Tour de France 2008

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Tour de France 2008
Host country FranceFrance France Italy
Competition period July 5th to 27th, 2008
Stages 21st
overall length 3559.5 km
Starting field 180 in 20 teams
(of which 145 arrived at the finish)
Overall rating 1. Carlos Sastre 85:48:35 h 2. Cadel Evans + 0:58 min 3. Bernhard Kohl + 01:13 minSpainSpain 
Team evaluation Team CSC-Saxo Bank 263: 29: 57 h
Scoring jerseys
Yellow jersey Yellow jersey SpainSpain Carlos Sastre
Green jersey Green jersey SpainSpain Óscar Freire
Dotted jersey Dotted jersey AustriaAustria Bernhard Kohl
White jersey White jersey LuxembourgLuxembourg Andy Schleck
Tour de France 2008 map
2007 2009
Final result after the 21st stage
Overall rating
SpainSpain Carlos Sastre 87:52:52 h
(40.504 km / h)
Second AustraliaAustralia Cadel Evans + 0:58 min
Third AustriaAustria Bernhard Kohl + 1:13 min
Fourth RussiaRussia Denis Menshov + 2:10 min
fifth United StatesUnited States Christian Vande Velde + 3:05 min
Sixth LuxembourgLuxembourg Frank Schleck + 4:28 min
seventh SpainSpain Samuel Sánchez + 6:25 min
Eighth LuxembourgLuxembourg Kim churches + 6:55 min
Ninth SpainSpain Alejandro Valverde + 7:12 min
Tenth SloveniaSlovenia Tadej Valjavec + 9:05 min
SpainSpain Óscar Freire 270 p.
Second NorwayNorway Thor Hushovd 220 p.
Third GermanyGermany Erik Zabel 217 P.
Mountain scoring
AustriaAustria Bernhard Kohl 128 P.
Second SpainSpain Carlos Sastre 80 p.
Third LuxembourgLuxembourg Frank Schleck 80 p.
Young talent evaluation
LuxembourgLuxembourg Andy Schleck 88:04:24 h
Second Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Kreuziger + 1:27 min
Third ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali + 17:01 min
Team ranking
DenmarkDenmark Team CSC-Saxo Bank 263: 29: 57 h
Second FranceFrance Ag2r + 15:35 min
Third NetherlandsNetherlands Rabobank + 1:05:26 h
Most combative driver
FranceFrance Sylvain Chavanel

The 95th Tour de France began on Saturday 5th July 2008 in Brest and ended on Sunday 27th July on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The total length of the route was 3559.5 km and was thus similar to the previous year ; a total of around 50,000 vertical meters had to be overcome.

Overall winner was Carlos Sastre from the CSC-Saxo Bank team . After Óscar Pereiro (2006) and Alberto Contador (2007), a Spaniard won for the third time in a row.

On June 3, 2008 it was announced that this Tour de France will be run by the ASO under the supervision of the French cycling federation FFC and not the UCI , like the Paris – Nice and Paris – Roubaix bike races carried out by the same organizer . In response, the UCI threatened participating teams with punishment and suspended the French Cycling Federation. The Tour de France 2008 has been removed from the UCI ProTour 2008 calendar.

One change in the regulations was the elimination of time credits for the intermediate sprints and the stage finish.

Starting position

Field of participants

On March 20, 2008, the OSA announced the 20 participating teams. With the exception of the Astana team around last year's winner Alberto Contador , all ProTour teams were invited. The reason for the exclusion of the Astana team was its involvement in the Fuentes doping scandal and the uncovered cases of the former Astana drivers Alexander Vinokurow and Andrei Kaschetschkin . The three Professional Continental Teams Agritubel , Barloworld and Garmin-Chipotle (formerly Slipstream-Chipotle) ​​received a wildcard.

The 2007 tour runner-up Cadel Evans and Alejandro Valverde were favorites for the overall standings . Other contenders for the yellow jersey were Denis Menschow , Vuelta winner 2005 and 2007, Damiano Cunego , winner of the Giro d'Italia 2004, Kim Kirchen , seventh in 2007, and the CSC team riders: Carlos Sastre , fourth in the tour 2007 and the Luxembourgers Andy and Fränk Schleck .

Michael Rogers was not at the start after his long retirement due to Pfeiffer's glandular fever . He lacked the form for a three-week tour.

