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there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

pierre_pierre
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there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

The Tour stated today, Rotterdam Time trial
Cancellara powered into the yellow jersey in 10 minutes flat over the 8.9km course in Rotterdam, eclipsing German Tony Martin by 10 seconds.
Lance Armstrong was 4th
Scotland's Millar ended 20 seconds back while Welshman Thomas was 23 seconds adrift, just behind Lance Armstrong.
Alberto Contador finished sixth while Bradley Wiggins was 56 seconds back.
The full stages can be seen live for a change on ITV4  with a 60 mins summary nearly every night at 19:00-20:00
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pierre_pierre
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

todays bits
SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Live
On: ITV4 (24)    Date: Sunday 4th July 2010 Time: 14:30 to 16:30 (2 hours long)
The Tour moves from Holland to a finish in Brussels in Belgium. The 223 km route in Stage One is very flat so expect a bunch finish, something Mark Cavendish will relish. Presented by Gary Imlach with analysis from Chris Boardman. Commentary: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Highlights On: ITV4 (24)   
Date: Sunday 4th July 2010 (starting this evening) Time: 19:00 to 20:00 (1 hour long)
All the highlights as the Tour moves from Holland to a finish in Brussels in Belgium. The 223 km route for Stage One is very flat so expect a bunch finish, something Mark Cavendish will relish.
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

Was in Belgium & Holland today but banned from heading towards TdF route  Cool
As have watched it a couple of times live, and been interviewed on French TV at Challans in 2005, I decided not to push my luck  Smiley
Note - posted used free Orange wi-fi at Hotel in Dunkirk  Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

Day two  A massive crash 500 mtre from end took out most of the favourites  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/8786916.stm
Italian Alessandro Petacchi won a sprint finish into Brussels on the first stage of the Tour de France after a chaotic finale marred by crashes.
Mark Cavendish was unable to contest it after being involved in the first crash before a huge pile-up 500m from home.
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

todays event
On: ITV4 (24)    Date: Monday 5th July 2010 Time: 14:30 to 16:30 (2 hours long)
A second day in Belgium as the race follows the routes for the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The rolling 201 km route could be an opportunity for a breakaway. Presented by Gary Imlach with analysis from Chris Boardman. Commentary: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Highlights
On: ITV4 (24)  Date: Monday 5th July 2010 Time: 19:00 to 20:00 (1 hour long)
Highlights from a second day in Belgium
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

Thanks Pierre, appreciate your updates.
I follow the tour, usually via www.letour.fr
Was listening to Gary Richardson on the today program this morning, the Brazil soccer manager and the racing tips got more of a mention than the tour de france, despite 2 Brits being in the first half dozen places.
I'm surprised with cycleing being such a popular sport the tour de France does not get much UK media coverage.
pierre_pierre
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

sounds more like The Houses of Parliament than a bike race today  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/8789953.stm
1. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra/QST) 10hr 01min 25sec
2. Fabian Cancellara (Swi/SAX) at 2'57"
3. Tony Martin (Ger/THR) at 3'07"
4. David Millar (Gbr/GRM) at 3'17"
5. Lance Armstrong (US/RSH) at 3'19"
6. Geraint Thomas (Gbr/SKY) at 3'20"
7. Alberto Contador (Spa/AST) at 3'24"
8. Levi Leipheimer (US/RSH) at 3'25"
9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor/SKY) at 3'29"
10. Linus Gerdemann (Ger/MRM) at 3'32"
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

I don't get the excitement on www.letour.fr ; its a bit dry,
http://sport.europe1.fr/ has online coverage, but commentators tend to get a bit excited and speak a bit quick so I cannot always follow.
Really could do with an English broadcast
pierre_pierre
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

do you mean so that you can watch it on the internet?  ITV 4 is on freeview and freesat  and is here on line http://www.itv.com/channels/itv4/watchitv4live/default.html
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

The full route of the Tour of Britain is now available http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/_ns_news/  the last stage comes through the centre of my town on Sept 13th,  the last time was the Milk race about 25 years ago in the reverse direction
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

No Pierre, want to listen, not watch.
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

heres what they say, but cant find any evidence on my listings
Tour de France
3-25 July

>> Listen to the final hour of every stage on the BBC Sport website (UK only)
>> Follow the finale of selected stages on BBC 5 live sports extra
>> Updates each day on BBC Radio 5 live
>> Follow live text commentary each day on BBC Sport website
it is on Wednesday
SPORT: On 5Sports Extra This Month
On: BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra 
Date: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Time: 10:00 to 15:00 (5 hours long)
sports extra Cycling: Coming up at 3.00pm, uninterrupted commentary on the fourth stage of the Tour de France, from Cambrai to Reims.
(Live)
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SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Live On: ITV4 (24)    Date: Tuesday 6th July 2010
Time: 14:30 to 16:30 (2 hours long)
Stage three and cobbles will be prevalent as the Tour moves into France for the first time into the classic Paris Roubaix. Expect crashes and punctures over 213 km between Wanze and Arenberg. Will all the favourites survive to the finish? Presented by Gary Imlach with analysis from Chris Boardman. Commentary: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Highlights On: ITV4 (24)    Date: Tuesday 6th July 2010 Time: 19:00 to 20:00 (1 hour long)

Highlights of Stage Three and cobbles will be prevalent
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

I love it when breakaways succeed  Smiley
On the meet the riders day before 2005 Tour ( Challans) Chavanel was one of the first to give people his autograph - he was obviously popular as people were calling Sylvain to get his attention.
Kids had Tour autograph books, with photos of all the riders, that they were trying to get signed.
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Re: there are other sports, Tour De France Cycling

Thor Hushovd outsprinted Team Sky's Geraint Thomas to win the third stage of the 97th Tour de France.
On another dramatic day, the Norwegian sprint specialist beat the Briton on the finish line to take the 213km-long stage between Wanze and Arenberg. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/8794302.stm
SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Live On: ITV4 (24)    Date: Wednesday 7th July 2010 Time: 14:30 to 16:30 (2 hours long)
Stage Four goes across the WW1 battlefields between Cambrai and Reims, 153 km. Mark Cavendish will be looking for a bunch finish as he looks for Green Jersey points. Presented by Gary Imlach with analysis from Chris Boardman. Commentary: Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
SPORT: Tour De France 2010 Highlights
On: ITV4 (24)    Date: Wednesday 7th July 2010 Time: 19:00 to 20:00 (1 hour long)
Highlights from Stage Four
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