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Universal Sports to Broadcast Vuelta a Espana Online and on TV

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Universal Sports Inks Four-Year Deal
to Broadcast the Vuelta a Espana

Network Now Home to Two of the Three Grand Tours of Road Cycling

 

LOS ANGELES (July 28, 2009) – Universal Sports announced today it has inked an exclusive four-year multimedia deal to broadcast the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain),  a three-week road cycling stage race that is one of the three Grand Tours of Europe and part of the UCI World Ranking calendar.  Universal Sports will broadcast throughout next month’s Vuelta, beginning with the start in Assen, Holland, on August 29, and ending in Madrid, Spain, on September 22. 

Tour de France Stage 21 LIVE


2009 Tour de France, Stage 20:  Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) wins on Mont Ventoux
ahead of Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC).
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) and race leader Alberto Contador (Astana)
neutralized each other in a fight for the third podium spot by their respective teammates,
Frank Schleck and Lance Armstrong.  An impressive Armstrong won the battle.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong and Frank Schleck
at the top of the "Giant of Provence".
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  Contador raises an arm; overall victory is his and Armstrong is on the podium.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  Contador flashes his trademark sign on the podium.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  Barring incident, Contador becomes a two-time Tour winner today.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 

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Tour de France Online Game
Deadline for signing up:  Sunday at midnight Paris time (6pm U.S. Eastern)

Once you sign up (free), you become director for your team and the duration of the game is 3 weeks, just like in the real Tour.  Your team will compete in simulated stages, the same stages in the real 2009 Tour de France starting with the Monaco Time Trial through the stage to Mont Ventoux and into Paris.

Each day, you build your riders' skills, set the tactics for the next stage (for example, which riders to send into breakaways and when), make sure your riders get massages, etc.

You may sign up for multiple game plays (you direct multiple teams) but each registration requires a different email address.

The game can be played until August 20.  Cash prizes will be determined after that date.

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- NEW!  Tour de France Online gameFree to play.  You get to play the directeur sportif.  Create your cycling team, train it and compete against players from all over the world on the official stages of the 2009 Tour de France.  From the makers of Pro Cycling Manager, Tour de France Online 2009 is much more than the typical cycling fantasy league game and they are offering prize money to the winners.  Click banner below or here for more info and to sign up.


 