Three prominent drivers were missing from the sprinters: Alessandro Petacchi was banned for doping, Tom Boonen was unloaded by the organizers due to a positive cocaine result, and Daniele Bennati canceled the race due to an Achilles tendonitis . The most promising sprinters in the field included Óscar Freire , Thor Hushovd , Erik Zabel , Robbie McEwen , Mark Cavendish , Gerald Ciolek , Robert Förster , Robert Hunter and Jimmy Casper .

A total of 180 drivers started in 20 teams.

Main article driver field 2008


On January 25, 2007, the organizer announced the starting points for the first three stages, all of which are in Brittany . For the first time since 1966 , the Tour de France began not with a prologue or a time trial, but with an ordinary stage. This led from Brest to Plumelec . The second stage led from Auray to Saint-Brieuc . The starting point for the third stage was Saint-Malo . Denmark had also applied to start the 2008 tour.

The complete course was presented on October 25, 2007. The route ran almost exclusively through France, the tour only made a detour to Italy on the 15th and 16th stages. There were a total of 10 flat stages, five high mountain and four low mountain stages as well as two individual time trials.

The tour led on the 197.5 km long 1st stage inland to Plumelec. The 2nd, 3rd and 5th stages followed typical flat stages for the first week of the tour, where mass sprints at the finish line are very likely. The first individual time trial took place on July 8th and thus represented the 4th stage.

The 6th and 7th stages were moderately difficult and already had some mountains of the 2nd category , whereby the sixth stage ended with a mountain arrival ( Super Besse , Cat. 2). The 8th stage was a transfer stage with a possible mass sprint in the destination Toulouse .

The 9th, 10th and 11th stages led through the Pyrenees . Three stages of transfer followed. The first alpine stage took place before the second day of rest on July 21st. The destination was Prato Nevoso in Italy. On July 22nd there was a very difficult stage with two mountain ratings of the highest category (hors categorie) and one day later the 17th stage - the queen stage of this tour to L'Alpe d'Huez with three mountain ratings of the highest category (hors categorie) including the famous Col du Galibier .

Stages 18 and 19 were moderately difficult and therefore favorable for outliers (groups). The individual time trial on July 26th was the last chance to catch up, while the last stage to Paris was all about the prestigious stage win on the Champs-Élysées .

Race course

At the finish of the first stage in Plumelec, Alejandro Valverde was the first to cross the finish line with a one-second lead. This made him the first to wear the yellow jersey. The second stage ended in a pure mass sprint, with Thor Hushovd as the winner, Valverde stayed in the yellow jersey. A mass sprint was also expected on the third stage, but four drivers managed a successful escape and Samuel Dumoulin sprinted to victory. His escape companion Romain Feillu wore the yellow jersey. The fourth stage, an individual time trial, was won by Stefan Schumacher , who took over the overall lead.

The peloton on the fifth stage.

The fifth stage had a flat profile. 23-year-old Mark Cavendish was the fastest in the mass sprint . The sixth stage ended with a mountain finish. Stefan Schumacher kept up with the leading group, but fell several hundred meters from the finish. The Luxembourger Kim Kirchen was the new bearer of the yellow jersey, Riccardo Riccò won the stage . The seventh stage also led through the Auvergne. Luis León Sánchez was able to pull away a few kilometers from the finish and won. Kirchen stayed in yellow.

On the evening before the eighth stage, Manuel Beltrán was suspended from his Liquigas team. He tested positive after the first stage. On the tenth stage, Cadel Evans took over the yellow jersey from Kim Kirchen. The Australian was only one second ahead of Fränk Schleck from Luxembourg . Before the start of the eleventh stage, it was announced that Moisés Dueñas tested positive for EPO after the fourth stage. Syringes and blood bags were found in Dueña's hotel room. Shortly before the start of the twelfth stage, Riccardo Riccò , the two-time stage winner and leader in the mountain and youngsters' classification, was convicted of doping. His Saunier Duval-Scott team immediately withdrew the entire team, including the winner of the 10th stage, Leonardo Piepoli . After the twelfth stage, Sebastian Lang received the dotted jersey and Vincenzo Nibali the white jersey - Riccò had previously been in the lead in both ratings.

