What was special about the 2009 Tour de France?

What was special about the 2009 Tour de France?

The race had a team time trial for the first time since 2005, the shortest distance in individual time trials since 1967, and the first penultimate-day mountain stage in the Tour’s history. 2007 winner Alberto Contador won the race by a margin of 4′11″, having won both a mountain and time trial stage.

Who won TDF 2009?

Alberto Contador
2009 Tour de France/Winners

Who won Tour de France 2008?

Carlos Sastre
2008 Tour de France/Winners

What is a GC biker?

Also known as the maillot jaune, the yellow jersey is worn by the rider who is the General Classification (GC) leader, riding the race in the least amount of time. Worn by the rider that has the had the best finishes and earned the most points in the mountain stages of the race.

What does GC contender mean?

The yellow jersey, or maillot jaune, is worn by the rider leading the general classification (GC). That is, the competitor with the lowest aggregate time prior to the start of that stage. The man wearing the yellow jersey at the completion of the final stage is considered the winner of the Tour de France.

Did Lance Armstrong win 2009?

Alberto Contador has given his version of the behind-the-scenes story of the tensely fought 2009 Tour de France when he beat his Astana teammate Lance Armstrong to take his second overall win.

Where did Armstrong finish in 2009?

Armstrong finished the 2009 Tour de France in third place overall, 5:24 behind the overall winner, his Astana teammate Alberto Contador.

What are the different types of stages in the Tour de France?

Tour de France is split into 21 stages: Nine flat stages, three hilly stages, seven mountain stages (including five summit finishes), two individual time trials and two rest days. One stage is performed every day, covers roughly 225 kilometers, and takes about five and a half hours to complete.

How many stages is the Tour de France?

2020 Tour de France/Stages

Where did the Tour de France start in 2009?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2009 Tour de France was the 96th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s Grand Tours. It started on 4 July in the principality of Monaco with a 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) individual time trial which included a section of the Circuit de Monaco.

Which is the most important classification in the Tour de France?

There were four main individual classifications contested in the 2009 Tour de France, as well as a team competition. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each rider’s finishing times on each stage. There were no time bonuses given at the end of stages for this edition of the Tour.

Who was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France?

2007 winner Alberto Contador won the race by a margin of 4′11″, having won both a mountain and time trial stage. His Astana team also took the team classification. and supplied the initial third-place finisher, Lance Armstrong.

Who are the favourites for the Tour de France?

The teams entering the race were: Favourites for the race included 2008 winner Carlos Sastre, 2007 winner Alberto Contador, 2009 Giro d’Italia winner Denis Menchov and two time runner-up Cadel Evans. Lance Armstrong came out of retirement and competed in the race on the same team as Contador.