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2009 Tour de France videos

Yellow Jersey Highlights (03:06) letour.fr
Green Jersey Highlights (02:42) letour.fr
Polka dot Jersey Highlights (02:57) letour.fr
Lance Armstrong Happy With Comeback Ride (08:52) ESPN
Stage 21 Recap (01:55) ESPN
Cadel relieved and joyful (06:03) SBS
Stage 21 winner smokes the field (01:06) SBS
Andy Schleck no regrets (01:06) SBS
Lead out gun (01:36) SBS
Mick Rogers an amazing tour (04:11) SBS
Heinrich Haussler future hope (01:36) SBS
Brett Lancaster team result (01:20) SBS
Tour de France wraps up (02:03) Eurosport
Stage 21 winner: "It was amazing" (01:01) Eurosport
Stage 21: Final minute (01:00) Eurosport
Reflections from the Tour with Phil and Paul (01:31) SBS
When in Paris (02:57) SBS
Alberto vs Lance (02:38) SBS
The dulcet tones of the Tour (01:24) SBS
Aussie Contingent (01:58) SBS
Stage 21 Final kilometer (6:35) Sporza
Team Astana share some champagne (02:04) Sporza
Stage 20 Highlights (01:57) Eurosport
Stage 20 Recap (03:29) Telegraph
Stage 20 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (02:33) Yahoo! Sports
Interview with Stage 20 winner (01:23) letour.fr
Mixed feelings for Lance (01:28) Eurosport
Fans pack Ventoux roads (02:02) Eurosport
Cavendish record rocket (01:40) SBS
Lance will ride in the 2010 Tour (01:59) Fox Sports
Stage 20 - Last kilometers (09:15) Sporza
Last minute Stage 20 (01:00) Eurosport
A message from Jens Voigt SaxoBank
Planet Armstrong - Team Bus, Part 1 of 2 (02:14) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Team Bus, Part 2 of 2 (02:27) Eurosport
Stage 20 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:32) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 20 preview: Mont Ventoux (0:34) Eurosport
Stage 20 Preview (04:33) Livestrong
How Radio Tour works (02:45) letour.fr
Stage 19 Recap (01:21) ESPN
Stage 19 Highlights (02:57) Telegraph
Stage 19 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (03:21) Yahoo! Sports
Sprint King Cavendish (02:03) SBS
Cadel Evans discontent (02:59) SBS
Andy Schleck versus Mont Ventoux (0:55) SBS
Mark Renshaw ready to rocket to Paris (0:54) SBS
Stage 19 - Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (03:56) SBS
What’s for dinner…? SaxoBank
Stage 19 Highlights (02:35) Eurosport
Bruyneel: Armstrong has podium in sights (03:32) Eurosport
Cavendish wants to win in Paris (0:41) Eurosport
Schleck needs 'miracle' (01:18) Eurosport
Hushovd focused on staying in green (01:05) Eurosport
A day on Tour with Bernhard Eisel (02:17) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong, Part 1 of 2 (01:12) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong, Part 2 of 2 (02:18) Eurosport
Stage 19 Final kilometer (01:47) Sporza
The Coveted Yellow (02:45) SBS
Renshaw's tour experience (0:59) SBS
Brett Lancaster team gratification (0:58) SBS
Stage 19 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:14) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 19 preview (0:34) Eurosport
Stage 18 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (03:56) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 18 Highlights (02:59) Telegraph
Stage 18 Recap (01:30) ESPN
Vaughters: Wiggins can make podium (02:59) Eurosport
Post Stage 18: Yellow jersey is ready to defend (0:55) SBS
Stuart O'Grady no surrender (02:27) SBS
Time Trial and Tribulation (02:05) SBS
Sprinters: Mountain of suffering (01:48) SBS
Highlights from Stage 18 TT (0:49) CBS Sports
Stage 18 Highlights (02:35) Eurosport
Andy Schleck: That hurt! (0:48) Eurosport
Hushovd targets Paris win (01:15) Eurosport
Riis: Ventoux will be 'spectacular' (02:12) Eurosport
Cadel Evans post race (01:39) SBS
Andy gives it all for podium (01:09) SBS
Hushovd ready for showdown (0:36) SBS
A night of celebration after stage 17 SaxoBank
Stage 17 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (02:47) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 17 Recap (03:46) Eurosport
Stage 17 Highlights, part 1 of 2 (02:07) Eurosport
Stage 17 Highlights, part 2 of 2 (02:08) Eurosport
Riis hails 'fantastic' Schleck brothers (01:58) Eurosport
Lance Prepares for Stage 17 Queen's Stage (02:01) Livestrong
Stage 17 final kilometers (08:05) Sporza
Stage 17: Last minute (01:00) Eurosport
Matt Lloyd support crusader (03:37) SBS