Kurt Asle Arvesen , Mark Cavendish (two stages) and Óscar Freire won the transfer stages between the Pyrenees and the Alps . Simon Gerrans won the first Alpine stage on Prato Nevoso in Italy ahead of three other outliers. The overall lead was taken over by Fränk Schleck driving in the main field. Bernhard Kohl , who led the pursuers, won the dotted jersey as the best climber and moved up to second place. After the second rest day, the second Alpine stage followed - with the roof of the tour, the Cime de la Bonette-Restefond. Again a breakaway group managed to escape, Cyril Dessel won . Of the favorites, Christian Vande Velde could not follow on the last climb. Denis Menshov lost half a minute on the descent towards the goal.

Carlos Sastre on the way to the stage win in L'Alpe d'Huez, the cornerstone of the overall victory

The third Alpine stage was the queen stage to L'Alpe d'Huez. The favorites waited for the final climb. Sastre attacked there. Only Menshov responded, but he could not follow the pace. Sastre won with a two-minute lead and thus took over the yellow jersey from his team-mate Fränk Schleck. In the favorite group, Andy Schleck countered the numerous attacks and held the group together.

The next two stages won outliers - Marcus Burghardt and Sylvain Chavanel . Stefan Schumacher also won the second time trial ahead of the favorite Fabian Cancellara . Cadel Evans, classified as the stronger time trial and favorite to win the Tour, could not make up enough time on Sastre and had to be content with second place in the overall standings, more than a minute behind. Mountain specialist Bernhard Kohl defended his third podium with a ninth place in the time trial. Fränk Schleck dropped from second to sixth overall.

The Belgian Gert Steegmans won the final stage on the Champs-Élysées in a mass sprint.

Stage overview

Links to the articles for the individual stages are in the first column of the table. The wearers of the yellow jersey are indicated at the end of the stage.

Stages Type Day Start finish km profile Altitude
Stage winner Time
(km / h)
Yellow jersey
Gelbes Trikot
01st stage Saturday, July 5th Brest - Plumelec 197.5 profile 2,300 Alejandro Valverde 4:36:07 42.917 Alejandro Valverde
02nd stage Sun, July 6th Auray - Saint-Brieuc 164.5 profile 1,810 Thor Hushovd 3:45:13 43.824
03rd stage Mon. July 7th Saint-Malo - Nantes 208 profile 1,410 Samuel Dumoulin 5:05:28 40.856 Romain Feillu
04th stage EZF Tuesday, July 8th Cholet - Cholet 029.5 profile 265 Kim churches 0:35:44 49.534 Stefan Schumacher
05th stage Wed, July 9th Cholet - Châteauroux 232 profile 970 Mark Cavendish 5:27:52 42.456
06th stage Mountainous stage / mountain arrival Thursday, July 10th Aigurande - Super Besse 195.5 profile 3,310 Alejandro Valverde 4:57:52 39,380 Kim churches
07th stage Mountainous stage Fri., July 11th Brioude - Aurillac 159 profile 2,730 Luis León Sánchez 3:52:53 40.960
08th stage Sat, July 12th Figeac - Toulouse 172.5 profile 2,060 Mark Cavendish 4:02:54 42.610
09th stage High mountain stage Sun, July 13th Toulouse - Bagneres-de-Bigorre 224 profile 3,730 Vladimir Efimkin 5:39:28 39,592
10th stage High mountain stage Mon., July 14th Pau - Hautacam 156 profile 4,250 Juan José Cobo 4:19:27 36.076 Cadel Evans
1st day of rest Tuesday, July 15th -
11th stage Mountainous stage Wed, July 16 Lannemezan - Foix 167.5 profile 2,990 Kurt Asle Arvesen 3:58:13 42.188 Cadel Evans
12th stage Thursday 17th July Lavelanet - Narbonne 168.5 profile 1,390 Mark Cavendish 3:40:52 45.774
13th stage Friday, July 18 Narbonne - Nîmes 182 profile 1,320 Mark Cavendish 4:25:42 41.099
14th stage Sat, July 19 Nîmes - Digne-les-Bains 194.5 profile 1,480 Óscar Freire 4:13:08 46.102
15th stage High mountain stage Sun, July 20th Embrun - Prato Nevoso ( ITA ) 183 profile 4.210 Simon Gerrans 4:50:44 37.767 Frank Schleck
2nd day off Mon., July 21 -
16th stage High mountain stage Tuesday, July 22nd Cuneo (ITA) - Jausiers 157 profile 4,610 Cyril Dessel 4:31:27 34.703 Frank Schleck
17th stage High mountain stage Wed., July 23 Embrun - L'Alpe d'Huez 210.5 profile 6,060 Carlos Sastre 6:07:58 34,324 Carlos Sastre
18th stage Mountainous stage Thursday, July 24th Le Bourg-d'Oisans - Saint-Etienne 196.5 profile 1,790 Marcus Burghardt 4:30:21 43.610
19th stage Friday, July 25th Roanne - Montluçon 165.5 profile 1,930 Sylvain Chavanel 3:37:09 45.729
20th stage EZF Sat, July 26th Cérilly - Saint-Amand-Montrond 053 profile 355 Fabian Cancellara 1:03:50 49.817
21st stage Sun July 27th Étampes - Paris , Champs-Élysées 143 profile 1,070 Gert Steegmans 3:51:38 37.041

