Tour de France 2007
|Tour de France 2007|
France Belgium Spain United Kingdom
|Competition period||July 7-29, 2007|
|overall length||3569.9 km|
|Overall rating||1. Alberto Contador 91:00:26 h 2. Cadel Evans + 0:23 min 3. Levi Leipheimer + 0:31 min
|Team evaluation||Discovery Channel 273: 12:22 p.m.|
|Yellow jersey||Alberto Contador|
|Green jersey||Tom Boonen|
|Dotted jersey||Mauricio Soler|
|White jersey||Alberto Contador|
|← 2006||2008 →|
|Tour de France 2007 - final result|
|Route length||20 stages, 3569.9 km|
|Yellow jersey||Alberto Contador||91:00:26 h
(39.227 km / h)
|Second||Cadel Evans||+ 0:23 min|
|Third||Levi Leipheimer||+ 0:31 min|
|Fourth||Carlos Sastre||+ 7:08 min|
|fifth||Haimar Zubeldia||+ 8:17 min|
|Sixth||Alejandro Valverde||+ 11:37 min|
|seventh||Kim churches||+ 12:18 min|
|Eighth||Yaroslav Popovych||+ 12:25 min|
|Ninth||Mikel Astarloza||+ 14:14 min|
|Tenth||Óscar Pereiro||+ 14:25 min|
|Green jersey||Tom Boonen||256 p.|
|Second||Robert Hunter||234 P.|
|Third||Erik Zabel||232 P.|
|Dotted jersey||Mauricio Soler||206 P.|
|Second||Alberto Contador||128 P.|
|Third||Yaroslav Popovych||105 p.|
|White jersey||Alberto Contador||91:00:26 h|
|Second||Mauricio Soler||+ 16:51 min|
|Third||Amets Txurruka||+ 49:34 min|
|Team evaluation||Discovery Channel||273: 12: 22 h|
|Second||Caisse d'Epargne||+ 19:36 min|
|Third||Team CSC||+ 22:10 min|
|Most combative driver||Amets Txurruka|
The 94th Tour de France started in London on Saturday 7 July 2007 and ended on Sunday 29 July on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris . The starting point was announced on January 24, 2006 by the ASO and the then Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone . The routes of the prologue in London and the first stage through southern England were presented on February 9th, 2006, the complete course on Thursday, October 26th, 2006. 189 racers took part in the tour, 141 of which were classified.
The 2007 tour was also influenced by the doping scandal surrounding Eufemiano Fuentes . As a result, numerous tour favorites were suspended from participation, including Ivan Basso and Francisco Mancebo . The International Cycling Sport (UCI) required the riders to sign a non-binding declaration of honor prior to the tour.
The 2007 Tour de France led over a total of 3,569.9 kilometers from London to Paris. The course through France was mastered clockwise. As in 2006, there was no team time trial . The first individual time trial took place relatively late at the end of the second week, the second, as usual, on the penultimate stage. The first mountain stages were waiting for the riders in the Alps at the beginning of the second week. The third week we went to the Pyrenees. The program included a total of three mountain arrivals and three other difficult mountain stages. Two of the highlights were the mountain finish on the Plateau de Beille and the second individual time trial to Angoulême . In addition to the start in London, the route ran through Belgium (one stage destination and start) and through Spain during the 16th stage .
After the start of the Tour de France in London and the stage to Canterbury, the stay in Great Britain ended . The second stage started in Dunkirk and led to Ghent in Belgium. The next stage was 236 km, including cobblestone passages, the longest section of this year's tour and took the riders back to France. The three following stages were also flat.
The first shifts in the overall standings occurred on the seventh stage to Le Grand-Bornand , when it went into the Alps , because the 16-kilometer climb to the Col de la Colombière began about 30 kilometers from the finish . Arrived at the highest point, it went 14 kilometers downhill to the finish. The next day the first mountain arrival was waiting for the drivers. After the Cormet de Roselend (19.9 km ascent, 6% incline) and the Montée d'Hauteville (15.3 km, 4.7%) the final ascent to Tignes with an incline of 5.5% and a length of 17.9 km. On the ninth stage were the Col de l'Iseran (15 km, 6%), the Col du Télégraphe (12 km, 6.7%) and the Col du Galibier (17.5 km, 6.9%) Program. The Galibier as the last climb was passed by the drivers 40 kilometers before the finish in Briançon . After three more flat stages, the first individual time trial followed on July 21 in Albi .