Silence-Lotto turns to stage wins (04:23) SBS
Coordinating the Podium (01:17) SBS
Planet Armstrong: Podium the target (01:48) Eurosport
Stage 17 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:18) Yahoo! Sports
Lance talks about his performance after Stage 16 (0:38) Fox Sports
Stage 16 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (02:52) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 16 Recap (01:29) ESPN
Lance more satisfied today (01:46) ESPN
Lance Armstrong Update (02:18) ESPN
Another tough mountain stage (0:57) AP
Armstrong 'rode his tempo' (02:15) Eurosport
Contador content with his team (02:33) Eurosport
Stage 16 - Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (04:13) SBS
Stage 16 Recap (03:50) Telegraph
Stage 16 Highlights (02:29) Eurosport
Disheartened Andy concerned for teammate (0:43) SBS
Menchov remains motivated (02:54) SBS
Cadel down and out (0:43) SBS
Jens Voigt Stage 16 crash (01:05) Sporza
Stage 16 highlights (01:11) Sporza
Last kilometers of Stage 16 (05:26) Sporza
Pre-Stage 16 Update from Lance Armstrong (01:59) Livestrong
Stage 16 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:48) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 16 preview (0:30) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Stage 15 (02:22) Eurosport
Stage 15 Recap: Part 1 (04:35) Livestrong
Stage 15 Recap: Part 2 (06:00) Livestrong
Stage 15 Recap (03:18) Telegraph
Stage 15 - Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (03:45) SBS
Selfless Domestiques (01:42) SBS
A look inside a well equipped directors car SaxoBank
Stage 15 winner can hardly express his joy (0:53) SBS
Cadel Evans "It was a really bad day for me" (0:53) SBS
O'Grady riding inside out (01:45) SBS
Hushovd Green opportunity (01:02) SBS
CBS Sports recaps stage 15 (01:33) CBS Sports
Stage 15 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (04:08) Yahoo! Sport
Lance talks to the media after Stage 15 (03:03) ESPN
ESPN's Jeremy Schaap discusses Stage 15 results (04:04) ESPN
Stage 15 Recap (01:21) ESPN
Stage 15 Highlights, Part 1 of 2 (01:55) Eurosport
Stage 15 Highlights, Part 2 of 2 (02:09) Eurosport
Armstrong "I gave it everything I had" (02:59) Eurosport
Wiggins: Let's not get too excited (0:37) Eurosport
Lotto director 'No way to catch him' (02:55) Eurosport
Andy Schleck talks to Eurosport (01:05) Eurosport
Post Stage 15 with Fabian Cancellara (01:08) Eurosport
Armstrong talks to the media after
Stage 15
(02:11)
Sporza
Post Stage 15 interview with A. Schleck (01:03) Sporza
Stage winner's decisive attack (0:39) Sporza
Stage 15, Last kilometer (04:28) Sporza
Stage 15 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:46) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 15: Tour de France heads for the Alps (0:30) Eurosport
Stage 14 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (02:25) Yahoo! Sports
Bonnie Ford reports on Stage 14 events (04:02) ESPN
Stage 14 Recap (03:04) Telegraph
Veteran victory (01:49) SBS
Cadel ready to Climb (02:04) SBS
Nicolas Roche strong debut (01:21) SBS
Anderson's high hopes for Cadel (04:35) SBS
Woman dies in Tour crash (01:19) Eurosport
Hushovd slams Cavendish (0:37) Eurosport
Stage 14 winner "I'm very proud" (01:40) Eurosport
Stage 14 Final minute (01:00) Eurosport
Stage 14 final kilometer (02:14)  Sporza
Tomo and Liggett talk Astana (01:39) SBS
Chistophe Moreau: Roadside love (01:06) SBS
Frank Schleck talks before Stage 14 SaxoBank
The tour bus "center of command" SaxoBank
Stage 14 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:04) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 14 preview (0:37) Eurosport
Stage 13 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (03:55) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 13 Recap (02:08) Livestrong
Stage 13 Highlights (02:57) Telegraph
Battle for the Green Jersey continues (0:49) SBS
Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (03:22) SBS
Tour de France time keepers (02:01) SBS
Stage 13 recap (01:25) ESPN
Join the TDF Caravan (01:53) SBS
Director Peeters says Chavanel had no energy (01:08) Eurosport
Post Stage 13 interviews (01:28) Eurosport
Hushovd targeting tough days (01:05) Eurosport
Stage 13 Highlights (02:01) Eurosport
Stage 13 winner talks to the press (01:49) SBS
Carlos Sastre feeling strong (01:46) SBS