Ratings in the course of the tour

The table shows the leader in the respective classification at the beginning of the respective stage.

stage Yellow jersey
Yellow jersey
Green jersey
Green jersey
Dotted jersey
Dotted jersey
White jersey
White jersey
Yellow lap number
Team evaluation
Red number on the back
Most combative
01st stage Alejandro Valverde Alejandro Valverde 1) Thomas Voeckler Riccardo Riccò Caisse d'Epargne Lilian Jégou
02nd stage Kim churches Sylvain Chavanel
03rd stage Romain Feillu Romain Feillu 2) Garmin Chipotle William Frischkorn
04th stage Stefan Schumacher Thomas Lövkvist EZF: Not awarded
05th stage Thor Hushovd Nicolas Vogondy
06th stage Kim churches Kim Kirchen 3) Sylvain Chavanel Sylvain Chavanel
07th stage David de la Fuente Team CSC-Saxo Bank Luis León Sánchez
08th stage Óscar Freire Laurent Lefèvre
09th stage Kim Kirchen 3) Andy Schleck Sebastian Lang
10th stage Cadel Evans Óscar Freire Gomez Riccardo Riccò Riccardo Riccò 4) Saunier Duval-Scott Rémy Di Gregorio
11th stage Sebastian Lang 5) Vincenzo Nibali 6) Team CSC-Saxo Bank Amael Moinard
12th stage Sebastian Lang Vincenzo Nibali Arnaud Gérard
13th stage Niki Terpstra
14th stage José Iván Gutiérrez
15th stage Frank Schleck Bernhard Kohl Egoi Martínez
16th stage Andy Schleck Stefan Schumacher
17th stage Carlos Sastre Peter Velits
18th stage Marcus Burghardt
19th stage Sylvain Chavanel
20th stage EZF: Not awarded
21st stage Nicolas Vogondy
winner Carlos Sastre Óscar Freire Gomez Bernhard Kohl Andy Schleck Team CSC-Saxo Bank Sylvain Chavanel
  • 1) Philippe Gilbert wore the green jersey as second in the points classification.
  • 2) Andy Schleck wore the white jersey as second in the young professional ranking.
  • 3) On the 7th stage Thor Hushovd wore the green jersey as second in the points classification, on the 8th and 10th stage Óscar Freire .
  • 4) Vincenzo Nibali wore the white jersey as second in the young professional class.
  • 5) After Riccardo Riccò was excluded and the Saunier Duval-Scott team withdrew with the runner-up David de la Fuente, none of the riders wore the dotted jersey on stage 12.
  • 6) Vincenzo Nibali was initially intended as a substitute carrier on the 12th stage, but after Riccardo Riccò's suspension he was the leader of the young professional classification.
  • 7) Sylvain Chavanel, the overall winner of this classification, wore the red number on the last stage. The most aggressive driver of the last part of the day was Nicolas Vogondy .

The red lantern for last place in the overall ranking was awarded to Wim Vansevenant for the third time . No driver has been the last to reach Paris three times before him.


Doping prevention

All teams taking part in the Tour de France were required to sign an "anti-doping contract" which provided for a fine of 100,000 euros if a doping offense was discovered during the tour if the driver doped with the team's knowledge. The fine should be paid to the French Cycling Federation. Possible disputes between teams and organizers should be regulated by the French NOK . It was unclear whether this contract would have more legal weight than the declaration of honor that had to be signed by the individual drivers at the last event. All 20 participating teams signed the contract.