The next day we went to the Pyrenees, where a mountain arrival on the Plateau de Beille (15.9 km, 7.9%) was due. However, the Côte de Saint-Sarraille (9 km, 5.2%) and the Port de Pailhères (16.8 km, 7.2%) had to be crossed beforehand. On the next stage there were other difficult climbs, such as the Col de Port (11.4 km; 5.3%), the Col de Portet d'Aspet (5.7 km, 6.9%), the Col de Menté ( 7 km, 8.1%) and the Port de Balès (19.2 km, 6.2%). Twelve kilometers before the finish in Loudenvielle , the summit of the Col de Peyresourde with an ascent of 9.7 km with an incline of 7.8% was passed by the drivers. On the 16th stage there was the last test of strength in the mountains. After passing the top of the Col de Larrau (14.2 km, 8%), the peloton was on Spanish territory. There the drivers had to cope with the climb to the Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin (14 km, 5.2%). After crossing this mountain classification, the field of drivers returned to France, where the Col de Marie-Blanque (9.3 km, 7.7%) was still waiting for an increase before the final up to the Col d'Aubisque (14 km, 6.9%) went.
The next two stages turned out to be easier again, so that drivers who were far behind in the overall standings tried in a breakaway group to win the day. The final decision about the winner of the Tour de France was made on the penultimate day between Cognac and Angoulême , when the riders competed in the second individual time trial. The next day, Marcoussis drove to the Champs Élysées , where the drivers celebrated and the sprinters battled it out for the prestigious stage win on Paris' splendid boulevard.
As in 2006 , the tour started without a former tour winner, but in the previous year this peculiarity only appeared shortly before the start, after Jan Ullrich was not allowed to start. Now this fact has long been established, last year's winner Floyd Landis would not be allowed to start after the spectacular doping case of the previous year even if he were currently an active racing cyclist, due to his hip surgery this is not the case. Landis, however, had already ruled out a possible tour start in February 2007. In contrast to other races, the management of the Tour de France has the option of admitting drivers or teams to the start or not, as it is an invitation race.
The view of the field of participants and favorites was more unclear than usual after the doping cases and the associated tightened controls. As a highly touted favorites for overall victory were to exit Team Astana to name drivers who already talking about the Team Telekom , were jointly signed Alexandre Vinokourov and German Andreas Kloden . Both were already on the podium of the top three on the tour. The remaining co-favorite was the Spaniard Alejandro Valverde .
The winner of the Giro d'Italia 2007 , Danilo Di Luca , was also on the “Red List” of the tour management, but had already ruled out a start on the tour because he wanted to prepare for the World Championships in Stuttgart at the end of September. Other drivers among the favorites were the Spaniards Óscar Pereiro , last year's winner, and Carlos Sastre , third last year. However, his team, the Danish team CSC , had to cope with the tour without their team boss Bjarne Riis , who was not wanted on the tour after his doping confession in May 2007.
Sinkewitz and the withdrawal of ARD and ZDF
Even before the start of the Tour de France, the public television broadcasters in Germany considered discontinuing live coverage of the tour due to the doping problem and the doping scandal in the Telekom team . However, this idea has been rejected for the time being. The broadcasters also stated that they would keep an immediate exit from the reporting open if the Tour de France came to a prominent positive doping result.
On July 18th, before the 10th stage of the Tour de France, a positive doping test of the already retired cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz became known. Sinkewitz tested positive on June 8, 2007 during a training control. The ARD and the ZDF then announced that the live coverage of the Tour de France will be stopped with immediate effect "until the Patrik Sinkewitz case" is cleared up.
During the 10th stage, Eurosport's market share rose to 8.6%, which is three times the usual value. One day later, on July 19, the media group ProSiebenSat.1 took over the live reporting for the remaining stages from the public broadcasters. However, the ratings of the broadcast on Sat.1 did not come close to the values of the public broadcasters before the doping case Sinkewitz and led to a reduction in advertising prices.
Blood doping in Vinokurov
On July 24th, the second day of rest on the tour, the French sports magazine L'Équipe reported that Alexander Vinokurov was detected in the doping control after his victory in the individual time trial on July 21st in Albi in Albi . The A-sample , taken from Vinokourov immediately after arriving at the target and analyzed in the French anti- doping laboratory in Châtenay-Malabry, contained two different populations of red blood cells.
The Team Astana withdrew after the announcement of the finding and, upon request by Patrice Clerc, president of Tour organizer ASO, his team of this year's Tour back. The next day it became known that the blood sample had also tested positive for foreign blood doping after his victory at the 15th stage .
