What was special about the 2009 Tour de France?
The race had a team time trial for the first time since 2005, the shortest distance in individual time trials since 1967, and the first penultimate-day mountain stage in the Tour’s history. 2007 winner Alberto Contador won the race by a margin of 4′11″, having won both a mountain and time trial stage.
Who won TDF 2009?
2009 Tour de France/Winners
Where did Lance Armstrong finish in 2009?
Armstrong finished the 2009 Tour de France in third place overall, 5:24 behind the overall winner, his Astana teammate Alberto Contador.
Who won Tour de France 2006?
2006 Tour de France/Winners
The 2006 Tour de France was the 93rd edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. It took place between the 1st and the 23rd of July. It was won by Óscar Pereiro following the disqualification of apparent winner Floyd Landis.
What is the hardest cycling climb in the world?
The hardest bike climb in the World is Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii, and is also by far the most difficult bike climb in the world. Mauna Kea has it all: length (42.5 miles), altitude (sea level to nearly 14,000′), and gradient (the last 10 miles are from 8,120′ to 13,779′ at 10.7% average grade).
Who won Tour de France 2010?
2010 Tour de France/Winners
Did Lance Armstrong ever race the Giro?
No, the star of the show was Lance Armstrong. Armstrong has never won the Giro d’Italia–he has never even raced it. Race director Angelo Zomegnan lured Armstrong to the 100th anniversary of the Giro shortly after the 37-year old American announced his comeback to competitive cycling.
Who Has Lance Armstrong dated?
Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow began dating in 2003 and were engaged in 2005. Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow began dating in 2003, the same year in which Armstrong divorced his first wife, Kristin, the mother of his first three children.
Who was the winner of the Tour de France in 2009?
Mark Cavendish won six stages, including the final stage on the Champs-Élysées, but was beaten in the points classification by Thor Hushovd, who consequently won the green jersey. For a more comprehensive list, see List of teams and cyclists in the 2009 Tour de France. 20 teams were invited to take part in the race.
Where are the stages of the Tour de France?
Stage characteristics and winners Stage Date Course Distance Type 9 9 July Agen to Dax 181.0 km (112.5 mi) 10 10 July Dax to Hautacam 205.0 km (127.4 mi) 11 11 July Bagnères-de-Bigorre to Revel 218.5 km (135.8 mi) 12 July Provence Provence Rest day
What was the date of the 2000 Tour de France?
The 2000 Tour de France was a multiple stage bicycle race held from 1 to 23 July, and the 87th edition of the Tour de France.
Which is the most important classification in the Tour de France?
There were four main individual classifications contested in the 2009 Tour de France, as well as a team competition. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each rider’s finishing times on each stage. There were no time bonuses given at the end of stages for this edition of the Tour.