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Evans with a fine stage win on hardest day of tour

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Congratulations to Paul Evans, who takes his first stage win since back when the riders hadn’t been up any steep hills and finished over the border in Germany on July 9th. He’s now back in Francis Lee’s slipstream with less than 10 points separating them, but there’s still a lot of work to do. 372(+28,-54) […]

Strong ride from Evans and Lee, Dantuma still leading

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

The Fella’s tour started the Pyrénees with relish, with everyone looking like making points (even Keir Mitchell who had Da Cruz and Moos in the initial breakaway) from the off. With five top ten riders apiece in their lineups, Paul Evans and Francis Lee shone and got closer to the race leader by ten and […]

Correction : Re: Joost Dantuma takes second stage win and pulls into the lead

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Official results in this morning. I miscalculated Franco’s score : he made 19 not 17 as he has Hushovd hiding at 14th in his team which I somehow failed to spot yesterday. 303(+42) Joost Dantuma (UK) 294(+30) Simon White (France) 240(+19) Francis Lee (France) 232(+25) Paul Evans (France) 52 (+0) Keir Mitchell (UK)

Joost Dantuma takes second stage win and pulls into the lead

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Joost Dantuma pulled a lot of luck out of his backside today : nobody had more than three riders in their squad from the top ten, but Joost had two out of three in the same position they finished : O’Grady at 2 and Hushovd at 5. So he gets 5 bonus points to add […]

Sprinters add spice to the top ten, Dantuma takes stage

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

It’s difficult to predict stages where successful breakaways keep away from the peloton. But it was far from dull, as the top ten included two waves of sprint finishes after Mouncoutié’s solo victory : the remains of the breakaway including Casar and Pellizotti (the latter in Joost’s team) sprinted for places 2-8, and then a […]

Evans under pressure, Lee is flying

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Francis Lee wins another stage by a good margin, his team is looking decidedly mountain friendly… 244(+32,-49) Simon White (France) 235(+29,-58) Joost Dantuma (UK) 207(+45,-86) Francis Lee (France) 196(+14,-97) Paul Evans (France) 52 (+0,-241) Keir Mitchell (UK) Another tough mountain stage, but Vinokourov’s legs held out this time and he kept going wiith enough energy […]

Lee keeps on truckin’, White under pressure

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

An incredible performance from Francis Lee, no less than five of the top ten riders today were in his team : Armstrong, Kloden, Leipheimer, Basso and Valverde. Unsurprisingly in the overall game he finds himself in the top hundred for this stage for a second time (equal 43rd place). The front of the Fella’s tour […]

White wins by a tyre rim, holds lead.

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

At 12:57 10/07/2005, Joost Dantuma wrote: excellent excel and commentary fella! Thanks Joost. I’ve been relaxing at home on holiday this week so have time to do it. Will try to keep up. – Update stage 8 – The official site updated some time today, thankfully the results I announced yesterday are correct. Worthy of […]