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Paulinho wins Stage 10 of Tour de France

paulinho wins stage 10 of tour de france 300x184   Paulinho wins Stage 10 of Tour de FranceTeam RadioShack’s first stage win was due to Sergio Paulinho of Portugal. Paulinho persevered with a breakaway of six riders then bested Vasil Kiryienka (Caisse d’Epargne) in a sprint to claim stage 10 of the Tour de France 2010. The six-man break lasted 14 minutes which was notably the largest in the Tour. Paulinho now moved to 54th place overall, trailing behind by 41:51.

“I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a little child. I haven’t seen my teammates yet but I’m sure we’re going to celebrate this win because it’s the first for us on the race,” said Paulinho.

Paulinho took on the 179km stage with determination and focus. He broke away from the peloton after about 30 miles on the road. He began the race at 77th position, 56:10 behind race leader Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank).

Schleck was able to maintain and defend his…

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BMC Impec Road Bike Introduced at 2010 Tour de France

bmc impec road bike introduced 2010 tour de france   BMC Impec Road Bike Introduced at 2010 Tour de France

Although we are looking forward to the 11th stage of the Tour de France, BMC issued a press release about the new BMC Impec road bike which debut during the 2010 Tour. Cadel Evans and George Hincapie will ride during the tour on a BMC Impec. Also known as the Impecable bike, this BMC uses a entirely full carbon frame, the first manufactured in the world.

Road racing bikes are made of conventionally laminated carbon, and each frame consisting of dozens of carbon fiber sheets glued together. Now, with years of research, BMC and owner Andy Rihs has built a factory to construct frames for the new flagship model. Manufacturing procedures and technologies were created and patented by BMC, which in the end resulted to the Impec. Automatically produced of carbon tubing, using precise load bearing properties. The tubes can be woven individually…

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Stage 9 Tour de France 2010 Won by Casar

stage 9 tour de france 2010 won casar   Stage 9 Tour de France 2010 Won by Casar

Sandy Casar of Francaise des Jeux wins stage 9 of the Tour de France, taking on the 25.5km climb over Col de la Madeleine and finishing the 204km ride from Morzine.

Casar was well into the final kilometer with Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Alberto Contador (Astana). He held his ground against them and won. Casar came in second place during stages in 2007 and 2009. The Frenchman shares, “When you haven’t experienced it, you don’t know the difference between first and second place. But since 2007, it’s never been the same for me…Second place is horrible. I’ve finished second twice and today I just didn’t want to do it again. The only thing on my mind was victory.”

Schleck wears the yellow jersey for the first time with Contador trailing behind by 41 seconds. Stage 9 seemed to reveal who would be true contenders for champion of…

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Schleck’s First Stage Win Stage 8 of Tour de France 2010

schlecks first stage win stage 8 of tour de france 2010 300x194   Schlecks First Stage Win Stage 8 of Tour de France 2010Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) wins Stage 8 of the Tour de France, neck to neck with Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) on the final kilometer. Alberto Contador (Astana) was at Schleck’s heels but he was still not fast enough to catch up with him.

The break in the peloton gave way to a strong group up in front. Contador tried several times to fight off attacks with the help of his team. However, when it was most needed, Contador was left unprotected from Schleck’s attack.

Olympic champ Sanchez definitely had a chance to beat Schleck when Schleck slacked on his back wheel but he missed this tiny window of opportunity. Schleck finished 10 seconds ahead Sanchez.

As the stage progressed, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) was on track to get the yellow jersey from Sylvain Chavanel (Lampre). He succeeded and became the first World Champion to wear…

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Stage 8 Tour de France 2010 Updates – Lance Armstrong Out

stage 8 tour de france 2010 updates 300x199   Stage 8 Tour de France 2010 Updates   Lance Armstrong OutThe 2010 Tour de France seems to be the end for RadioShack’s Lance Armstrong. After crashing once, Armstrong lost thrice and was even forced off his bike after nine days into the Tour.

Armstrong finished 16th place on stage 7 and 14th overall. Armstrong’s teammate Chris Horner comments on the unpleasant turn of events that RadioShack has been experiencing after the Cat.1 climb from Morzine to Avoriaz.

“After Lance crashed I thought he was gonna come back on, but you can’t just recover from a crash like that at 60 or 70 K an hour … and then have to do a huge effort for 5Ks just to get back on right at the bottom of the (Ramaz) climb. I mean, he already was maxed out before he hit the bottom of the climb, and somewhere along the climb he bonked. I stayed with him, Jani (Brajkovic) stayed with…

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Chavanel Wins Stage 7 Tour de France 2010

chavanel wins stage 7 tour de france 2010   Chavanel Wins Stage 7 Tour de France 2010

Sylvain Chavanel has taken Stage 7 of the 2010 Tour de France, which is his second stage win. Chavanel also has taken over the overall leader spot for the Tour.

Starting at Tournus and ending at Station de Rousses, a 103 mile ride, is known as a ski area when the weather is much colder. Chavanel finished in 4 hours and 22.52 minutes. Cadel Evans is now in second place overall, behind Chavanel by 1:25, while Schleck said “I expected Cadel to get the (yellow) jersey.”

Schleck is in fourth place, 1:55 behind Chavanel, Contador is in sixth place and behind by 2:26. Lance Armstrong is in 14th place overall and is 3:16 behind Chavanel. Some say to watch Contador as he will make a push Sunday, a tougher stage which starts in Station des Rousses and ends at Morzine-Avoriaz, with five…

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Stage 6 Tour de France 2010 Win for Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish has now won back to back stages, first winning Stage 5 of the Tour de France, and now taking home Stage 6. Although (as we just reported) a fight erupted at the end, you can say it was an overall good, and exciting day.

Cavendish said “I cross the line with my hands in the air, but it doesn’t make me necessarily the only guy who’s done it,” and he followed with “I’ve got guys riding for me on the front all day. It’s incredible to do, especially with the Alps coming up where some of our guys will have their own ambitions. It shows they are willing to sacrifice for the team.”

At the beginning of Stage 6 of the 2010 Tour de France, a three man breakaway took place, and with 73km to go, Sebastian Lang,…

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