- Tomorrow's Tour de France Stage 12
departs Lavelanet at 13:25 CET
(7:25am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Narbonne between 17:05 and 17:26
CET (11:05 and 11:26am U.S. Eastern). Tour de France live video streaming
is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern).
- The Eurosport (German, channelsurfing) feed
is now playing the race
live. As always, you can mute the audio if necessary and open a separate
window for your audio commentary in the language of your choice.
- Breaking news:
Dueñas Nevado (Barloworld), in 19th place after Stage 10, has tested
positive for EPO. (Source Reuters/L'Equipe.) This would be the
second EPO positive of this year's Tour after Manuel Beltran (Liquigas).
Police authorities are on their way to the hotel of the Barloworld team. Story is up at the IHT here
- The big "news" that everyone is discussing today is the death of the ProTour. We announced the death of the ProTour
all last year. Yesterday, all 17 ProTour teams at this year's Tour
de France voted not to renew their licenses in 2009. No surprise there
at all. What is surprising is how long it took the media to catch on.
wondered as recently as 12 days ago if the UCI could
save the ProTour. Huh? What do people not understand about the
word "dead"? The NYTimes has the story here
- Today's Tour de France Stage 11
departs Lannemezan at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in
Foix between 16:50 and 17:17 CET (10:50 and 11:17am U.S. Eastern). Tour de France live video streaming
is scheduled to begin at 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern). Note that there is a 15 minute live program on Eurosport at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern) called "Tour de France: Km 0".
If you have live Tour de France TV coverage at home (on Versus, for example), you can watch that coverage from a computer at work or anywhere in the world by using a Sling Media Slingbox. You simply connect a Slingbox to your home TV signal and it streams the programs over the internet for you. There are different models available at Amazon.com here:Sling Media Slingbox AV (SB240-100)
- For Tour de France via satellite
info, check out our cycling via satellite coverage blog by MJ Ray here
- There are some nice Tour de France videos
at the Australian broadcaster SBS
Tour de France page here
. - Bernie