Tour de France Stage 20 LIVE

2009 Tour de France, Stage 20:  Chris Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) on Mont Ventoux.
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2009 Tour de France:  George Hincapie (Columbia-HTC) hugs teammate
Mark Cavendish after Cav's victory in Stage 19.
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2009 Tour de France:  Cavendish gets his 5th stage win of the race.
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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.

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

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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).

- 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.


- 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).

- For Tour de France via satellite info, MJ Ray has you covered in our cycling via satellite blog here.

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

2009 Tour de France LIVE
July 4-26
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 Stage 20 start: 11:40 CET
Finish: 16:01 to 16:28 CET
(4:01pm to 4:28pm CET)


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