Haussler calls Oz home (04:21) SBS
Frank Schleck predicts a hard day (01:23) SBS
Levi Breaks His Wrist (03:48) Livestrong
Levi out after crash in Stage 12 (01:38) Sporza
Stage 13, Final kilometer (01:31) Sporza
Stage 13 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:16) Yahoo! Sport
Stage 12 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer  (02:25) Yahoo! Sports
Planet Armstrong: Lance on staying focused (01:53) Eurosport
Stage 12 Highlights (02:57) Telegraph
Stage 12 Recap (01:17) ESPN
Zabel's scouting helps Cavendish win stages (02:47) Eurosport
Stage 12 winner talks about the stage (01:17) Eurosport
Cavendish discusses Stage 12 (0:50) Eurosport
Fothen: "I think I do a good race today" (01:46) Eurosport
Stage 12 winner: "Wow! Great feeling!" (01:40) SBS
Stage 12 Highlights (02:25) Eurosport
Stage 12: Final minute (01:00) Eurosport
Lance less tense (03:13) SBS
Super Team Columbia (05:14) SBS
On tour with Stuart O'Grady SaxoBank
Planet Armstrong (0:44) Eurosport
Stage 12, last kilometer (02:30) Sporza
Stage 12 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:29) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 12 Preview (0:37) Eurosport
Stage 11 Recap (01:33) ESPN
Lead-out man is happy (02:06) SBS
The winner of Stage 8 talks about victory (01:40) SBS
Roadside assistance (01:56) SBS
Winner acknowledges his team (02:08) SBS
Stage 11 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (02:31) Yahoo! Sports
Stage 11 Highlights (02:56) Telegraph
Stage 11 Highlights (02:00) Eurosport
An emotional winner of Stage 11 ((01:59) Eurosport
Haussler surprised (01:39) Eurosport
Rogers digs in for Columbia (01:52) Eurosport
Stage 11: Final minute (01:00) Eurosport
Stage 11 final kilometer (01:16) Sporza
Lance confirms Astana tension (01:33) SBS
Christian out of the shadow (03:40) SBS
Killing time with Jens Voigt SaxoBank
Slater hails 'inspiration' Armstrong (01:40) Eurosport
Cavendish sees Green (01:28) SBS
Bruyneel: No radio killed the race (01:29) SBS
The Village people (02:37) SBS
Stage 10 Recap (03:56) ESPN
Cavendish praises his Columbia HTC team (01:02) Eurosport
Hushovd says Cav world's fastest (01:19) Eurosport
Columbia-HTC aim high (03:42) Eurosport
Lance with Mark Cavendish and George Hincapie (04:10) Livestrong
Stage 10: Lance's Cool Down Ride (0:45) Livestrong
Stage 10 Highlights (02:47) Telegraph
Stage 10 Highlights (02:10) Eurosport
A look at the sponsors of the Tour (02:36) Livestrong
Behind the scenes of the Saxo Bank Team SaxoBank
Lance Armstrong: "Sporza, I missed you" (0:56) Sporza
Focus on Astana - Part 1 of 2 (02:16) Eurosport
Focus on Astana - Part 2 of 2 (01:40) Eurosport
Cadel lays down the gauntlet against Astana (0:49) SBS
Stage 10 Last Kilometer (01:36) Sporza
Arvesen's crash (0:57) Eurosport
Stage 10 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:20) Yahoo! Sports
A Race for Survival at the back (05:35) SBS
Tour de France Rest Day (04:22) SBS
Armstrong Remains Third after 9 Stages (01:34) CBS Sports
Rest Day at Tour De France (01:07) ESPN
Christian Vande Velde 'ecstatic' (01:39) Eurosport
Columbia HTC soigneurs take you behind the scenes (02:48) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong: Robin Williams pays Lance a visit (02:20) Eurosport
TDF: Rest Day 1 Update (02:00) Livestrong
Fabian on the first week of the Tour SaxoBank
Lance Armstrong Chats With Robin Williams (02:48) Livestrong
Stage 9 Highlights (02:30) Eurosport
Hushovd: I'm where I want to be (0:48) Eurosport
Unproductive Pyrenees (01:24) SBS
Riis happy with Saxo Bank form (02:06) Eurosport
Stage 9 pre-race update with Lance (01:57) Livestrong
Last Kilometer (02:57) Sporza
Dangerous descent (01:01) SBS
Climbing the Tourmalet (05:50) Sporza
Tony Martin - Columbia Revelation (01:55) SBS
The battle within Astana (01:38) SBS
Armstrong pleased with performance (01:56) Eurosport
Andy Schleck: looking back at 8th stage SaxoBank
Stage 9 preview (0:34) Eurosport
Sean Kelly on stage nine (01:04) Eurosport
Stage 8 Highlights (03:05) Telegraph
Evans frustrated at on road tactics (01:18) SBS
Post race with the big man of the bunch (01:22) SBS
Stage 8, Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (02:59) SBS
Stage 8 Recap (01:03) ESPN
Bonnie Ford reports on Armstrong after 8 Stages (02:27) ESPN
Stage 8 Highlights, part 1 of 2 (02:21) Eurosport
