Sahil Bhalla

The Daily Dose Of Information – Episode 5 (The Stadium #3)

In The Stadium on July 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

The Daily Dose Of Information – Episode 5
Topic: Sports
Date: 6th July, 2008

Hello and welcome to another episode of “The Daily Dose Of Information”. Today’s episode is another one on sports and it is episode 5. I am doing another one on sports as the biggest cycling event just kicked off yesterday – The Tour De France 2008. So I am going to get you up to date on it.

I hope you all had a great time watching the Tennis finals yesterday. I got 2 of my predictions right yesterday, one wrong and one left. I only got the Woman’s Doubles Final wrong. Today, I am waiting for the Gentleman’s Single Final. Anyways… this episode is specifically on Cycling.

So without further ado, I present to you episode 5 of “The Daily Dose Of Information”, right after this.

The 2008 Tour de France is the 95th Tour de France. The event will take place from July 5 to July 27, 2008. Starting in the French city of Brest, the tour will enter Italy on the 15th stage and return to France during the 16th, heading for Paris, its regular final destination, which will be reached in the 21st stage. All time bonuses for intermediate sprints and at each stage finish line have been scrapped.

Stages? You don’t know what the stages are? Well here is a Map & Schedule of The Tour De France 2008

Tour De France 2008 Map
Tour De France 2008 Map

2008 Tour de France Schedule:
Stages & Route
Stage Route Distance Type Date
P There is no prologue this year!
1 Brest > Plumelec 195 km Flat stage Saturday 5 July
2 Auray > Saint-Brieuc 165 km Flat stage Sunday 6 July
3 Saint-Malo > Nantes 195 km Flat stage Monday 7 July
4
Cholet > Cholet
29 km Time Trial

Tuesday 8 July

5 Cholet > Châteauroux 230 km Flat stage

Wednesday 9 July

6 Aigurande > Super-Besse Sancy 195 km Med Mountains Thursday 10 July
7 Brioude > Aurillac 158 km Med Mountains Friday 11 July
8 Figeac > Toulouse 174 km Flat stage Saturday 12 July
9 Toulouse > Bagnères-de-Bigorre 222 km High Mountains Sunday 13 July
10 Pau > Hautacam 154 km High Mountains Monday 14 July
Rest Day
Tuesday 15 July
11 Lannemezan > Foix 166 km Med Mountains Wednesday 16 July
12 Lavelanet > Narbonne 168 km Flat stage Thursday 17 July
13 Narbonne > Nîmes 182 km Flat stage Friday 18 July
14 Narbonne > Nîmes 182 km Flat stage Saturday 19 July
15 Digne-les-Bains > Prato Nevoso 216 km High Mountains Sunday 20 July
Rest day Monday 21 July
16 Cuneo > Jausiers 157 km High Mountains Tuesday 22 July
17 Embrun > L’Alpe-d’Huez 210 km High Mountains Wednesday 23 July
18 Bourg-d’Oisans > Saint-Étienne 197 km Med Mountains Thursday 24 July
19 Roanne > Montluçon 163 km Flat stage Friday 25 July
20
Cérilly > Saint-Amand-Montrond
53 km Time Trial Saturday 26 July
21
Étampes > Paris Champs-Élysées
143 km
Flat stage
Sunday 27 July
Total 3,554 km


The Teams & Riders

SILENCE – LOTTO (SIL)
Sporting Manager : DAMIANI Roberto

TJALLINGII Maarten, DOCKX Bart, VANSEVENANT Wim, VAN SUMMEREN Johan, POPOVYCH Yaroslav, MC EWEN Robbie, HOSTE Leif, CIONI Dario, BRANDT Christophe, AERTS Mario, EVANS Cadel

TEAM CSC SAXO BANK (CSC)
Sporting Manager : ANDERSEN Kim

KROON Karsten, BAK Lars, VOIGT Jens, SORENSEN Nicki, SCHLECK Frank, SCHLECK Andy, O’GRADY Stuart, GUSTOV Volodymir, CANCELLARA Fabian, ARVESEN Kurt-Asle, SASTRE Carlos

EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI (EUS)
Sporting Manager : CARBAYEDA Xavier

HERNANDEZ Aitor, AZANZA Jorge, VERDUGO Gorka, TXURRUKA Amets, SANCHEZ Samuel, PEREZ Ruben, OROZ Juan José, MARTINEZ Egoi, ISASI Inaki, ASTARLOZA Mikel, ZUBELDIA Haimar

CAISSE D’EPARGNE (GCE)
Sporting Manager : UNZUE Eusebio

ZANDIO Xabier, KARPETS Vladimir, SANCHEZ Luis-Leon, PORTAL Nicolas, PEREIRO SIO Oscar, LOPEZ GARCIA David, GUTIERREZ José Ivan, GARCIA ACOSTA Vicente, COYOT Arnaud, ARROYO David, VALVERDE Alejandro


TEAM COLUMBIA (THR)

Sporting Manager : HOLM Brian

PINOTTI Marco, GRABSCH Bert, SIUTSOU Konstantsin, LÖVKVIST Thomas, HINCAPIE George, HANSEN Adam, EISEL Bernhard, CIOLEK Gerald, CAVENDISH Mark, BURGHARDT Marcus, KIRCHEN Kim

BARLOWORLD (BAR)
Sporting Manager : VOLPI Alberto

SABIDO Hugo, CACCIA Diego, LONGO BORGHINI Paolo, HUNTER Robert, FROOME Christopher, DUENAS NEVADO Moises, COOKE Baden, CHEULA Gianpaolo, CARDENAS Félix, AUGUSTYN John-Lee, SOLER HERNANDEZ Juan Mauricio



LIQUIGAS (LIQ)
Sporting Manager : MARIUZZO Dario

FRANZOI Enrico, CORIONI Claudio, WILLEMS Frederik, QUINZIATO Manuel, NIBALI Vincenzo, KUSCHYNSKI Aleksandr, KREUZIGER Roman, FISCHER Murilo Antoniobil, CHICCHI Francesco, BELTRAN Manuel, POZZATO Filippo

LAMPRE (LAM)
Sporting Manager : BONTEMPI Guido

SANTAMBROGIO Mauro, BONO Matteo, TIRALONGO Paolo, SZMYD Sylvester, RIGHI Daniele, NAPOLITANO Danilo, MORI Massimiliano, MARZANO Marco, BRUSEGHIN Marzio, BALLAN Alessandro, CUNEGO Damiano

CREDIT AGRICOLE (C.A)
Sporting Manager : BEUCHERIE Serge

HINAULT Sébastien, HALGAND Patrice, RENSHAW Mark, PAURIOL Rémi, LE MEVEL Christophe, GERRANS Simon, FOFONOV Dmitriy, ENGOULVENT Jimmy, BOTCHAROV Alexandre, BONNET William, HUSHOVD Thor

QUICK STEP (QST)
Sporting Manager : DEMOL Dirk

HULSMANS Kevin, BOONEN Tom, VAN IMPE Kévin, VAN DE WALLE Jurgen, TOSATTO Matteo, STEEGMANS Gert, ROSSELER Sébastien, DE JONGH Steven, CARRARA Matteo, BARREDO Carlos, DEVOLDER Stijn

AG2R-LA MONDIALE (ALM)
Sporting Manager : BIONDI Laurent

USOV Alexandre, MONDORY Lloyd, VALJAVEC Tadej, RIBLON Christophe, GOUBERT Stephane, GADRET John, ELMIGER Martin, EFIMKIN Vladimir, DUPONT Hubert, ARRIETA Jose Luis, DESSEL Cyril

GEROLSTEINER (GST)
Sporting Manager : HOLCZER Hans-Michael

WROLICH Peter, FROHLINGER Johannes, WEGMANN Fabian, SCHOLZ Ronny, LANG Sebastian, KRAUSS Sven, KOHL Bernhard, HAUSSLER Heinrich, FOTHEN Markus, FÖRSTER Robert, SCHUMACHER Stefan

