June 28, 2005

Provisional start list complete

procycling | Tour start list just about set

We're good to go with 189 riders this year -- procycling offers a text listing of all 21 provisional start lists, so barring accidents or doping suspensions, that's who will take the start on Saturday.

Cycling4All has the same information in table form.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 28, 2005 in Tour 2005 previews, Tour news | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

June 27, 2005

Tour previews coming hot and heavy

IHT.com | Cycling: Who will succeed Lance Armstrong?

James Raia Communications - Tour de France Preview

RoadCycling.com | Prediction: Armstrong will not win seven

Eurosport.com | Tour 2005: Polka-dot fever | Tour 2005: Green Jersey Guide

The Tour previews are everywhere today, and it's only going to get better: We've got Samuel Abt on Armstrong's greatest challengers (focused on Ivan Basso of CSC) and who will assume the throne once he's gone.

James Raia, co-author of Tour de France for Dummies, will be kicking off his 9th year covering the Tour from on the scene, and e-mailing (free!) his Tour de France Times to subscribers (subscribe here).

RoadCycling.com's David Cohen says there's just no way Armstrong pulls it off: He says there are too many gunslingers looking for this particular notch in their belt; somebody is bound to find the right combination to make it happen.

And Eurosport previews two of the races within a race: The polka-dot climber's jersey, and the sprinter's green jersey.


thepaceline.com (free reg. req.) | Fresh Brew

Chris Brewer predicts Armstrong, Ullrich, Basso in the overall, but goes more out on a limb suggesting CSC's Jens Voigt as a dark horse candidate for the climber's jersey.

BiciRace.com | Tour de France Preview

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