13 July 2013

Tour Travel, Tour de France after Stage 14

Stage 14 Results and Stage 15 Race Day Plans

Surprising finish into Lyon

I will save the write-up for later ... for all of you who have yet to watch the stage, it is one worth seeing for the surprise in the last 10km. I am headed out to volunteer at a cycling event, something I try to do at least 1-2 times a year. This one will be the great Triple Bypass event. Have a great Saturday. 

*I am sorry for the gap in posts from Stage 15 results on Mont Ventoux. I ran into a personal emergency with my dog Jack Denny, the big Labradoodle. We are still making trips to the ER and vet, but I will be back as soon as possible. Thanks for understanding. Vive le Tour.
Photo: © AFP Photo
RESULTS  
Stage 14 Results
ITA  1  TRENTIN, Matteo (OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP) 4:15:11
SUI  2  ALBASINI, Michael (ORICA GREENEDGE)                      
USA  3  TALANSKY, Andrew (GARMIN SHARP)                          
ESP  4  ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin (MOVISTAR TEAM)                  
ESP  5  GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL, Egoitz (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS)   
DEN  6  BAK, Lars Ytting (LOTTO BELISOL)                         
GER  7  GESCHKE, Simon (ARGOS-SHIMANO)                           
FRA  8  VICHOT, Arthur (FDJ)                                     
RUS  9  BRUTT, Pavel (KATUSHA)                                   
FRA  10 GAUTIER, Cyril (EUROPCAR)                                
FRA  11 SIMON, Julien (SOJASUN)                                  
BEL  12 BAKELANTS, Jan (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)                      
FRA  13 KADRI, Blel (AG2R LA MONDIALE)              +   10
GER  14 BURGHARDT, Marcus (BMC RACING)                           
ESP  15 ERVITI OLLO, Imanol (MOVISTAR TEAM)         +   46
USA  16 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING)            + 1:35
GER  17 VOIGT, Jens (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)            + 4:31
GBR  18 MILLAR, David (GARMIN SHARP)                             
General Classification after Stage 14
GBR  1  FROOME, Christopher (SKY PROCYCLING)           55:22:58
NED  2  MOLLEMA, Bauke (BELKIN PRO CYCLING)            +  2:28
ESP  3  CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto (SAXO-TINKOFF)       +  2:45
CZE  4  KREUZIGER, Roman (SAXO-TINKOFF)                +  2:48
NED  5  TEN DAM, Laurens (BELKIN PRO CYCLING)          +  3:01
DEN  6  FUGLSANG, Jakob (ASTANA PRO TEAM)              +  4:39
POL  7  KWIATKOWSKI, Michal (OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP)+  4:44
COL  8  QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander (MOVISTAR TEAM)+  5:18
FRA  9  PERAUD, Jean-Christophe (AG2R LA MONDIALE)     +  5:39
ESP  10 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KATUSHA)            +  5:48
IRL  11 MARTIN, Daniel (GARMIN SHARP)                  +  5:52
USA  12 TALANSKY, Andrew (GARMIN SHARP)                +  5:54
Classification Jerseys - after Stage 14
YELLOW - Christopher Froome (SKY)
GREEN - Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
POLKA DOT - Pierre Rolland (Europcar)
WHITE - Michael Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
COMBATIVE - Julien Simon (Sojasun)
TEAM - Team Saxo-Tinkoff
LANTERNE ROUGE - Dimitriy Muravyev (Astana) + 02h 18' 26"
STAGE  - Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
Full list of overall GC standings here: General Classification standings 2013 Tour de France

Read: 
Andrew Talansky Journal: Winning big
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TRAVEL near the Tour

Rhone River Valley - beautiful!

Last night I wrote a brand new travel post by Pedal Dancer® about the city of Lyon and the nearby wine regions and beautiful vineyards, please read: City of Lyon, France, and the Rhone River Valley.


Vaucluse - very nice area

A previous Pedal Dancer posts, please read: A day in the Vaucluse and Rhone River Valley (2012).

terraced city of stone
Ventoux - been there (2003, 2007, 2010, 2012), love it! 

We are finally heading to Mont Ventoux tomorrow. A day I have been looking forward to. Mont Ventoux is unique and magical, tough and triumphant. It is an accomplishment for an amateur and a true test for a pro. Ventoux is good stuff, definitely one of my favorite climbs in France and my favorite areas to visit as a tourist.

Some recent Pedal Dancer posts on riding Mont Ventoux: (lots of photos!)
Three Sides of Mont Ventoux (2013)
Traveling to Mont Ventoux (2013)
Recommended Ride: 100km around Mont Ventoux (2013)
So what's up from France (2012) 
I love Mont Ventoux (2010)

Best Climbs in the 2013 Tour de France (2013) *and Mont Ventoux is one of them.
Travel to Provence, France (2013) *2 recommended villages are on tomorrow's stage!

Summit sign on Mont Ventoux. ©Photo by Karen at Pedal Dancer®
STAGE 15 RACE DAY PLANNING

Stage 15
Sunday, July 14thGivors > Mont Ventoux - a must see stage!

Stage 15 TDF to Mont Ventoux - summit finish!
Stage 15 route map
Stage 15 profile, 242.5km
Km 242.5 - MONT VENTOUX (1 912 m) 20.8 kilometre-long climb at 7.5% - category H
youch!
Route onto Mont Ventoux Stage 15 TDF
Great views down the climb from here.
But instead, I am home in Colorado this year. I will instead be glued to the LIVE coverage, as usual watching NBC Sports online combined with VeloNews Live (text) Coverage. I will be watching every bend in the road, every move of the riders. Oh the memories!

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