Stage 8 Highlights, part 2 of 2 (01:38) Eurosport
Stage 8 preview (0:30) Eurosport
Stage 8 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:20) Yahoo!
Recap of Stage 7 (02:41) Yahoo!
Stage 7 Highlights (02:57) Telegraph
TDF report from Stage 7 (01:48) CBS Sports
Stage 7 Recap: Part 1 (04:22) Livestrong
Stage 7 Recap: Part 2 (03:31) Livestrong
Lance Armstrong Interview After Stage 7 (02:20) Livestrong
Inside Versus Media Van (0:40) Livestrong
Lance Post Stage 7 (0:43) SBS
Matthew Lloyd climb collision (02:11) SBS
Cadel Evans after Stage 7 (01:28) SBS
Lance after Stage 7 (02:32) Eurosport
Bruyneel had no plan (02:12) Eurosport
Bonnie Ford reports after 7th Stage (01:52) ESPN
Stage 7 Recap (01:29) ESPN
Stage 7 Preview with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (01:38) Yahoo!
Stage 7 preview (0:37) Eurosport
Cancellara discusses stage 7 (01:14) Fox Sports
Fans of the Tour de France (02:38) SBS
Mick Rogers, living the dream (03:46) SBS
Girona, Spain Has Been Home To American Cyclists (01:30) ESPN
Ekimov says Lance looks stronger than 2005 (02:43) SBS
David Millar interview after Stage 6 (0:50) SBS
Armstrong on 'scary' day (02:54) Eurosport
Cancellara stays confident (01:31) Eurosport
Stage 6 Highlights (02:56) Telegraph
Stage 6 Recap (04:39) Livestrong
Stage six Highlights, part 1 of 2 (01:41) Eurosport
Stage six Highlights, part 2 of 2 (01:38) Eurosport
Stage 6 Preview with Lance Armstrong and Dedication (02:54) Livestrong
Stage 5 Recap (01:15) ESPN
AP report on Stage 5 (0:58) AP/Yahoo!
Stage 5 Highlights (05:53) Telegraoh
Stage 5 Highlights (01:59) Eurosport
Stage 5 crashes (02:25) SBS
Post-stage 5 with Mick Rogers (01:06) SBS
Post-race Interview with Cavendish (01:05) Eurosport
Cancellara praises team efforts (0:59) Eurosport
Timmer thrilled by stint in front (01:01) Eurosport
Waiting for la tour in Caves (04:45) Livestrong
Beautiful scenery with Phil & Paul (02:55) SBS
Stuart O'Grady, Tour of Duty (02:39) SBS
Stage five final minute (01:00) Eurosport
Preview : Map Stage 5 (0:29) Eurosport
Stage 4 Highlights (03:01) Telegraph
Stage 4 Recap (01:49) ESPN
Bonnie Ford reports on Armstrong in TTT (02:16) ESPN
Lance discusses the TTT (01:16) Fox Sports
STage 4 TTT Highlights, Part 1 of 2 (01:44) Eurosport
Stage 4 TTT Highlights, Part 2 of 2 (02:15) Eurosport
Lance discusses the TTT results (0:41) Eurosport
Stage 4 Reaction With Lance (02:26) Livestrong
Ben on Lance's TT Bike Before Stage 4 (01:48) Livestrong
Stage 4: The last minute (01:00) Eurosport
Bouygues riders ditched (01:52) Eurosport
Silence-Lotto unlucky too (02:53) Sporza
Armstrong on split; Stiller on Lance (02:29) Eurosport
Levi and Lance talk up winning (01:18) SBS
Team Time Trail returns (01:36) SBS
Lance Armstrong's legacy (02:51) SBS
Stage 3 Reaction with Lance (03:36) Livestrong
Stage 3 Highlights (03:21) Telegraph
Interview with stage 3 winner (01:51) SBS
Japanese are excited to have 2 riders in tour (02:30) Eurosport
Post stage interview with yellow jersey holder (01:23) Eurosport
Post Stage 3 interview with George Hincapie (02:09) Eurosport
Stage 3 Winner talks about his team's efforts (0:49) Eurosport
Safety first for Astana (02:00) Eurosport
Mark Cavendish green ambition (04:20) SBS
Pauriol on 'risky' stage 3 (01:29) Eurosport
Stage 2 Highlights (03:12) Telegraph
Stage 2 hails 'special' win (05:27) Eurosport
Pereiro on comeback (02:19) Eurosport
Lance and Levi on the bus pre stage 2 (02:06) Livestrong
Stage 2 Recap with Bob Roll & Craig Hummer (02:43) Yahoo!
Armstrong struggling after Giro (02:39) Eurosport
Stage 2 winner praises team-mates (0:49) Eurosport
Haussler blasts Napolitano (01:41) Eurosport
Recaps, Stage 2 (01:15) ESPN
Stage Two highlights, Part 1 of 2 (01:51) Eurosport
Stage Two highlights, Part 2 of 2 (01:08) Eurosport
Stage Two - Final minute (1:00) Eurosport
Tour de France - Stage two preview (0:59) Eurosport
Tour de France Day One (01:11) ESPN
Lance gives some thoughts post Stage 1 (02:33) Livestrong
Armstrong return 'felt good' (02:12) Eurosport
Levi Leipheimer after Stage 1 (02:15) Eurosport
Stage 1 Highlights (02:00) Eurosport
Stars on unconventional Tour opener (02:27) Eurosport
Fans await start of Stage 1 (0:50) MSN
Lance talks with Eddy Merckx before
Stage 1
(02:40)
Livestrong
Columbia 'plan to win' (01:37) Eurosport
   