Doping cases

After the seventh stage it became known that the Spaniard Manuel Beltrán had tested positive for EPO before the start of the first stage . The driver was withdrawn from the race by his Liquigas team and temporarily suspended until the results of the B-test became known. The French police were unable to detect any doping substances in Beltran's hotel room. Also Moisés Dueñas was tested at the fourth stage positive for EPO, gave the French anti-doping agency AFLD announced before the start of the eleventh stage. The 27-year-old was immediately suspended from his Barloworld team. In addition, abnormal blood tests were found in 5 to 20 drivers.

After the eleventh stage it became known that the two-time stage winner at this year's Tour Riccardo Riccò had also tested positive for EPO. As a result, his Saunier Duval-Scott team did not take part in the 12th stage. The next day, Leonardo Piepoli , another driver doped with EPO, was caught. Like Riccardo Riccò, Saunier Duval-Scott sacked him immediately.

After the 18th stage, Kazakhs Dmitri Fofonow , who was in 19th place overall, tested positive for a stimulant from the Crédit Agricole team .

On August 9, 2008, it was announced that there was Jimmy Casper, the fifth doping case. Traces of cortisone were found in his urine. The disciplinary commission of the French Cycling Federation acquitted Casper, however, as the doping allegation was due to an exemption for the drug that had not yet been renewed. Casper, who suffers from asthma, had such an exemption for the past twelve years, which expired on May 29 and was not extended before the tour.

On October 13, 2008, the French sports newspaper L'Équipe reported that the winner of the mountain classification, Bernhard Kohl , as well as his Gerolsteiner teammate and Tour roommate Stefan Schumacher, during the follow-up checks on the Tour de France doping tests by the French anti-virus Doping authority AFLD had tested positive for the EPO doping agent CERA. The A sample was also positive for the Italian Leonardo Piepoli.

On October 15, 2008, Kohl admitted to ORF that he had doped at the Tour de France. He therefore decided not to open the B sample.

Prize money

During the tour, prize money of € 3.25 million was distributed. Each team received an entry fee of € 51,243. Traditionally, all drivers and helpers shared the prize money within the teams.

Prize money for the various ratings
placement 1. 2. 3. 4th 5. 6th 7th 8th. Every day
Yellow jersey Overall rating € 450,000 € 200,000 € 100,000 € 70,000 € 50,000 € 23,000 € 11,500 € 7,600 € 350
Green jersey Scoring 0€ 25,000 0€ 15,000 0€ 10,000 0€ 4,000 0€ 3,500 0€ 3,000 0€ 2,500 € 2,000 € 300
Dotted jersey Mountain scoring 0€ 25,000 0€ 15,000 0€ 10,000 0€ 4,000 0€ 3,500 0€ 3,000 0€ 2,500 € 2,000 € 300
White jersey Young talent evaluation 0€ 25,000 0€ 15,000 0€ 10,000 0€ 5,000 - € 300
Yellow lap number Team ranking 0€ 50,000 0€ 30,000 0€ 20,000 € 12,000 0€ 8,000 -
Red number on the back Most combative driver 0€ 20,000 -
Prize money at the stages
placement 1. 2. 3. annotation
Stage ranking € 8,000 € 4,000 € 2,000 staggered up to 20th place (200 €)
Intermediate sprints 0€ 800 0450 € 0€ 300 45 intermediate sprints during the tour
Mountain classification cat. HC 0€ 800 0450 € 0€ 300 08 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 1 0€ 650 0400 € 0150 € 04 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 2 0500 € 0250 € - 05 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 3 0€ 300 - 14 ratings during the tour
Mountain classification cat. 4 0€ 200 - 26 ratings during the tour
Young drivers 0500 € - Fastest young driver of the stage
Most combative driver € 2,000 - Except time trial
team € 2,800 - Fastest team on the stage
Special ratings
Souvenir Jacques Goddet on the Col du Tourmalet for the first: 5000 €
Souvenir Henri Desgrange on the Col du Galibier for the first: 5000 €
Ranking of the teams according to prize money won
1. Team CSC Saxo Bank 621.210
2. Silence lotto 233,450
3. Gerolsteiner 192.370
4th Rabobank 154,250
5. Team Columbia 113,450
6th Cofidis 91,460
7th Garmin Chipotle 82,570
8th. Ag2r-La Mondiale 71,060
9. Caisse d'Epargne 59,510
10. Crédit Agricole 55,450
11. Euskaltel-Euskadi 53,130
12. Liquigas 49,220
13. Française des Jeux 45,780
14th Team Milram 35,490
15th Agritubel 32,540
16. Quick Step 31,470
17th Bouygues Telecom 24,900
18th Barloworld 22,480
19th Lampre 9,840
20th Saunier Duval-Scott 0

The CSC-Saxo Bank team around the tour winner Sastre won the most prize money. Saunier Duval-Scott received no prize money due to Riccò's positive doping test.

