Orval FRA http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/2927/0 en Great Paris-Nice! Contador Bonks, Astana Whines, Luis León Sánchez Wins Amid Great Springtime Cycling Battles http://roadskater.net/great-paris-nice-contador-bonks-astana-whines-luis-leon-sanchez-wins-amid-great-springtime-cycling-battles <p> Here's my late wrap of Paris-Nice. Wow. That was the best bike racing I have ever seen in a week from so many riders. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Paris-Nice Finish </span> <div class="street-address"> Promenade des Anglais </div> <span class="locality">Nice</span>, <span class="region"></span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.690824">43° 41' 26.9664" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="7.246020">7° 14' 45.672" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=Promenade+des+Anglais+%2C+Nice%2C+%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/great-paris-nice-contador-bonks-astana-whines-luis-leon-sanchez-wins-amid-great-springtime-cycling-battles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/great-paris-nice-contador-bonks-astana-whines-luis-leon-sanchez-wins-amid-great-springtime-cycling-battles#comments Roadcyclist.net 2009 Alberto Contador Velasco Amilly FRA Annonay FRA closed roads cycling Fayence FRA France (FRA) Fränk Schleck Johan Bruyneel La Chapelle-Saint-Ursin FRA Lance Armstrong Levi Leipheimer Luis Leon Sanchez Manosque FRA Montagne de Lure FRA Nice FRA Orval FRA outdoor Paris-Nice roadcycling Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire FRA Saint-Étienne FRA Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux FRA Vallon-Pont-d'Arc FRA Vichy FRA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/967 43.690824 7.246020 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:23:22 +0000 roadskater 967 at http://roadskater.net A Crack in Astana's Armor at Paris-Nice? Sylvain Chavanel Wins Wet Third Stage and Takes GC Lead Over Alberto Contador http://roadskater.net/crack-astanas-armor-paris-nice-sylvain-chavanel-wins-wet-third-stage-and-takes-gc-lead-over-alberto-contador <p> I only saw a half hour or a bit more of the third stage of the eight-stage (seven plus short prologue), but it was some of the most fun I've had watching cycling this year. It was a bit mucky out and the roads were less than optimal, and the entourage was more like that of Tour de Georgia or Tour of California. Quaint, compared with Le Tour de France. That alone was fun. <br /> <br /> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Orval</span>, <span class="region"></span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="46.725135">46° 43' 30.486" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="2.480789">2° 28' 50.8404" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=%2C+Orval%2C+%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Vichy</span>, <span class="region"></span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="46.123066">46° 7' 23.0376" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="3.422397">3° 25' 20.6292" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=%2C+Vichy%2C+%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/crack-astanas-armor-paris-nice-sylvain-chavanel-wins-wet-third-stage-and-takes-gc-lead-over-alberto-contador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/crack-astanas-armor-paris-nice-sylvain-chavanel-wins-wet-third-stage-and-takes-gc-lead-over-alberto-contador#comments Roadcyclist.net 2009 Alberto Contador Velasco cycling cycling stage races France (FRA) Orval FRA Paris-Nice pro cycling tours roadcycling tours Vichy FRA Sylvain Chavanel http://roadskater.net/crss/node/961 46.725135 2.480789 46.123066 3.422397 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:20:30 +0000 roadskater 961 at http://roadskater.net