09 July, 2008

Canadian Tour Tidbit roundup: Testing and Picky Armstrong

There are two good tidbits here. one is that the Italian Olympic Lab
will do the Tour's drug-testing when TdF visits Italy this year. The
second is on Chef Wily, who cooked for Seven-11, Motorola, Postal,
Astana, and now Garmin-Chipotle. He found Armstrong "annoying"
because he was so demanding.

AFLD signs agreement with CONI for Tour tests to be held in Rome lab
The Canadian Press - CHATEAUROUX, France
Having also won the Giro d'Italia, Contador needs to win the Aug. 30-Sept.
21 Vuelta to win all three major races. Bruyneel, who coached Lance
Armstrong to ...

LA Times Reporter Praises Versus for airing anti-doping spot

Confronting the Tour de France's dirty past
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Props to the folks at Versus for directly confronting the elephant in the
room during the network's coverage of the 2008 Tour de France. ...

I looked for the spot on Versus. Turns out they've created a
separate site for airing the video promos. They can be found at



LA Times Plugs local bike company Felt

Tour de France bikes from Irvine
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
based team that is making its Tour de France debut in a big way, is riding
bikes from Felt Bicycles in Irvine. The small (30 employees) company can't