Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Stage 11 of the 2009 Tour de France begins in the rural town of Vatan, a population of approximately 2,000 people plus the overnight addition of about 10,000 people including fans and staff for the Tour de France. The race through the countryside ends 119.3 miles later in Saint-Fargeau, another small town steeped in history.

Another early two man break away by the Belgium Johan Van Summeren and a Polish rider, Marcin Sapa. They held their lead right up until the 5 km mark when they were caught by the Peloton. An exciting finish by Mark Cavendish who regained the Green Jersey also by his fantastic finish. He’s taking the podium for the 11th Stage; his 4th Stage win of 2009.

The leaders are:

#1: Rinaldo Nocentini 39:11:04

#2: Alberto Contado 39:11:10 +.06

#3: Lance Armstrong 39:11:12 +.08

#4: Levi Leipheimer 39:11:58 +.54

The Jerseys today:

Top Team Overall: Ag2-La Mondiale a 3 second lead over Astana

Yellow Jersey: Rinaldo Nocentini

Green Jersey: Mark Cavendish

Polk-a-dot Jersey: Egoi Martinez

White Jersey: Tony Martin

Our 2004 Journal continues tomorrow when we travel to Grenoble and the famous trek up the Alpe d’Huez….do we watch the race in person or on television…that is the question of the day!

1 comment:

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