The CSC-Saxo Bank team received € 450,000 for the overall victory from Sastre alone.

Retired drivers

A total of 35 drivers were eliminated. Thus 145 drivers reached the destination in Paris. CSC Saxo Bank , Milram and Euskaltel-Euskadi finished the tour completely with all nine riders.

stage driver team reason
DNF 0 1. Hervé Duclos-Lassalle Cofidis Fall
DNF 03. Ángel Gómez Saunier Duval-Scott Fall
DNF 05. Mauricio Soler Barloworld Fall
DNS 0 6. Aurélien Passeron Saunier Duval-Scott Fall injuries
DNF 07. Mauro Facci Quick Step task
DNF 07. Lilian Jégou Française des Jeux Collision with a tree
DNF 07. John Gadret ag2r La Mondiale task
DNF 07. Christophe Moreau Agritubel task
DSQ 0 7. Magnus Backstedt Garmin Chipotle Timed out
DNS 08. Manuel Beltran Liquigas Suspension due to suspected doping: Positive A-sample after 1st stage
DNF 10. Yuri Trofimov Bouygues Telecom task
DNS 11. Moisés Dueñas Barloworld Suspension on suspicion of doping: positive A sample after stage 4
DNF 11. Paolo Longo Borghini Barloworld Fall
DNF 11. Félix Cárdenas Barloworld Fall
DNS 12. Riccardo Riccò Saunier Duval-Scott Suspension on suspicion of doping: positive A sample after stage 4
DNS 12. Rubens Bertogliati Saunier Duval-Scott Team retreat
Juan José Cobo
David de la Fuente
Jesús Del Nero
Josep Jufré
Leonardo Piepoli
DNF 12. Bathing Cooke Barloworld Fall
DNF 14. Nicolas Jalabert Agritubel task
DNS 15. Mark Cavendish Team Columbia exhaustion
DNF 15. Mark Renshaw Crédit Agricole task
DNF 15. Stijn Devolder Quick Step task
DNF 15. Óscar Pereiro Caisse d'Epargne Fall
DNF 16. Sébastien Chavanel Française des Jeux task
DSQ 16. Francesco Chicchi Liquigas Timed out
DSQ 17. Jimmy Casper Agritubel Timed out
DNS 19. Damiano Cunego Lampre Fall on the 18th stage
DNF 19. Christophe Brandt Silence lotto task
DSQ 19. Fabian Wegmann Gerolsteiner Timed out
DSQ 19. Romain Feillu Agritubel Timed out
DSQ 19. Juan Antonio Flecha Rabobank Timed out

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f Kohl was subsequently deleted from the rating because of doping.
  2. a b Tour: 100,000 euros fine for doping offenses , accessed on June 3, 2008.
  3. fr-online .: Association threatens tour teams , accessed on June 4, 2008.
  4. UCI suspends French association , accessed on June 13, 2008.
  5. High Road without Michael Rogers on the tour , accessed on June 17, 2008.
  6. All 20 teams sign tour contracts , accessed on June 7, 2008.
  7. Voices on the BeltranSonntag case - Fear of further doping cases (July 13, 2008)
  8. Les dépêches ( Memento of the original of July 19, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. the 11th stage on, accessed on July 16, 2008 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. Schumacher stark - Beltran's first doping case , accessed on July 13, 2008.
  10. Everything as always , accessed on July 13, 2008.
  11. from July 17, 2008: Riccardo Ricco also positive ( Memento from July 19, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  12. La formation Saunier-Duval s'est retirée de la course ( Memento of the original from July 18, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been 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, accessed on July 17, 2008 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  13. ^ Spiegel Online: Fourth case: Fofonov tested positive for doping , accessed on July 27, 2008.
  14. Jimmy Casper the 5th doping case of the tour , accessed on August 9, 2008.
  15. L'Equipe on October 13, 2008 ( Memento of the original from January 22, 2012 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  16. ORF ( Memento of the original from October 17, 2008 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 October 15, 2008 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  17. ^ Piepoli of Italy wins 10th stage of Tour
  18. of July 20, 2008: Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France ( Memento of July 24, 2008 in the Internet Archive )

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