Saint-Étienne FRA http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/2934/0 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 Christian Vande Velde Takes Paris-Nice Pro Cycling Race Stage 4; Chavanel Holds; Contador Closes; Tirreno-Adriatico Begins http://roadskater.net/christian-vande-velde-takes-paris-nice-pro-cycling-race-stage-4-chavanel-holds-contador-closes-tirreno-adriatico-begins <p> Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Slipstream put in quite a strong and exciting performance today in the Paris-Nice! A second day in a row of real effort and dramatic action down to the finish. Vande Velde flew along damp and curvy mountain roads and blasted through village twists and turns and left the chasers arcing wider than they hoped through the tight rolling streets of the finish.  </p> <p> Here's some video without commentary that shows some of the final chase...worth watching... </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Vichy</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 class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Saint-Étienne</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.439637">45° 26' 22.6932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="4.387831">4° 23' 16.1916" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=%2C+Saint-%C3%89tienne%2C+%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Cecina</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.310402">43° 18' 37.4472" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="10.517785">10° 31' 4.026" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Capannori</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.842662">43° 50' 33.5832" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="10.569406">10° 34' 9.8616" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/christian-vande-velde-takes-paris-nice-pro-cycling-race-stage-4-chavanel-holds-contador-closes-tirreno-adriatico-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/christian-vande-velde-takes-paris-nice-pro-cycling-race-stage-4-chavanel-holds-contador-closes-tirreno-adriatico-begins#comments Roadcyclist.net 2009 Alberto Contador Velasco Christian Vande Velde closed roads cycling France (FRA) outdoor Paris-Nice roadcycling Saint-Étienne FRA Tirreno-Adriatico Vichy FRA Sylvain Chavanel http://roadskater.net/crss/node/963 46.123066 3.422397 45.439637 4.387831 43.310402 10.517785 43.842662 10.569406 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:17:49 +0000 roadskater 963 at http://roadskater.net