2010 Tour de France Prologue LIVE


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2010 Tour de France:  Defending champion Alberto Contador (Astana) and his teammates ride to the Teams Presentation in Rotterdam on Thursday.
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- Photos:  Prologue (more to come)

- Sunday's Tour de France Stage 1 departs Rotterdam at 11:45 CET (5:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish in Bruxelles (Brussels) between 17:12 and 17:39 CET (11:12am and 11:39am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live video should get underway from 11:50 CET (5:50am U.S. Eastern) in some markets with coverage starting later in other markets.  (Live coverage on Versus starts at 8:30am U.S. Eastern).

Tour de France Stage 1 Profile


- Video:  Post Prologue comments from Lance Armstrong via TeamRadioShack here. (0:34)

- LIVE via ITV 4 in English.

- LIVE via TDP in Spanish.

- LIVE via France 2.

- LIVE via RTL here.

- Also LIVE via Eurosport.

- On Twitter?  There are LIVE race updates at Raceticker.

- Eurosport is showing highlights from 2009.  LIVE coverage to follow.

- Official site ticker is LIVE here.  More tickers at right in Live tickers section.  The 2010 Tour de France has begun.

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- Video, radio and text feeds (links in their respective sections at right) will be updated each day of the race.  We will also have video clips and high resolution photos after each stage.

Text tickers go LIVE before live video.  See the Live tickers section at right.

- We will update here with the best and latest live video feeds at broadcast time.  Scheduled broadcast times are listed at right under the source banners.

- Riders depart at 1-minute intervals.  The final 22 riders to depart (the last rider for each team) are:  (U.S. times are Eastern)

19:11 CET (1:11pm U.S.): Duran (Footon-Servetto)
19:12 CET (1:12pm U.S.): Cunego (Lampre-Farnese)
19:13 CET (1:13pm U.S.): Menchov (Rabobank)
19:14 CET (1:14pm U.S.): Sanchez S. (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
19:15 CET (1:15pm U.S.): Taaramae (Cofidis)
19:16 CET (1:16pm U.S.): Sanchez L.L. (Caisse d'Epargne)
19:17 CET (1:17pm U.S.): Vogondy (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)
19:18 CET (1:18pm U.S.): Gerdemann (Milram)
19:19 CET (1:19pm U.S.): Barredo (Quick Step)
19:20 CET (1:20pm U.S.): Evans (BMC Racing Team)
19:21 CET (1:21pm U.S.): Rogers (HTC-Columbia)
19:22 CET (1:22pm U.S.): Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
19:23 CET (1:23pm U.S.): Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team)
19:24 CET (1:24pm U.S.): Roche (AG2R La Mondiale)
19:25 CET (1:25pm U.S.): Karpets (Katusha)
19:26 CET (1:26pm U.S.): Le Mevel (Francaise des Jeux)
19:27 CET (1:27pm U.S.): Dean (Garmin-Transitions)
19:28 CET (1:28pm U.S.): Basso (Liquigas-Doimo)
19:29 CET (1:29pm U.S.): Flecha (Team Sky)
19:30 CET (1:30pm U.S.): Armstrong (RadioShack)
19:31 CET (1:31pm U.S.): Cancellara (Saxo Bank)
19:32 CET (1:32pm U.S.): Contador (Astana)

- Complete Prologue Start Order and Times are here.  Also here as part of official site ticker.

- This week's L'Equipe Mag, which hit newsstands today in France, has a cover story about Lance Armstrong's childhood titled "Armstrong, angry son".  L'Equipe travelled to the U.S. to speak to Armstrong's biological and adoptive fathers, both long disavowed by Armstrong.  Let the Tour de France begin...

- Today's Tour de France Prologue, an Individual Time Trial (8.9km) at Rotterdam gets underway when the first rider departs at 16:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live video streaming should get underway from around 17:30 CET (11:30am U.S. Eastern).

2010 Tour de France:  Last year's runner-up Andy Schleck and his Saxo Bank teammates in Rotterdam on Thursday.
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2010 Tour de France:  Andreas Kloden, Lance Armstrong (third overall in 2009), Levi Leipheimer and their RadioShack teammates on Thursday.
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photo Copyright © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti/cyclingfans.com

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Tour de France Prologue Profile

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2010 Tour de France.

2010 Tour de France LIVE
July 3-25
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Start List

Prologue starts at 4:15pm CET
  (10:15am U.S. Eastern)

LIVE video from 5:30pm CET
(11:30am U.S. Eastern)


Rotterdam weather

Live video streaming:

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