07 July, 2008

Garmin has desktop widget for TdF info

it takes Velo News' Tour feed.

Don't know if you'll want to download the bike or burrito icons.


protest by citizens at Tour fails

AP can't even figure out what they were protesting.

Protesters delay Tour de France
International Herald Tribune - France
AP NANTES, France: Tour de France riders were briefly delayed by protesters
during Monday's third stage. It was not immediately clear what the protest
was ...

The Bretons love a fighter; ergo they love Thor Hushovd

Tour de France: Bretons salute Thor Hushovd as if he was one of ...
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
The Bretons have spawned four Tour de France winners, starting with Lucien
'Petit-Breton', the first man to win the race twice. Christened Lucien
Mazan ...

NPR tackles the Tour and doping

Tour De France Rides Out Doping Scandal
Weekend Edition Saturday, July 5, 2008 · The Tour de France got underway
Saturday in Brest, France. The sport, haunted by a doping controversy over
the past ...

Google Street View rides the TdF

This is pretty cool.

Track the Tour de France with Street View
guardian.co.uk - UK
The Tour de France, one of the world's greatest sporting events, started
today, and Google is providing a new way to see the route, via Street View.

Salt Lake Trib finds no Utahans in Tour this year

Tour de France: No Utahns in the race this year
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
Only this year, his views are of the Wasatch Mountains and not the French
Alps. For the first time since 2002 when he made his Tour de France debut,

German Paper Casts skeptical eye on anti-doping controls at Tour

Tour de France Attempts to Polish its Tarnished Image
Deutsche Welle - Germany
The Tour de France kicks off this Saturday, marking the beginning of a
grueling three-week ride. The race has been rocked by doping scandals for
the past ...

Boston Globe announces local pub carries Tour coverage

Boston Globe - United States
Today through July 27, Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and the Jeanie Johnston Pub
in Jamaica Plain are teaming up to celebrate the Tour de France. ...

USA Today: Sal Ruibal Covering the Tour

Ruibal is a rarity among mainstream newspaper reporters. He's a
cyclist. As a result, USA Today has pretty good cycling coverage.

USA Today - USA
By Sal Ruibal, USA TODAY Last year's Tour de France ended with a bizarre
twist when overall leader Michael Rasmussen of Denmark was pulled from the
race by ...

Globe and Mail's Travel Story on Climbing big mountains in France

Almost every paper has to have one these days...

Our Tour de France
Globe and Mail - Canada
This road climbs 1250 metres over 12.5 kilometres - a gruelling climb
that is often part of the Tour de France kicking off today. By July 16, in
fact, ...

AP finds Tour Anti-doping efforts extensive

Tour de France using new rules to fight doping at this year's race
International Herald Tribune - France
AP PARIS: The fight against doping will have different rules at this year's
Tour de France, with officials sticking closely to the cyclists in a bid to

LA Times finds not all sponsors are soured on Tour

Tour de France gets a boost with new sponsors
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
As the Tour de France kicks off its three-week meander through the French
landscape, American race fans will see that Team High Road is now Team
Columbia ...