Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011
S T A G E 2 0 :
Grenoble - Grenoble / 42.5 km
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In 5 words:
It's a bike race
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Size: 14.75" x 22.5"
Stock: Somerset Textured White 300 gsm
Runs: 8 - red, yellow, green, blue, purple, light green, coral, & grey
Main typography: Clarendon, Clarendon Outline (wood)
Production notes: handset wood & metal type. The stage / signature block was preprinted using photopolymer plates.
Press: Vandercook Universal III
Completed: 10:10 pm, July 23, 2011
Signatures: Ray Nichols, Jill Cypher, Tray Nichols, Virginia Green, Nina Ardery, and Bill Roberts
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Description: Today was the dreaded individual time trial. Some are good at this and some aren't. Our guy wasn't. Cadel Evans of BMC, starting 3rd to last with 0:57 to make up was absolutely on fire and easily made up that time and almost another two minutes to take the Yellow Jersey and be declared the winner of the Tour de France. There is one more stage, but there is always the agreement to not challenge the Yellow Jersey on the final day. A nice bit of etiquette.
Honestly, there's not a nicer guy to win it.
So, our guy, Andy Schleck and his brother Frank of Leopord - Trek will both stand on the podium on Sunday. Andy is only 26, having come in second now on 3 occasions, so he is clearly in the hunt and he has another decade to race as a major challenger. His offensive style will be fun to wait for.
An individual time trial is a bike race. Go from A to B as fast as you can without any help from teammates. So, we made the poster a few As to Bs. There were six of us working on the poster. Ray, Jill and Tray from Newark, Delaware, Virginia from Dallas, Texas, Nina from Indianapolis, Indiana, and Bill from Dover, Delaware. Also stopping in were Lauren and Eric to pick up their wedding invitations they've been patiently waiting for which we've been ramming into a few minutes here and few minutes there for the last 3 weeks. We thought we would do an individual color for everyone. So, at Stage 20 (one more to go) you get an 8-color poster.
Evans was 2nd on the stage so that dictated the placement of the yellow A - B more than a bit.
Temperature again today was right at 100. We can take it for one more day for sure..
Final standings for the 2011 Tour de France are
Cadel Evans in Yellow - 83h 45'20"
Andy Schleck in 2nd place - 01'34"
Frank Schleck in 3rd place - 02'30"
Thomas Voeckler in 4th place - 03'20"
Alberto Contador in 5th place - 03'57"
Samuel Sanchez in 6th place - 04'55"
Damiano Cunego in 7th place - 06'05"
Ivan Bosso in 8th place - 07'23"
Tom Danielson in 9th place - 08'15
Jean-Christophe Peraud in 10th place - 10'11"
Our effort to this point is 329h 16'08" with the total number of runs standing at 120.