 

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In collaboration with the publisher, we are giving away copies of John Wilcockson's new book, "Lance".  Correctly pick the winner of today's final Tour de France stage into Paris and you could win this book.  (370+ pages + photo pages)

Cavendish, Farrar, someone else?  Send your pick to the editor here.  In the event of multiple correct picks, I will randomly pick up to three winners.  All picks must be submitted today by 17:00 CEST (Paris time) (11am U.S. Eastern).  The winners will receive the books directly from Da Capo Press/Perseus Books.  We will also give away more copies in the near future.  -Pete

 

 


Tour de France:  Paris at last.  (file photo)
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- Sunday's Tour de France Stage 21 departs Montereau-Fault-Yonne at 13:20 CET (7:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Paris Champs-Élysées between 17:24 and 17:49 CET (11:24am and 11:49am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:30am U.S. Eastern (7:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).

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 Stage 21 start: 13:20 CET
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Finish: 17:24 to 17:49 CET
(5:24pm to 5:49pm CET)


Montereau-Fault-Yonne

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Tour de France Stage 20 LIVE


2009 Tour de France, Stage 20:  Chris Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) on Mont Ventoux.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  George Hincapie (Columbia-HTC) hugs teammate
Mark Cavendish after Cav's victory in Stage 19.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Tour de France:  Cavendish gets his 5th stage win of the race.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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Deadline for signing up:  Sunday at midnight Paris time (6pm U.S. Eastern)

Once you sign up (free), you become director for your team and the duration of the game is 3 weeks, just like in the real Tour.  Your team will compete in simulated stages, the same stages in the real 2009 Tour de France starting with the Monaco Time Trial through the stage to Mont Ventoux and into Paris.

Each day, you build your riders' skills, set the tactics for the next stage (for example, which riders to send into breakaways and when), make sure your riders get massages, etc.

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- Sunday's Tour de France Stage 21 departs Montereau-Fault-Yonne at 13:20 CET (7:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Paris Champs-Élysées between 17:24 and 17:49 CET (11:24am and 11:49am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:30am U.S. Eastern (7:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).

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- Listen LIVE:  Eurosport audio feeds in multiple languages now playing.  (Links in "Live audio streaming" section at right)  May be used simultaneously with video feeds.

- Tour de France LIVE video streaming on Versus.  Link at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport France.

- On now:  Tour de France pre-Ventoux coverage on Eurosport.

- Stage is underway and tickers are live.

- Broadcaster Phil Liggett has reported the following via Twitter:  "Oh Boy - the wind on top of Ventoux is gale force and the big trucks have had to go back down."

- Next update before live television coverage begins.

Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

- Tour de France Stage 20 departs Montélimar at 11:40 CET (5:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the top of Mont Ventoux between 16:01 and 16:28 CET (10:01am and 10:28am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:00am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

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Tour de France Stage 19 LIVE

Saturday's Tour de France Stage 20 Profile


2009 Tour de France, Stage 18:  Alberto Contador (Astana) put in a stunning performance,
besting all the time trial specialists to win the stage.
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2009 Tour de France:  Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) finished in
second place on the stage, 3 seconds behind Contador.
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2009 Tour de France:  Lance Armstrong finished 16th, 1:30 back
but good enough to move up to third place overall.
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2009 Tour de France:  David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) tries to get as
aerodynamic as possible.  He finished 10th, best American on the day, 1:02 behind Contador.
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2009 Tour de France:  Frenchman Stephane Goubert (AG2R-La Mondiale) looks like
he gave it everything.  He finished in 82nd place, 04:18 back.  Goubert is a consistent,
quality climber and sits in 16th place overall after 18 stages.
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- Tour de France via Eurosport UK LIVE.  (English)

- Tour de France LIVE on Versus live video streaming.  Link at right.

- Rumors swirling that Cadel Evans may join Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack next season...

- The American Team RadioShack and British team Sky have submitted applications for ProTour licenses to the UCI.  According to UCI president Pat McQuaid, each application contains a list of most of the riders that will be on the team's roster.  (today's L'Equipe)

He's Back

Alexandre "Vino" Vinokourov in Nice, France,
his adopted home, in March, 2006.
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- Alexandre Vinokourov, suspended in 2007 for doping, is eligible to race again as of today.  But first, he'll be on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Sunday, at the finish of the 2009 Tour de France, invited by the ambassador of Kazakhstan.  Barring incident, the Astana team, originally put together by Vinokourov, should do a victory lap post-stage as the Kazakh rider looks on, ready to take back "his" team.  Lance Armstrong is departing to create a new team, RadioShack.  Astana team manager Johan Bruyneel is expected to join him.  -Pete


Alexandre Vinokourov and the Tour devil
Copyright © 2007 Murray Webb
 

Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

- Tour de France Stage 19 departs Bourgoin-Jallieu at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Aubenas between 16:58 and 17:24 CET (10:58am and 11:24am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:45 CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

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Tour de France Stage 18 LIVE

 Friday's Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

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- Friday's Tour de France Stage 19 departs Bourgoin-Jallieu at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Aubenas between 16:58 and 17:24 CET (10:58am and 11:24am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:45 CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

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- Also LIVE today:  Brixia Tour (Italy) LIVE here.  (through Sunday) -Bernie S.  (More on this race later)

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- News:  Lance Armstrong is expected to announce a new American title sponsor today for his next team.  This is not official but we believe that sponsor will be Radio Shack.  Subsequent to a huge assist and tip from ESPN's Bonnie Ford, yesterday evening we were first to post a story regarding Radio Shack as the possible sponsor and you can read how the story developed here.

- The first riders have departed.