AGRITUBEL (AGR)
Sporting Manager : LEPROUX Denis

RAVARD Anthony, COUTOULY Cédric, MOREAU Christophe, LEQUATRE Geoffroy, LELAY David, JALABERT Nicolas, GONZALO RAMIREZ Eduardo, FEILLU Romain, CASPER Jimmy, BICHOT Freddy, VOGONDY Nicolas

RABOBANK (RAB)
Sporting Manager : BREUKINK Erik

NIERMANN Grischa, HORRILLO Pedro, WEENING Pieter, TEN DAM Laurens, TANKINK Bram, POSTHUMA Joost, MOERENHOUT Koos, LANGEVELD Sebastian, FREIRE Oscar, FLECHA Juan Antonio, MENCHOV Denis



BOUYGUES TELECOM (BTL)
Sporting Manager : MAUDUIT Philippe

VOECKLER Thomas, TSCHOPP Johann, TROFIMOV Yury, SPRICK Matthieu, PINEAU Jérôme, LEFEVRE Laurent, FLORENCIO Xavier, CLEMENT Stef, FEDRIGO Pierrick

TEAM MILRAM (MRM)
Sporting Manager : ALGERI Vittorio

ONGARATO Alberto, GRIVKO Andriy, VELO Marco, VELITS Peter, TERPSTRA Niki, SCHRÖDER Björn, MÜLLER Martin, LANCASTER Brett Daniel, KNEES Christian, GRABSCH Ralf, ZABEL Erik

FRANCAISE DES JEUX (FDJ)
Sporting Manager : MADIOT Marc

MONNERAIS Cyrille, GERARD Arnaud, VAUGRENARD Benoît, ROY Jérémy, LE BOULANGER Yoann, JEGOU Lilian, GILBERT Philippe, DI GREGORIO Rémy, DELAGE Mickaël, CHAVANEL Sébastien, CASAR Sandy



SAUNIER DUVAL – SCOTT (SDV)
Sporting Manager : FERNANDEZ Joxean

PIEPOLI Leonardo, PASSERON Aurélien, JUFRE POU Josep, GOMEZ Angel, DEL NERO Jesus, DE LA FUENTE David, COBO ACEBO Juan Jose, BERTOGLIATI Rubens, RICCO Riccardo

COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE (COF)
Sporting Manager : VAN LONDERSELE Francis

SCHEIRLINCKX Staf, DUCLOS-LASSALLE Hervé, MONFORT Maxime, MONCOUTIE David, MOINARD Amaël, HARY Maryan, DUQUE Leonardo, DUMOULIN Samuel, BRARD Florent, AUGE Stéphane, CHAVANEL Sylvain

GARMIN CHIPOTLE (TSL)
Sporting Manager : WELTZ Johnny

LAURENT Christophe, FARRAR Tyler, VANDEVELDE Christian, PATE Danny, MAASKANT Martijn, LOWE Trent, HESJEDAL Ryder, FRISCHKORN William, DEAN Julian, BACKSTEDT Magnus, MILLAR David

So there you go. You are now up to date on the riders, stages and route map and the basic changes for this year.

This year it is going to be close between Cadel Evans and Alejandro Valverde. Who knows, maybe even Denis Menchov or Carlos Sastre can be in the fray for the yellow jersey. We will just have to wait and see what happens.

I hope you all are looking forward to the Tour De France for 2008.

UPDATE: Alejandro Valverde won yesterday’s first stage. He came in first across the finish line and now holds the yellow jersey.
Today’s stage is a 165km flat stage from Auray – Saint-Brieuc.

Thats all for another episode of “The Daily Dose Of Information”. Do join me next time for another episode. It will porbably be tomorrow and I might be doing another sports one as Wimbledon is finishing todsay (Go Federer) and the F1 Silverstone Grand Prix is just 15 minutes away! (Go Kubica).

This is your host for the day, Sahil Bhalla, signing off. Have a great Sunday and a great Monday and so on.. Enjoy the time that you have. Good bye and Good luck.

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  1. Hello..I am not really into many guy sports although I have been an avid cyclist for many years and am presently enjoying kayaking with the dolphins. Sports is always a very good conversation piece and there is never a lack of information.
    Keep up the very informative cycling articles 🙂
    ~D~

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