Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tour de France 2008

Today's 4th stage is a 29.5 KM (18.3 miles) individual time trial in the town of Cholet.

The riders start every 2 minutes and they are racing the clock. No team for support. They get to use their time trial bikes. It's basically 35-40 minutes of pain.

The time trial was won by Stefan Schumacher of Germany which put him into the yellow jersey over Kirchen and Millar by 12 seconds.

The Jersey status:

Maillot Jaune (yellow jersey - overall leader) - Stefan Schumacher of Germany who rides for Gerolsteiner

Green Jersey (points leader for sprinting) - Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg who rides for the American team, Team Columbia

Polka Dot Jersey (best in the mountains) - Thomas Voeckler of France who is the leader of the French team BOUYGUES TELECOM

White Jersey (best young rider - under 25) - Thomas Lovkvist of Sweden who rides for Team Columbia

Au revoir


Catherine said...

Schumacher (Micheal,Ralf,Stephan!) et la vitesse! Don't you want to change your name to have more chance to win on November?

Rob said...


Win in November?! I just want to finish the race and not die.

à toute à l'heure