- Tour de France Stage 18 Individual Time Trial at Annecy starts at 11:10 CET (5:10am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider (Hutarovich) departs.  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

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 Stage 18 start: 11:10 CET


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Tour de France Stage 17 LIVE

Thursday's Tour de France Stage 18 Annecy ITT Profile


2009 Tour de France:  Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins Stage 16.
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Flashback:  2005 Dauphine Libere:  Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel) in the final stage at Sallanches.
Stage 17 of the 2009 Tour de France today passes through Sallanches at kilometer 92.
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- Stage 18 Individual Time Trial at Annecy:  Partial Start Order and Times here.  (full list to come)

- Thursday's Tour de France Stage 18 Individual Time Trial at Annecy starts at 11:10 CET (5:10am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider (Hutarovich) departs.  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

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- LIVE radio feeds:  BBC, RTL-L'Equipe, and Radio Monte Carlo (RMC) audio feeds all playing.  (Links under "Live audio streaming" at right)

- In an interview with El Pais (Spain), Johan Bruyneel confirmed Nike is not a title sponsor for a new American team.  (Announcement expected tomorrow.)  This confirms what Lance Armstrong said on French TV last week.

- It is pouring rain at the finish.  (Eurosport)

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UKDavid Harmon and Sean Kelly commentating.

- Tour de France LIVE on Versus live video streaming.  Link at right.

- Le Tour LIVE via Eurosport.  (French)

- Today is the stage "de tous les dangers" as the French say.  Unpredictable, a lot can happen.  Former D.S. Cyril Guimard was quoted in today's L'Equipe as saying that yesterday the Schlecks worked simply to eliminate some competition for the podium.  Today?  "Their target should be Contador."  Should be interesting.  Unfortunately, they'll have to do without Jens Voigt after his hard crash yesterday. -Pete

Tour de France Stage 17 Profile


The peloton today will reach Sallanches in the shadow of
Mont Blanc at kilometer 92.  (file photo: 2005 Dauphine Libere)
photo Copyright © 2005 Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

- Tour de France Stage 17 departs Bourg-Saint-Maurice at 12:20 CET (6:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Le Grand-Bornand between 17:00 and 17:33 CET (11:00am and 11:33am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 6:30am U.S. Eastern (6:20am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern).

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 Stage 17 start: 12:20 CET

Finish: 17:00-17:33 CET
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Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE

Wednesday's Tour de France Stage 17 Profile

Tour de France Art: Cycling Paintings by Rob Ijbema

2009 Tour de France:  Stage 14, Colmar-Besancon: George Hincapie
acrylic on paper 6x8"
Copyright © 2009 Rob Ijbema
Rob Ijbema is busy painting the 2009 Tour de France.  You may recall we featured
his work during the 2009 Giro d'Italia.  If that experience was any indication, his Tour paintings
are going to sell very quickly.  Check them out at his blog, Painting le Tour.  -Pete

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- Wednesday's Tour de France Stage 17 departs Bourg-Saint-Maurice at 12:20 CET (6:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Le Grand-Bornand between 17:00 and 17:33 CET (11:00am and 11:33am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 6:30am U.S. Eastern (6:20am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern).

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- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

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- Tour de France LIVE via TDP.  (Spanish)

- So who is going to take advantage of all the downhill kilometers in this stage?  Wow.

- Tour de France Stage 16 departs Martigny at 12:55 CET (6:55am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Bourg-Saint-Maurice between 17:11 and 17:41 CET (11:11am and 11:41am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 6:30am U.S. Eastern (6:55am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on France 2 is scheduled to begin at 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern).

Meet the American podium girl, Laura Antoine

2009 Tour de France:  American Laura Antoine, podium girl.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti/cyclingfans.com

- Phil Liggett noted her bubbly personality on the air and Versus and Sporza have both featured her story on television.  How did American Laura Antoine, from Saint Louis, become a podium girl at the 2009 Tour de France?  Pics and videos here.

Tour de France Stage 16 Profile

 

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 Stage 16 start: 12:55 CET

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Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE

2009 Tour de France:  Lance Armstrong (Astana) before Stage 14.
Armstrong has aimed to peak in the final week of the race.  How high can he go?
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2009 Tour de France:  Armstrong is interviewed by Eurosport.  It's up to rivals like the Schleck brothers,
Sastre and Evans to attack but for Astana, who will make a move first, Armstrong or Contador?
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2009 Tour de France:  Alberto Contador, the overwhelming favorite by most observers.
Will he sit on Armstrong's wheel and wait for his moment to jump?
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2009 Tour de France:  Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) and Carlos Sastre
(Cervelo Test Team) are running out of time.  They have to attack soon or they may be fighting for third or
even fourth place.  Riders such as Bradley Wiggins and Christian Vande Velde of Garmin-Slipstream
and Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) are also in the mix.
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2009 Tour de France:  Serguei Ivanov (Team Katusha) wins Stage 14.
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- Tour de France LIVE via TDP.  (Spanish)

- Le Tour LIVE via France 2.