Testosterone doping at Moreni
On July 25th, during the 16th stage , it was announced that Cristian Moreni from the French team Cofidis had tested positive for testosterone. The positive doping test took place on the 11th stage . Moreni confessed to the offense and decided not to open the B sample. Then the entire team withdrew from the tour. Moreni was temporarily arrested by the French police and Cofidis's home was searched.
Exclusion of overall leader Michael Rasmussen
During the 2007 Tour de France it became known that the Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen had been banned from the Danish federation and banned from appearances by the national team at the 2007 road cycling world championships and the 2008 Olympic Games because he had not reported his whereabouts regularly, as was the case prescribe the anti-doping rules. Because of this false information, Rasmussen was warned twice within 18 months by the world association UCI and the Danish association DCU (however, the UCI will not be blocked until the third warning), which according to the rules would have justified a tour exclusion.
On July 25th - after his stage victory on the 16th stage - he was withdrawn from the Tour de France by his team Rabobank and dismissed, as it turned out that he had not only failed to give his training location, but probably even one wrong (Mexico instead of Italy, where he was seen by a witness). The overall ranking second Alberto Contador , who is suspected of being involved in the doping scandal surrounding Eufemiano Fuentes, took over the overall lead. The 17th stage started without a yellow jersey.
EPO doping on Mayo
One day after the end of the Tour de France, it was announced that Iban Mayo tested positive for EPO during a doping control during the second day of rest. His Saunier Duval-Prodir team immediately suspended him. In mid-December, the positive B sample confirmed the A sample.
(km / h)
|prolog||Sat, July 7th||London ( GB )||7.9||Fabian Cancellara||0:08:51||53.660||Fabian Cancellara|
|1st stage||Sun, July 8th||London (GB) - Canterbury (GB)||203||Robbie McEwen||4:39:01||43.653|
|2nd stage||Mon, July 9th||Dunkirk - Ghent ( B )||168.5||Gert Steegmans||3:48:22||44.271|
|3rd stage||Tue, July 10th||Waregem (B) - Compiègne||236.5||Fabian Cancellara||6:36:15||35.811|
|4th stage||Wed, July 11th||Villers-Cotterêts - Joigny||193||Thor Hushovd||4:37:47||41.687|
|5th stage||Thursday, July 12th||Chablis - Autun||182.5||Filippo Pozzato||4:39:01||39.244|
|6th stage||Fri, July 13th||Semur-en-Auxois - Bourg-en-Bresse||199.5||Tom Boonen||5:20:59||37.291|
|7th stage||Sat, July 14th||Bourg-en-Bresse - Le Grand-Bornand||197.5||Linus Gerdemann||4:53:13||40.414||Linus Gerdemann|
|8th stage||Sun, July 15th||Le Grand-Bornand - Tignes||165||Michael Rasmussen||4:49:40||34.177||Michael Rasmussen|
|9th stage||Tuesday 17th July||Val d'Isère - Briançon||159.5||Mauricio Soler||4:14:24||37.618||Michael Rasmussen|
|10th stage||Wed July 18||Tallard - Marseille||229.5||Cédric Vasseur||5:20:24||42.978|
|11th stage||Thursday, July 19||Marseille - Montpellier||182.5||Robert Hunter||3:47:50||48,061|
|12th stage||Fri, July 20||Montpellier - Castres||178.5||Tom Boonen||4:25:32||40.334|
|13th stage||Sat, July 21||Albi||EZF )54 (||Cadel Evans 1st||1:06:34||48.673|
|14th stage||Sun July 22nd||Mazamet - Plateau de Beille||197||Alberto Contador||5:25:48||36.280|
|15th stage||Mon, July 23||Foix - Loudenvielle -Le Louron||196||Kim Kirchen 1||5:34:28||35,160|
|16th stage||Wed, July 25th||Orthez - Gourette ( Col d'Aubisque )||218.5||Michael Rasmussen||6:23:21||34.199||Michael Rasmussen|
|17th stage||Thursday, July 26th||Pau - Castelsarrasin||188.5||Daniele Bennati||4:14:03||44,519||Alberto Contador|
|18th stage||Fri, July 27th||Cahors - Angoulême||211||Sandy Casar||5:13:31||40.381|
|19th stage||Sat, July 28th||Cognac - Angoulême||55.5 (EZF)||Levi Leipheimer||1:02:45||53.068|
|20th stage||Sun July 29th||Marcoussis - Paris , Champs-Élysées||146||Daniele Bennati||3:51:03||37.914|
The organizer has invited 19 of the 20 teams of the UCI ProTour . However, the organizing organization ASO only granted the 18 UCI ProTeams of the preseason an automatic start right. The Astana team and two UCI Professional Continental teams were only invited subsequently via wildcards . The ProTeam Unibet.com was not invited due to sponsorship by a private betting provider, as such sponsorship is not permitted in France.
