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Apologies On Le Tour Coverage

Tour de FranceI’m messing around with multiple computers which limits my time, so I wasn’t very good at ‘finding the REAL official site’. It wasn’t the site that dealt with results last year, and looked like it was set to do it again this year. Nor was it the site linked to by the BBC. They have an all new site that they are actually updating, but in a totally different format so that none of my spreadsheets will work without a lot of screwing around.

I will get it done, but it will take a while.

In the meantime, at the end of the first stage Fabian Cancellara is in the Yellow Jersey he won in the Prologue time trial, and holds the lead among sprinters, but the stage winner, Peter Sagan, is wearing the Green Jersey. Michael Morkov is the first to don the Polka Dots, while Tejay Van garderen won the right to the White in yesterday’s time trials.

Sky is the first team to put on the Yellow Helmets, something new this year, as the leading team.

The top 10 are:

2. WIGGINS +07 seconds
6. MENCHOV +13
7. GILBERT +13
8. EVANS +17
9. NIBALI +18
10. HESJEDAL +18


1 jamsodonnell { 07.02.12 at 5:34 am }

Early days. Unsurprisngly I am looking to see how British riders fare.

2 Bryan { 07.02.12 at 10:52 am }

Bradley Wiggins is being touted by a lot of people as a real contender this year and Sky is leading the Team time. Cadel Evans is considered ‘old’ for the Tour, so there is a feeling that he is vulnerable.

3 jamsodonnell { 07.03.12 at 9:57 am }

We’ll know in a few weeks time!

4 Bryan { 07.03.12 at 11:59 pm }

The end of anyone’s tour is a flat tire, broken chain, or media clown away. Until you are standing on the podium in Paris, you can’t be sure you will finish.