Tour de France 2010
|Tour de France 2010|
France Belgium Netherlands
|Competition period||3rd to 25th July 2010|
|Stages||1 prologue and 20 stages|
|overall length||3642 km|
|Starting field||198 from 31 nations in 22 teams
(170 of them arrived at the finish)
|← Tour de France 2009||Tour de France 2011 →|
||91:58:48 h (39.594 km / h)|
|Andy Schleck||+0:39 min|
|2.||Samuel Sánchez||+3:40 min|
|3.||Jurgen Van Den Broeck||+6:54 min|
|5.||Robert Gesink||+9:31 min|
|6th||Ryder Hesjedal||+ 10:15 min|
|7th||Joaquim Rodríguez||+ 11:37 min|
|8th.||Roman Kreuziger||+ 11:54 min|
|9.||Christopher Horner||+ 12:02 min|
|10.||Luis León Sánchez||+ 14:21 min|
|Alessandro Petacchi||243 P.|
|2.||Mark Cavendish||232 P.|
|3.||Thor Hushovd||222 P.|
|Anthony Charteau||143 P.|
|2.||Christophe Moreau||128 P.|
|3.||Andy Schleck||116 P.|
|Andy Schleck||91:59:27 h|
|2.||Robert Gesink||+8:52 min|
|3.||Roman Kreuziger||+ 11:15 min|
|Team RadioShack||276: 02: 03 h|
|2.||Caisse d'Epargne||+9:15 min|
|3.||Rabobank||+ 27:49 min|
The Tour de France 2010 was the 97th staging of the most important stage cycle race in the world. It began on July 3, 2010 in Rotterdam - the fifth time after 1954 , 1973 , 1978 and 1996 in the Netherlands - and ended on July 25, 2010 on the avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, as is the tradition . The original winner Alberto Contador was subsequently stripped of the title on February 6, 2012 because of doping. The originally runner-up Andy Schleck from Luxembourg was then officially presented with the yellow jersey of the 2010 tour winner on May 29, 2012 .
With a total distance of 3642 km, the Tour de France 2010 was around 180 km longer than the Tour de France 2009 , comprised 20 stages and - in contrast to 2008 and 2009 - again a prologue in the form of a short individual time trial . The route on the map followed clockwise , with which first the Alps , then the Pyrenees were crossed. Due to the 100th anniversary of the first crossing of the Pyrenees, the focus of the Tour de France 2010 was on the Pyrenees. The Col du Tourmalet , considered particularly difficult, was crossed twice.
Field of participants
The race management invited 22 teams: the 18 UCU ProTeams and 4 Professional Continental Teams . Each team consisted of nine drivers. A total of 197 racing cyclists ( Xavier Florencio was already suspended before the start of the race) from 31 nations took part, including 15 Germans, 5 Swiss, 3 Austrians and 2 Luxembourgers. As in the previous year, Team Milram was the only participating team with a German license.
→ Detailed start list: drivers field 2010
In addition to defending champion Alberto Contador, the favorites for the overall victory were former tour winners Carlos Sastre (2008) and Lance Armstrong (1999–2005), the best young rider of the 2009 event, Andy Schleck , winner of the Giro d'Italia 2010 , Ivan Basso , as well as the reigning road world champion , Cadel Evans . Even Bradley Wiggins , Alexander Vinokourov and Denis Menshov was awarded after good results in the past realistic chance.
With Thor Hushovd (2005 & 2009), Robbie McEwen (2002, 2004 & 2006) and Óscar Freire (2008), three former winners of the points classification were also on the starting list in 2009. Tom Boonen , winner of the 2007 classification, had to cancel his participation due to knee problems. After six stage wins last year, Briton Mark Cavendish had one of the best chances for the green jersey should he reach Paris. Alessandro Petacchi , who took part in a Tour de France for the first time since 2004, Robert Hunter and Tyler Farrar were also considered contenders for the points classification. The German hopes for a stage victory in the mass sprint rested mainly on Gerald Ciolek .
The mountain classification was once again completely open before the start of the race, as the tour started for the fourth time in a row without a former winner of the dotted jersey.
The oldest participant was the Frenchman Christophe Moreau at the age of 39 and 15 tour starts . The oldest German driver was Jens Voigt . After having given up prematurely the previous year, the 38-year-old competed in a Tour de France for the 13th time in 2010. Fabio Felline , born in 1990, was the youngest participant in this year's field. A total of 38 drivers, almost a fifth, fell into the junior ranking.
The route was announced on October 14, 2009. It was unusual that apart from the prologue there was only one individual time trial; a team time trial was not planned either. The route plan also included nine flat stages, four hilly stages and six mountain stages with three mountain arrivals. A total of 25 climbs in categories 2, 1 and HC had to be mastered, including the Col du Tourmalet Pyrenees pass twice .
After the prologue in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the first three stages led the field of drivers through Belgium. Among other things, stops were made in Brussels and Spa . The first finish within the French borders took place in Arenberg , one of eleven stage locations that were first visited. In the second half of the first week, the tour drove south past Paris. The longest day segment was between Montargis and Gueugnon at 227.5 km.
The 7th stage featured the first Alpine passes, followed by two high mountain stages separated by the first day of rest and another hilly section. Three stages of transfer brought the field about 100 km from the Mediterranean coast to the edge of the Pyrenees. Four high mountain sections and the second day of rest in Pau opened the third week of the tour, the last stage in the Pyrenees ended the mountain arrival on the Tourmalet.
The subsequent flat stage and the individual time trial from Bordeaux to Pauillac led the tour north again. The last stage began, as usual, near Paris and ends with the repeated circling of the Champs-Elysées.
Ratings in the course of the tour
The table shows the leader in the respective classification or the wearers of the jerseys or shirt numbers at the end of the respective stage.
In total, prize money of 3.2 million euros was distributed.
- Unique special ratings:
Independent observers from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) monitored the doping controls of the Tour de France 2010. This was agreed between WADA and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The background was the allegations of the French anti-doping agency AFLD against the UCI of having carried out ineffective controls during the 2009 tour.
In an internal UCI paper, before the Tour de France 2010 began, all drivers were assigned a suspected doping value between 0 and 10. The list was made public by L'Equipe in May 2011 .
On June 18, 2010, the UCI announced that it would be using scanners for the first time on the tour, which could possibly make motors hidden in the wheels visible (so-called " motor doping "). After the end of the tour, nothing was officially known about the result of these controls, but also nothing about the fact that a manipulated bike had been discovered.
The German broadcasters ARD and ZDF each broadcast one hour a day after only 30 minutes a day had been broadcast in 2008 and 2009 due to doping incidents in cycling and the broadcasters stopped broadcasting live coverage during the 2007 Tour de France . Eurosport broadcast 80 hours live, many of them from the start.
- Official website of the Tour de France
- The regulations of the Tour de France 2010 (PDF; 925 kB) (French, English)
- Tour de France 2010 in the ProCyclingStats.com database
Official site letour.fr:
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- letour.fr: Ranking of the Tour de France 2010. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 1, 2011 ; Retrieved March 27, 2011 . 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.
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- Overall ranking Tour de France 2010. (No longer available online.) Uci.ch, formerly in the original ; accessed on September 13, 2015 . ( 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.
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