Team Astana Tour de France 2009 roster

Team Astana’s “New French Revolution” announced their roster for the Tour de France 2009 that starts next weekend, but I sure can’t figure out how to navigate their flash heavy website.

16 Comments

  • Steve Dennis
    June 26, 2009 - 7:06 pm | Permalink

    as has been noted elsewhere – the site heavily features black and yellow as opposed to Astana's team colors. The Revolution begins according to the site – I wouldn't be surprised if the team presentations the night before the Tour reveal Team Livestrong as opposed to Astana, or the revolution occurs during the Tour leading to Livestrong immediately afterwards.

  • Steve Dennis
    June 26, 2009 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    as has been noted elsewhere – the site heavily features black and yellow as opposed to Astana's team colors. The Revolution begins according to the site – I wouldn't be surprised if the team presentations the night before the Tour reveal Team Livestrong as opposed to Astana, or the revolution occurs during the Tour leading to Livestrong immediately afterwards.

  • bikesgonewild
    June 26, 2009 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    …lotta talk on a lotta race oriented sites about astana's tour line-up, why it is what it is & who'll be supporting who but the bottom line is that any conceivable way you slice it, it'a a lousy, bloody shame that christopher horner ain't riding the 2009 tour de france……i am bummed…

  • bikesgonewild
    June 26, 2009 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    …lotta talk on a lotta race oriented sites about astana's tour line-up, why it is what it is & who'll be supporting who but the bottom line is that any conceivable way you slice it, it'a a lousy, bloody shame that christopher horner ain't riding the 2009 tour de france…

    …i am bummed…

  • John Calnan
    June 26, 2009 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Manager: Johan BRUYNEEL – Lance Armstrong (USA) Alberto Contador (Spa) Levi Leipheimer (USA) Andreas Kloden (Ger) Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Gregory Rast (Swi) Sergio Paulinho (Por) Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz)

  • John Calnan
    June 26, 2009 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Manager: Johan BRUYNEEL –
    Lance Armstrong (USA)
    Alberto Contador (Spa)
    Levi Leipheimer (USA)
    Andreas Kloden (Ger)
    Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)
    Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)
    Gregory Rast (Swi)
    Sergio Paulinho (Por)
    Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz)

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 29, 2009 - 3:39 am | Permalink

    @Steve: I haven't checked but I suspect the LIVESTRONG Foundation probably pays for the Astana website design, especially since they're turning Team Astana TdF into a Livestrong charity ride.@BGW: Yes, bummer about Horner indeed :-(@John: Thank you so much!

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 28, 2009 - 8:39 pm | Permalink

    @Steve: I haven't checked but I suspect the LIVESTRONG Foundation probably pays for the Astana website design, especially since they're turning Team Astana TdF into a Livestrong charity ride.

    @BGW: Yes, bummer about Horner indeed :-(

    @John: Thank you so much!

  • Shahen Halebian
    June 29, 2009 - 4:58 am | Permalink

    does anyone know where I can buy like a package to watch the Tour De France online? I don't have cable TV so I can't watch it on tv. Is there anything online where I can buy like a package to watch live streaming online? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Shahen Halebian
    June 28, 2009 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

    does anyone know where I can buy like a package to watch the Tour De France online? I don't have cable TV so I can't watch it on tv. Is there anything online where I can buy like a package to watch live streaming online?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 29, 2009 - 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Shahen: I haven't looked yet but Steephill.TV is usually very good at posting all of the available viewing options for the big bike races.

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 29, 2009 - 7:40 am | Permalink

    Shahen: I haven't looked yet but Steephill.TV is usually very good at posting all of the available viewing options for the big bike races.

  • Anonymous
    June 30, 2009 - 5:09 am | Permalink

    you can watch the tour on http://www.justin.tvGo BRUNO!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2009 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    you can watch the tour on http://www.justin.tv

    Go BRUNO!!!!!

  • Proteos
    July 1, 2009 - 6:17 pm | Permalink

    As has been noted, Horner has been open about wishing to go to another team and at a time when team unity is already rumored to be split, this makes a difficult situation harder. As for rumors that loyalties are split, I think that's overplayed. I foresee Armstrong as a strong domestique that will take a wait and see approach to see how strong he is compared to Contador in the mountains. Unless he sees a real chance, I think he'll be content in that role.

  • Proteos
    July 1, 2009 - 11:17 am | Permalink

    As has been noted, Horner has been open about wishing to go to another team and at a time when team unity is already rumored to be split, this makes a difficult situation harder. As for rumors that loyalties are split, I think that's overplayed. I foresee Armstrong as a strong domestique that will take a wait and see approach to see how strong he is compared to Contador in the mountains. Unless he sees a real chance, I think he'll be content in that role.

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