilbert (Bel)  [Belgian National Champion Road]
33  André Greipel (Ger)
34  Sebastian Lang (Ger)
35  Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)
36  Marcel Sieberg (Ger)
37  Jelle Vanendert (Bel)
38  Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel)
(withdrawal Stage 4, fractured collarbone)
39  Frederik Willems (Bel) (withdrawal Stage 9, fractured collarbone)
Rabobank Cycling Team
41  Robert Gesink (Ned)
42  Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa)
43  Lars Boom (Ned) (withdrawal, DNF, Stage 13)
44  Laurens ten Dam (Ned)
45  Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa)
(non-starter Stage 9, shoulder pain, groin pain from Stage 5 crash)
46  Bauke Mollema (Ned)
47  Grischa Niermann (Ger)
48  Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) [Spanish National Champion Time Trial]
49  Maarten Tjallingii (Ned)

Team Garmin-Cervelo
51  Thomas Danielson (USA)
52  Julian Dean (NZl)
53  Ryder Hesjedal (Can)
54  David Zabriskie (USA) [American National Champion Time Trial]
(withdrawal Stage 9, fractured wrist)
55  Thor Hushovd (Nor) [World Champion Road]
56  Tyler Farrar (USA)
57  Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) [Lithuanian National Champion Road]
58  Christian Vande Velde (USA)
59  David Millar (GBr)

Team RadioShack
61  Christopher Horner (USA) (non-starter Stage 8, concussion, fractured nose)
62  Janez Brajkovic (Slo) (withdrawal Stage 5, concussion, fractured collarbone)
63  Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa)
64  Andreas Klöden (Ger) (back pain sustained from crash on Stage 9, abandon DNF Stage 13)
65  Levi Leipheimer (USA)
66  Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz)
67  Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por)
68  Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) (non-starter Stage 10, fever)
69  Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa)

AG2R La Mondiale
71  Nicolas Roche (Irl)
72  John Gadret (Fra)  (non-starter Stage 11, fatigue)
73  Biel Kadri (Fra)
74  Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)
75  Christophe Riblon (Fra)
76  Hubert Dupont (Fra)
77  Maxime Bouet (Fra)
78  Sébastien Minard (Fra)
79  Sébastien Hinault (Fra)

Pro Team Astana
81  Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) (withdrawal Stage 9, fractured femur, possible Fx hip)
82  Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz)
83  Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra)
84  Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) (withdrawal Stage 17, DNF)
85  Roman Kreuziger (Cze)
86  Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
87  Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz)
88  Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)
89  Andrey Zeits (Kaz)

Quickstep Cycling Team
91  Tom Boonen (Bel) (withdrawal Stage 7, concussion)
92  Kevin De Weert (Bel)
93  Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) [French National Champion Road]
94  Gerald Ciolek (Ger)
95  Dries Devenyns (Bel)
96  Addy Engels (Ned)
97  Jérôme Pineau (Fra)
98  Gert Steegmans (Bel) (did not sign in Stage 13, fractured wrist from Stage 5)
99  Niki Terpstra (Ned)

Sky Procycling
101  Bradley Wiggins (GBr) [British National Champion Road and Time Trial] (withdrawal Stage 7, fractured collarbone)
102  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) [Norwegian National Champion Time Trial]
103  Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa)
104  Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa)
105  Christian Knees (Ger)
106  Simon Gerrans (Aus)
107  Rigoberto Uran (Col)
108  Geraint Thomas (GBr)
109  Ben Swift (GBr)

FDJ
111  Sandy Casar (Fra)
112  William Bonnet (Fra) (withdrawal, finished outside time-limit Stage 14)
113  Mickael Delage (Fra)
114  Rémi Pauriol (Fra)
(withdrawal Stage 7, fractured collarbone)
115  Anthony Roux (Fra)
116  Jérémy Roy (Fra)
117  Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)
118  Gianni Meersman (Bel)
119  Arthur Vichot (Fra)

BMC Racing Team
121  Cadel Evans (Aus)
122  Brent Bookwalter (USA)
123  Marcus Burghardt (Ger)
124  George Hincapie (USA)
125  Amaël Moinard (Fra)
126  Steve Morabito (Swi)
127  Manuel Quinziato (Ita)
128  Ivan Santaromita (Ita)
129  Michael Schär (Swi)

Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
131  Julien El Farès (Fra)
132  Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)
133  Leonardo Duque (Col)
134  Tony Gallopin (Fra)
135  David Moncoutie (Fra)
136  Rein Taaramae (Est)
137  Tristan Valentin (Fra)
138  Mickaël Buffaz (Fra)
139  Romain Zingle (Bel)

Lampre - ISD
141  Damiano Cunego (Ita)
142  Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
143  Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) (withdrawal Stage 18, DNF)
144  Grega Bole (Slo)
145  Matteo Bono (Ita)
146  Danilo Hondo (Ger)
147  Denys Kostyuk (Ukr)
148  David Loosli (Swi)
149  Adriano Malori (Ita) [Italian National Champion Time Trial]

Liquigas-Cannondale
151  Ivan Basso (Ita)
152  Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita)
153  Daniel Oss (Ita)
154  Fabio Sabatini (Ita)
155  Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)
156  Maciej Bodnar (Pol)
157  Maciej Paterski (Pol)
158  Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)
159  Kristijan Koren (Slo)

Team Europcar
161  Thomas Voeckler (Fra)
162  Anthony Charteau (Fra)
163  Cyril Gautier (Fra)
164  Yohann Gène (Fra)
165  Vincent Jérôme (Fra)
166  Christophe Kern (Fra) [French National Champion Time Trial]
(withdrawal Stage 5, knee tendinitis)
167  Perrig Quemeneur (Fra)
168  Pierre Rolland (Fra)
169  Sébastien Turgot (Fra)

Movistar Team
171  Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) [Spanish National Champion Road]
172  Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) (outside time limit Stage 6)
173  Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa)
(withdrawal Stage 8, fractured arm)
174  José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa)
175  Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa)
176  Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por)
177  Branislau Samoilau (Blr)
178  David Arroyo Duran (Spa)
179  Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa)

Katusha Team
181  Pavel Brutt (Rus) (withdrawal Stage 9, crash)
182  Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) (withdrawal, outside time limit on Stage 12)
183  Vladimir Goussev (Rus)
184  Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus)
185  Vladimir Isiachev (Rus) (withdrawal, Stage 13)
186  Vladimir Karpets (Rus)
187  Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) (non-starter Stage 10, poistive A sample doping from Stage 5 test)
188  Egor Silin (Ukn)
189  Yury Trofimov (Rus)

HTC-Highroad
191  Mark Cavendish (GBr)
192  Mark Renshaw (Aus)
193  Bernhard Eisel (Aut)
194  Matthew Harley Goss (Aus)
195  Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
196  Peter Velits (Svk)
197  Tony Martin (Ger)
198  Danny Pate (USA)
199  Lars Ytting Bak (Den)

Saur - Sojasun
201  Jérôme Coppel (Fra)
202  Arnaud Coyot (Fra)
203  Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)
204  Jonathan Hivert (Fra)
205  Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra)
206  Laurent Mangel (Fra)
207  Yannick Talabardon (Fra)
208  Anthony Delaplace (Fra)
209  Jeremie Galland (Fra)

Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
211  Romain Feillu (Fra) (withdrawal after Stage 11, right knee pain)
212  Thomas De Gendt (Bel)
213  Borut Bozic (Slo)
214  Björn Leukemans (Bel) (Outside time limit on Stage 19)
215  Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)
216  Rob Ruijgh (Ned)
217  Lieuwe Westra (Ned)
218  Wout Poels (Ned) (withdrawal Stage 9, crash)
219  Marco Marcato (Ita)

181 VOECKLER Thomas TEAM EUROPCAR 38h 35' 11"
32 GILBERT Philippe OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 217 pts
204 HOOGERLAND Johnny VACANSOLEIL-DCM 22 pts
41 GESINK Robert RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 38h 39' 12"
TEAM EUROPCAR 115h 03' 31"

Johnny Hoogerland was awarded (as if this was an award he would have chosen!) the most combative rider after the stage, so too did Juan Antonio Flecha, they were the  first tandem recipients in history. I wondered if they would wear the red dossard tomorrow, after seeing this photo of his barbed-wire injuries (photo by Steephill.TV).  But Hoogerland is being very gracious and not blaming the driver of the car.

A bit of trivia: the fewest number of riders to finish the Tour de France was in 1919 when only 10 finished out of 69 starters. It has been worse in recent years (or so Cyclocosm tables), but we are only 1 week into a 3-week stage race.

To bring a smile back to your face - take a look at what the Saxo-Bank riders ate for dinner tonight. I wonder what Alberto ate?
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