Tour de Suisse LIVE - Stage 5

2009 Tour de Suisse:  Tom Danielson (Garmin-Slipstream) climbs the Passo del San Gottardo
with the peloton during yesterday's Stage 4.  Danielson is currently in 39th place overall at 01:11
going into today's big mountain stage.  As with last week's Dauphine Libere, teams will use the
Tour de Suisse to help select riders for next month's Tour de France.
Will Danielson finally get that first TDF start?
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

2009 Tour de Suisse:  Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank), right, edges
Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) for the win in Stage 4.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

2009 Tour de Suisse:  Tadej Valjavec (AG2R La Mondiale) is the new race leader.
He leads Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) by just 2 seconds.  He is being kissed on the podium
by former Miss Switzerland Christa Rigozzi, left, and former Miss Switzerland Amanda Amman.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

2009 Tour de Suisse:  The peloton winds its way up the Passo del San Gottardo (Gotthard Pass) during Stage 4.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Thursday's Tour de Suisse Stage 6 departs Oberriet at 13:37 CET (7:37am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Bad Zurzach between 17:58 and 18:23 CET (11:58am and 12:23pm U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Suisse live video streaming on Cycling TV is scheduled to begin at 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Suisse live coverage on Sporza is scheduled to begin at 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern).  We will list other sources of Tour de Suisse live feeds as they become available.

- Tour de Suisse LIVE video streaming on RTL.

- Tour de Suisse LIVE on Cycling TV.  Link at right.

- Tour de Suisse LIVE on SportItalia.  Link at right.

"American Flyers": Drawings by Steve Dennis

- Artist and cycling fan Steve Dennis of Chicago turned to the Kevin Costner film, "American Flyers", for inspiration for his latest cycling drawings.  "It's a cycling movie with some great scenery and some great riding footage, including stock footage of the actual 'Hell of the West'."  The above drawing is already sold but you can check out more of Steve's excellent work at his Velopaint blog.  Thanks, Steve!


 

Tour de Suisse Stage 5 Profile

- Tour de Suisse Stage 5 departs Stafa at 12:37 CET (6:37am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Serfaus between 17:55 and 18:29 CET (11:55am and 12:29pm U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Suisse live video streaming on Cycling TV is scheduled to begin at 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de Suisse live coverage on Sporza is scheduled to begin at 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern).  We will list other sources of Tour de Suisse live feeds as they become available.

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Tour de Suisse.

2009 Tour de Suisse LIVE
Switzerland, June 13-21
Official Website (French)
(Google-translated to English)
Start List (.pdf)

 Stage 5 start: 12:37 CET

Finish: 17:55 to 18:29 CET
(5:55pm to 6:29pm CET)


Stafa

Stafa weather


Live video streaming:


(17:00 CET (11:00am U.S. Eastern))
(North America)

SportItalia
 

RTL

 


(17:00 CET (11:00am U.S. Eastern))
(Geo-restrictions unknown)

Sport+
(17:15 CET (11:15am U.S. Eastern))
 

ETB 1
 

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

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Live tickers:

Official site live ticker (French)
(Google-translated to English)

sportal.ch
(German)

cnlab live
(Live profile, webcam,
Radio Tour data)

(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

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