- TDF LIVE via Eurosport.  (English)

- Le Tour EN DIRECT.  (French)

- Tour de France LIVE via Rai.

- Tour de France LIVE via Versus video streaming.  Link at right.

- The situation with Astana is fascinating.  Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of the team bus this morning?  Though it's up to their rivals to attack, Johan Bruyneel teams tend not to sit back and wait for things to happen.  They like to take control.  How about a two-pronged attack, with Armstrong going first on the final climb.  Contador follows wheels of whatever rivals are still in the game, then picks his moment to attack them and bridge up to Armstrong.  (No one likely would be able to follow Contador.)  Then Armstrong and Contador work together to the finish?  Time differences may not be huge on this stage but leaders always like to put time into their rivals and the latter want to make up time.  Will Astana's rivals sit back and watch things unfold or will they try to take the initiative?  The yellow jersey is up for grabs.  Who wants it most today?  -Pete

- First video streams for Stage 15 should be live at around 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).  We'll update with the latest feeds right here as coverage gets underway.

- Interesting stage today.  There may not be big time differences at the finish but it will be interesting to see who attacks and when.  Teammates Armstrong and Contador surely will have an eye on each other.  Who will make a move first?  The Tour won't be won today but it could be over for some.  Mostly the stage should inform us about what we might expect in the days ahead.  Who still has a good shot at winning the race?  -Pete

- Nearly the entire stage today will take place in Switzerland.

Tour de France Stage 15 Map


Stage 15 map courtesy A.S.O.

- Tour de France Stage 15 departs Pontarlier at 12:00 CET (6:00am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Verbier (Switzerland) between 17:16 and 17:51 CET (11:16am and 11:51am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:30am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on France 2 is scheduled to begin at 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

Tour de France Stage 15 Profile

 

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 Stage 15 start: 12:00 CET

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Tour de France Stage 14 LIVE

Sunday's Tour de France Stage 15 Profile

2009 Tour de France:  Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo Test Team) wins Stage 13.
Haussler was runner-up at this year's Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders.
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2009 Tour de France:  Haussler on the victory podium.
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- Tour de France Stage 15 departs Pontarlier at 12:00 CET (6:00am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Verbier between 17:16 and 17:51 CET (11:16am and 11:51am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:30am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on France 2 is scheduled to begin at 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

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- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport Germany.

- Tour de France LIVE via Rai.

- Le Tour LIVE via France 2.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport.  (Spanish)

- Le Tour LIVE via Eurosport France.

- Tour de France LIVE video streaming on Versus.  Link at right.

- Le Tour LIVE on France 2.

- Tour de France Stage 14 departs Colmar at 12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Besançon between 17:05 and 17:31 CET (11:05am and 11:31am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern).

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2009 Tour de France LIVE
July 4-26
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 Stage 14 start: 12:30 CET

Finish: 17:05-17:31 CET
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Colmar

 Besançon weather


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Tour de France Stage 13 LIVE

2009 Tour de France Stage 12:  Nicki Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) takes the first Tour stage win of his career.
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2009 Tour de France:  It was a rare opportunity for personal glory for the Dane.
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2009 Tour de France:  The media converge on Sorensen.
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2009 Tour de France:  Update Friday:  Leipheimer has been diagnosed with a broken wrist and is out of the Tour.  Levi Leipheimer (Astana) crosses the finish line in Stage 12, appearing to
nurse his left side after a crash.  Michael Rogers (Team Columbia-HTC) also went down.
Both riders reported via Twitter that they are "okay".
Leipheimer: "I'm ok folks, wrist hurts but not broken, lost some skin"
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- NEW!  Tour de France Online gameFree to play.  You get to play the directeur sportif.  Create your cycling team, train it and compete against players from all over the world on the official stages of the 2009 Tour de France.  From the makers of Pro Cycling Manager, Tour de France Online 2009 is much more than the typical cycling fantasy league game and they are offering prize money to the winners.  Click banner below or here for more info and to sign up.


 

- LIVE audio feeds:  Eurosport LIVE audio (multiple languages) and BBC and French radio LIVE audio feeds listed under "Live audio streaming" at right.  You can use these stand-alone or combined with the live video feeds of your choice.  BBC options include both low and high bandwidth streams.

- Le Tour LIVE via France 2.

- TDF LIVE via Versus live stream.  Link at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- News:  Levi Leipheimer is out of the race with a broken wrist following yesterday's crash.  Big blow for Astana and Lance Armstrong in particular.

- Le Tour LIVE via Eurosport France.

- Tour de France Stage 13 departs Vittel at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Colmar between 17:04 and 17:30 CET (11:04am and 11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern).

Tour de France Stage 13 Profile

 

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 Stage 13 start: 12:15 CET

Finish: 17:04-17:30 CET
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Vittel

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