I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR THIS YEAR'S TOUR DE FRANCE TORRENT CONTRIBUTIONS. WHETHER YOU HELPED ME TOWARDS BETTER COMPRESSION METHODS, CONTRIBUTED TO UPLOADING, OR HAD SOME FORM OF FEEDBACK TO SHARE, IT MADE IT ALL WORTH WHILE. I'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR FOR THE TOUR WITH HIGH DEFINITION STAGES. I'M PLAN TO MAKE THE TOUR OF IRELAND AVAILABLE IN AUGUST, SO LOOK FOR THOSE STAGES.
I'LL BE UPLOADING A PACKAGED TORRENT IN THE COMING DAYS THAT WILL CONTAIN EVERY STAGE IN THIS YEAR'S TOUR IN A HIGHER QUALITY XviD AVI FORMAT, ALL IN ONE TORRENT.
IN ALL, THERE WILL BE THREE ADDITIONAL TORRENTS POSTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. EVEN THOUGH THE TOUR IS OVER, I HAVE A FEW SPECIAL TORRENTS TO SHARE.
THANK YOU, AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOR A 2010 TOUR DE FRANCE THAT PROMISES TO BE NOTHING LESS THAN EXCITING AND HISTORICAL!!
TV Show: Stage 21 of the 2009 Tour De France
Air Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Network: Versus (Live Coverage)
Announcers: Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen
Files: Pre-Race Show - AVI XviD (324MBs) Part 1 - AVI XviD (908MBs) Part 2 - AVI XviD (939MBs) Part 3 - AVI XviD (1.09GBs)
SPECIAL NOTE: To get updates from me on the capturing, editing, and compression process of the torrents, you can get more information by visiting a Twitter page I created at http://twitter.com/TourTorrents. I've never used Twitter before, so I'll be learning as I go. I created this so that you will all have a good idea on when to expect the torrents in the coming weeks.
TORRENT NOTE: This video has been edited with no commercials and covers the entire race live, no highlights. Part 1 & Part 2 are separate files so that you can download Part 1 first to watch the race while you are downloading Part 2. All coverage is live and none of the race was removed during the commercial removal process. Enjoy.
STAGE 21 DETAILS:
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Start And Finish: Montereau-Fault-Yonne > Paris Champs-?lys?es
Distance: 164 km (101.90 Miles)
Stage Profile: If the riders find themselves in Paris on July 26th then they will have completed the three week Tour de France. The final day is a celebration of accomplishment for all and a historical day of prestige and glory for the winner. Champagne will be passed around from the team cars, the riders will pose for pictures, and the stage will have a relaxed feel to it that none of the previous stages contained.
Monterau-Fault-Yonne had two previous starts in 1997 and 2004. The later was remembered for Filippo Simeoni attacking early on and Lance Armstrong bridging up to him to order him back to the peloton. With 160km in front of them the race will cruise until they reach the entrance of the circuits and the final 50km.
The finish in Paris is one of the most prestigious sprinting stages a rider can win. Seldom does a break stay away but it does happen as in 2005 with Vinokourov, 1994 with Eddy Seigneur and 1987 when the American Jeff Pierce won.
The Champs Elysees, in 1991, was the stage for a horrific crash when Djamolidine Adboujaparov clipped a wheel on the barriers, in the final 100 meters, spectacularly taking a bunch of riders down including himself. It was the scene for a final battle for the Green jersey in 2003 when Baden Cook overtook Robbie McEwen because he placed one spot ahead in the final sprint. Of course, in 1989, there was the final time trial on the Champs where Greg Lemond beat Laurent Fignon by 58” to win the Tour by only 8” over Fignon.
The sprinters will hope to have their best legs on this final day. It’s very possible that after tackling Mont Ventoux, the day before, the power and speed they are accustomed to might be missing some kick. The fast men will be determined, but with such a different last few days of the Tour, we might once again see a break make it to the finish line first.
The 96th Tour will be complete when the riders take their traditional lap of honor on the race course, the podium awards are presented at the finish line, and the loudspeakers finally go quite.