2012 Tour de France – Bicycles Network Australia https://www.bicycles.net.au The Top Australian Cycling Portal Fri, 25 May 2018 06:40:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tour de France DVD double-pack Giveaway https://www.bicycles.net.au/2012/10/tour-de-france-dvd-double-pack-giveaway/ Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:05:46 +0000 https://www.bicycles.net.au/?p=6989 If the whole Lance Armstrong doping saga hasn’t turned you off cycling, then here is a chance to celebrate what many are the cleanest years of cycling. Madman Entertainment and SBS are kindly offering five DVD double-packs for BNA Readers. This included the Tour de France 2012 – The Complete Highlights ($39.95) which follows each […]]]>

If the whole Lance Armstrong doping saga hasn’t turned you off cycling, then here is a chance to celebrate what many are the cleanest years of cycling. Madman Entertainment and SBS are kindly offering five DVD double-packs for BNA Readers.

This included the Tour de France 2012 – The Complete Highlights ($39.95) which follows each stage of the worlds biggest cycling race and One Sunday in Paris ($19.95) which is the inside story of the 2011 Tour de France win by Australian Cadel Evans. It includes interviews, new footage and is a lovely way to remember and relive this historic win.

 

How to Win
1. Simply head over to the Bicycles Network Australia Facebook page and LIKE US
2. Then answer the question on facebook, the best 5 responses win.

Get in quick, this ends Thursday October 25 2012 at noon (AEST).
If you alread LIKE us on Facebook, then you are already half way there.

Of course you can also purchase the DVD’s directly from Madman Entertainment:
Tour de France 2012 – The Complete Highlights
One Sunday in Paris

 

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This is a “game of skill”, the judge will select the five best answers posted as comments in Facebook as a winner of one double-pack DVD containing the Tour de France 2012 and One Sunday in Paris (value $59.90 each, total prize value $299.50). All valid participants are required to LIKE the Bicycles Network Australia Facebook page. Winners will be notified by Facebook message by October 31, 2012 and must provide a valid postal address within seven days or will forfeit their prize.


Online Competition Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions of entry. Entry is open to individuals who LIKE the Bicycles Network Australia facebook page and write an answer. No purchase is necessary. Entrants must be over the age of 18 and Australian residents. Entry opens 18/10/2012 and close at 12:00am on 25/10/2012.


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English Strength in the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins Wins https://www.bicycles.net.au/2012/07/english-strength-tour-de-france-bradley-wiggins-wins/ Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:08:41 +0000 https://www.bicycles.net.au/?p=6274 In the 2012 Tour de France that many Aussies had hope would see Cadel Evans of Team BMC seek a second win, the English Team Sky had other plans so it became somewhat of an English domination. Mark Cavendish seals another Champs-Élysées sprint finish win while Bradley Wiggins takes the overall yellow jersey GC win. […]]]>

In the 2012 Tour de France that many Aussies had hope would see Cadel Evans of Team BMC seek a second win, the English Team Sky had other plans so it became somewhat of an English domination. Mark Cavendish seals another Champs-Élysées sprint finish win while Bradley Wiggins takes the overall yellow jersey GC win.

Fellow Sky team mate and british cyclist Chris Froome (Kenyan born) finishes in second, heavy speculation whether he was stronger than Wiggens will carry on into next year. In any case it is a strong domination of British cyclists in the lead up to the London Olympics which has been in the back of the minds of many of the cyclists competing.

Cadel Evans wasn’t able to match the strength of Wiggins and also Froome as he lost time in the mountains and with a stomach bug wasn’t able to recover.

Peter Sagen (Slovakia) of Liquigas took three stage victories, one ahead of Cavendish. Australian Matt Goss of the Australian team Orica GreenEDGE was strong in his fight for the green points jersey and finished third after Andre Greipel. French Rider Thomas Voeckler of Europcar took the King of the Mountains Polka Dot Jersey, US rider Tejay Van Garderen of BMC took the youth classification and the team classification went to RadioShack-Nissan despite Fabian Cancellara dropping out and team leader Frank Schleck also dropping out (later disqualified for doping).

In the first year at the Tour de France, Aussie team Orica GreenEDGE were visible and though victory eluded Matt Goss we look forward to the team growing from this experience and becoming stronger.

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