The ProTeams of the Tour de France 2007:
- ag2r Prévoyance
- Team CSC
- Discovery Channel
- La Française des Jeux
- Cofidis 1
- Crédit Agricole
- Quick Step Innergetic
- Predictor Lotto
- Saunier Duval-Prodir
- Caisse d'Epargne
- Bouygues Telecom
- Team Milram
as well as the 3 wildcards:
Jerseys in the course of the tour
The table shows the leader in the respective classification at the beginning of the respective stage.
|1st stage||Fabian Cancellara||Fabian Cancellara||not forgiven||Vladimir Gusev||Team Astana||not forgiven|
|2nd stage||Robbie McEwen||David Millar||Stéphane Augé|
|3rd stage||Tom Boonen||Marcel Sieberg|
|4th stage||Stéphane Augé||Matthieu Ladagnous|
|5th stage||Matthieu Sprick|
|6th stage||Erik Zabel||Sylvain Chavanel||Team CSC||Sylvain Chavanel|
|7th stage||Tom Boonen||Bradley Wiggins|
|8th stage||Linus Gerdemann||Linus Gerdemann||Team T-Mobile||Linus Gerdemann|
|9th stage||Michael Rasmussen||Michael Rasmussen||Rabobank||Michael Rasmussen|
|10th stage||Alberto Contador||Caisse d'Epargne||Yaroslav Popovych|
|11th stage||Team CSC||Patrice Halgand|
|12th stage||Benoît Vaugrenard|
|13th stage||Amets Txurruka|
|14th stage||Team Astana||not forgiven|
|15th stage||Discovery Channel||Antonio Colom|
|16th stage||(Discovery Channel) 1||not worn 2|
|17th stage||(Alberto Contador) 3||Mauricio Soler||Discovery Channel||Mauricio Soler|
|18th stage||Alberto Contador||Jens Voigt|
|19th stage||Sandy Casar|
|20th stage||not forgiven|
|winner||Alberto Contador||Tom Boonen||Mauricio Soler||Alberto Contador||Discovery Channel||Amets Txurruka|
Freddy Bichot was named the most combative driver of the 20th stage, but could not wear the red start number due to the end of the race.
- ↑ "Commitment of the rider to a new cycling sport" ( Memento of the original from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. On uci.ch (website of the Union Cycliste Internationale)
- ↑ Landis cancels the start of the tour on spiegel.de on February 8, 2007
- ↑ Temporary withdrawal from ARD and ZDF ( Memento of the original from August 6, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. On ZDF.de of July 18, 2007 (declaration by the ZDF editor-in-chief)
- ↑ ARD and ZDF temporarily get out of tour coverage on spiegel.de from July 18
- ↑ Tour de France: Sat.1 joins sueddeutsche.de on July 19, 2007
- ↑ Sat.1 takes over tour coverage ( Memento from August 1, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) Report from Financial Times Deutschland
- ↑ Sat.1 has to drastically reduce advertising prices on DWDL.de from July 25, 2007
- ↑ Sat.1 admits a flop of odds with Tour de France on DWDL.de on July 30, 2007
- ↑ Cyclisme - TDF - Dopage - Vinokourov positif ( Memento of the original from February 19, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. On lequipe.fr from July 24th (French)
- ↑ Tour de France press release of July 25, 2007 ( Memento of the original of September 30, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Second blood doping finding against Vinokurow on Spiegel Online from July 25th
- ↑ tour.ard.de from July 25, 2007: Moreni admits testosterone doping ( Memento from August 8, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ rp-online.de of July 25, 2007 ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Danish Association violates Rasmussen Auf spiegel.de from July 19, 2007
- ↑ Top runner Rasmussen threatens tour-off on spiegel.de from July 20, 2007
- ↑ Tour de France today without yellow jersey on welt.de on July 25th
- ↑ spiegel.de of July 30, 2007: "Tour de France - mountain specialist Mayo was doped"
- Tour de France 2007 in the ProCyclingStats.com database
- radsport-seite.de for the Tour de France 2007